I played Ted Tinling in Battle of the Sexes, the true story of the 1973 tennis match between the number one tennis player at the time Billie Jean King and the former champion Bobby Riggs (played by Emma Stone and Steve Carell respectively). The movie was directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and written by Simon Beaufoy.
I took part in the I Am An Immigrant campaign for Immigrant Awareness Month! The video was directed by Emmy-Award winning director Cary Fukunaga.
I became a surrogate for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign and shot this video with Spike Lee!
I made my annual pilgrimage to Boston to shoot the introductions for Masterpiece Mystery!
This March, I got to attend a big bash for Carol Channing's 95th birthday celebration!
I recorded a duet with electronic pop musician Bright Light Bright Light aka the lovely Rod Thomas for his third album. It was fun!
I recorded a song with The Hot Sardines called When I Get Low, I Get High! It was fun, and extra special since we recorded in the same studio where David Bowie made Black Star. When the album was released, I performed When I Get Low, I Get High! at the Joe's Pub album launch.
Season 7 saw a huge change in Eli's fortunes and a huge change for me in terms of what I was able to do with the character. It was also the final season of the show.
February 5th saw the release of my album Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, Live At The Cafe Carlyle. My cabaret show of the same name originated at the Cafe Carlyle in June 2015, so I thought it was only appropriate I should return there to record the live album. Also, I was able to use this amazing shot by Jordan Matter as the cover art!! Yes, we really did take this outside the Carlyle's revolving doors, and yes we were all naked!
I began the year performing Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs as part of my Australian tour with dates at the Melbourne Arts Centre and at the Sydney Festival. On my return to the US I toured the show to Palm Beach, Tampa, Toronto, a sell out show at Carnegie Hall in New York, Bethesda, Naples, Detroit, Minneapolis, Princeton, Port Washington, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, West Hampton, Martha's Vineyard, Provincetown, Great Barrington, Las Vegas, and returned to my roots by taking the show to the Edinburgh International Festival in August. Then I returned to the US and played Amherst before returning to the UK to play Brighton, the London Palladium, York and Gateshead. Then I rounded off the year with US shows in Pittsburgh, Morristown, Kansas City, Louisville, Chicago, Carmel Indiana, Cleveland, finishing up with a New Year's Eve show in Park City, Utah! Phew!!
We also released a live album Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs Live At The Cafe Carlyle and recorded the show for a PBS special.
I started my year in talk shows returning to Cat Greenleaf's stoop, then performed a bit from my "new musical," Hoover Dam on Late Night with Seth Meyers.