Actor Michael C Hall says working with David Bowie was ‘the most humbling experience I’ve had’

'Dexter' star recently appeared in Bowie's 'Lazarus' musical

Michael C Hall, the star of David Bowie‘s recent Lazarus musical, has described the honour of working with the late singer on one of his last artistic ventures.

The stage show, which recently finished its run in New York, is based on Bowie’s 1976 film ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’, which saw the musician playing the character of an alcoholic alien called Thomas Newton.

The show, co-written with Irish playwright Enda Walsh and directed by Belgian director Ivo van Hove, stars Dexter and Six Feet Under actor Hall as Newton.

Speaking at Sundance Film Festival over the weekend, and reported by Billboard, Hall described working on Lazarus as “really one of the most special and humbling experiences I’ve had as an actor”.

He added: “To play that role and to take part in telling that story and helping to create something that was in the final chapter of Bowie’s artistic output, it was really incredible.”


Hall also described the moment he found out about Bowie’s passing. “I woke up on a Monday morning and had many texts and found out and was really gratified and humbled by the fact that we had actually scheduled to record the album that day,” he said.

“So we all went into the studio as we had planned and we’re really thankful that we were able to get together and honour him”.

Meanwhile, Lazarus is set to come to the UK, according to reports. The Telegraph has reported that the show will be staged in London’s West End shortly.

Producer Robert Fox stated earlier this month that Lazarus will travel to London “in the fullness of time”, while artistic director James Nicola hinted at plans to tour the production, saying: “I’ve heard all kinds of interest and scenarios and so forth. I would hope so. It’s such a strong work of art.”

Speaking to Jeremy Paxman in 2000, Bowie expressed his desire to write musicals and plays. “When I was a teenager I had it in my mind that I would be a creator of musicals for the West End and Broadway, and people would do my songs,” he said.

Bowie passed away on January 10 following an 18-month battle with cancer.