Award-winning Actor, Director, and Producer, Alan Cumming to speak at Metcalf

April 25th, 2014

The Friends of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University will host award-winning actor, director, and producer Alan Cumming for a reception and lecture on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM in Metcalf Hall. Mr. Cumming will speak on his life and career.

Alan Cumming has been gracing stages and the silver screen for the past 25 years, with performances ranging from London’s West End theaters to Hollywood blockbusters. Getting his start in London with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Cumming diversified his roles by appearing in films such as Goldeneye, X2:X Men United, the Spy Kids Trilogy, Son of the Mask, and Burlesque. Cumming also made his way to television on shows such as Sex and the City, Frasier, Third Rock From The Sun, The L Word, and the Sci-Fi Channel’s record-breaking Tin Man. Most recently, Cumming appeared in the CBS series The Good Wife as political maverick Eli Gold, for which he has won an Emmy, SAG and Satellite award.Alan Cumming Flyer-page-001

The Broadway show, Cabaret, in which Cumming plays the infectious EmCee is one of his most iconic roles. Cumming has been on stage ever since Cabaret opened in 1998, appearing on other shows such as The Threepenny Opera opposite Cyndi Lauper, Design For Living and off-Broadway in Jean Genet’s Elle, and The Seagull. In 2013, Cumming returned to Broadway to star in Macbeth.

Cumming is a strong activist and supporter of  LGBT rights, sex education and genital integrity. His activism has earned him many humanitarian awards from the LGBT Task Force, The Human Rights Campaign, The Trevor Project, Lambda Legal, The Point Foundation and GLAAD’s Vito Russo Media Award.

The Friends Speaker Series featuring Alan Cumming will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the George Sherman Union’s Second Floor Metcalf Hall. Admission is free to students with a BU ID and $25 for the general public.

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