THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating Tony Winner Hugh Jackman (Video)

By Playbill Staff
October 12, 2012

Tony Award winning-actor Hugh Jackman, last seen on Broadway in his solo show Back on Broadway, will celebrate his birthday Oct. 12. In honor of the Broadway favorite, Playbill.com looks back at Jackman's career.



Aside from his recent appearance on the Great White Way and a 2012 Tony Award for his contributions to the Broadway community, Jackman was awarded a Tony for his performance as Peter Allen in the 2003 musical The Boy From Oz. He has also hosted the Tony Awards ceremony numerous times and returned for a special duet with Neil Patrick Harris at the 2011 awards.

Jackman, who will star as Jean Valjean in the upcoming movie musical "Les Misérables," has also been seen on Broadway in A Steady Rain and starred in the West End production of Oklahoma! He is best known for his work in the "X-Men" film series.

For more on Jackman's theatrical history, visit his page at the Playbill Vault.

Happy birthday, Hugh!

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Here, Jackman talks about singing live in the upcoming "Les Misérables" film:

Jackman and Debra Byrne duet on "The Perfect Year" from the Australian production of Sunset Boulevard.

Playbill visited Jackman in rehearsals for his solo show, Back on Broadway:

Highlights from Back on Broadway:

Jackman's performance at the 2003 Tony Awards:

Jackman's opening number from the 2004 Tony Awards:

The Boy From Oz performance at the 2004 Tonys:

His Tony acceptance speech after being awarded Best Actor for The Boy From Oz:

Here is Jackman's performance of "If You Were Wondering" alongside Jarrod Emick from The Boy From Oz:

Jackman's performance at the 2005 Tony Awards:

Jackman's duet with Neil Patrick Harris at the 2011 Tony Awards:

Jackman's 2012 Tony Awards acceptance speech:

The opening number from the 81st Annual Academy Awards:

"The Musical is Back" performance from the 2009 Academy Awards:

  

Here, Jackman sings "Soliloquy" from Carousel:

Jackman's performance of "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" from Oklahoma!:

Jackman sings a mashup of "Kiss" and "Heartbreak Hotel" alongside Nicole Kidman in the film "Happy Feet":

Jackman sings the title song from the Australian production of Sunset Boulevard.