Hugh Jackman returns to Broadway to star in The Music Man after recovering from COVID-19

Hugh Jackman returns to Broadway to star in The Music Man after recovering from COVID-19: ‘I can’t tell you how good this moment feels’

  • Actor, 53, had a message of optimism as he returned to work on the musical
  • He tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19 Dec. 28
  • Jackman plays Harold Hill in the famous musical alongside Sutton Foster
  • He said he was ‘so excited to be back and bring the show back to Broadway’
  • Jackman had kind words to his Broadway colleagues after a COVID-19 spike due to the ommicron variant










Hugh Jackman took to Instagram on Thursday with an optimistic message as he returned to Broadway to star in The Music Man after being sidelined for more than a week after testing positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19.

The 53-year-old resident of Sydney, Australia, wore a facemask with a navy blue jacket and ash gray shirt as he approached the Winter Garden Theater in New York City, where the musical is being held.

“Okay, I can’t tell you how good this moment feels — yes, we’re back, we’re back,” said Jackman, who plays Harold Hill in the famous musical. “It’s Thursday, January 6, and we’re back at work.”

Latest: Hugh Jackman, 53, took to Instagram on Thursday with an optimistic message as he returned to Broadway to star in The Music Man after being sidelined for more than a week after testing positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19

The actor, who tested positive for COVID-19 on December 28, apologized to fans who had tickets to see the show while he was sidelined.

“To all those people who had tickets for the past 10 days, I’m so sorry, I hope and pray you get the chance to reschedule,” he said. “I’m so excited to be back and bring the show – which is pure joy and full of hope and faith and belief – back to Broadway.”

The Greatest Showman actor also had kind words for his colleagues amid a COVID-19 spike among the Broadway community due to the ommicron variant. (His co-star in the musical Sutton Foster, who had previously tested positive for COVID-19, was also scheduled to perform on Thursday.)

He said, “To all the shows on Broadway, I’m thinking of you all, and stay safe, be kind to each other and I look forward to seeing you soon.”

Safety: Jackman wore a facemask with a navy blue jacket and ash gray shirt in the clip

Safety: Jackman wore a facemask with a navy blue jacket and ash gray shirt in the clip

The actor, who tested positive for COVID-19 on December 28, apologized to fans who had tickets to see the show while he was sidelined

The actor, who tested positive for COVID-19 on December 28, apologized to fans who had tickets to see the show while he was sidelined

Jackman approached the Winter Garden Theater in New York City, where the musical is held

Jackman approached the Winter Garden Theater in New York City, where the musical is held

Jackman captioned the post: ‘We’re back!!!! Come on @musicmanbway cast and crew. Feels so good. #broadway.’

In an earlier post on Thursday, the actor was seen walking his dog in New York, which he says marked the first time he had left his home in 10 days after being quarantined.

Jackman said he was “so excited to get back to the theater” and “do a show tonight,” before praising health professionals for their selfless work over the past two years of the pandemic.

Jackman plays Harold Hill in the famous Broadway musical

Jackman plays Harold Hill in the famous Broadway musical

Jackman earlier Thursday praised health professionals for their selfless work over the past two years of the pandemic

Jackman earlier Thursday praised health professionals for their selfless work over the past two years of the pandemic

“I can’t imagine how you guys are handling it after two years of this exhausting, never-ending story that is COVID,” he said. ‘Hospitals are having a hard time again. And you just keep taking care of so many people day in and day out.

“I’m just so, so grateful for everything you do. I’ve said it before, but I just had to say it again – thank you.’

The Music Man was one of the shows that had to cancel outings amid the spike in COVID-19 cases, as previews kicked off on December 20. After several breakthrough cases among cast members, the show canceled a number of outings.

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