Hugh Jackman has got some serious musical-theatre skills and he loves showing them off.
One of the most notoriously difficult numbers in musical history is the opening song from The Music Man, which features its characters singing mile-a-minute lyrics.
But that’s no problem for Jackman, who posted a video on Twitter holding up a copy of the show’s songbook while performing the song at an even faster pace than normal — all without missing a beat.
Jackman will star in a revival of The Music Man on Broadway starting in fall 2020.
The role brings the actor’s career full circle. His first-ever part in a musical was as an extra in his grammar school’s production of the show.
It’s also not the first time Jackman has performed “Rock Island”. Back in 2011, he did an impromptu performance of the song for Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show”.