He acted in Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's musical, "Oklahoma!," in a National Theatre production at the Lyceum Theatre in London, England with Josefina Gabrielle, Maureen Lipman, Jimmy Johnston, Shuler Hensley, Vicki Simon, Peter Polycarpou, Rebecca Thornhill, and Marilyn Cutts in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director.
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There is something very secretive about the way they cast that role. I've never had an official call asking: 'Are you interested or not?' but there's no guy I know who wouldn't want that role -- and that includes me. Anyone who says otherwise is lying. [on the now (Nov. 2004) opened spot for the next James Bond]
Won Broadway's 2004 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for his portrayal of Australian singer/songwriter Peter Allen
in "The Boy From Oz." Jackman also served as host for the televised ceremony for the American Theatre Wing's annual Antoinette Perry (aka Tony) Awards in 2003, 2004, and 2005.
Renown for his fluent American accent