NEIL TENNANT, British musician (Pet Shop Boys) born; English musician, singer and songwriter, who, with his colleague, Chris Lowe, make up the successful pop duo Pet Shop Boys. Although Tennant avoided the issue of sexuality in the 1980s, preferring his lyrics to be androgynous, shortly after the release of 1993’s Very he publicly came out in Attitude, a UK gay magazine. According to the musician Tom Stephan, aka Superchumbo, they had a two-year romantic relationship. The Pet Shop Boys have an almost equally influential career as producers. Tennant was the executive producer for the Rufus Wainwright album Release the Stars.