The Playbill Vault Celebrates Tony Award Winner Alan Cumming

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27 Jan 2014

Tony Award winner Alan Cumming, who will return to Broadway in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's production of Cabaret, celebrates his birthday Jan. 27. The Playbill Vault looks back at his roles on the Broadway stage.

Cumming made a noteworthy Broadway debut as the Emcee in the 1998 revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's Cabaret. He starred opposite Natasha Richardson as Sally Bowles, Ron Rifkin as Herr Schultz and John Benjamin Hickey as Clifford Bradshaw. The production opened March 19, 1998, at the newly christened Kit Kat Klub, located in what was previously known as the Henry Miller's Theatre.

The revival received ten Tony Award nominations and won four, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actor in a Musical for Cumming, who also won Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards for his potraryal of the Emcee. The musical went on to play 2,377 performances and remains the third longest-running revival in Broadway history, after Oh! Calcutta! and Chicago.

Read the Cabaret Playbill here.

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