Tony Winner Alan Cumming Sings From ‘Instinct the Musical

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The actor imagines his CBS series as a Broadway show.

Tony winner Alan Cumming visited The Late Show With Stephen Colbert April 18 to talk about founding his Manhattan club, Club Cumming, and his latest CBS show, Instinct.

“When I was doing Cabaret the musical at Studio 54 and I was doing The Good Wife at the same time, and I thought, ‘I'm never gonna have any fun’ [because] I would never be able to go to a bar because I had to get up so early for filming, so I made the bar happen in my dressing room,” he said. “We got a big neon sign that said Club Cumming, which now hangs in the real Club Cumming. So after that I would do pop-up Club Cumming parties, and after my concerts I would DJ…and then my friend Daniel said, ‘Why don’t we have an actual bar?‘”

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Cumming won his Tony Award for playing the Emcee in the 1998 mounting of Cabaret; he reprised the role in 2014 at Studio 54. (It was that return that led to Club Cumming.)

As host Stephen Colbert pointed out, Cumming currently spends his time on the primetime drama about a former CIA operative and professor lending his behavioral science expertise to fight crime—but he doesn’t put his singing voice to use on the show. Colbert and Cumming remedied that with a number from the faux Instinct The Musical.

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