Not content with being an Oscar-nominated actor, Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal has surprised and delighted fans by sharing a video of himself singing ahead of an upcoming performance on Broadway.
Spoiler alert: he’s really, really good.
Gyllenhaal shared the video on Facebook of himself rehearsing for Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George and the public reaction has been overwhelmingly positive.
“Good lord I had no idea he could sing too,” one Facebook user commented.
“Dude I didn’t know you had this gorgeous Broadway voice all along,” another wrote.
“After watching your intense, Oscar-worthy performance in Nocturnal Animals and now this, I’m completely stunned by your immense talent. Your voice gave me goosebumps.”
Watch Jake Gyllenhaal perform Finishing the Hat
This is what happens when Riva Marker (the badass president of NineStories) and I invite #CaryJojiFukunaga to rehearsals for our new Broadway musical. Check out this video we made! #SundayintheParkWithGeorge
Posted by Jake Gyllenhaal on 2017年2月7日
The 36-year-old actor, who received an Oscar nomination in 2006 for Brokeback Mountain, plays 19th-century painter Georges Seurat in the musical, which was inspired by one of Seurat’s paintings.
The video of Gyllenhaal singing one of the production’s most famous songs, Finishing the Hat, was shot and directed by True Detective director Corey Fukunaga, but the vocals are all Jake’s.
This won’t be the first time Gyllenhaal sings on stage, but it’s the first glimpse the wider public has been given of his singing skills.
Prior to his upcoming turn in Sunday in the Park with George, Gyllenhaal also starred in Little Shop of Horrors.
Although Gyllenhaal is not a professionally trained singer, like most actors he’s had to develop some semblance of a singing voice for certain acting roles.
Here are five other actors you probably didn’t know can hold a tune.
Typically a tough guy on the screen, starring in everything from The Bourne Legacy to Captain America, Jeremy Renner showed off his softer side with a rendition of Billy Joel’s classic New York State of Mind.
He can do far more than just hit the high notes…
Rom-com mainstay Kate Hudson certainly has the performing pedigree thanks to her mother, Goldie Hawn, but few expected her singing voice to be this good.
Here she is belting out Sinead O’Connor’s Nothing Compares 2 U at a charity event last year.
Emma Stone’s signature gravelly voice flew under the radar until she scored a lead role in this year’s hit musical La La Land.
Here she is showing off the lower register of her voice with Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive.
Robert Downey Jr
While the Iron Man star has sung before in some of his films, it’s easy to forget how great his voice is.
Here’s a clip of him performing alongside Sting, with whom he shares a remarkably similar sound.
The star of 2016’s celebrated Hell or High Water dabbled in on-screen singing as the handsome Prince in the 2014 musical Into the Woods.
Here he is singing I’ll Be Seeing You and I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face from Singin’ in the Rain – alongside Barbra Streisand, no less.