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James Gillan

 
Bio:
At 19 James understudied Phillip Schofield in Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He then opened in The Who’s Tommy at the Shaftsbury theatre where he received an Olivier award nomination for best supporting performance in a musical. Theatre includes: Tray Sophisticay in Everybody’s ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
At 19 James understudied Phillip Schofield in Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He then opened in The Who’s Tommy at the Shaftsbury theatre where he received an Olivier award nomination for best supporting performance in a musical. Theatre includes: Tray Sophisticay in Everybody’s ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
Original London Production, 2021
Boq
  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2021
Tray Sophisticay [Replacement]
  [West End]
London Production, 1996
2nd Pinball Lout
Ensemble
Tommy (Understudy)

Photos

Cast member James Gillan arrives before the North American premiere of the West End h Photo

Cast member James Gillan arrives before the North American premiere of the West End hit musical ‚ÄúEverybody‚Äôs Talking About Jamie‚ÄĚ at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on January 21, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

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01/26/2022
From left, cast members David O’Reilly, Leon Craig and James Gillan arrive before t Photo

From left, cast members David O‚ÄôReilly, Leon Craig and James Gillan arrive before the North American premiere of the West End hit musical ‚ÄúEverybody‚Äôs Talking About Jamie‚ÄĚ at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on January 21, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

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Date:
01/26/2022
Raj Ghatak, James Gillan, Spencer Stafford Photo

Raj Ghatak, James Gillan, Spencer Stafford

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02/02/2017
Raj Ghatak, James Gillan, Spencer Stafford Photo

Raj Ghatak, James Gillan, Spencer Stafford

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02/02/2017
Claire Moore, James Gillan, Niamh Perry and Michael Cantwell Photo

Claire Moore, James Gillan, Niamh Perry and Michael Cantwell

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02/29/2012

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2021
Boq

  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2021
Tray Sophisticay [Replacement]

  [West End]
London Production, 1996
2nd Pinball Lout

Ensemble

Tommy (Understudy)

James Gillan Biography

At 19 James understudied Phillip Schofield in Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He then opened in The Who’s Tommy at the Shaftsbury theatre where he received an Olivier award nomination for best supporting performance in a musical.

Theatre includes: Tray Sophisticay in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Sheffield Crucible); Lady Puck in The Donkey Show (Camden Proud Galleries); Mr. Tumnus in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (The Rose Theatre Kingston); Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (Aberystwyth Arts Theatre); Colin in The Secret Garden (Birmingham Rep and West Yorkshire Playhouse); Peter in Peter Pan (West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Royal Festival Hall); Original Boq in Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre); John Hinckley in Assassins (Sheffield Crucible Theatre); Rusty in Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria and 1st national tour); Marilyn in Taboo (National tour); Nick in Fame (Arena tour Of Sweden); James in Godspell (Chichester Festival Theatre); Iras in Antony and Cleopatra and Lucius in Julius Caesar (Shakespeare’s Globe); Pippin in Pippin (The Bridewell Theatre); Benjamin in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (National tour) and James in James and the Giant Peach (National tour).

Television includes: Doctors (BBC); ‚ÄėOrrible (BBC); Casualty (BBC); The Seven Industrial Wonders of the World (BBC); The Inbetweeners (Channel 4); The C Word (BBC); A Tale of Two Cities (CBS) and most recently Suspects the improvised cop drama for Channel 5.

Recordings include: Peter Pan; Easy Virtue (soundtrack) and A Tale of Two Cities (international cast recording).

James Gillan Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1997 - Best Supporting Performance in a Musical
James Gillan, Tommy

James Gillan News

LET ME SING... AND I'M HAPPY Comes to the Canal Cafe Theatre Photo LET ME SING... AND I'M HAPPY Comes to the Canal Cafe Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2022

New York style Musical Theatre piano bar (open mic) with Nathan Martin at the piano and a roster of West End hosts…Starting Sunday afternoons at The Canal Café Theatre. 

TV and West End Stars Unite for Ukraine Fundraiser for UNICEF Photo TV and West End Stars Unite for Ukraine Fundraiser for UNICEF
by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2022

Ex Loose Women presenter Andrea McLean and Olympic gold medalist Robin Cousins MBE will be joined by X Factor winner Dalton Harris and West End stars to raise money for the UNICEF emergency fund that will go directly to their ground operations in Ukraine.  The concert will also be live streamed over stream.theatre.

Photos: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Celebrates Opening Night at Center Theatre Gr Photo Photos: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Celebrates Opening Night at Center Theatre Group
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2022

Go inside the North American premiere of the West End hit musical 'Everybody is Talking About Jamie.'

VIDEO: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Cast Performs on THE LATE LATE SHOW Photo VIDEO: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Cast Performs on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2022

Cast members of the North American premiere of the West End hit musical 'Everybody is Talking About Jamie' performed on The Late Late Show With James Corden last night.

EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Cast to Perform on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORD Photo EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Cast to Perform on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2022

Cast members of the North American premiere of the West End hit musical 'Everybody is Talking About Jamie' will perform on The Late Late Show With James Corden tonight! 

BWW Interview: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Star Layton Williams Talks the Show's  Photo BWW Interview: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Star Layton Williams Talks the Show's North American Premiere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2022

Layton Williams has brought the titular character in Everybody's Talking About Jamie to life in the West End and the UK Tour, and will now be making his mark on stage as Jamie in the show's North American premiere! BroadwayWorld spoke with Williams about bringing the show to the US, his favorite part about playing Jamie, UK vs US audiences & more!

North American Premiere of EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Opens January 21 At The Ah Photo North American Premiere of EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Opens January 21 At The Ahmanson
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 6, 2022

Performances of the North American premiere of the West End hit musical¬†‚ÄúEverybody is Talking About Jamie‚ÄĚ opens on January 21, 2022, at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. Previews begin, January 16, 2022, and performances continue through February 20, 2022.

EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Announces Full Casting for Los Angeles Premiere Photo EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Announces Full Casting for Los Angeles Premiere
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Nov 4, 2021

Casting has been announced for the North American premiere of the West End hit musical 'Everybody is Talking About Jamie' coming to Los Angeles at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre January 16 through February 20, 2022.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2021

BWW Review: THE ANDREW FISHER SONGBOOK Photo BWW Review: THE ANDREW FISHER SONGBOOK
by Jenny Ell - May 19, 2021

SimG Records are releasing a compilation of composer and lyricist Andrew Fisher’s original musical theatre material on 21 May, aptly named The Andrew Fisher Songbook.

James Gillan Videos

VIDEO: John Barrowman, Elaine C Smith, Alex Norton, and More Sing 'Beautiful City' in VideoVIDEO: John Barrowman, Elaine C Smith, Alex Norton, and More Sing 'Beautiful City' in Honour of the NHS
by Stage Tube - Jun 15, 2020

Scottish stars of stage and screen, including John Barrowman, Elaine C Smith and Alex Norton with nearly thirty West End performers, have together recorded a spirit-lifting rendition of Beautiful City from Stephen Schwartz's musical Godspell.

STAGE TUBE: Preview Kerry Ellis, Ben Forster and Louise Dearman in THE ROUTE TO HAPPINESS Album!
by Robert Diamond - Nov 27, 2014

Kerry Ellis, Ben Forster and Louise Dearman appear on the new recording of Alexander S. Bermange's three-person musical The Route To Happiness, which was embraced by critics and audiences alike during its run at London 's Landor Theatre last year. This album of the complete show includes new and reconceived material that BBC comic songwriter Bermange has created for the musical since its premiere production, and is produced by Mike Dixon, one of the UK 's foremost Musical Supervisors.

BWW TV: WICKED Flies Into London!
by Craig Brockman - Oct 2, 2006

Last week at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London, the Broadway smash-hit 'Wicked' opened to deafening applause throughout. Check out BroadwayWorld.com's complete video coverage of the event featuring cast, crew and clips from the show!


James Gillan Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has James Gillan been in?
James Gillan has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has James Gillan been in?
James Gillan has appeared on London's West End in 5 shows.

What was James Gillan's first West End show?
James Gillan's first West End show was Tommy which opened in 1996

What awards has James Gillan been nominated for?
Best Supporting Performance in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Tommy .