|Birth name||Stephen Patrick David Gately|
|Born||17 March 1976 |
|Occupation(s)||Singer, actor, songwriter|
|Years active||1993 to present|
Stephen Patrick David Gately (born 17 March 1976) is an Irish pop singer, who was in the boy band Boyzone until 2000, and subsequently pursued a solo career and acting roles. Events 45 BC - In his last victory Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Dublin (ˈdʌblɨn/ /ˈdʊblɨn or /ˈdʊbəlɪn/, bˠalʲə aːha klʲiəh or cliə(ɸ is both the largest city and capital of Ireland. Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with Speech. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Boyzone are an Irish boy band who had popular mainstream success during the 1990s Events 45 BC - In his last victory Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Boyzone are an Irish boy band who had popular mainstream success during the 1990s Acting is the work of an Actor or Actress, which is a person in Theatre, Television, Film, or any other Storytelling
After success with Boyzone, the band decided in 2000 to move on to solo projects. Boyzone are an Irish boy band who had popular mainstream success during the 1990s Gately was the first with his debut solo single titled New Beginning and later a debut solo album of the same name.
The album New Beginning included 12 brand new tracks including a version of the classic Bright Eyes which he recorded for the soundtrack to the new TV version of Watership Down. Watership Down is the first and most successful Novel by British author Richard Adams. He also became the voice of one of the characters ('Blackavar') which was created to look like him.
On 29 May 2000, the single "New Beginning" was released and reached number #3 in the UK charts. Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Two weeks later the album was released and also entered the charts.
The second single taken from the album was I Believe. Released on 2 October 2001 this song also featured on the soundtrack to the film Billy Elliot and just missed the UK top ten peaking at #11. Events 1187 - Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Billy Elliot is a 2000 Film written by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry. Gately inspired to record this track after he had seen the film. He attended the premieres of the film both at the Edinburgh Film Festival and at the Empire Theatre in Leicester Square, along with the actors from the film including Julie Walters and Jamie Bell. The Edinburgh International Film Festival or EIFF has moved its date and will now take place in June For the British guitarist see Lester Square. Leicester Square (ˈlɛstɚ is a Pedestrianised square in the West End Julie Walters, CBE (born 22 February 1950 is an Academy Award -nominated Golden Globe - and BAFTA -award winning English Jamie Bell' (born 14 March 1986 in Billingham, County Durham, England) is a BAFTA -winning English Actor. In April 2001, Stephen's third single, "Stay", was released and reached #13 in the UK chart. In May 2001, after the single flopped, his record company, Polydor, dropped him from their label.
On 16 June 1999 The Sun newspaper covered its front page with what it described as a "World Exclusive" and the headline, "Boyzone Stephen: I'm gay and I'm in love". Events 1487 - Battle of Stoke Field, the last dying breath of the Wars of the Roses. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) The Sun is a Tabloid daily newspaper published in the United Kingdom and Ireland with the highest circulation of any daily English-language At the age of 23, Stephen Gately had given the story to the newspaper because he feared that a former member of Boyzone's security was about to sell the story. The Sun had two further pages on the story as well as an editorial.
Gately also revealed that in 1998 he had started a relationship with the then 27 years-old Eloy de Jong, who had been in the Dutch boy band Caught in the Act. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands Caught in the Act were a Dutch Boy band. The band was established by record producer Cees van Leeuwen in 1993 They had first met in 1995.
Gately and de Jong split up in 2001, however. After remaining single for a while, Gately then started dating internet businessman Andrew Cowles, who had been introduced to him by Elton John and David Furnish, who are friends with both Gately and Cowles. Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947 is an English pop / rock Singer, Composer David Furnish (born 25 October, 1962) is a Canadian Filmmaker who is the Civil partner of British Entertainer
Having only been dating each other for a matter of months, Gately and Colwes held a commitment ceremony in a wedding chapel whilst on holiday in Las Vegas in 2003.
On 19 March 2006 Gately entered into a civil partnership with Cowles in a ceremony in London. Events 1279 - A Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
In December 2002 Gately took the lead role in Bill Kenwright's new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which previewed in Oxford in December 2002 before moving to Liverpool over Christmas 2002 and finally to London's West End and the New London Theatre in Drury Lane in February 2003. Bill Kenwright CBE (born 4 September, 1945, in Liverpool, Merseyside, England) is an Actor and Theatrical Sir Timothy Miles Bindon Rice (born 10 November 1944 is an English Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Tony Award and Grammy Award Andrew Lloyd Webber Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948 is a British Composer of Musical theatre, the elder son of William Lloyd Webber Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the second British Musical theatre show written by the team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre staged in the large theatres of London 's "Theatreland" Drury Lane is a street in the Covent Garden area of London, running between Aldwych and High Holborn.
In September 2004 Gately took on a different role: the evil Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, at the London Palladium until March 2005. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, also known as Chitty the Musical, is a stage musical based on the 1968 film produced by Cubby Broccoli The London Palladium is a 2286 seat West End theatre located off Oxford Street in the City of Westminster.
Gately made his pantomime debut at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley in December 2005 starring as Dandini in Cinderella. Pantomime (informally panto) (not to be confused with a Mime artist, referring to a theatrical performer of mime is a performance genre traditionally found About the town The town has a large shopping and retail area including a pedestrianised High Street and The Glades shopping centre Cinderella ( French: Cendrillon, Slovak: Popoluška, German: Aschenputtel, Spanish: Cenicienta In April 2006 he took on the role of "The Scarecrow" in The Wizard of Oz at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. The Scarecrow is a character in the fictional Land of Oz created by American author L The Wizard of Oz was a 1902 Musical play extravaganza based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Canterbury ( ˈkæntəbɹ̩i is a City in eastern Kent in the South East region of England.
In January 2007, Gately was heard in Horror of Glam Rock, a Doctor Who audio drama produced by Big Finish Productions for BBC7. Horror of Glam Rock is an audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC. This article is about audio performance for other uses see Radio (disambiguation. Big Finish Productions is a British company that produces books and audio plays (released straight to Compact disc and For this audio play, Gately recorded an original song, "Children of Tomorrow", with music by Tim Sutton and lyrics by Barnaby Edwards; this is his first solo track since 2001's "Stay". Tim Sutton is a Councillor in the municipality of North Grenville Ontario. Barnaby Edwards is a British actor writer director and artist 
He also took part in Channel Five's All Star Talent Show in October 2006, performing the slice and dice magic trick which he only had a week to learn, coming second to Toby Anstis. He was also in the second series of ITV's Dancing on Ice with his dancing partner Kristina Lenko. Dancing on Ice is a British Television show, in which celebrities and their professional partners dance on ice in front of a panel of judges Kristina Lenko (married name Cousins) (born 4 October, 1980 in Saskatchewan, Canada) is a professional ice dancer They went out in eighth place on after they fell consistently10 February 2007. Events 1355 - The St Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
In September 2007, he began touring the country in an 11-week run of Stephen Schwartz's rock musical Godspell, but withdrew from the production after just three weeks for contractual reasons. Stephen Lawrence Schwartz (born March 6, 1948) is an American Musical theater lyricist and Composer. This article is about the musical For the movie see Godspell (film. 
An appearance at Ireland's Meteor Music Awards in February 2008 launched the return of Boyzone, with touring throughout 2008. 
Gately has recently become a vice patron of the charity Missing People (formerly National Missing Persons Helpline), supporting their Runaway Helpline service for young people.