Multi-award winning and award nominated British actor and singer Richard Shelton is an acclaimed entertainer with a career spanning theatre, music, TV and movies.
Described as ‘The worlds leading dramatic interpreter of Frank Sinatra’, awards include ‘Best Solo Performance’ as Frank Sinatra in ‘Sinatra: RAW’ (Adelaide Festival) which Richard also wrote and a nomination as ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ (Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards) in the hard-hitting drama, ‘Rat Pack Confidential’ on London’s West End. Richard has also been nominated ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for his portrayal of Detective Forbes in both the London and Chicago Horror Film Festival Awards in the multi-award winning short movie, ‘Do Not Disturb’.
Currently resident in LA, Richard is best known to American TV audiences as Arnaud in ‘Jane the Virgin’ and Mr Benson in ‘House of Lies’. In the UK, Richard is known for his 2-year stint playing the charmingly murderous Dr Adam Forsythe in ‘Emmerdale’.
Richard has spent 6 years perfecting his latest album, ‘Lost and Found’ recorded at Capitol Studios in LA and collaborated with musicians ranging from some of LA’s hottest young jazz talent to Frank Sinatra’s band mates. He also recorded his swing style influenced albums ‘Top Cat’ at London’s Abbey Road.
Richard has toured the world, performed for British and European royalty, at the world famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, Catalina Jazz Club, Vibrato and Vitello’s Jazz in LA, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Big Band, in the movie ‘I Capture the Castle’ and has numerous international TV appearances.
Shelton has just released ‘A Christmas Lullaby’ which captures the magical childlike wonder of Christmas and lets us pause for a moment, dreaming once again of Christmas past and present. Written by Alex Rudd and Jenifer Toksvig, it’s an enchanting message and helps let the hard, crazy, anxious bits of 2020 just roll off.