According to the Daily Mail, if he can square it with his TV commitments for the new Saturday night BBC entertainment show Tonight’s the Night, Barrowman will lead the La Cage for a limited three-month stint from late August. He’d previously been tipped by the Daily Mail to head a revival of Barnum, which apparently fell through because he wasn’t able to sign up for a 12-month contract (See The Goss, 15 Feb 2008).
Panto and concert tours aside, Barrowman hasn’t been on stage since in 2005 when he starred opposite Rob Lowe in the courtroom drama A Few Good Men at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. On stage, he’s best known for his musical credits including Anything Goes, for which he won the 2004 Whatsonstage.com Award for Best Actor in a Musical. In more recent years, he’s become a household name from his TV appearances in Torchwood, Doctor Who and as a judge on the BBC musical theatre competitions How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?, Any Dream Will Do and I’d Do Anything, which were hosted by Graham Norton, who’s currently playing Albin.