Entitled "I Am What I Am," the new book is due in stores Oct. 1 from Michael O'Mara Books, according to Barrowman's official website. According to the publisher, "I Am What I Am" will offer a "more in-depth exploration of John the man . . . his thoughts, opinions and experiences, and in particular [will] focus on achievements over the past couple of years."
Kate Gribble, commissioning editor said in a statement, "I'm absolutely thrilled to be working with John and Carole Barrowman again on a second autobiographical volume. 'I Am What I Am' promises to be just as entertaining, heartfelt and revelatory as 'Anything Goes' — if not more so — and John's many fans can look forward to a very funny, very honest and very intimate treat this Christmas."
John Barrowman reprised his role as Billy Crocker in the National Theatre's production of Anything Goes at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He originally played the role opposite Elaine Paige in 1989. On Broadway, the actor starred in the Stephen Sondheim revue Putting It Together and also made a guest appearance in the New York company of Sunset Boulevard, repeating his London role as Joe Gillis. Barrowman's other London theatrical credits include Grease!, The Phantom of the Opera, The Fix, Miss Saigon and Beauty and the Beast. He made his London pantomime debut in a production of Cinderella and was also seen in the film of "The Producers." He has also been a judge on several reality TV casting programs and can be seen in the BBC series "Dr. Who" and "Torchwood."