Little Shop of Horrors


 Rhydian was born in Brecon, Powys, Wales. He won a place at Birmingham City University where he joined the Conservatoire, graduating with a first-class BA (Hons) in Music, before gaining a place at the Royal Academy of Music in London for his postgraduate course in musical theatre. Rhydian has sold in excess of a million albums worldwide; he was the runaway star of Simon Cowell’s The X Factor, showcasing his incredible vocal range and show-stopping performances.

As a result, he was promptly signed by Simon Cowell, released six albums, and became the biggest-selling male artist of 2008. He has duetted and performed with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Michael Bublé, Taylor Swift, Bryn Terfel, Enrique Iglesias, Celine Dion and Nicole Scherzinger.

Rhydian has starred in numerous West End/Broadway productions, including Grease, We Will Rock You, The War of the Worlds and, in 2014, he joined the 40th anniversary tour of the cult show The Rocky Horror Show, playing the title role of Rocky. Last year, he played the role of Pontius Pilate in Bill Kenwright’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar. In 2011, he presented and performed in a ten-episode series of his own light-entertainment show on S4C television titled Rhydian; guests included many household names such as Jeff Wayne, Hayley Westenra, Aled Jones, Ruthie Henshall, Spellbound and more!

One of his proudest moments was duetting with the star of Let it Go from the film  Frozen – Idina Menzel who features on his album Rhydian. He was invited by Andrew Lloyd Webber to play the Phantom at the composer’s 60th birthday celebrations.

In April 2014, he released his fifth album, One Day Like This, which features duets with Bonnie Tyler and West End star Kerrie Ellis. The album stormed to number one in the official classical charts for ten consecutive weeks, making it one of the highest-selling classical albums of 2014.

In the winter of 2014/2-15, Rhydian played the title role of the Beast in Beauty and the Beast during Windsor Theatre Royal’s panto season, as well as playing the role of Prince Charming in the UK production of Cinderella.

Rhydian has just completed his third UK solo tour and is a Classical BRIT Award nominee. His new album, Carry the Fire, is out now.

He is delighted to be joining the cast of Little Shop of Horrors.

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