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"I'm sort of pinching myself," he said.

By Hayden Wright

One of the many places where David Bowie’s legacy lives on today is on the stage: Lazarus opened last year as an adaptation of The Man Who Fell To Earth, about an alcoholic, super-intelligent alien. Michael C. Hall played the lead in New York City and has joined the London company. At the Mercury Music Awards last night, Hall described what it was like to meet Bowie when the show was in the early stages of development.

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“The first time I met him, which was an amazing day, the former Dexter star tells NME. “He asked at one point, ‘You know I have a demo of that song, would you find it helpful to listen to that?’ I said ‘Yeah, maybe’ [laughs].”

Hall also remembered how profoundly Bowie’s passing affected those who worked on the musical.

“We woke up to the news and that coincided with the day that we were recording the album,” he said. “It was very, very heavy and sad in a way but we are also thankful that we could do something and to celebrate him and fulfill a wish he had.”

At the Mercury Music Awards ceremony, Hall performed the title track from the musical. Watch it here:

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