He’s 6’7” and one of the best bass-baritones in the business. Pete Gallagher discusses growing up and playing Jesus numerous times in school assembly, his time at the Carona Stage Academy, being a children’s comedian at Butlins and his early touring work to many of the roles he’s played in major West End and national productions, including Moonlight and Magnolias, Buddy, working with Lionel Bart in Quasimodo, the many stage and film versions of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, bringing the first musical as contestant to Britain’s Got Talent and his many other achievements and roles.
In a deeply personal episode of the Show People Podcast, Pete talks frankly and honestly about the tragic loss of his daughter Alice, his grieving process and the projects he would go on to create in her memory as well as the battle he still faces to achieve justice in the face of her avoidable death.
Throughout this episode we showcase Pete and Rob Dowton’s new musical Fanny Hill with three songs from the show as well as discuss its development.
Episode features include:
Andrew and Pete discuss why some actors only ever talk about work, the importance of pursuing other things outside of performing arts, whether it’s important for an actor to have experienced loss and pain to be a good artist and whether it’s a social faux pas to ask someone, ‘and what do you do?’.
Andrew’s tips for December 2017, include The Christmasaurus, Bananaman – The Musical and A Christmas Carol by The Fitrovia Radio Hour.
Throughout this entire episode, we play a selection of demos from Pete Gallagher and Rob Dowton’s new musical in development called Fanny Hill. Featured songs include: In a Hat Shop performed by Helen Power, Sitting on a Virgin Whore performed by Lucyelle Cliffe and There Like an Angel performed by Emily Davis.
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