I used to sing- BILL from Showboat for auditions. I would sing it "straight",with no hint of camp or irony. I loved doing it, but I think it flipped out some directors & music directors.
I have not viewed Dr. Who or Torchwood, but I have been following John Barrowman in the press. He seems to be a really popular star in Britain. He is out of the closet & proud. I think I love him (he has been with his husband for 15 years)! He is singing here with Daniel Boys, a British stage actor now appearing in Avenue Q in London. I would like to be in the middle of that final hug!
I love the score from Chess & used to listen to it often when it first came out.
I think some people are confused about this song. It isn't meant to be a love song, its two people talking about their relationships with the same man - both realising that they can't fulfill him, but in different ways.