Henrique Feist

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Henrique Feist is a Portuguese singer, actor, and director. He voices Bardock in the Portuguese dub.


[edit] Early career

Feist was born in Lisbon, Portugal and began his career as a pop singer in 1982 with his brother, performing on television and various radio shows. They recorded nine records, all of which hit the charts. In 1985 he created the role of Miguel in the Portugal television Soap opera Pedro e Paulina. That same year he was awarded the Best Newcomer Award by the Portuguese National Press. For the next five years he toured Portugal with his brother and began his singing training with Maria João Serrão from the Portuguese National Opera.

[edit] Theatre training

Deciding to continue his studies in theatre he moved to United Kingdom|England where he completed the three year Musical Theatre course at the Guildford School of Acting and Dance. Work at drama college includes: Ciccio in The Most Happy Fella; Sancho in Man of La Mancha; Mr. Snow in Carousel as well as master classes with Martin Koch, Claire Moore and Morag McLaren.

He obtained his stage fighting certificate, the Trinity College of Music singing diploma and 1st prize in the Surrey Annual Music Festival. He returned to his native Portugal from the UK in 1993.

[edit] Selected work

[edit] Television

  • MC in Cabaret
  • Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest
  • David e Silva in The Hour of Freedom
  • Singing in the Channel One TV show Saturday Night Live, including the roles:
    • Javert (Les Misérables (musical)|Les Misérables)
    • Chris (Miss Saigon)
    • Joe (Sunset Boulevard (musical)|Sunset Boulevard)
    • Jesus (Jesus Christ Superstar)
    • The Phantom (The Phantom of the Opera (1986 musical)|The Phantom of the Opera).

Feist translated and adapted for Portuguese television the comedy series Rising Damp and Three's Company.

For Channel 3 television, he was vocal and content director, as well as co-starring in, the television galas:

  • The Sixties
  • Summertime
  • The Movies

As well as artistic and creative director and starring in the following live-on-tape gala performances:

  • The Great Broad Way
  • Latin Blood
  • Channel 3 13th Anniversary Gala Performance

He created, directed and starred in the gala Marco Paulo - A 40 year tribute for Channel 1 television.

He was also lead singer in the show Music from the Heart, for Channel 1 television, also released on CD.

Artistic director for the Channel 3 musical contest "Superstar Family".

Staged and starred in "Um País Chamado Simone" - a 50 year in showbusiness tribute to Simone de Oliveira for Channel 1 television.

Artistic Director for the Portuguese Song Festival 2008 and 2009, Channel One Television.

Musical Consultant for the TV Game Show "Singing Bee", Channel 3 Television.

Artistic Director for "Somos Portugal" for Channel 4 TV.

[edit] Voice acting

  • Dragon Ball (franchise)|Dragon Ball
  • Biker Mice from Mars
  • Dexter's Lab
  • Power Rangers
  • Veggie Tales
  • All Dogs go to Heaven (also Music director)
  • Dimitri in Anastasia (1997)|Anastasia
  • Radcliff in Pocahontas (1995 film)|Pocahontas
  • Kovu in The Lion King II
  • Prince in Snow White
  • Ramses in The Prince of Egypt
  • Joseph in Joseph, King of Dreams
  • Beast in Beauty and the Beast (1991 film)|Beauty and the Beast
  • Joseph in The Nativity Story
  • Edward in Enchanted
  • Flynn in Tangled

He also dubbed Elton John in the Portuguese versions of El Dorado and "Gnomeo and Juliet". He has recorded many songs for Disney on Ice.

[edit] Stage

  • Salo in Maldita Cocaína
  • Daniel in My Night With Reg
  • Tobias in Sweeney Todd 1997 and again in 2007
  • Sam Jenkins / Senator Carver Jones in Of Thee I Sing
  • Alain Oulman in Amália, in Lisbon and on tour (also associate director and musical supervisor)
  • Emcee in Cabaret
  • Mr.Zero in The Adding Machine

Feist created, directed and participated in the following shows:

  • Esta Vida é uma Cantiga (Life is a Song), a celebration of Portuguese revue and vaudeville
  • Christmas at the Coliseum
  • La Noche que me Quieras, celebrating Spanish, Italian and French music.
  • 501 Years of Dance at the Lisbon Coliseum

He was vocal director and starred in

  • The Great Composers of the American Musical Theatre, celebrating the music of Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Kern and Rodgers
  • A Return to Broadway, both in Lisbon and the Azores island.

He directed and translated the Off-Broadway hit Naked Boys Singing at the Estoril Casino, for which he won the 2009 Rainbow Award, a distinction given to those who fight for a more open democracy.

In the summer of 2006 Feist presented his show How Broadway Got To Portugal at the Figueira Casino and created the show Xmas Forever for Rádio Renascença's gala performance at the Trindade Theatre. At Christmas of the same year, he was special guest star for Channel 3 Television Disney Gala Performance. In 2009, Henrique was nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Actor for his role as Emcee in Cabaret. In 2010, he won the SPA Best Actor Award for his role as Mr.Zero in The Adding Machine, for which he was also nominated once again for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Actor. In 2010, the INATEL foundation paid hommage to him and to his contribution to the theatre in Portugal. Henrique can be currently seen at the Estoril Casino playing the lead in "Fado, a People´s History".

[edit] Teaching

Feist was vocal coach for the Lisbon Youth Theatre, working on the musicals: Camões, Prince of Poets and Man of La Mancha, for which he also wrote the lyrics. Since 2003, he has worked in close conjunction with the Portuguese Laryngology Association, coordinating voice workshops. He teaches musical theatre every summer at the Belem Hong Kong Cultural Centre|Cultural Centre.

[edit] Recording credits

  • Portuguese version of Pokémon (including translation and directing)
  • Disney International Hits
  • Amalia - Original Cast Recording
  • Great Fados, Great Voices II

[edit] Additional

  • In 1996 he was invited to sing at the Aga Khan's birthday celebration.
  • He reached the finals of the Channel 1 television show Strictly Come Dancing where he came 3rd.
  • In September 2009, at the Portuguese anime oriented event, "Anipop", he was the main judge for the contest "Anipop's got talent".