Ralph Warman (BMus, University of Manchester)
Ralph Warman is an actor and musician based in London. Over the years, Ralph has sung with a variety of vocal ensembles ranging from 'HM Chapel Royal Choir' (Head Chorister 2004-5) and 'The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain' to the 'Nonsuch Singers' and the 'LMTO Chorus'. Ralph has performed for the Royal family at Buckingham Palace and the Royal Festival Hall and has taken part in several BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.
Ralph is an avid composer and in 2014 his setting of playwright Susan Hill's poem 'Can It Be True?' was performed live on BBC Radio 3 by the BBC Singers having been shortlisted from over three hundred entries for the BBC's inaugural Carol Composition Competition. The following year Ralph was commissioned to write the music for InterAct's documentary 'Yes, But That's Not All!' directed by Sara Kestelman and Amanda Brennan.
This year Ralph began work on his first original musical. Although it is still only in the early stages of development, Ralph has already begun working on several songs for the show and hopes to be able to share these in due course. In February, Ralph was commissioned to write the music for the Morley Theatre Company's 2018 production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in which Ralph also took on the joint roles of Oberon and Flute. Using an musical palette that mainly included period instrumentation, Ralph endeavoured to create an authentic sound world that would sensitively accompany this well-beloved Shakespearean classic.
In September Ralph will begin his Masters in Musical Theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London. He is excited at the prospect of being able to hone his craft as an actor-musician and to also develop and shape his dance skills.