Mar. 11th, 1967
Mount Vernon, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
John Barrowman's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2005 - The Producers
2004 - De-Lovely
2004 - Method
1987 - The Untouchables
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Contestant
Dr. Dean Deville
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, and raised in Joliet, Illinois. He returned to the UK, for a 6 month Shakespeare semester with the United States International University of San Diego, but left to star in the musical production of "Anything Goes," with Elaine Page. He went on to star in "Miss Saigon," "Matador," "Rope," and "Hair" at London's West End. Barrowman has homes in London and Cardiff, Wales.
- He was joined in a civil partnership (a commitment ceremony which accords gay couples many of the same rights as heterosexual couples in the UK) to his longtime love, architect Scott Gill, at a ceremony in Cardiff Bay on Wednesday 27 December 2006.
- Presented a children's TV show in the UK called _"Live & Kicking" (1993)_ (qv). Played the Beast in the London Musical of the Disney animated film _Beauty and the Beast (1991)_ (qv) at the Dominion Theatre in central London.
- Played Mr. Bumble in Joliet West High School's 1983 production of Oliver! alongside Anthony Rapp (as Oliver) and Andy Dick (as Dr. Grimwig).
- According to his autobiography, when the part of Will in "Will & Grace" came down to him and Eric McCormack, the producers decided to go with Eric because, as they told John, he (John) was "too straight-acting." John, meanwhile, is openly gay, and they went with a straight actor for the role.
- He was nominated for a 1998 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Musical of 1997 season for his performance in The Fix.
- He has performed his cabaret show in New York; Chicago; Washington, D.C.; and Milwaukee.
- He has classified his voice as being a "lyric baritone with a low baritone bottom and a tenor top.".
- Spent some time in Los Angeles chasing movie and TV roles. Made final three in casting for the role of Will in _"Will & Grace" (1998)_ (qv). When he didn't get the part, he demanded an explanation and found he had been rejected as "not gay enough.".