In these sparkling, funny and heart-warming memories of more than fifty years in the entertainment business, Paul Nicholas is where he’s always been – centre stage.
He’s co-starred with theatrical legends, sung with David Bowie, topped the pop charts and TV ratings, made Hollywood movies and was the first Jesus Christ Superstar on the London stage – the best ever according to the show’s co-creator Sir Tim Rice. Packed full of anecdotes and behind-the-scenes revelations, this is a close-up look at the joys and disappointment, the hard work, creativity and risk-taking that goes into a lifetime as a star.
Paul did the original workshop of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s worldwide sensation Cats and went on to its West End premiere. His dramatic roles have included villainous Gavin Sullivan in EastEnders, so different from his loveable rogue Vince Pinner in Just Good Friends. He’s also built a distinguished career as the producer of hugely successful stage musicals including Grease, Saturday Night Fever and Singin’ in the Rain. Paul will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of becoming Jesus Christ Superstar in August 2022.
Today, he has endeared himself to a new television audience, travelling to exotic retirement destinations to check in to The Real Marigold Hotel.
As the lead in the first London production of the censorship-smashing 1968 rock musical Hair, Paul, unlike many of this co-stars, did not reveal all. In a manner of speaking, he does now…