John Barrowman or John Scot Barrowman (born March 11, 1967) is a Scottish-American singer, actor, dancer, musical theatre performer and media personality. Born in Glasgow yet growing up in Illinois after his family emigrated to the United States when he was eight years old.
Since his debut in professional theatre, John Barrowman has played lead roles in various musicals both in the West End and on Broadway, including Matador, Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard.
Aside from his career in theatre, John Barrowman has expanded his repertoire into film and television. He has appeared in various films including the musical biopic De-Lovely (2004) and musical comedy The Producers (2005).
On British television, he is known for his acting and presenting work for the BBC, including his work for CBBC in its earlier years, his self-produced entertainment programme Tonight's the Night, and his BAFTA Cymru-nominated role of Captain Jack Harkness, who appears in science fiction series Doctor Who and Torchwood. Before venturing into British television, he featured on the American television dramas Titans and Central Park West.