JOHN Barrowman is an Entertainer with a capital E. He sings, he dances, he acts, he presents, he Judges. He is a unique talent in the entertainment industry on both sides of the Atlantic.
This summer, the entertainer extraordinaire will tour England, Scotland, and Wales celebrating his 30 years on stage and screen with favourite songs and fabulous stories from his life and career.
Speaking about the ‘Fabulous’ tour he said: “I can’t believe it’s been 30 years from my West End debut in Anything Goes to my Australian jungle adventures in I’m A Celebrity, and there’s been lots of fabulousness in between.
Born in Glasgow, John moved to the USA as a child, and now splits his time between Palm Springs in the USA, Cardiff and London.
He rose to fame starring as Billy Crocker opposite Elaine Paige in the musical Anything Goes at the National Theatre in 1989. He has since starred in West End productions of Miss Saigon, The Phantom of The Opera and Sunset Boulevard – reprising the role of Joe Gillis on Broadway. He was Olivier Award-nominated for his role in The Fix, and most recently in the West End he appeared as Albin/Zaza in La Cage Aux Folles in 2009.
Perhaps his most famous TV role to date has been as the sci-fi hero, Captain Jack Harkness, in Doctor Who and its spin-off Torchwood.
John’s stage stardom saw him served him well as a judge on BBC1’s Saturday night West End talent search shows, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, Any Dream Will Do, and I’d Do Anything. Earlier in his career, John competed in the first series of ITV’s Dancing on Ice and won the 2010 Christmas special of Strictly Come Dancing.
His last UK tour followed his 2014 album, You Raise Me Up. Previous tours followed albums Another Side, Music Music Music, John Barrowman, and The Very Best Of John Barrowman.
Regarding the Fabulous tour, John said: “I’m thrilled to celebrate this amazing milestone.
I’m looking forward to meeting fans and sharing some of my favourite moments with you all.”
John Barrowman’s Fabulous tour will come to Southend Cliffs Pavilion on Saturday, June 22.