How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? judge (and West End and Broadway musical leading man and star of Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood) John Barrowman told Whatsonstage.com he wanted to be up on stage alongside Connie Fisher at the opening of The Sound of Music at the London Palladium. In fact, he almost was – Barrowman revealed he had been asked to play Captain Von Trapp after Simon Shepherd left the show earlier this month. But due to his other commitments, Barrowman had to decline. Barrowman’s West End credits include Anything Goes, for which he won 2004’s Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Award for Best Actor in a Musical, and military courtroom drama A Few Good Men at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.