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Cranston’s song and dance man dreams

Bryan Cranston would like to be in a Broadway musical, even though he’s not the best singer.

The 59-year-old actor is best known for his role in hit AMC crime drama Breaking Bad. But hitting the red carpet for the 2015 Tony Awards on Sunday, Bryan admitted he harbours an ambition to be in a Broadway musical.

“The first Broadway show I saw was in the late 70s and it was Hair. And I couldn’t believe it. Now, there are ... people are naked on the stage, you know. And it’s like: ‘Oh my God, what have I come into?’” he recalled, according to “Ever since then I’ve wanted to do a musical and at some point even though I am not a song and dance man, I want to pretend that I am.

“I want to believe that I am. Just like Finding Neverland. You’ve got to believe. And so at some point, I am going to be on the Broadway stage doing a musical.”

Bryan won a Tony award last year for Best Actor in a Play for his portrayal of Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way. He attended this year’s ceremony as a producer of Finding Neverland, which features former Glee actor Matthew Morrison and Frasier star Kelsey Grammer.

“It’s just a sweet story,” he smiled when asked about the show, which transferred to Broadway in March this year after a successful run at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The production is based on the 2004 film which starred Johnny Depp as Peter Pan playwright J. M. Barrie as well as Kate Winslet and Dustin Hoffman.

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