Michael C. Hall brought a little Bowie to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night! Lazarus, the Bowie-based musical in question, is a sequel to Nicholas Roeg’s classic 1976 slice of sci-fi The Man Who Fell To Earth. It tells the continuing, highly surreal, story of alcoholic millionaire alien Thomas Newton. To repeat: it’s a musical, about an alien, written by Earth’s only currently known alien.
Michael C. Hall is Newton, and judging by this performance he’s adopted Bowie’s legendary vocal stylings for the role. The song is also the new single from Bowie’s album ★, so if you’d like to hear an even Bowie-er version, that’s an option.
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Lazarus is playing at New York Theatre Workshop through January 20th, and will presumably have an extended run somewhere in the outer reaches of space after that.