Biography Other Info Screen Chesapeake's Commentary
John Barrowman's American television debut is on the new CBS program Central Park West. His numerous British stage credits include his recent portrayal of Joe Gillis in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Sunset Boulevard" in London. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland. At the age of 8 John moved with his family to the States, where he grew up in Chicago. Later studied Musical Theatre at the United States International University in San Diego, California. He returned to the U.K., after graduating from the University, to star in the musical productions of "Beauty and the Beast," "Anything Goes," "Miss Saigon," "Matador," "Phantom of the Opera", "Rope" and "Hair" at London's West End. Theatre credits include the leading role opposite Elaine Page in Anything Goes at the Prince Edward Theatre, London; Chris in Miss Saigon at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. The lead role opposite Stephanie Powers in Matador at the Queens Theatre, London; Raoul in The Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre, London; Brandon in Patrick Hamilton's Rope at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester and Claude in the revival of Hair at the Old Vic. He has also played Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard (Alephy Theatre - London).
More recently, he has played with Krysten Cummings and Kathryn Evans in
a new musical, 'The Fix' at the Donmar in London. John Barrowman provided a
buoyant performance as the charismatic Cal Chandler, who is groomed for
top office by his manipulative mother and his crippled, spin-doctoring uncle.
Elected first to the city council and then to the state
governorship, Cal mouths the regulation platitudes about the economy,
crime and taxes. was seen on Broadway in Putting It Together and Sunset Boulevard.
On June 11, 2002, while appearing in the Sondheim Celebration as Robert in Sondheim's 'Company', he appeared on The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage singing a collection of show tune favorites. You can watch this program online at the Archive or directly at this link.
Television credits include Live and Kicking for the BBC and The Movie Game also for the BBC as well as performing as a regular in Central Park West on CBS and Titans. John's recordings include the cast album of Hair (EMI); Godspell (TER Records); The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (TER Records); Matador (Sony); concept album for a new musical Red Red Rose, Phantom of the Opera (TER Records), Grease (TER Records). John is now preparing material for a solo album release.
Barrowman has homes in London and New York. His birth date is March 11, 1967.
Gag me with a SHOVEL!! Central Park West actor John Barrowman on his
Scottish accent, as mentioned in April's US magazine "I only speak Scottish to
turn women on. Or to pick them up. That's so cheap, but it does work." It
sure would work on me...
|Birthdate||March 11, 1967|
|Originally From||Glasgow, Scotland|
|College||United States International (San Diego)|
|Current Residences||New York and London|
|First Break||London Stage|