Hugh Jackman will launch his first world tour next year, performing movie and broadway hits at arenas mostly reserved for pop, rock and rap stars.
The Australian entertainer announced his The Man. The Music. The Show. tour on Friday morning (Australian time).
The show will feature Jackman singing songs from his movies The Greatest Showman and Les Miserables, as well as Broadway musicals including The Boy from Oz.
He will be accompanied by a 26-piece live orchestra.
The tour starts in Europe, officially kicking off in Hamburg, Germany, on May 13, 2019. He will play two shows at The O2 Arena in London, as well as dates in Manchester and Birmingham.
The North American leg begins on June 18 in Houston and he will perform twice at both New York’s Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl.
The tour will end with appearances in Australia and New Zealand.
“This is a dream come true for me,” Jackman said on the US Today Show.
“I’m singing, I’m dancing, I’m telling stories. I’m on the back nine of my life now, and this is about the front nine, the good parts of it, anyway.”
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 29, 2018
Jackman was nominated for an Oscar for his performance as Jean Valjean in the movie version of the musical Les Miserables.
He won a Golden Globe for his performance and was also nominated for a Globe for his performance in musical film The Greatest Showman, in which he portrayed circus impresario PT Barnum.
The movie featured songs by Tony and Oscar-winning songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Jackman is currently starring in highly acclaimed movie, The Frontrunner, in which he plays disgraced former US presidential candidate Gary Hart.