Alex Gaumond's head shot as of 2011.
9 April 1978
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Occupation||Actor, Singer & Songwriter|
He moved to the UK in 1997 to study at GSA where he graduated with a 1st class BA (Hons) in 2000.
2000-01 (Miss Saigon)
After completing his degree at GSA in 2000, Alex made his professional debut that very same year in the ensemble of Miss Saigon in the Philippines where he was flown half way across the world to feature in a show that is very close to the country’s heritage. Alex also understudied the leading role of Chris in that production and went on to perform in the same musical in Hong Kong and Singapore in 2001.
2002-04 (The Full Monty)
2002 saw Gaumond make his professional West End debut at the Prince Of Wales Theatre where he understudied the roles of Malcolm, Jerry and Ethan in The Full Monty. He then played the role of Malcolm in the 2004 UK touring production.
Between 2002 and 2009 Gaumond made a number of appearances in a variety of UK national tours and London shows, including Guys And Dolls (Donmar Warehouse production), Desperately Seeking Susan and Sunday In The Park With George (5 times Olivier Award winning production).
2009 (We Will Rock You)
In 2009 Alex Gaumond's career took to new levels when he was cast by Ben Elton, Brian May and Roger Taylor to play the lead role of Galileo Figaro in their co-written musical We Will Rock You. The show, based on hit songs by the rock band Queen, has its home at the Dominion Theatre in the West End but Alex was cast in the first ever UK tour of show, performing 7 shows a week for 7 months. During the tour Gaumond played at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, the Sunderland Empire, the Birmingham Hippodrome and the Bristol Hippodrome.
2010-11 (Legally Blonde)
In 2009 Gaumond learned of his success with another musical which was to debut at the Savoy Theatre in London in January 2010. He had been cast to play the male lead (Emmett) in the original UK production of Legally Blonde alongside Sheridan Smith as Elle Woods. This exciting character provided Alex with a freshly written role for theatre that had been superbly crafted by the writers and brilliantly moulded by Alex so that he made the role his own. He starred in the multi-award winning production for 20 months and his portrayal of the role earned him nominations for 'Best Actor in a Musical' in both the Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards 2011 and the Olivier Awards 2011.
In August 2011, Alex Gaumond reprised his role as Galileo Figaro in We Will Rock You, but this time in the Dominion Theatre Production. He performed in this role until 18 February 2012 and his performance earned him a nomination for 'Best Takeover in a Role' in the Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards 2012.
In the summer of 2012, Alex Gaumond made a small appearance on TV during Andrew Lloyd Webber's auditions for the role of 'Jesus' in his upcoming UK arena tour of the show Jesus Christ Superstar. The audition process for 'Jesus' was televised in the UK in a short-series called 'Superstar'. Gaumond reached the top 20 through the initial audition process but was sent home by Lloyd Webber just before reaching the live shows.
Shortly after this and in a bizarre twist of fate, Gaumond was then cast as Jesus by UK-based Bronowski Productions in their new production of Jesus Christ Superstar for Ljubljana Festival in Slovenia.
In early 2013 it was announced that Alex Gaumond would return to the West End starring as Alberto Beddini in Top Hat at the Aldwych Theatre, alongside Broadway actors Gavin Lee and Kristen Beth Williams. Alex performed in the show from February to August 2013. While Alex was in the show, he and his fellow cast members attended the Olivier Awards 2013 which saw Top Hat win 3 major awards including Best New Musical. The show was also heavily featured in a four-part documentary on Channel 4 following West End musicals, entitled The Sound of Musicals, which aired in November and December 2013.
In June 2013, it was announced that Alex would be joining the cast of the Royal Shakespeare Company's multi award winning production of Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre, playing the iconic role of headmistress Miss Trunchbull. His first show was on 3rd September 2013.
On 24 June 2012, Alex Gaumond released his first single 'Here I Am', a new version of the well known song co-written and originally performed by Bryan Adams.
Professional theatre credits
|Start date||End date||Production||Role(s)||Venue(s)|
|30 September 2000||31 March 2001||Miss Saigon||Ensemble, Chris u/s||Cultural Center of the Philippines|
|May 2001||July 2001||Hong Kong Cultural Centre|
|August 2001||October 2001||Kallang Theatre, Singapore|
|3 June 2002||23 November 2002||The Full Monty||Minister, Malcolm/Jerry/Ethan u/s||Prince of Wales Theatre|
|April 2003||April 2003||Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Concerts||Apostle/Soldier||Scandinavium Arena
|May 2003||December 2003||Miss Saigon||Ensemble||Birmingham Hippodrome
|5 February 2004||October 2004||The Full Monty||Malcolm MacGregor||Various Venues across UK|
|20 October 2005||14 January 2006||Scrooge||Tom Jenkins||London Palladium|
|13 May 2006||2 September 2006||Sunday in the Park with George||Swing||Wyndham's Theatre|
|16 September 2006||7 July 2007||Guys and Dolls||Rusty Charlie, Nathan Detroit u/s||Various Venues across UK|
|16 October 2007||15 December 2007||Desperately Seeking Susan||Ray Sunshine||Novello Theatre|
|25 March 2009||17 October 2009||We Will Rock You
|Galileo Figaro||Palace Theatre, Manchester|
|January 2010||18 June 2011||Legally Blonde||Emmett Forrest||Savoy Theatre|
|8 August 2011||18 February 2012||We Will Rock You||Galileo Figaro||Dominion Theatre|
|20 August 2012||25 August 2012||Jesus Christ Superstar||Jesus||Ljubljana Festival, Slovenia|
|5 February 2013||3 August 2013||Top Hat||Alberto Beddini||Aldwych Theatre|
|3 September 2013||-||Matilda||Miss Trunchbull||Cambridge Theatre|
- Alex Gaumond Official Website
- BBC News: Sondheim show wins theatre awards
- Whatsonstage.com Review: We Will Rock You - Palace Theatre, Manchester
- Whatsonstage.com - Legally Blonde Sets UK Premiere for Savoy, 5 Dec
- Broadway.com - London Gets Tickled Pink by Legally Blonde Opening
- OK Magazine Interview: Sheridan Smith and Alex Gaumond
- Whatsonstage.com - Gaumond is WWRY's new Galileo
- Whatsonstage.com - New cast members announced for Top Hat, extends to 2014