BEST known for his award-winning performance in television series Mad Men and in the recent Academy Award-winning film 12 Years A Slave, Bryan Batt is bringing his one-man show, Batt on a Hot Tin Roof to Brisbane Powerhouse as part of Queensland Cabaret Festival on Friday, June 20.

Batt on a Hot Tin Roof celebrates the journey of Batt’s own life and career, featuring a selection of musical numbers to colour the narrative.

After initially establishing a career on Broadway, Batt (pictured above) said the show was a chance to return to the live stage and present a light-hearted but poignant take on his upbringing and family.

Batt on a Hot Tin Roof is a musical passage of both growing up in New Orleans in the 1970s and also the transition to my time spent in New York,” he said.

“Don’t expect Broadway standards but do expect long-time favourites such as Tony Hatch’s Downtown, Billy Joel’s New York State of Mind, peppered with a couple of Burt Bacharach numbers. It’s these songs that really bring back memories and that are both heartfelt and humorous.”

In addition to his performing career, Batt is also known for his work as a designer, fundraiser, and civic activist. He has won two SAG Awards for his role as Salvatore Romano in AMC’s acclaimed series Mad Men, which also earned Emmys, Golden Globes, SAG and Peabody awards.

As a Broadway veteran, Batt’s had leading and principal roles in productions including La Cage Aux Folles, Beauty and the Beast, Sunset Blvd, Saturday Night Fever, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Cates.

Theatrically, Bryan is most proud to have created the role of Darius in both the New York and LA (Drama League Award) productions as well as the film adaptation of Paul Rudnick’s ground-breaking comedy Jeffrey.

Batt has also authored two books and is an accomplished interior designer. His most recently released design book, Big, Easy Style, was released last year.

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QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL SHOW DETAILS:

DATE: Friday, June 20

TIME: 7.30pm

VENUE: Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse

TICKETS: $29 (f), $20 (groups 8+) + $6 transaction fee

INFO: 07 3358 8600 / brisbanepowerhouse.org

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