Hugh Jackman Explains Why He Was Destined for The Music Man on Broadway
The Greatest Showman star talks his upcoming Broadway return on Good Morning America—with a surprise from Sara Bareilles.
Hugh Jackman appeared on Good Morning America April 8 to talk about his latest animated film Missing Link. Though Jackman voices an explorer on the hunt for Sasquatch in the new flick, he was thrilled to talk about an appearance that’s a bit further off: his 2020 return to Broadway in The Music Man.
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The Music Man was famously Jackman’s introduction to musical theatre in high school. “I played Salesman #2 at the beginning. Clearly, the chip on my shoulder not getting the lead prepared me for the next 37 years,” he joked.
The consummate performer also embarks on his world tour beginning May 7 in Scotland. He hits New York’s Madison Square Garden June 28 and 29. “I dreamt of being a rockstar when I was a kid, and I'm going to be playing Madison Square Garden and doing songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Miz, from Beauty and the Beast, The Boy from Oz,” he said.
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Before he left, Sara Bareilles—another Broadway alum and former Tony host—brought him a care package since she is familiar with long tours. Watch the full video above.