Richard grew up in the small village of Balsham in South Cambridgeshire and pursued his professional training in Performing Arts at Bodywork Company Dance Studios.
Since graduating Richard’s career has taken him all over the world, from Shaftesbury Avenue to South Korea, Buenos Aires to Bochum, Germany and Sunderland to Santorini.
He is thrilled to be returning once again to The West End At Christmas, where for him Christmas really begins.
Cats (Asian leg of the World Tour) Bustopher Jones/Gus/Growltiger Phantom of the Opera (25th Anniversary Tour) u/s Phantom; We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre) u/s Galileo & Khashoggi; Les Miserables (Queens Theatre) Factory Foreman/Grantaire u/s Javert; Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany); Electra u/s Rusty, then Alternate Rusty u/s Papa, Greaseball, Electra & Caboose; Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria) Bobo u/s Electra; La Cava (Victoria Palace & Piccadilly Theatre) Marcos u/s Agon; Saturday Night Fever (Palladium) Gus u/s Tony Manero & Bobby C; The Who’s Tommy (UK Tour) Lover/Harmonica Player u/s Captain Walker; Cats (New London Theatre); Victor u/s Munkustrap, Bustopher Jones/Gus/ Growltiger & Old Deuteronomy; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour with Phillip Schofield); Gad/The Butler
Other work includes;
Les Miserables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary (O2)
Lead Vocalist aboard The Seabourn Odyssey (The Yachts of Seabourn)
The West End In Concert; The West End At Christmas, The West End at the Movies
Saturday Night Fever (Original Cast Recording) La Cava (Original Cast Recording)
Half A Sixpence (Demo Concept Recording)
Richard last year recorded his much awaited Debut Album, Because of You on the SimG label, it can be purchased as a hard copy on his website richardwoodford.com or as a download on iTunes and Amazon Richard has returned to Germany and can be currently seen performing in Starlight Express once more as Electra.
Because of You is now available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/because-of-you/id1139108393