When he’s not sprouting fictitious metal alloy, dropping verses for The Lonely Island and being an exemplary family man, Hugh Jackman likes to indulge his love of singing and dancing in front of a live audience. And by god does he do those things well. For the fourth time Jackman will deploy these talents – on top of his Vampire Eric levels of charm – as the host of the 2014 Tony Awards: Broadway’s perennial celebration of theatre, voice projection and spectacular gays.
Hugh, himself a Tony winner for his 2003 Broadway debut in The Boy from Oz, has previously emceed the Awards in 2003, 2004 and 2005, and will return to Broadway in early 2015 to play the central role in Jez Butterworth’s The River. He takes up the mantle from four-time host Neil Patrick Harris who is more than likely set for a cameo at the ceremony after booking the titular role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch which premieres on Broadway in March.