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John Barrowman

Birth Place: Glasgow, SCOTLAND

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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.

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John Barrowman STAGE CREDITS

[London Fringe]
London Revival, 2005
Prince Charming

[London Fringe]
London Revival, 2004

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

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

Broadway Revival, 1999
The Younger Man

[Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Revival, 1998

[West End]
Original London Production, 1997
Cal Chandler

Original Broadway Production, 1994
Joe Gillis [Replacement]

[West End]
London Revival, 1993

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

[West End]
Original London Production, 1991

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

[UK Tour]
National Tour, 1994
Alex Dillingham

John Barrowman Awards and Nominations

Helen Hayes Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical

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Olivier Awards - 1998 - Best Actor in a Musical

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John Barrowman News

Simon Burke AO Joins WICKED in Melbourne Next Month

Simon Burke AO will be playing the role of the Wizard during the Melbourne season of the spectacular musical WICKED.


'Christmas with The Choir of Man' is a new EP released by Westway Music on December 1st. This must-have collection features classic Christmas songs and an original track, creating a joyous and uplifting celebration for the holiday season.

THE CHOIR OF MAN Will Release a Christmas Album

Olivier Award-nominated, worldwide smash and West End favourite The Choir of Man, is releasing a six track Christmas EP, Christmas with The Choir of Man on Friday 1 December.

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG: A [Backwards] History of Old Friends

Go inside the complete history of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along, playing at Broadway's Hudson Theatre now!

West End and Broadway Actress Rachel Tucker to Release New Album in November

Rachel Tucker, West End and Broadway Actress, is releasing a new album titled ''re already home' on November 3rd. The album features a collection of tracks that reflect the choices we make between family, home, and career. Get more information here!

Off Broadway Cast Recording Of THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO HEATHER To Be Released On JAY Records

Raise Your Hands! The Off Broadway cast recording of The Gospel According to Heather, a new musical with a book, music and lyrics by Paul Gordon. will be released on JAY Records. Produced by John Yap, the recording will feature the original cast of the Off Broadway production who gathered this week at Manhattan Studios to lay down the tracks.

Lorna Dallas Returns To NYC Stage With GLAMOROUS NIGHTS AND RAINY DAYS at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Award winner Lorna Dallas is making a welcome return to the New York Stage in Barry Kleinbort/Christopher Denny helmed new musical cabaret.

Lorna Dallas to Bring GLAMOROUS NIGHTS AND RAINY DAYS to The Laurie Beechman Theatre

The Laurie Beechman Theatre will present Lorna Dallas in her latest musical feast, “Glamorous Nights and Rainy Days,” in a two-night engagement - Saturday, May 13 and Wednesday, May 17 - both shows at 7pm.

Miracle Chance, Ellis Kirk & More to Join HEATHERS at The Other Palace This Month

Heathers the Musical, will be ushering in a new cast from 21st February at The Other Palace, with the show now booking until 3 September 2023.

Album Review: With His New Album, John Barrowman Sings From CENTRE STAGE With The Royal Philharmonic

An album we will return to over and over again, through the years, to listen to, sigh a little, and lift our spirits when we’re blue.

Ann Kittredge to Perform at The Laurie Beechman Theatre and The New York Cabaret Convention in October

Ann Kittredge will return to The Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 West 42nd Street – between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Sunday, October 23rd at 7pm with her Musical Director Christopher Denny (piano), Sean Harkness (guitar), Mary Ann McSweeney (bass), Rex Benincasa(drums) and special guests Robbie Kondor and Steve Ross.

John Barrowman Announces New Album Ahead of UK Tour Dates

Released ahead of John’s nine-date UK tour in February 2023, Centre Stage features ten of John’s personal favourites from musicals such as Sunset Boulevard, Anything Goes, Funny Girl, The Bridges of Madison County, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and Godspell, amongst others.

Jane Krakowski Joins 'Seth Rudetsky's Broadway' at The Town Hall Next Month

The Town Hall & Mark Cortale continue with the latest installment of the internationally acclaimed concert series Seth Rudetsky's Broadway, hosted and music directed by Sirius/XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).

Ann Kittredge's Debut Album 'reIMAGINE' Available on All Digital Platforms Today

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 Theatre

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 – between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Thursday, May 26th at 7pm.

Opening Celebration, Celebrity & Industry Sessions Highlight Programming At FAN EXPO New Orleans

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

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

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 York Theatre Company

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 ALADDIN

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.


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?

John Barrowman has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical at the Helen Hayes Awards for "Company" and for Best Actor in a Musical at the Olivier Awards for "The Fix."

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