Hugh Jackman recently gave up his Wolverine’s hand claws and picked up Harold Hill’s hat as The Music Man. He also paid tribute to one of those unsung heroes after a performance. Hugh Jackman paid tribute to understudies at Broadway for their immense contribution to theatrical performances, according to CNN.
Jackman went from applauding Broadway performers for their bravery in the face of the pandemic to revealing that he has tested positive for Covid-19. The two-time Tony Award winner, who will feature in the upcoming Broadway revival of “The Music Man” in February, revealed his diagnosis in a video posted to his verified Instagram account on Tuesday.
“I just wanted to make sure you heard this from me. I tested positive for covid. Mild symptoms and looking forward to getting back on stage ASAP! My symptoms are like a cold. I have a scratchy throat and a bit of a runny nose, but I’m fine.”
Sutton Foster’s understudy Kathy Voytko substituted in for Foster as Marian Paroo in “The Music Man”. It was on short notice after Foster tested positive. Jackman recently paid respect to understudies on Broadway.
He stayed positive while revealing his own diagnosis of Covid-19, advising others to “be safe, be healthy, and be kind,” He also promised to return to the stage as soon as he is able.
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