Biography

Hugo trained in The Netherlands at Stichting Musical Vught. In London he trained at the Miss Saigon Training Scheme. Hugo’s most recent vocal coaches were: Kate Young (London) and Kevin Michael Murphy (New York) – NYC Vocal Studio

Hugo further trained in the Meisner Technique at the Impulse Company in London. He regularly attends the Elite drop in classes to enhance his skills in this exciting technique. For further information – click here

His theatre credits include:

US: Most recently:  Harvest Carruther in Perfecting the kiss (NuBox Theater (Off Off Broadway). Grandson in In defence of Cruella DeVilThe Stranger in The road less traveled and James in Still Waters all for BritBits 9 at the Manhattan Theatre Club – NYC (Off Broadway). Phil in Dream Team (Videograf – NYC), Alfie in Clearance (Videograf – NYC) – both for BritBits 8, produced by Mind the Gap Theatre NYC, Michael Powell in I.C.U. (Sonnet Theater, Producers Club, Off Off Broadway) and Man in I am yours now (Space on White – New York debut)

UK: Most recently, Brian in Feast of fool.  Professor Flint in Professor Bernhardi. Hugo was part of a performance art project entitled The Unutterable Thing in which he created the role of “The Termite’. Hugo created the role of The Chinaman in the UK premiere of the full production of Helmer Hardcore. The Chinaman in the rehearsed reading of Helmer Hardcore – a UK premiere. Hugo was part of the ensemble of On the ropes (Spaced 2014) – an experimental piece of performance art combining deep Meisner improvisations and stage combat. He regularly takes part in rehearsed script readings for the London Playwriting Lab. Kevin in Mummy’s Boy (The Space – rehearsed reading). Thomas Ansen in Kingdom Come (The Actors Centre), Martin Wickerwall in Money (The Space), Man in I am yours now (The Lord Stanley & The Space, Docklands), General Lin Zexu in Steampunk Opium wars (National Maritime Museum), Roger Hardy in Woodpeckers and Barry Manilow (The Cornerhouse), Xang in Branded (Old Vic Theatre), Trev in Laters (Tristan Bates Theatre), Cheng in Privates on parade (Jermyn Street Theatre). Hugo created the role of Kegs in the London premiere of Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (Riverside Studios). Aubery in Everybody wants to be Bette Davis (Marlborough Theatre, Brighton). He also created the part of Harry in Bet she’s not your girlfriend! (White Bear Theatre). Aaron in Live with somebody you love (Bridewell Theatre), Emilio in Working (Hendon Hall), Ru in Merrily we roll along (Mermaid Studio Theatre).

The Netherlands: Jesus Christ Superstar, The Virgin and Mr Mistoffoles in Cats, all at Stichting Musical Vught.

Revue & Cabaret performances: Go the distance (Etcetera Theatre). Taking the wheel, Another Hundred People & Dreamscape (all at the Canal Cafe Theatre). Seize the day (Theatre Museum)

Hugo has also been active as a background / supporting actor and can be seen in Holby City (BBC), Family Affairs (Five), Jonathan Creek (BBC) and MIT (ITV). He has featured as a pillow fighting Santa in a Swatch Internet viral. His feet can be seen in Batman Begins and he flashes past the camera in Basic Instinct 2. At least he was seen in full! He appeared as an air traffic controller in docu-drama Seconds from disaster – JAL123. He can also be seen in Sweets, cakes and monsters in the role of Chen.

Hugo is proud to have been a part of the Charity Gala Promo for the Albert Kennedy Trust in which he appeared as a Carer.

In 1995, Hugo received the DQ award for contribution to Musical Theatre. He also received the 2012 Solo Festival Award for ‘Most Potential Act’

He is the Founder and Director of You Blinked Productions and has formed a partnership with Paula D’Alessandris from Mind The Gap Theatre in New York to co-produce work in both New York and London. He has now directed various plays for their short play productions of BritBits 8 and BritBits 9. For more information on Paula & Mind The Gap Theatre – please click here

 

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