Mrs. Henrietta Hook
After innumerable guest appearances on mainstream television, Gary starred in a string of television series making him a household name as a comic-actor and singer. Gary went onto be a subject of This is Your Life, hosted The Laurence Olivier Awards and won a TMA Best Actor nomination in his musical theatre debut as Bill Snibson in Me And My Girl.
Theatre credits include The Wizard in Wicked the Musical (Apollo Theatre), Elisha Whitney in Anything Goes (The Barbican), Dame Gary in Pantoland at The Palladium (The London Palladium), Jethro in Prince of Egypt (The Dominion), Goldilocks and the Three Bears (The London Palladium), Jonathan Ripples in Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear (National Theatre), Grandpa in Little Miss Sunshine (Arcola), Mrs Crumble in Snow White at The London Palladium, Major/Monsieur Armande in Flowers for Mrs Harris (Chichester Festival Theatre), Sarah The Cook in Dick Whittington (The London Palladium), Badger in The Wind in the Willows (The London Palladium), George McMillan in Big (Plymouth/Ireland), Anthony in End of the Rainbow (National Tour), Ali Hakim in Oklahoma (National Tour), Andre in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (The Savoy Theatre and National Tour), Vernon Hines in The Pajama Game (The Shaftesbury Theatre), Sammy Shaw in Radio Times (The Watermill and National Tour), A Bowl Of Cherries (Charing Cross Theatre), Thomas Marvel in The Invisible Man (Menier Chocolate Factory), Septimus Podgers in Lord Arthur Saville’s Crime (National Tour), Billy Flynn in Chicago (National Tour), Lion in The Wizard of Oz (The Royal Festival Hall), Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (The Mayflower Theatre), Arthur Kipps in Half A Sixpence (National Tour), Santa Claus The Musical (The Mayflower), Dick Deadeye in H.M.S. Pinafore (NSC, Regents Park), Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (The London Palladium), Henry 3 in Travels With My Aunt (National Tour), Pirate King in The Pirates Of Penzance (NSC, Regents Park and National Tour), Bottom in A Midsummer Nights Dream (NSC, Regents Park), Confusions (National Tour), Dennis Cain in One For The Road (Bristol Old Vic and National Tour), Fagin in Oliver (National Tour), Elliot Garfield in The Goodbye Girl (Albert Theatre and National Tour), Stephen/Tony in Copacabana (The Prince Of Wales Theatre), Joe in Carmen Jones (The Old Vic), Teething Troubles (National Tour), Bill Snibson in Me And My Girl (The Adelphi Theatre and National Tour), Queen Nigella in Jack and the Beanstalk (The London Palladium) and soon to appear as The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz (The London Palladium).
Television credits include Grandpa Who in The Grinch (NBC), Showstoppers, Cue Gary, The 6’ O’Clock Show, The Saturday Gang, Copycats, So You Wanna Be Top, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The Tony Ferrino Phenomenon, Aspel And Co, The Bob Monkhouse Show and Don Black - Diamonds Are Forever.
Radio includes Lennie in Prostrate (B.B.C. Radio 4). Albums include Love Situation, The Album (recorded at Abbey Road Studio with the London Symphony Orchestra), and Double Standards. Other Credits Include Host/Soloist in From Hackney to Hollywood-The Songs of Don Black (UK Tour) and host of The Laurence Olivier Awards.
Writing and Directing credits include Sweet Lorraine at Regis Centre, Bognor Regis and Hackney to Hollywood (Co-written with Don Black).