Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe, Grammy and Tony Award-winning performer, Hugh Jackman, has announced the Australian leg of his The Man. The Music. The Show. World Tour, which commences in August this year.
Produced by TEG DAINTY the tour will see Jackman perform a new show with hit songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Misérables and more from Broadway and film, accompanied by a live orchestra.
Making a very special guest appearance on the Australian tour is actress and singer Keala Settle who will perform the Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe Award winning song This Is Me from The Greatest Showman and more.
“I am thrilled that Hugh is bringing his world tour and new show home to Australian audiences,” said President and CEO of TEG DAINTY, Paul Dainty. “Fans can expect to hear some of his greatest successes from stage and screen, including songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Misérables and other Broadway shows.”
The Grammy Award winning The Greatest Showman soundtrack has broken sales records the world over and earned the title of 2018’s best-selling album in the world. The album has reached multi-platinum status in multiple countries including Australia, the UK and America.
Hugh Jackman has made an impression on audiences of all ages with his multi-hyphenate career persona, as successful on stage in front of live crowds as he is on film. From his award-winning turn on Broadway as the 1970s singer/songwriter Peter Allen, to his metal claw-wielding Wolverine in the blockbuster X-Men franchise, Jackman has proven to be one of the most versatile actors of our time.
Jackman garnered his first Academy Award nomination, for Best Actor, for his performance in Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables, based on the popular stage show created from Victor Hugo’s famous novel of the same name.
Jackman’s standout performance as protagonist Jean Valjean also earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical, as well as Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations, for both Best Ensemble and Best Male Actor in a Leading Role, and a BAFTA Award nomination. Most recently, he was nominated for his role as P.T. Barnum in The Greatest Showman.
Actress and singer Keala Settle is the breakout star of 20th Century Fox’s, The Greatest Showman, alongside Hugh Jackman. The Hawaii native’s performance of the film’s Oscar-nominated song This Is Me became an explosive anthem of self-acceptance, propelling the soundtrack to the top of the charts worldwide.
Her performance at the 2018 Academy Awards brought the entire audience to their feet with a performance that The New York Times applauded as “commanding” and a perfect summation of “what became the themes of the night – diversity, empowerment, [and] inclusion.”
The Man. The Music. The Show. will play Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney (2 & 3 August); Adelaide Entertainment Centre (10 & 11 August); Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (16 & 17 August); RAC Arena, Perth (21 & 24 August) and Brisbane Entertainment Centre (31 August).
A Telstra Thanks pre-sale starts Thursday 28 February 2019. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday 7 March at www.ticketek.com.au. For more information, visit: www.hughjackmantheshow.com for details.
Image: Hugh Jackman – photo by Ben Watts