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Ricardo Afonso

Previous theatre credits include; The lead singer in Thriller Live at The Lyric Theatre in the West End; a lead vocalist in From Hackney to Hollywood: The Don Black Songbook UK Tour; guest vocalist for Irving Berlin: From Rags To Ritzes at The Royal Festival Hall. Ricardo created the role of Alberto Beddini in the West End production of Top Hat The Musical directed by Matthew White; and played the leading role of Galileo in We Will Rock You, for... Read more >>

Ricardo Afonso

Ricardo Afonso Overview

Previous theatre credits include; The lead singer in Thriller Live at The Lyric Theatre in the West End; a lead vocalist in From Hackney to Hollywood: The Don Black Songbook UK Tour; guest vocalist for Irving Berlin: From Rags To Ritzes at The Royal Festival Hall. Ricardo created the role of Alberto Beddini in the West End production of Top Hat The Musical directed by Matthew White; and played the leading role of Galileo in We Will Rock You, for three years. He was also lead vocalist on the Strictly Come Dancing - The Professionals tour and prior to that created the role of Willie Lopez in the workshop of the musical Ghost directed by Matthew Warchus.

Ricardo played the role of Taxi Driver in the workshop production of Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown directed by Bartlett Sher;

Recording credits include: One Not Two for the album Surrounded by Sounds by Tim Prottey-Jones; Dreamer for the album based on the Terry Pratchett book Only You Can Save Mankind composed by Leighton James House; The Meerkat Muchachos for the album Bush Tales composed by Matthew Jameson. Ricardo is also one of the regular singers for the ongoing summer concerts A Rock and Symphonic Spectacular since 2007. 

Ricardo fronted the cast of We Will Rock You in the opening of the handover ceremony for the Olympic Games 2012, live on BBC1 and in front of Buckingham Palace. This is still one of the most exhilarating moments of his career.

In Portugal his voice over and recording credits include – Spirit in Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron for DreamWorks; Robin Hood in Shrek for DreamWorks; The Lorax for DreamWorks; Mighty Ducks for Disney; Beauty and the Beast for Disney; 102 Dalmatians for Disney; Ducktales for Disney and the album Pokemon.

Along with Rui Fingers he composed the songs for the Portuguese TV series Super-Pai, which they then co-produced into an album achieving a silver record.

Ricardo is also no stranger to seafaring. From 2004 to 2005 he worked on many production shows aboard the Queen Mary II and Queen Elizabeth II for Cunard, and Prinsendam for Holland America.

Ricardo also appeared in the BBC 1 Television contest The Voice UK 2013 on Team Danny.

 

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