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Alan Cumming Mashes Up Adele, Lady Gaga And Katy Perry (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 03/22/2012 1:47 pm   Updated: 03/22/2012 5:41 pm

Sporting plaid pants and a snug long-sleeved shirt, Alan Cumming serenaded a sea of stars Wednesday night for the Lunchbox Fund's cocktail-attire (looking at you, Cumming!) auction benefiting hungry South African students. Salman Rushdie, Philip Glass and a fresh-faced Courtney Love looked on as Cumming seamlessly weaved together three of 2011's biggest pop hits -- Adele's "Someone Like You," Lady Gaga's "The Edge of Glory" and Katy Perry's "Firework" -- a skill that will come in handy when he's playing every character in "Macbeth."

Cumming -- whose accent happily does not disappear when he sings -- has sung for musicals, for LGBT rights, and now, for hungry children in South Africa.

WATCH, but mostly listen:


Cumming followed up with a feisty, theatrical rendition of "Mein Herr," a song off "Cabaret," which he starred in during its 1993 London revival:


The performance was the talk of the evening, second only to Chuck Close's photographic triptych of Lunchbox's founder/South African-born model Topaz Page-Green, which sold to the highest bidder for $110,000.

The Lunchbox Fund's auction continues online through March 31. See photos of Wednesday night's superfamous attendees:

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: Chuck Close attends the 2012 Lunchbox Fund Bookfair auction at Del Posto on March 21, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
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