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John Barrowman

 
Birth Place:
Glasgow, SCOTLAND
Bio:
John Barrowman landed his first professional role, starring as Billy Crocker opposite Elaine Paige in the Cole Porter musical Anything Goes. Since then, John's career as a leading man in musical theatre has seen him star in many West End shows, including Matador, Miss Saigon, The Phantom Of The ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: March 11, 1968 (54)

Birth Place: Glasgow, SCOTLAND

Bio:
John Barrowman landed his first professional role, starring as Billy Crocker opposite Elaine Paige in the Cole Porter musical Anything Goes. Since then, John's career as a leading man in musical theatre has seen him star in many West End shows, including Matador, Miss Saigon, The Phantom Of The ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [London Fringe]
London Revival, 2005
Prince Charming
  [London Fringe]
London Revival, 2004
Performer
  [West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 2002
Billy Crocker
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Robert
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
The Younger Man
  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Revival, 1998
Barry
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1997
Cal Chandler
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Joe Gillis [Replacement]
  [West End]
London Revival, 1993
Performer
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1993
Joe Gillis [Replacement]
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1991
Performer
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1989
Chris [Replacement]
  [UK Tour]
National Tour, 1994
Alex Dillingham

Photos

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John Barrowman

From: 
Date:
05/04/2017
Grant Gustin, Melissa Benoist, Carlos Valdes, Darren Criss and John Barrowman  Photo

Grant Gustin, Melissa Benoist, Carlos Valdes, Darren Criss and John Barrowman

From: 
Date:
03/16/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [London Fringe]
London Revival, 2005
Prince Charming

  [London Fringe]
London Revival, 2004
Performer

  [West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 2002
Billy Crocker

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Robert

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
The Younger Man

  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Revival, 1998
Barry

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1997
Cal Chandler

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Joe Gillis [Replacement]

  [West End]
London Revival, 1993
Performer

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1993
Joe Gillis [Replacement]

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1991
Performer

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1989
Chris [Replacement]

  [UK Tour]
National Tour, 1994
Alex Dillingham

John Barrowman Biography

John Barrowman landed his first professional role, starring as Billy Crocker opposite Elaine Paige in the Cole Porter musical Anything Goes. Since then, John's career as a leading man in musical theatre has seen him star in many West End shows, including Matador, Miss Saigon, The Phantom Of The Opera, and Sunset Boulevard. John made his Broadway debut in the role of Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard. He then returned to Broadway starring in Stephen Sondheim's Putting it Together with Carole Burnett. Sam Mendes' UK premiere of The Fix at The Donmar Warehouse garnered John an Olivier Award nomination as Best Actor in a Musical. He appeared in the West End most recently as Albin/Zaza in the Menier Chocolate Factory's award-winning production of La Cage Aux Folles, performing to full houses for nine weeks in 2009. This role won John the 2010 What's On Stage award for Best Take-over in a Role. In HM The Queen's Birthday Honours 2014, John was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to entertainment and to charity. www.johnbarrowman.com

John Barrowman Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical
John BarrowmanCompany
 
Olivier Awards - 1998 - Best Actor in a Musical
John Barrowman, The Fix

John Barrowman News

Ann Kittredge's Debut Album 'reIMAGINE' Available on All Digital Platforms Today Photo Ann Kittredge's Debut Album 'reIMAGINE' Available on All Digital Platforms Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

It's today! Award-winning vocalist Ann Kittredge's debut recording reIMAGINE, a specially curated collection of songs uniquely re-imagined and produced by award-winning songwriter and record producer Paul Rolnick, is available on all digital platforms as of today, May 16, 2022.

Ann Kittredge To Celebrate Release of Debut Album reIMAGINE at The Laurie Beechman Th Photo Ann Kittredge To Celebrate Release of Debut Album reIMAGINE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

In celebration of her soon to be released album¬†Ann Kittredge:reIMAGINE(Jazzheads, Inc./King Kozmo Music), a specially curated collection of songs uniquely re-imagined, Ms. Kittredge, will appear at¬†The Laurie Beechman Theatre¬†(407 West 42nd Street ‚Äď between 9th & 10th Avenues) on¬†Thursday, May 26th at 7pm.

Opening Celebration, Celebrity & Industry Sessions Highlight Programming At FAN EXPO  Photo Opening Celebration, Celebrity & Industry Sessions Highlight Programming At FAN EXPO New Orleans
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2022

Celebrity Q&As, industry and meet up panels are among the dozens of programming options in more than a dozen locations at FAN EXPO New Orleans, Friday through Sunday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

John Barrowman Will Tour I AM WHAT I AM, Including West End Date Photo John Barrowman Will Tour I AM WHAT I AM, Including West End Date
by Stephi Wild - Nov 29, 2021

John Barrowman will return to tour with his new show 'I Am What I Am' in 2022. The tour launches on Saturday 30 April, 2022 at Southend's Cliff's Pavilion and visit 16 venues including the Adelphi Theatre in the West End on Tuesday 24 May.

Elaine Paige, Samantha Barks & More to Appear on ALL STAR MUSICALS: CHRISTMAS Photo Elaine Paige, Samantha Barks & More to Appear on ALL STAR MUSICALS: CHRISTMAS
by Michael Major - Oct 26, 2021

Elaine Paige, Samantha Barks, and Trevor Divon Nicolas will host All Star Musicals: Christmas, in which celebrities will embark on a musical theatre masterclass, competing to be voted All Star Musicals Champion. The full lineup of celebrity contestants has been announced, as well as new performances throughout the night!

World Premiere of CHEEK TO CHEEK: IRVING BERLIN IN HOLLYWOOD to be Presented by The Y Photo World Premiere of CHEEK TO CHEEK: IRVING BERLIN IN HOLLYWOOD to be Presented by The York Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021

The York Theatre Company in association with Riki Kane Larimer, will present the world premiere of Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood, a song and dance celebration featuring the music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin, with book by Barry Kleinbort, music direction by David Hancock Turner, and directed by Randy Skinner.

Bobby Crush, Sabrina Washington and Ricky K Join New Theatre Peterborough Pantomime A Photo Bobby Crush, Sabrina Washington and Ricky K Join New Theatre Peterborough Pantomime ALADDIN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2021

Producers at RED Entertainment in association with Prime Pantomimes & the New Theatre, Peterborough have announced a further three stars for this year’s high flying pantomime adventure, Aladdin.

Exclusive: Mark Read Will Perform 'Stop the Show' at West End Live 2021 Photo Exclusive: Mark Read Will Perform 'Stop the Show' at West End Live 2021
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2021

A1’s, Mark Read, injects pandemic support to performers and bubbling break-through artists with the release of his first official solo single, exactly 20 years after winning Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act; in support of charity, Acting For Others. 

Town Hall Sets Jane Krakowski, Vanessa Williams & Brian Stokes Mitchell Concerts with Photo Town Hall Sets Jane Krakowski, Vanessa Williams & Brian Stokes Mitchell Concerts with Seth Rudetsky
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2021

Producer Mark Cortale and The Town Hall have announced the season schedule for Seth Rudetsky's Broadway, taking place at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). Each evening, music director and host Seth Rudetsky welcomes the greatest Broadway performers for an up-close and personal conversation and concert.

Charleston Light Opera Guild Will Return to Live Performances With PUTTING IT TOGETHE Photo Charleston Light Opera Guild Will Return to Live Performances With PUTTING IT TOGETHER This Week
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2021

The 1 hour 40 minute production showcases Sondheim music from 'Sunday in the Park with George,' 'Merrily We Roll Along,' 'Follies,' 'Into the Woods,' 'A Little Night Music,' 'Company,' 'Sweeney Todd,' 'Assassins,' 'Anyone Can Whistle,' 'The Frogs,' 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,' 'Dick Tracy,' and 'Do I Hear a Waltz?'

John Barrowman Videos

BWW Exclusive: Listen to Julia McKenzie Sing 'A Parade In Town' from ANYONE CAN WHIST VideoBWW Exclusive: Listen to Julia McKenzie Sing 'A Parade In Town' from ANYONE CAN WHISTLE Cast Recording; Now Available for Pre-Order!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 18, 2020

17 years after being recorded, Jay Records will release the cast recording for Anyone Can Whistle on December 4. This is the first 'complete' recording of the musical, which includes all songs, dances, overtures, entr'acte and underscoring. Pre-order today!

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.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Final Epic Battle on 'Lian Yu' on Next ARROW
by Caryn Robbins - May 18, 2017

On the next episode of ARROW titled  'Lian Yu', the battle between Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Adrian Chase (Josh Segarra) culminates in a final epic battle on Lian Yu.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'The Legion of Doom' on Next DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
by - Jan 25, 2017

On the next episode of DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on The CW titled "The Legion of Doom", The Legends are determined to find and rescue Rip (Arthur Darvill), but first must focus on locating the Spear of Destiny.

STAGE TUBE: WEST END BARES Retuns at the Novello Theatre, Sept. 25
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2016

WEST END BARES, the hottest theatrical fundraiser of the year that benefits the Make A Difference Trust is back, bigger and barer for 2016 with two shows on Sunday 25 September at 7.00pm and 9.30pm.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Eleven-Fifty-Nine' Episode of The CW's ARROW
by - Mar 31, 2016

On the next episode of The CW's ARROW titled "Eleven-Fifty-Nine" - Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) learn that Merlyn (John Barrowman) is going to try to break Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) out of prison.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Taken' Episode of The CW's ARROW
by - Feb 18, 2016

On the next episode of The CW's ARROW titled "Taken" - Oliver (Stephen Amell) realizes he needs help battling Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) so he calls in an old friend ‚Äď Vixen

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Sins of the Father' Episode of ARROW
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 4, 2016

On the next episode of The CW's ARROW titled 'Sins of the Father', Oliver (Stephen Amell) receives an offer from Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) that is hard to refuse.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Tonight's 'Legends of Yesterday' Episode of ARROW
by - Dec 2, 2015

On tonight's Part Two of the Epic ARROW and THE FLASH crossover titled "Legends of Yesterday", Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Barry Allen (guest star Grant Gustin) take Kendra Saunders (guest star Ciara Renée) and Carter Hall (guest star Falk Henstchel) to a remote location

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Restoration' Episode of The CW's ARROW
by - Oct 15, 2015

On the next episode of The CW's ARROW titled "Restoration", the growing tension between Oliver and Diggle puts both their lives at risk when they go after Damien Darhk and a H.I.V.E. deployed meta-human.


John Barrowman Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has John Barrowman been in?
John Barrowman has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has John Barrowman been in?
John Barrowman has appeared on London's West End in 6 shows.

What was John Barrowman's first West End show?
John Barrowman's first West End show was Miss Saigon which opened in 1989

What awards has John Barrowman been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Company and Best Actor in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for The Fix .