Batt On A Hot Tin Roof
June – July 2011
- Adelaide Cabaret Festival
- The Palms at Crown, Melbourne
- The Basement, Sydney
“There are triple-threat stars, and then there’s Bryan Batt. He sings. He dances. He acts. And he’s one of the most brilliantly funny comedians on Broadway today.” – Broadway World
Bryan Batt is loved by audiences worldwide for his portrayal of ‘Salvatore Romano’ on the critically-acclaimed drama series phenomenon Mad Men. The hit series has received numerous awards including several Emmys and Golden Globes, since it burst onto the screens in 2007. As a Broadway veteran, his principal roles include La Cage Aux Folles, Beauty and the Beast, Sunset Boulevard, Saturday Night Fever, and Cats – as well as both the stage and film versions of the ground-breaking comedy Jeffrey. In addition to Mad Men, he has guest starred in hit TV shows like Ugly Betty and The Ghost Whisperer.
Accompanied by top New York musical director Michael Lavine, Batt on a Hot Tin Roof is a comic and moving musical journey that leads the audience through Batt’s eventful Louisiana childhood – dominated by his strong-willed ‘Southern belle’ mother – and on to his leading roles in Broadway musicals, and eventual starring role in the smash hit TV program Mad Men.
A host of charming and witty songs – from classic Cole Porter, to modern comedic numbers – are exquisitely interwoven with a series of hilarious and poignant monologues.
You’re guaranteed to fall in love with the very “theatrical” boy from down yonder in New Orleans who dreamed of a life on Broadway and in Hollywood. And throughout the show, the adult Bryan’s love for the ‘Big Easy’ and all that the city represents is clear to see.