Hugh Jackman shouted out to dear Evan Hansen Cast and they paid tribute in a sentimental way
Hugh Jackman is no stranger to musicals. He actually got his acting debut not playing Wolverine in the 2000s. x-men (which he described as “lonely”), but through musicals in the 90s like The beauty and the Beast and Sunset Boulevard. Well, his on-stage musical appreciation continued when he saluted the cast of Dear Evan Hansenand they returned the favor with a sentimental tribute.
Dear Evan Hansen, which is considered the longest-running show to run at New York’s Music Box Theater, will have its final Broadway performance on September 18. Fortunately, the Aussie star was able to catch a performance during his run, and he told the cast on instagram, “Sending great love and gratitude to the amazing cast of @dearevanhansen.” They decided to return the love by having the Broadway cast, including stranger things star Gaten Matarazzo playing Jared, post a photo of themselves wearing Evan’s signature cast with the names of his former characters written on them.
The x-men stardom in musicals didn’t stop on the Melbourne stage. He played Jean Valjean in the 2012 musical film Wretched, which featured Jackman doing impromptu chants alongside his partners. After performing her foot tapping number at the 81st Academy Awardsfilm producer Laurence Mark approached Jackman to do a musical about showman PT Barnum, and The greatest showman was born. He brought out the spirit of a dreamer who wanted to wow audiences with his unique star attractions.
Hugh Jackman returned to his musical roots on stage by starring in the revival of The music man last year where he crushed his tap dancing skills and received a long standing ovation. It was because of this role that he received his second Tony nomination for Best Actor. As for whether we’ll see Hugh Jackman in another musical, he said it would be open to a The greatest showman after if a good idea came up for her. When asked if the x-men star would find his The greatest showman director Baz Luhrman, he said he would totally agree! Hopefully Hollywood will make it happen soon as Jackman’s voice and choreography continue to wow audiences.
Dear Evan Hansen also had a film adaptation last year, where Ben Platt returned to the emotional role who made his career on Broadway. Some changes were made in the movie version like add new song to the movie and a new ending. The Dear Evan Hansen Comments praised the performances, but felt the Tony-winning musical did not translate well to the big screen under Stephen Chbosky’s direction. Maybe Hugh Jackman can remake this movie for us in a few years.
As the 53-year-old actor praises Dear Evan Hansen, be sure to get your tickets now so you can see this hit Broadway musical on stage for the last time. You can also see Hugh Jackman’s musical talents soar in Wretched with your Netflix subscriptionand The greatest showman with your Disney+ subscription.