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John Barrowman

John Scot Barrowman is a Scottish-American actor, singer, dancer, and writer who holds both British and American citizenship. Born in Glasgow, he grew up in Illinois following his family's emigration to the United States. Encouraged by his high school teachers, Barrowman studied performing arts at the United States International University in San Diego before landing the role of Billy Crocker in Cole Porter's Anything Goes at London's West End.
Since his debut in professional theatre, Barrowman has played lead roles in various musicals both in the West End and on Broadway, including Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard and Matador. After appearing in Sam Mendes' production of The Fix, he was nominated for the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical and, in the early 2000s, returned to the role of Billy Crocker in the revival of Anything Goes. His most recent West End credit was in the 2009 production of La Cage aux Folles.
Aside from his theatrical career, Barrowman has appeared in various films including the musical biopic De-Lovely and musical comedy The Producers. Before venturing into British television, he featured in the American television dramas Titans and Central Park West but he is better known for his acting and presenting work for the BBC that includes his work for CBBC in its earlier years, his self-produced entertainment programme Tonight's the Night, and his BAFTA Cymru-nominated role of Captain Jack Harkness in the science fiction series Doctor Who and Torchwood. Barrowman has also had a number of guest roles in television programmes both in the US and the UK. He appeared as a contestant on the first series of celebrity ice skating show Dancing on Ice while his theatrical background allowed him to become a judge on Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical talent shows How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria?, Any Dream Will Do and I'd Do Anything. In 2006, he was voted Stonewall's Entertainer of the Year. More recently Barrowman stared in the CW's Arrow as Malcom Merlin/The Dark Archer the shows version of the DC villain Merlin the Archer.

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John Barrowman is currently involved with

Evita - Harspichord

21:00, Sun 20th June 2021 - Thu 24th June 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

Evita is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. It concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The story follows Evita's early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death.
The musical began as a rock opera concept album released in 1976. Its success led to productions in London's West End in 1978, winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical, and on Broadway a year later, where it was the first British musical to receive the Tony Award for Best Musical.
This has been followed by a string of professional tours and worldwide productions and numerous cast albums, as well as a major 1996 film of the musical starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas. The musical was revived in London in 2006, and on Broadway in 2012.

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John Barrowman is preparing for

  • The Government Inspector - Khlestakov

    21:00, Fri 20th August 2021 - Wed 25th August 2021 at Random Venue 12
    21:00, Fri 27th August 2021 - Wed 1st September 2021 at Random Venue 12
    21:00, Fri 3rd September 2021 - Wed 8th September 2021 at Random Venue 12

    The Government Inspector, also known as The Inspector General, is a satirical play by the Ukrainian-born Russian dramatist and novelist Nikolai Gogol. Originally published in 1836, the play was revised…

  • Funny Girl - Production Manager

    20:45, Sat 2nd October 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    11:00, Sun 3rd October 2021 at Random Venue 81
    20:45, Wed 6th October 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    21:00, Fri 8th October 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    21:00, Sat 9th October 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    20:15, Mon 11th October 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    20:45, Thu 14th October 2021 at Gielgud Theatre
    20:30, Sun 17th October 2021 at Barbican Centre
    21:00, Wed 20th October 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    17:00, Fri 22nd October 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Funny Girl is a musical with a book by Isobel Lennart, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Bob Merrill. The semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of Broadway, film star and comedienne…

  • Notre-Dame de Paris - Deputy Stage Manager

    20:15, Fri 22nd October 2021 - Wed 27th October 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    Notre-Dame de Paris is a sung-through French-Canadian musical which debuted on 16 September 1998 in Paris. It is based upon the novel Notre-Dame de Paris by the French novelist Victor Hugo. The music…

  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - Writer

    20:45, Sat 23rd October 2021 - Thu 28th October 2021 at London Palladium
    20:15, Sat 30th October 2021 - Thu 4th November 2021 at London Palladium
    18:30, Sat 6th November 2021 - Thu 11th November 2021 at London Palladium

    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a musical by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert, based on Shepherd Mead's 1952 book of the same name. The story…

  • The Winter's Tale - Set Designer

    19:30, Sun 20th March 2022 - Thu 24th March 2022 at Random Venue 97
    21:00, Sun 27th March 2022 - Thu 31st March 2022 at Random Venue 97
    20:30, Sun 3rd April 2022 - Thu 7th April 2022 at Random Venue 97

    The Winter's Tale is a play by William Shakespeare, originally published in the First Folio of 1623. Although it was grouped among the comedies, some modern editors have relabelled the play as one of…

  • Starlight Express - Bass, Choreographer

    20:45, Mon 2nd May 2022 - Fri 6th May 2022 at Globe Theatre, London

    Starlight Express is a rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe and Arlene Phillips, with revisions by Don Black, David Yazbek and Alistair Lloyd Webber & Nick Coler. The story follows a…

  • Death of a Salesman - Clarinet

    20:45, Fri 13th May 2022 - Tue 17th May 2022 at Royal Court Theatre

    Death of a Salesman is a 1949 play written by American playwright Arthur Miller. It was the recipient of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. The play premiered on Broadway…

  • Into the Woods - Jack's Mother

    21:00, Sat 21st May 2022 - Tue 24th May 2022 at The Old Vic

    Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986, and premiered on Broadway in 1987. Bernadette…

  • Jesus Christ Superstar - Annas

    20:30, Sun 19th June 2022 - Thu 23rd June 2022 at Haymarket Theatre

    Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept recording before its first staging on Broadway in 1971. The musical…

  • Bye Bye Birdie - Director

    20:15, Sun 7th August 2022 - Thu 11th August 2022 at Savoy Theatre

    Bye Bye Birdie is a stage musical with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse.
    Originally titled Let's Go Steady, the satire on American society is set in 1958.…

  • Peer Gynt - Huhu

    14:45, Fri 12th August 2022 - Thu 18th August 2022 at Barbican Centre

    Peer Gynt is a five-act play in verse by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen, loosely based on the fairy tale Per Gynt. Written in the Dano-Norwegian language, it is the most widely performed Norwegian…

  • The Book of Mormon - Elder McKinley

    20:30, Sat 13th August 2022 - Thu 18th August 2022 at Almeida Theatre

    The Book of Mormon is a religious satire musical with book, lyrics, and music by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone. Best known for creating the animated comedy South Park, Parker and Stone co-cr…

  • Camelot - Nimue

    21:00, Sun 14th August 2022 - Thu 18th August 2022 at Savoy Theatre

    Camelot is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. It is based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T. H. White tetralogy novel The Once and Future King.
    The original 1960 production,…

  • The King and I - Bass

    20:45, Wed 12th October 2022 at Globe Theatre, London

    The King and I is a musical, the fifth by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon, which deriv…

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