Alan Cumming opens up about the inspiration for his new album, "Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs: Live at the Café Carlyle," in this exclusive, behind-the-scenes video for The Huffington Post.
"I really feel like I am a cabaret artist," Cumming explains in the clip. "I love that connection with the audience."
Due out Feb. 5 on Yellow Sound Label, "Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs" captures that performance for posterity. Fans can expect to hear Cumming’s take on songs by Billy Joel, Rufus Wainwright and Miley Cyrus, as well as a selection of Broadway show tunes and world music.
Cumming will celebrate the release of the album with a Feb. 8 performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall, with special guests Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss and Ricki Lake.
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