Alan Cumming

Alan Gets Sappy

The Tony-winning, Emmy-nominated performer to bring his cabaret Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs to Dallas.

published Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Dallas — A month after a national tour of Cabaret stops in Dallas at the Winspear Opera House, the man who won a Tony Award for playing the Emcee in that musical's 1998 Broadway revival, Alan Cumming, will perform "Sappy Songs" at Dallas City Performance Hall, presented by AT&T Performing Arts Center.

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, in which the Emmy and Golden Globe nominee (for TV's The Good Wife) performs songs ranging from Noel Coward to Annie Lennox to Miley Cyrus, is Friday, June 24. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29. In the video above, he performs Lennox's "Why."


Here's more from the ATTPAC press release:

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that tickets for Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs will go on sale Friday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. Alan Cumming will perform two shows with his longtime collaborator and Emmy Award-winning musical director Lance Horne and cellist Eleanor Norton at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016 at Dallas City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District.

Center Members get access to the best available seats. Call Membership Services at 214-978-2888 or go to to join. Center Membership presale began Tuesday, January 19 at 10 a.m.

Ticket prices for Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs range from $100 to $45 and can be purchased, beginning January 29 at 10 a.m., online at, by phone at 214-880-0202 or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Information Center at 2353 Flora Street (Monday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday thru Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.).

Alan Cumming is an actor and activist beyond eclectic and according to the New York Times ‘a bawdy countercultural sprite’; Time Magazine named him one of the most fun people in show business; He plays political maverick Eli Gold on CBS’s The Good Wife, for which he received Golden Globe, Emmy, SAG and Satellite award nominations and earlier this year finished his Tony Award-winning role of the Emcee in the Broadway musical Cabaret.  Alan’s diverse career has found him performing at venues around the globe including the Sydney Opera House; making back to back films with Stanley Kubrick and The Spice Girls; directing and starring in a musical condom commercial; creating voices of a Smurf, a goat and Hitler; entering upside down and suspended by his ankles in a Greek tragedy (in the National Theatre of Scotland's The Bacchae); and recording an award-winning album of songs (plus a dance remix).  Alan is also Host of PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery and appears opposite Lisa Kudrow in Showtime's Web Therapy. Alan has written for The NY Times, Newsweek, Harpers Bazaar, Out, has a bi-monthly column for Globe and Mail, and two books; Tommy’s Tale and his NY Times Best Selling memoir, Not My Father's Son.  A tireless champion for LGBT civil rights and HIV/AIDS, Alan serves on the Board of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and works closely with amfAR, The Trevor Project and the Ali Forney Center to name but a few. In 2009, Alan was made an OBE in the Queen's Honors List and by his homeland, Scotland, for which he was a vocal supporter of the YES for independence campaign, he has been awarded the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards, as well as recently having his portrait unveiled at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery as seen on the finale of Portrait Artist of the Year. Thanks For Reading

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