Hugh Jackman returned to Broadway in early 2015 to star in Jez Butterworth's play, The River. In addition to The Boy From Oz, Jackman has appeared on Broadway in A Steady Rain and a hit solo show, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway.
Hugh Jackman has supported
the following charities and causes:
- Actors Fund of America
- Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
- CANcer Crushers
- Change the World
- Charity: Water
- Family Health International
- Fight Cancer Foundation
- Global Poverty Project
- Habitat for Humanity
- Jackman Furness Foundation for the Performing Arts
- Laughing Man Worldwide
- Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation
- National Adoption Awareness Week
- Nomad Two Worlds Foundation
- Operation of Hope
- PROJECT ZAMBI
- SEE Solutions
- The Art of Elysium
- World Vision
- Worldwide Orphans Foundation
- Hugh Jackman Raises $1.85 Million With Birthday Benefit
- Video - Hugh Jackman Explains Live Below the Line
- Making a difference, Hugh Jackman, World Vision ambassador
- An interview with Hugh Jackman, World Vision ambassador
- Hugh Jackman plants Seeds of Hope in the developing world
- When Hugh Jackman met Professor Yunus
- Hugh Jackman Helps Raise Funds for The East Harlem School
- Global Poverty Project - Hugh Jackman hosts 1.4 billion reasons
- World Vision Ambassador, Hugh Jackman requests aid for Haiti
- Global Poverty Project Narrated by Hugh Jackman
- September 2009 Climate Week
- Hugh Jackman Makes Teenager's Wish Come True
- Adoption program 'a drop in the ocean'
- Hugh Jackman on Living Green
- Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman Raise $1.5 million for Aides
- Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman Donate to Bushfire Victims
- Hugh Jackman Splits $100,000 Between Two Charities
- Hugh Jackman Hosts 5th Annual WWO Gala in NYC
- Hugh Jackman Helps Raise Funds - Help for Heroes Campaign
- Hugh Jackman Steals Lead Role on Climate Story
- World Vision Ambassador Hugh Jackman Speaks Out
- Hugh Jackman Narrates 'The Burning Season'
More About Hugh Jackman's Causes
Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig made a unique place for themselves in the history of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraising December 2009, when it was announced that they had raised $1,549,953 in the 21st annual Gypsy of the Year competition, from six weeks of curtain appeals at their hit Broadway drama, A Steady Rain. Jackman continued his support of Broadway Cares in 2011, raising nearly $1 million during his run of Hugh Jackman: back on Broadway.
Jackman is a well known philanthropist and longtime proponent of microcredit the extension of very small loans to impoverished prospective entrepreneurs in undeveloped countries. He is a vocal supporter of Muhammad Yunus, microcredit pioneer and the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Hugh Jackman is a global advisor of the Global Poverty Project, for which he narrated a documentary. Jackman and the project's founder Hugh Evans visited the UN for the cause in 2009.
Hugh Jackman is also a World Vision ambassador along with his wife Deborrah-Lee Furness. Speaking recently with World Vision CEO Tim Costello they discussed why the needs of drought-stricken families in East Africa remained urgent and the Government's incentive for Australians to donate was to be applauded.
Jackman also supports The Art of Elysium a non-profit organization that encourages working actors, artists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling serious medical conditions.
Hugh also uses his Twitter account @RealHughJackman for charity. On April 14, 2009 Jackman posted on his Twitter page that he would donate $100,000 to one individual's favorite non profit organization. On April 21, 2009 he revealed his decision to donate $50,000 to Charity: water and $50,000 to Operation of Hope.
It was Hugh's visit to Ethiopia and his friendship with Dukale, a local coffee farmer, that inspired the creation in 2011 of his new coffee brand, Laughing Man Worldwide. Jackman says that all the proceeds from the coffee will go towards education, community development and new business development.
On October 12, 2013, Hugh spent his 45th birthday performing at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, where he sang, danced and told stories for One Night Only, a benefit concert that raised $1.85 million for the Motion Picture & Television Fund.