Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming explains why he loves singing sappy songs, from Sondheim to Miley Cyrus

Alan Cumming explains why he loves singing sappy songs, from Sondheim to Miley Cyrus

Few actors have so eclectic a resumé as Alan Cumming. Perhaps best known as political operative Eli Gold on CBS’ “The Good Wife,” the 51-year-old actor won a Tony Award for his portrayal of the seductive master of ceremonies in “Cabaret,” performed a one-man “Macbeth” on Broadway, hosted PBS’ “Masterpiece Mystery” and appeared in such movies as “Spy Kids,” “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion” and “Eyes Wide Shut.”

He is just as busy offstage. The Scottish-born Cumming often  uses his daily tweets and Instagram posts, his newspaper columns or his...

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