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The former star of Will & Grace and Perception is also known for his singing and writing skills. He sometimes performs a show full of stories and music for charitable causes.

During Eric McCormack’s The Concert I Never Gave… (except for, like, 2000 times in my bedroom), the actor is backed by a house band which includes his musical director Loren Gold, keyboardist for the Who, and Neil Chapman, who has played with Leonard Cohen and Randy Bachman. The two hour concert event includes tunes by Elton, the Who, Billy Joel, Queen and Burton Cummings.

“It’s not like a cabaret or a one-man confessional,” Eric explains. “It’s a celebrity tell-all of fun stories, all in a concert.”

On August 5 and 6, Eric brings the production to Vancouver’s Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, in support of Prostate Cancer Canada. The musician and writer conceived of The Concert I Never Gave… (except for, like 2000 times in my bedroom) as a charity event in memory of his parents, who both died of cancer. He has performed the concert in Los Angeles and Toronto to sold-out audiences, and in the past, donated the proceeds to Rethink Breast Cancer.  

Besides telling tales about becoming friends with Elton and meeting Pete Townsend, Eric talks up about growing up in the suburbs and offers insider anecdotes about Will & Grace.
In 2006, the Toronto native performed Elton and Bernie Taupin’s The Greatest Discovery on the album, Unexpected Dreams: Songs from the Stars.