Stage and screen star Hugh Jackman has announced his first world tour, entitled ‘The Man. The Music. The Show‘, which will see him perform songs from ‘The Greatest Showman’, ‘Les Misérables’ and other Broadway shows in arenas across the world, accompanied by a live orchestra.
Jackman made his UK stage debut at the National Theatre in Trevor Nunn’s revival of ‘Oklahoma!’ in 1998. His performance as Curly earned him an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical, for which Jackman said “I totally felt like it can’t get any better than this. On some level that production will be one of the highlights of my career”. He also starred in the 1999 film version of the same stage musical.
For his performance as Jean Valjean in the film ‘Les Misérables’, an adaptation of the musical, Jackman won the 2013 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and was nominated for both a BAFTA for Best Actor in a Leading Role (2013), and an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (2013).
The X-Men star was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in global phenomenon ‘The Greatest Showman’, which grossed £340 million worldwide. Featuring songs by Tony and Oscar-winning songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the soundtrack broke records as number one in the UK album chart for 11 weeks in a row – 21 weeks in total, overtaking Saturday Night Fever to become the longest-running number one soundtrack since the 1960s.
Jackman will play four dates in the UK in Spring 2019, at the Manchester Arena on 24th May, Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena on 27th May, and two dates at London’s O2 Arena on 2nd and 3rd June.
A further 8 dates will be played in Europe, including in Paris and Hamburg, with the US tour to include 22 dates, with stops in Detroit, Los Angeles and New York, and Toronto, closing with two concerts at the Hollywood Bowl.
Tickets will go on sale at 9am on 7th December.