Friday, October 12, 2012

Happy Birthday, Hugh Jackman!!

Y'all, today is an important day. It's Friday! But seriously, as if Fridays weren't good enough, today, you have a legitimate excuse to talk about, celebrate, and look at pictures and videos of Hugh Jackman! Happy birthday to a truly versatile and awesome performer!! Hopefully everyone has seen his ridiculously intense role of Wolverine in the X-Men movies (If you haven't, go watch the first one right now!), but a lot of people don't realize he has also been in musicals on Broadway and in Australia. In fact, he's a Tony Award-winner!

To those who only know him as Wolverine, this clip is truly shocking, I'm not gonna lie. But this is the performance for which he won a Tony for best actor in BOY FROM OZ.

So, he is also going to be in the new Les Mis movie as Jean Valjean. Do you think that part suits him? And! He's the title role in the new Schwartz-composed (Pippin, Wicked, Godspell) musical of HOUDINI. I think I see their reasoning: he was amazing as the revenge-seeking magician in the movie The Prestige with Christian Bale and Scarlett Johanson a few years ago. I can't wait to hear this score which Hugh calls Schwartz's "greatest."

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