The Sound of Musicals

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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.

It aired weekly (every Saturday) for four weeks starting Saturday 14 January 2006.

Filming[edit]

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 - 30 September, 2 October, 4 and 6 October.

Standard cast[edit]

Guest hosts[edit]

Other singers[edit]

Songs Performed[edit]

Episode One[edit]

Song Musical Performed by
01 Summer Nights Grease 2006 Grease Revival Cast
02 I Dreamed a Dream Les Misérables Ruthie Henshall
03 Music of the Night The Phantom of the Opera David Grant
04 Wouldn’t It Be Loverly My Fair Lady Jill Halfpenny
05 Anything You Can Do Annie Get Your Gun John Barrowman / Ruthie Henshall
06 I Don’t Know How to Love Him Jesus Christ Superstar Mica Paris
07 As Long As He Needs Me Oliver! Carrie Grant
08 Come What May Moulin Rouge! Jon Lee /Jill Halfpenny

Week 1 Closing Medley—Jesus Christ Superstar, The Time Warp, (The Rocky Horror Show, John Barrowman), Tell Me It's Not True (Blood Brothers, Jill Halfpenny), Seasons of Love (Rent, Jon Lee, Carrie & David Grant), Memory (Cats, Mica Paris), One Day More (Les Misérables, John Barrowman, Jon Lee, Ruthie Henshall, Carrie Grant, & Company)

Episode Two[edit]

Week 2 Opening Medley: Comedy Tonight (Cast), Broadway Baby (Carrie Grant), You Can’t Take That Away From Me (John Barrowman), On The Street Where You Live (Jon Lee), I Won’t Send Roses (David Grant), All That Jazz (Ruthie Henshall)

Song Musical Performed by
01 Till There Was You The Music Man Jon Lee
02 Don't Cry for Me Argentina Evita Carrie Grant
03 Name of the Game Mamma Mia! 2005 Mamma Mia Cast John Alastair, Sophia Ragavellas
04 Dancing Queen Mamma Mia! 2005 Mamma Mia Cast, Viven Parry, Kim Ismay, Lara Mulgahy
05 Close Every Door Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Aled Jones
06 The Way You Look Tonight Swing Time Mica Paris
07 Maria West Side Story John Barrowman
08 Maybe This Time Cabaret Ruthie Henshall
09 Swell Party High Society David Grant, Aled Jones

Week 2 Closing Cole Porter Medley: Anything Goes (Ruthie Henshall), My Heart Belongs to Daddy (Carrie Grant), Too Darn Hot (Mica Paris), Who Wants to be a Millionaire (David Grant, Carrie Grant)

Episode Three[edit]

Week 3 Introduction—Wilkommen (John Barrowman), Hello Dolly (Ruthie Henshall), If They Could See Me Now (Carrie Grant), Matchmaker, Matchmaker (Mica Paris), Edelweiss (Jon Lee), Somewhere (David Grant & Company)

Song Musical Performed by
01 Walking in the Air The Snowman Joseph McManners
02 Can You Feel the Love Tonight The Lion King David Grant
03 Send in the Clowns A Little Night Music Ruthie Henshall
04 Younger Than Springtime South Pacific Jon Lee
05 Summertime Porgy and Bess Mica Paris
06 Mr Cellophane Chicago (musical) Les Dennis
07 What I Did For Love A Chorus Line Carrie Grant
08 Sunset Boulevard Sunset Boulevard John Barrowman
09 You're Just in Love Call Me Madam Jon Lee, Ruthie Henshall

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, Jon Lee & David Grant), The Bare Necessities (The Jungle Book, Les Dennis & Joseph McManners), Tomorrow (Annie, Ruthie Henshall & company)

Episode Four[edit]

  • Everything’s Coming Up Roses (Ruthie Henshall)
  • Hopelessly Devoted To You (Carrie Grant)
  • Ole Man River (Sir Willard White)
  • I’ve Never Been in Love Before (David Grant)
  • We’d Go Dancing (Billy Elliot OLC Ann Emery, Liam Mower)
  • Electricity (Billy Elliot OLC Liam Mower, Tim Healy)
  • And I’m Tellin You (Mica Paris)
  • Beauty and the Beast (Carrie Grant, David Grant)
  • Evermore Without You (Jon Lee)
  • I Am What I Am (John Barrowman)

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)

Medleys[edit]

  • Week 1 Closing Medley—Jesus Christ Superstar, The Time Warp, (The Rocky Horror Show, John Barrowman), Tell Me It's Not True (Blood Brothers, Jill Halfpenny), Seasons of Love (Rent, Jon Lee, Carrie & David Grant), Memory (Cats, Mica Paris), One Day More (Les Misérables, 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 (Follies, Carrie Grant), You Can't Take That Away from Me (Crazy for You, John Barrowman), The Street Where You Live (My Fair Lady, John Lee)
  • Week 3 Introduction—Wilkommen (Cabaret, John Barrowman), Hello Dolly (Hello Dolly, Ruthie Henshall), If They Could See Me Now (Sweet Charity, Carrie Grant), Matchmaker, Matchmaker (Fiddler on the Roof, Mica Paris), Edelweiss (The 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), 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, Jon Lee & David Grant), The Bare Necessities (The Jungle Book, Les Dennis & Joseph McManners), Tomorrow (Annie, Ruthie Henshall & company)

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