It’s become a fun tradition here at The Back Row for me to do “Before They Were Stars” features on the Academy Award nominees shortly after they’ve been announced. Hugh Jackman has garnered his first career Oscar nomination this year and it’s only appropriate that it should be for a musical, Les Miserables. Jackman started out his career in the 1990s by delivering numerous acclaimed performances in stage musicals, including a memorable portrayal of Gaston in Beauty and the Beast. Here he is portraying Joe Gillis and singing a solo in a musical stage production of Sunset Boulevard.
Behind the Curtain