Alan Cumming Puts Meat on the Bones of Richard III in Upcoming Audio Release by GPRrecords

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Acclaimed actor delivers the King’s speeches and other Royal Men from Shakespeare.

Close on the heels of the stunning archaeological find of King Richard III’s bones in Leicester, England, the infamous monarch’s speeches from Shakespeare will be released on CD and as a digital download performed by acclaimed stage, screen and television actor Alan Cumming. The recording entitled The Head that Wears a Crown: Speeches for Royal Men was recorded last month in New York City and features Cumming (“The Good Wife”) in the roles of several of Shakespeare’s most famous monarchs and is set for release this Spring 2013 it was announced this week by the producers, GPRrecords.

An accomplished actor, Cumming is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critic’s Choice and NY Drama Critics award for his work and has been nominated for Screen Actors’ Guild and Emmy Awards for his supporting role in the acclaimed CBS drama, The Good Wife.

Cumming’s command of Shakespeare was spectacularly demonstrated by the 2012 recording of Macbeth, for which the actor won a 2012 Audiophile Best Voice of the Year award.

The newest audio recording, a compilation of several of the bard’s royal speeches will be released worldwide by GPRrecords through NAXOS. An audio clip of Cumming as Richard III is posted on GPRecords Facebook page at


About GPRrecords. GPRrecords is a collaboration of Richard Cohen, Peter Fitzgerald and Glen Roven. GPRecords catalog encompasses Broadway, classical, the spoken word and children’s music as performed and recorded by such top names as Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alan Cumming and Patricia Racette, among many others. For further information, visit

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