Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, click image to enlarge
'Hugh Jackman
Back on Broadway'
A Steady Rain, click image to enlarge
'A Steady Rain'
Daniel Craig
Hugh Jackman
The Boy From Oz, click image to enlarge
'The Boy From Oz'
as Peter Allen
Oklahoma!, click image to enlarge
'Oklahoma!'
as Curly
Sunset Boulevard, click image to enlarge
'Sunset Boulevard'
as Joe Gillis
If you asked me my top 10 moments as an actor, probably all of them would be on stage. The immediacy of it, the high-wire nature of it. As an actor, there's more of an element of you driving the ship. You kind of control the show. All of those things make stage acting incredibly vital to me. - H. Jackman

Hugh Jackman Theatre Credits

Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway
Broadhurst Theatre, 2011
Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, opened to rave reviews in November 2011 at the Broadhurst Theatre in NYC. Backed by an 18-piece orchestra and six leggy dancers in short, glittery dresses, Jackman belted out about two dozen musical theater songs and shared video montages of his films and stories of his life.


A Steady Rain ........ Denny
Original Broadway Production, 2009
A Steady Rain is a new American play by Keith Huff which tells the story of two Chicago cops (played by Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman) who are lifelong friends and whose differing accounts of a few harrowing days change their lives forever. Directed by John Crowley.

A Narrated Slide Show - A Steady Rain

The Boy from Oz: The Arena Musical ........ Peter Allen
Australian Tour, 2006
The Australian arena tour of The Boy From Oz kicked off at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Sydney. The cast included Tony winner Hugh Jackman as Peter Allen, Chrissy Amphlett as Judy Garland, Angela Toohey as Liza Minelli, Murray Bartlett as Greg, Peter Hardy as Dick Woolnough, and Colleen Hewett as Marion Peter's mother. Kenny Ortega was the director and choreographer.

Hugh Jackman singing in The Boy from Oz

The Boy from Oz ........ Peter Allen
Original Broadway Production, 2003
This musical tells the story of Peter Allen, a man who began in Australia's outback and rose to fame under the supervision of Judy Garland and the love of her daughter, Liza Minella.  The cast included Hugh Jackman, Stephanie J. Block, Jarrod Emick, Mitchel David Federan, Beth Fowler, Isabel Keating, and Michael Mulheren. Directed by Phillip William McKinley, choreographed by Joey McKneely.

Jackman in The Boy From Oz, Everything Old Is New Again

Carousel ........ Billy Bigelow
New York Concert, 2002
Hugh Jackman performed the role of Bigelow — the carnival barker who, following his death, is allowed one day to return to earth to fix the problems he created — in this 2002 concert at Carnegie Hall that also featured four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald as Julie Jordan.

Hugh Jackman in Carousel singing Soliloquy

The Boy from Oz ........ Peter Allen
New York Workshop, 2002
A private workshop of The Boy From Oz opened for a limited run in New York from April 8 to May 5, 2002. Hugh Jackman went on to Broadway with The Boy From Oz in the spring of 2003. Cast for NY reading: Hugh Jackman as Peter Allen, Ruthie Henshall as Liza Minelli, and Isabel Keating as Judy Garland.


Oklahoma! ........ Curly McLain
Royal National Theatre Production, West End, 1998
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s landmark American musical Oklahoma! was reborn at the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain in an award-winning production. Directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Susan Stroman, it set box office records during its London run, and again on Broadway, with critics and audiences alike captivated by its fresh new take on a venerable classic. The original London cast included a sensational, star-making performance by Hugh Jackman as Curly. Also featured were Josefina Gabrielle as Laurey, Maureen Lipman as Aunt Eller, and 2002 Best Supporting Actor Tony winner Shuler Hensley as the menacing yet hauntingly sympathetic Jud Fry.

Watch Jackman as Curly singing Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'

Sunset Boulevard ........ Joe Gillis
Trevor Nunn's Melbourne production, 1997
It was his portrayal of hack screenwriter Joe Gillis in this Melbourne production of Sunset Boulevard that truly cast Hugh Jackman into the limelight of Australia. Jackman's strong and energetic performances earned him the MO Award (Australia’s Tony Award) for Best Actor in a Musical, and the Variety Club Award for Musical Theater Performer of the Year for his role in Sunset Boulevard.

Hugh Jackman as Joe Gillis singing in Sunset Boulevard

Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast ........ Gaston
Melbourne, Australia production, 1995
The production commenced at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne, Australia, and starred Hugh Jackman as Gaston, Rachael Beck as Belle, and Michael Cormick as The Beast, with special guest Bert Newton.

Hugh Jackman as Gaston singing in Beauty and the Beast

Recordings

Oklahoma!
[London Revival Cast, 1998]

Beauty and the Beast
[Australian Cast, 1995]


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