The journey so far...
Roger Wright launched his career in the entertainment industry as a fashion model. He had much success internationally shooting for magazines, advertising campaigns, music videos, tv commercials and fashion shows in London, New York, Milan and Paris…
During his modelling career, Roger kept his dream of becoming a recording artist in sight, by singing and writing songs. He formed the pop group ‘Fresh’ with his brother Steven https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlx9v9GWT-E
‘The Wright Brother’s’ signed a recording contract with Magnet records and released two songs, ‘Feel My Rhythm and Did I say Tiamo..
Following ‘Fresh’ Roger went back into modelling.. One day, his modelling agency called him to go to a casting for a TV commercial.
The receptionist sent him into the wrong room by mistake! In that room, a totally different audition was taking place…
Paul Kerryson, theatre director and Julian Kelly musical director, were auditioning for two musicals one of which was a musical called ‘Hotstuff.’
Roger apologised for walking in but joked with them and told them that he could sing, not thinking that they would take him seriously. To Roger’s surprise they invited him to sing!
His professional singing and acting career began that day! He landed the lead character ‘Joe Soap in ‘Hotstuff!’ which ran at the Leicester Haymarket theatre
Roger went on to perform as the Jazz Legend ‘Cab Calloway’ in the West End musical, ‘The Blues Brothers’ which toured the UK and Germany .
In 1999, Roger was chosen out of literally thousands of hopefuls to play the role of the adult Simba in the original West end cast of ‘The Lion King’ at the Lyceum theatre in London.
Roger returned to the West end stage as ‘Marvin Gaye’ in the Motown musical ‘Dancing in the Streets’ at the Cambridge theatre in London.
Prior to the West End opening of this production, he toured the UK with the same Company performing with the Motown Legend ‘Martha Reeves’ who was narrator and star of the show.
Roger played ‘Simba’ for a second time, this time at the Disney Resort in Paris in the show, ‘The Legend of The Lion King.’..then returned to the West End as compere and one of four principal singers in the Michael Jackson West end show, ‘Thriller Live’
You may recognise Roger from the Andrew Lloyd Webber/ITV studios tv show, ‘Superstar ..
Since Superstar Roger created two shows.. ‘You Can Do It
and ‘The Feel Good show
which is a celebration of classic feel good iconic songs
Roger is currently writing/recording original songs and music for his next project. He is also preparing for the return of, ‘The Feel Good Show’ in 2022