Alex Rathgeber is one of Australia’s most versatile leading men. At 24 Alex landed the role of Raoul in London’s West End production of The Phantom of the Opera (Cameron Mackintosh), following which he returned to Australia to play Robert the blindfolded, roller-skating, tap-dancing groom in the acclaimed Melbourne Theatre Company production of The Drowsy Chaperone.
Alex received a Helpmann Award for his performance as Billy Crocker in Anything Goes (John Frost and Opera Australia) in 2015. Other nominations include the Sydney Theatre Awards for the role of Sid in An Officer and a Gentleman (GFO) and a Green Room Award nomination for Older Patrick in Mame (The Production Company).
Alex’s stage credits include Simon Stride in Jekyll & Hyde – 25th Anniversary Concert (Concertworks); Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (GFO); Aaron in Curtains (TPC); Carl in Ghost the Musical (Ambassador/GWB/Red Live); Greg in The Boy From Oz (TPC); Brad in The Rocky Horror Show (TML); Joe Kennedy Jr and Jerry in Grey Gardens (TPC); Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden in Next To Normal (Doorstep Arts at Hayes Theatre); and Lancelot in Camelot (TPC).
On screen Alex has appeared in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (ABC), Rush (Network Ten) and Winners and Losers (Seven Network).
Alex’s debut album Easy To Love celebrates Broadway’s favourite composers, featuring duets with Caroline O’Connor, Lucy Maunder and Claire Lyon – available on iTunes and Spotify.
Alex is a proud graduate of The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).