1. John Scot Barrowman, MBE , is a Scottish-American actor, singer, dancer, presenter and writer who holds both British and American citizenship.
2. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he emigrated to the United States with his family in 1975.
3. Since his debut in professional theatre, Barrowman has played lead roles in various musicals both in the West End and on Broadway, including Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard and Matador.
4. His most recent West End credit was in the 2009 production of La Cage aux Folles.
5. Aside his theatrical career, Barrowman has appeared in various films including the musical biopic De-Lovely .
6. Barrowman has also had a number of guest roles in television programmes both in the US and the UK.
7. Starting in 2013, he hosts the BBC One quiz show Pressure Pad.
8. Both albums accrued places on the UK Albums Chart, as did his self-titled John Barrowman , which reached number 11, his highest chart placing to date.
9. Furthermore, Barrowman has published two memoirs and autobiographies, Anything Goes , with his sister Carole as co-author.
10. The siblings also teamed up to write a novel, Hollow Earth .
11. The second book in the series, Bone Quill, has been released in the UK and was released in the US in July 2013.
12. Barrowman was born in 1967 in Glasgow, the youngest of three siblings.
13. He lived in Glasgow for the first eight years of his life. while his father was employed by the Caterpillar heavy machinery company in Uddingston.