Wolverine dons tap shoes for Tony Awards

He's better known as the superhero with the long metal claws who calls himself Wolverine. 

But at the 68th annual Tony Awards, we saw quite a different side of the Australian actor, Hugh Jackman, who sang, danced (quite impressively), hopped and cracked jokes as he hosted the award show, reported E! Online.

It was during his introductory monologue on Sunday night (June 8) that The Wolverine star made fun at himself when he said: "Tonight is a celebration of Broadway, the only place you can see Rocky in a boxing ring, Bryan Cranston in the Oval Office, and Wolverine in tap shoes."

The event, which seeks to recognise the best stage productions and casts on Broadway, was held in at the Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Jackman was seen in a teaser video for the Tony Awards where the 45-year-old actor is seen bouncing around from the moment he wakes up, through his morning routine, on the subway and throughout the day.

As it turns out, he was merely paying tribute to 1953 film Small Town Girl, which featured the song Take Me to Broadway which Jackman sang a few lines before the baton was passed to Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Fantasia and the cast of After Midnight, a Cotton Club Parade production, Today Entertainment reported.

“It’s going to be after midnight till I catch my breath,” Jackman said after the music was over.

Sources: E! Online and Today Entertainment

Picture sources: Reuters