Video: Watch Jake Gyllenhaal Perform a Follies Parody on Saturday Night Live | Playbill

Video Video: Watch Jake Gyllenhaal Perform a Follies Parody on Saturday Night Live

Gyllenhaal hosted the final episode of the show's season, with musical guest (and Mean Girls alum) Sabrina Carpenter.

Tony nominee Jake Gyllenhaal hosted the May 18 episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Sabrina Carpenter, who made her Broadway debut in Mean Girls shortly before its pandemic closure. Watch Gyllenhaal channel a mix of Cabaret’s Emcee and Chicago’s Billy Flynn in the Follies parody above, in an ode to painfully average men inspired by the Stephen Sondheim song "Beautiful Girls.”

Gyllenhaal was last seen on Broadway in 2019 in Nick Payne and Simon StephensSea Wall/A Life. His performance earned him a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play.

The actor can sing. He previously starred in the title role of the 2017 Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, and played Roland in Payne's Constellations in 2015. 

As a founder of Nine Stories Productions, Gyllenhaal also co-produced Sea Wall/A LifeSunday in the Park with George, and 2020 Best Play Tony nominee Slave Play

Gyllenhaal is set to star as Iago opposite Denzel Washington's Othello in the upcoming Kenny Leon-helmed Broadway revival. Performances are expected to begin in spring 2025. 

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