Named one of the most fun people in show business by Time Magazine, Olivier and Tony-Award winning actor, singer and author Alan Cumming makes his debut in Melbourne with a raucous one-man show. Alan Cumming: Sings Sappy Songs is an eclectic, wildly entertaining mix of intimate stories - from the sentimental to the sassy - and witty reinterpretations of pop songs and stage classics, especially tailored for his tour down under.
Sings Sappy Songs is inspired by Cumming’s year hosting the infamous “Club Cumming” in his dressing room during the revival of Cabaret on Broadway and recently scored rave reviews during a residency at New York’s legendary Carlyle Hotel. Joining him on stage for a night of irreverent humour and mischief-making is long-time collaborator and Emmy Award-winning musical director Lance Horne. Both will be rocking out with an Australian band.
Alan Cumming is a shape-shifting trickster, as enthralling and nimble with Shakespeare as he is with show tunes, and an irresistible presence in any room. He’s garnered a legion of fans through his career on stage and screen, including his acclaimed turn as Eli Gold on CBS’s The Good Wife, and his work as a columnist and author of the NY Times Best Selling memoir, Not My Father's Son.
"In the underpopulated arena of male cabaret singers, Mr. Cumming may be the only one with the talent and drive to change its direction.” – New York Times.
“Forget sexy. Tony Award winner Alan Cumming is bringing cabaret back. In the one man show, the Scottish actor-singer unveils a naughty and comical evening. His visceral banter is balanced by his performance of kooky and mainstream songs. Yes, this irresistible scamp has feelings. But he is first and foremost fabulous.” - Los Angeles Times.
“Taking command of the stage with the ease of a vaudevillian who has been treading the boards for decades, Mr. Cumming entertained with a capital E.”- New York Times