Katie Holmes and Suri with Victor Garber (inset)
INF; inset: Celebrity Photo
07/17/2008 AT 12:20 PM EDT
If you think Katie Holmes
spent her first day on the set of Eli Stone
asking costar and Broadway veteran Victor Garber for tips on her stage debut – think again.
"We talked, oddly enough, about Annie,
" Victor Garber told PEOPLE at The Television Critics Association event on July 16. In fact the all-singing, all-dancing musical is a favorite in the Cruise household. "She's seen it 60 times because of her daughter," he revealed with pride.
The 59-year-old actor, known for his roles in Alias
and in the film Titanic,
starred as Daddy Warbucks in the made- for-TV version of the musical in 1999. And Garber couldn't have been happier to hear about his new 2-year-old fan, little Suri Cruise, admitting: "I love that that's part of their life."
Holmes, who is due to make her Broadway debut
this fall in the Arthur Miller play All My Sons
is currently in Los Angeles filming her role for the hit ABC show.