Alan Cumming and the cast of Cabaret
Why Alan Cumming Is Not a Cheese

By Brandon Voss

Originally published on Advocate.com May 24 2014 2:01 PM ET

Alan Cumming will reluctantly share stories about his acting career this summer in an evening called I Am Not a Cheese; I Do Not Have a Process.

Cumming "hates talking about acting, but that is exactly what the Library for the Performing Arts has asked him to do," read press notes about the New York City event. "Through the display of personal photos, rehearsal notes, and other materials, Cumming will share the stories behind his most celebrated performances, providing rare insight into the craft of a master artist."

The 49-year-old star of The Good Wife is currently reprising his Tony Award-winning role as the flamboyantly omnisexual Emcee in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Cabaret, which opened April 24 at Broadway's Studio 54.

Cumming famously played the Emcee in the Tony-winning 1998 production of the classic Kander and Ebb musical, which ultimately ran for six years. Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall, both Tony-nominated for their work 15 years ago, have re-created their direction and choreography for the new revival. The original design team has also returned to transform the theater into a pre-World War II Berlin nightclub.

I Am Not a Cheese; I Do Not Have a Process is scheduled for June 23 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium.

For tickets to the free event visit NYPL.org.

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