Alistair McGowan
Biographical Information
Born November 24th, 1964
Evesham, England
Productions The Big Impression as David Beckham/Various Roles
Merry Wives: The Musical as Frank Ford (original cast)
Little Shop of Horrors as Orin Scrivello and Everyone Else
The Mikado as The Mikado
They're Playing Our Song as Vernon Gersch
Cabaret as Emcee
The Pirates of Penzance as The Pirate King
Recordings World Cup Crescendo
Merry Wives: The Musical (original cast recording)
Vocal Type Baritone

Alistair McGowan is an English comedian, actor and impressionist.


Born in Evesham, Worcestershire, McGowan studied at the Guildhall School of Acting and Drama, and found his niche working as an impressionist on Spitting Image. Best known for his sports impersontions, he gained national recognition with his television series The Big Impression.

When the series concluded McGowan concentrated more on acting, making a large number of stage apearances incouding playing The Duke in Measure for Measure and Professor Henry Higgins in Pygmalion. He also embarked on a stand up tour in 2013 and - with fellow comedian Eddie Izzard - performed a gig entirely in French.


McGowan has a number of a stage musical credits to his name, and in 2007 won an Olivier Award for his role as the demented dentist Orin Scrivello in Little Shop of Horrors.

In 2008, he appeared in three musicals, as the title character in The Mikado, Vernon in They're Playing Our Song, and the Emcee in Cabaret. In 2011 he made his second appearance in a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, playing The Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance.


The Big Impression (2003)Edit

  • Rainbow High (contains solo lines)


Merry Wives: The Musical (2006)(originated the role)Edit

Little Shop of Horrors (2007)Edit

Skid Row OccupantEdit
  • Skid Row (contains solo lines)
Orin ScrivelloEdit
  • Dentist! (contains solo lines)
  • Now (It's Just the Gas)(duet)
  • Finale Ultimo
Patrick DentonEdit
  • The Meek Shall Inherit (contains solo lines)

The Mikado (2008)Edit

  • Mi-ya-Sa-ma (contains solo lines)
  • A More Humane Mikado (contains solo lines)
  • Finale Act II

They're Playing Our Song (2008)Edit

  • Fallin' (solo)
  • Workin' It Out (contains solo lines)
  • If He Really Knew Me (duet)
  • They're Playing Our Song (duet)
  • If He Really Knew Me (reprise)(duet)
  • Right (contains solo lines)
  • When You're in My Arms (contains solo lines)
  • Fill in the Words (contains solo lines)
  • They're Playing Our Song (reprise)

Cabaret (2008)Edit

  • Wilkommen (contains solo lines)
  • Two Ladies (contains solo lines)
  • Tomorrow Belongs to Me (contains solo lines)
  • Sitting Pretty (contains solo lines)
  • Money (contains solo lines)
  • Kickline (contains solo lines)
  • If You Could See Here (The Gorilla Song) (contains solo lines)
  • I Don't Care Much (contains solo lines)
  • Finale (contains solo lines)

The Pirates of Penzance (2011)Edit

  • Oh, better far to live and die (contains solo lines)
  • Finale Act I (contains solo lines)
  • Now for the pirates' lair (contains solo lines)
  • When you had left our pirate fold (contains solo lines)
  • Away, away! My heart's on fire! (contains solo lines)
  • With cat-like tread, upon our prey we steal
  • Hush, hush, not a word (contains solo lines)
  • Finale Act II (contains solo lines)


World Cup Crescendo (1998)Edit

  • World Cup Crescendo (contains solo lines)

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