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I Hope I Get It: Stories From the Audition Room With Cheyenne Jackson

The ''Xanadu'' star was ''this close'' to being Hugh Jackman's standby in ''The Boy From Oz''. logo

When you think about it, it's pretty surprising that Cheyenne Jackson and Hugh Jackman have never played the same role. Even Cheyenne has noticed that they share tall physiques and huge talents — not to mention similar last names, piercing gazes, and chiseled bodies. So Jackson might have been a shoo-in for Hugh Jackman's standby in The Boy From Oz — or he could have been if he had just reviewed his book.