Ralph Bogard is an accomplished actor, singer, director and host that has worked all over the world in plays and musicals, including the West End and NYC.
Currently he is the Creative consultant and performance director for the BFI's Musicals season. Bringing to life various films and events across the exciting season of musical movies .
Ralph is the resident host for London's Prince Charles Cinema in central London where he programmes and presents Sing and Quote Along screenings and 'Unicorn Nights' the LGBTQ+ film event. As a host he has interviewed Hollywood directors, actors, writers and many others in the film and entertainment industry. Recent interviewees include Ricki Lake (Emmy award winning talk show host), Pat Moran (John Waters Films), Lisanne Falk (Heathers), Ellen Greene (little shop of horrors).
Most notably he created the Sing-Along screening of 'The Greatest Showman' which is now being toured by SingAlongA to major UK venues selling out the Liverpool Empire, Bristol Hippodrome and Mayflower theatre to name a few. His performance and show were sited by Hugh Jackman himself as "Hilariously Funny"!
He is also a host and compère for cabarets and events such as The Campervan Society, Deer Shed Festival, Wilderness Festival, The Hospital Club, The National Trust, The National Archives, Secret Cinema.
Ralph curated and directed the hugely successful 'Caravan Society' project for the National Trust and National Archives which sold out its whole run in 48 hours and was widely covered by major news outlets (Sky, BBC, iPaper, Guardian etc). He also created alongside Late Night Library Club the recreation of the famous Russian 'Stray Dog Cafe' for the Tate Modern and an immersive night based on the award winning novel 'The Line of Beauty' which was featured in the Sunday Times.
As director has worked with such acclaimed artists as Lili La Scala on her solo show 'Siren' that toured the world and was also director and co developer on the solo show 'When The Sky Falls In' by Broadcaster and radio host Janet Gershlick. Ralph has directed numerous projects including, 'The Thing on the Doorstep', 'Mountains Of Madness', 'Long Distance' and more.
Ralph also has created and performed his own solo show 'Insomnia Lullaby : A Sleepless Cabaret' a dark and humorous look at what keeps you awake at night via songs and story and 'SINGO!' a karaoke based chat show.
He can also be heard on original cast musical album recordings and of course regularly performs live. Ralph has achieved recognition as a skilled storytelling vocalist with a rich baritone voice.
Some quotes about Ralph include "steals the show" "performs with knock-out panache" "wickedly entertaining" "exceptional...his ability is wonderful" "fantastic presence, backed up with a fantastically powerful set of lungs"