is a Portuguese singer
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 Portuguese
television soap 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
Deciding to continue his studies in theatre he moved to 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 masterclasses with Martin Koch, Claire Moore and Morag McLaren. He also obtained his stage fighting certificate, the Trinity College of Music
singing diploma and 1st prize in the Surrey Annual Music Festival.
Feist moved back to Portugal in 1993.
- 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:
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
- 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, Channel One Television.
Musical Consultant for the TV Game Show "Singing Bee", Channel 3 Television.
He also dubbed Elton John in the Portuguese version of El Dorado.
He has recorded many songs for Disney on Ice.
- 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)
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.
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.
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 Renascenca'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.
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 Cultural Centre
- Portuguese version of Pokemon (including translation and directing)
- Disney International Hits
- Amalia - Original Cast Recording
- Great Fados, Great Voices II
- 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.