Tickets on sale Friday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. at TPAC.org
Alan Cumming, the Tony, Olivier and Emmy Award-winning actor, singer, writer, producer and director brings his highly-acclaimed cabaret show, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theater on May 31.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville.
Cumming is described by Time magazine as one of the most fun people in show business, by the New York Times as a ‘bawdy, countercultural sprite’ and by the Guardian as ‘European, weird and sexually ambiguous’.
Appearing most recently on Broadway in the 2014 Roundabout Theater Company revival of Cabaret, Cumming premiered his celebrated new show, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, in 2015 at New York’s legendary Cafe Carlyle. He has since toured the show throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and the U.K. In February 2016, he returned with the show to New York for a sold out, solo debut at Carnegie Hall and released a live album of the same name.
Cumming has won more than 30 awards for his humanitarianism and social activism, received both the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards from his homeland and was made an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) for his contributions to the arts and LBGT equality by the Queen, whose portrait was taken down when his was unveiled at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2014.
Cumming is many things to many people – renaissance man, style icon, social activist, bon viveur – but to himself he is a story-teller and provocateur for hire. He lives in New York CIty and Edinburgh with his husband, illustrator Grant Shaffer, and their dogs, Jerry and Lala.
Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is a nonprofit arts organization funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.