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Encyclopedia > The Sound of Musicals

The Sound of Musicals was a 2006 four part BBC series starring several different musical theatre actors and some other professional singers who performed acts from different musicals. Each week the standard cast was joined by a celebrity guest host who also performed their favourite numbers. The show also featured interviews with people involved in musical theatre such as Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Cameron Mackintosh. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... The Black Crook (1866), considered by some historians to be the first musical[1] Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... For other uses, see Celebrity (disambiguation). ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre, and also the elder brother of cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. ... Sir Cameron Mackintosh (born 17 October 1946) is a successful British theatrical producer. ...

It aired weekly (every Saturday) for four weeks starting Saturday 14 January 2006. is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...



Each part of the show was filmed in front of a live audience during the autumn of 2005 the dates of filming are as follows - September 30, October 2, October 4 and October 6. For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... This article is about the temperate season. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Standard cast

John Barrowman (born 11 March 1967 in Mount Vernon, Glasgow) is a Scottish-American actor, musical performer, dancer, singer, and TV presenter who has lived and worked both in the United Kingdom and the United States. ... Carrie Grant Carrie Grant (born Carrie Gray August 17, 1965) is a British celebrity vocal coach and session singer. ... David Grant (born August 8, 1956 in Hackney, London) is a British pop singer and celebrity vocal coach. ... Ruthie Henshall is a British singer, dancer, and actress. ... Promotional image of Jon Lee Jon Lee (born Jonathan Lee, 26 April 1982-14 March 2007, Croydon, Surrey, England) was a member of the late 1990s pop band S Club 7 (later S Club), until they split in April 2003. ... Mica Paris (born Michelle Wallen on April 27, 1969 in London, England) is an English singer. ...

Guest hosts

Jill Halfpenny Jill Halfpenny (born 15 July 1975) is a British actress. ... Aled Jones (born 29 December 1970) is a Welsh singer and television/radio personality and broadcaster who first came to fame as a boy soprano. ... Les Dennis (born Leslie Dennis Heseltine on October 12, 1954 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England) is an English television presenter and actor. ...

Other singers

Joseph McManners (born December 3, 1992,[1] in Canterbury, Kent) is an English musical theatre actor and singer. ...

Songs Performed

  • "Swell Party" (High Society, Aled Jones & David Grant)
  • "I Dreamed A Dream" (Les Miserables, Ruthie Henshall)
  • "The Music of the Night" (The Phantom of the Opera, David Grant)
  • "Come What May" (Moulin Rouge, Jon Lee & Jill Halfpenny)
  • "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" (The Lion King, David Grant)
  • "Anything You Can Do" (Annie Get Your Gun, John Barrowman & Ruthie Henshall)
  • "I Am What I Am" (Le Cage Aux Folles, John Barrowman)
  • "Sunset Boulevard" (Sunset Boulevard, John Barrowman)
  • "Beauty and the Beast" (Beauty and the Beast, Carrie and David Grant) (brown suit)
  • "Don't Cry for me Argentina" (Evita, Carrie Grant) (lime dress)
  • "I've Never Been in Love Before" (Guys and Dolls, David Grant)
  • "Maria" (West Side Story, John Barrowman)
  • "Hopelessly Devoted to You" (Grease, Carrie Grant) (pink dress)
  • "I've Never Been in Love Before" (Guys & Dolls, David Grant)
  • "What I Did for Love" (A Chorus Line, Carrie Grant) (black halter dress)
  • "As Long As He Needs Me" (Oliver, Carrie Grant)
  • "Summertime" (Porgy & Bess, Mica Paris)
  • "Send in the Clowns" (A Little Night Music, Ruthie Henshall)
  • "Maybe This Time" ( , Ruthie Henshall)
  • "Everything's Coming Up Roses" (Gypsy, Ruthie Henshall)
  • "Call Me Madam" (Call Me Madam, Ruthie Henshall & Jon Lee)


  • Week 1 Closing Medley -- Jesus Christ Superstar, The Time Warp, (John Barrowman), Tell Me It's Not True (Blood Brothers, Jill Halfpenny), Seasons of Love (Rent, Jon Lee, Carrie & David Grant), Memories (Cats, Mica Paris), One Day More (Les Miserables, John Barrowman, John Lee, Ruthie Hensall, Carrie Grant, & Company)
  • Week 2 Introduction -- "Comedy Tonight" (John Barrowman, Carrie and David Grant, Ruthie Henshall, Jon Lee), Broadway Baby (Carrie Grant), You Can't Take That Away from Me (John Barrowman), The Street Where You Live (John Lee)
  • Week 3 Introduction -- Wilkommen (Cabaret, John Barrowman), Hello Dolly (Hello Dolly, Ruthie Henshall), If They Could See Me Now (Carrie Grant), Matchmaker, Matchmaker (Fiddler on the Roof, Mica Paris), Edelweiss (Sound of Music, Jon Lee), Somewhere a Place For Us (West Side Story, David Grant & Company)
  • Week 4 (Finale) Medley -- There's No Business Like Show Business (Annie Get Your Gun, Company), Come On Get Happy (Ruthie Henshall), Good Morning (Singing in the Rain, Jon Lee, Carrie & David Grant), Try To Remember (The Fantasticks, John Barrowman & Company), There's No Business Like Show Business (Annie Get Your Gun, Company)
  • Children's Medley (closing) -- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jon Lee, David Grant, Ruthie Henshall, Les Dennis, Joseph McManners), Supercalifragilistic (Mary Poppins, Ruthie Henshall & same), Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid, Carrie Grant), Bad Guys (Bugsy Malone, John Lee & David Grant), The Bare Necessities (The Jungle Book, Les Dennis & Joseph McManners), Tomorrow (Annie, Ruthie Henshall & company)

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