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Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Hugh Jackman will attend Tonys: I dare to dream of a ‘Les Mis’ performance

Hugh Jackman (Mike Blake - Reuters)
Hugh Jackman — actor, singer and handsome Aussie — will attend the Tony Awards on Sunday, a blog post on the ceremony’s Web site said.

Officially, Jackman is taking a break from filming “Les Miserables” to accept a “Special Tony Award®” on Broadway’s biggest night, which will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris for the third time.

The Tony winner, whose 2011 one-man show was a massive hit at the box office, will be honored “for his contributions to the Broadway community,” according to Entertainment Weekly.

Established reason aside, my hopes are now sky-high that Jackman will give us a taste of “Les Mis” and perform a Jean Valjean number at the Tonys. Even one refrain, Hugh!

The first trailer for Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of “Les Miserables,” set for release in December, hit the Web in late May and focused heavily on Anne Hathaway’s Fantine. The biggest problem with the clip, besides Hathaway’s voice? Not enough Valjean. Do you hear the people complain, Hooper?

Last year, Jackman, a three-time Tonys emcee himself, challenged Harris to a hilarious host-off set to a medley of classic songs from musicals. Perhaps this year they can do dueling Valjeans? Pretty please, Tony Awards?

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