FRA was delighted to represent Sebastian Lassandro’s biography of Sir Tommy Steele, which was published by Fonthill Media in 2021. Since then, Sir Tommy has himself joined our writers’ list
In the decades since he showbusiness debut as Britain’s first Rock and Roll star, he has headlined in shows and musicals from London’s West End to Broadway, Hollywood and around the world – and continues to act and perform to this day, alongside his other accomplishments as a writer and sculptor. He was knighted in the Queen’s 2020 Birthday Honours for services to entertainment and charity.
A Life in the Spotlight is written by Sebastian Lassandro, an acknowledged authority on, and archivist of, Tommy's six-and-a-half decade-long career. The manuscript has been thoroughly fact-checked and approved by Tommy himself, and includes forewords from three of his greatest fans – Sir Tim Rice, Lesley Ann Warren and Dame Judi Dench.
Some brief quotes from the forewords:
‘My admiration for Tommy and his work has never faded over the decades. He has an effortless ability to communicate with his audiences with warmth and sincerity, which I have witnessed time and time again. Getting to know him personally has been a great honour for me and something I never could have imagined would happen when I first heard Singing The Blues.’ – Sir Tim Rice
‘During the run of She Stoops To Conquer ... a fan of Tommy’s had written to him saying she was bringing her Aunt to see the show and as it was her birthday she wondered if he could sing Little White Bull at the end of the performance!’ – Dame Judi Dench