Cabaret Star Alan Cumming Will Explain Why He Is "Not a Cheese" in Free Talk on Acting Career at NYPL

By Carey Purcell
May 23, 2014

Award-winning actor Alan Cumming will be part of an evening entitled I Am Not a Cheese; I Do Not Have a Process June 23 at 6 PM.

Held at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium, the event will feature Cumming sharing stories about his acting career, which has encompassed both stage and screen.

"Charming, thoughtful, and immutably good humored Tony award winning actor Alan Cumming hates talking about acting, but that is exactly what the Library for the Performing Arts has asked him to do," press notes state. "Having transformed himself into such varied characters as the Emcee in Cabaret, Dionysus in The Bacchae, Mac the Knife in The Threepenny Opera, plus every role in Shakespeare's Macbeth, Cumming has learned with each new production. Through the display of personal photos, rehearsal notes, and other materials, Cumming will share the stories behind his most celebrated performances, providing rare insight into the craft of a master artist."

Cumming is currently starring as the Emcee in Cabaret at Studio 54; he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in 1998 for the same role. Along with his stage work, Cumming has appeared in "The Good Wife," "The L Word" and "X-Men 2."

Read's interview with Cumming and Cabaret co-star Michelle Williams here

The event is free, and a limited number of tickets will be available for advance registration at Remaining tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the event.

The New York Public Library for Performing Arts is located at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. More information is available by calling (212) 642-0142 or visiting for more information.