THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating Tony Winner Hugh Jackman (Video)
11 Oct 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.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.