Adam Gabriel Garcia
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Adam Garcia is an Australian actor and tap dancer of partial Colombian descent (his father is from Colombia).
Garcia left university to take the role of Slide in the production of the musical Hot Shoe Shuffle, which toured Australia before transferring to London, England. Garcia stayed on in London to act in West End musicals.
Garcia played Doody in the West End's version of Grease in London. He also played a Travolta character, Tony Manero, in the stage version of Saturday Night Fever, which ran from 1998 to 1999 in London. Garcia was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance. Garcia reached #15 in the UK singles chart in 1998, with his cover version of the Bee Gees song "Night Fever", taken from Saturday Night Fever. In 2000, Garcia performed a solo Tap dance in the Sydney Olympic Opening Ceremony
Garcia has been nominated for multiple awards during his stage acting career. His transition into a film actor began in 1997, when he played Jones in Wilde, a movie about the life of writer Oscar Wilde. Garcia then went on to act in such movies as Coyote Ugly, Bootmen & Riding In Cars With Boys and, in 2004, the role of rock star Stu Wolf in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
He appeared as government official Alex Klein in the 2005 Christmas special of the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. According to the audio commentary for the episode, Garcia accepted the relatively minor role as he is a science fiction fan. . Garcia worked with Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth to help create the role of Fiyero in the 2002 workshop edition of an in-production musical called Wicked. After Wicked's success, the show soon spawned a London production, in which Garcia got to play the role of Fiyero. The show opened 27 September 2006, after previews began 7 September. He played his final performance 14 July 2007.
In the latter part of 2008, Garcia appeared in two ITV dramas, Britannia High in which he plays the dance teacher, and Mr Eleven, a two-part comedy/drama alongside Michelle Ryan and Sean Maguire. In January 2010 Garcia appeared alongside Ashley Banjo and Kimberly Wyatt as a judge on the reality show Got To Dance. He also was a judge on Australias' Dancing With The Stars for 2 seasons
He made a guest appearance alongside Franki "Searing" Sears in Episode 19 (The Choice) on 6 of House.
In 2010 Garcia starred in the London West End production of Tap Dogs in the Novello Theatre from 15 June to 5 September. In 2012 Garcia received another Olivier nomination for his performance of Bill Calhoun/Lucentio in Trevor Nunn's revival of Kiss Me Kate at the Old Vic.
In 2016, Garcia created Father Damien Karras for Birmingham Repertory Theatre's production of The Exorcist.
Was in the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games 2000, in the tap dancing sequence.
Co-founded the dance troupe that went on to become the internationally acclaimed "Tap Dogs".
Starred as Tony Manero in the stage version of Saturday Night Fever at the London Palladium from April 1998-April 1999. Nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for this role.
Started following in John Travolta's footsteps by playing Doody in the West End (London) production of Grease. Travolta played the same role on stage. Followed up with the role of Tony Manero. Adam has joking said the he would also play the lead in musical version of "The Boy In The Plastic Bubble".
He was nominated for a 1999 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award (1998 season) for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in Saturday Night Fever.
Favorite authors include: J.R.R Tolkein, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Tom Robbins
Favorite actors include: Johnny Depp and Paul Newman
Attended the same high school as Australian actors Hugh Jackman, Andrew Johnston, Reg Livermore, Hugo Weaving, writer Stuart Beattie and radio host John Laws.
Is one of a number of actors to be photographed by Claire Newman-Williams, including Thomas James Longley, Alison Doody, and Ben Barnes.
He's an Arsenal football club fan.
He danced at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
His version of "Night Fever", from the musical, Saturday Night Fever reached number 15 in the UK Singles chart.
He is environmentally aware and started to study to be a Chemical Biologist before taking up a full time dancing career.
He attended Knox Grammar School and also attended the Capital Dance Studio in Sydney, Australia.
His father is from Colombia.
Will star in the new London production of "Wicked" as Fiyero starting September. [July 2006]
(On Stage mistakes) "During Saturday Night Fever at the end of the first act dance number I tried to perform a split-jump, only I can't do them so I ended up on my ass followed by the most unsightly backward roll out of it, followed by the cast falling over in laughter and a good portion of the audience too.."
(On fans) "More odd than daunting. And worship is possibly too strong a word or perhaps I am a little afraid to acknowledge that. It is also very flattering & pleasing.."
(On theatre) "It is such an education. The process of rehearsal means you learn so much and really get the chance to develop your work on a character. You can cover so many facets - try things out. For example, by the second week Tyler was different - he was much more level, and slightly standoffish He became more still, watching people. And he stood up for himself more. And night after night you find out more about the character, and get the chance to try things. In films there is never that time to really develop a role. You can get halfway through and think: "Oh, that's what I am about!"
(On his Idols) "For me Johnny Depp and Paul Newman. Their choices and their non-conformity attract and inspire me.."