Playbill is reporting that multi-talented Australian actor and singer Hugh Jackman is looking to return to Broadway, and participating in some invitation-only readings for “serious” plays.
The 48-year-old Tony Award-winner has read for Checkhov’s Uncle Vanya, Ibsen’s Romersholm, and Shinn’s Against, according to the report. He is currently filming The Greatest Showman in New York City, which chronicles the life of master impresario PT Barnum.
While casual fans might recognize Jackman more for his role as Wolverine in a long string of films in the X-Men franchise, he has a long history of performance on the stage. He last performed on Broadway in Jez Butterworth’s The River in 2014, and won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz in 2004.