One of the leading roles in the smash hit musical MISS SAIGON, Robert Vicencio reprised the role of 'General Thuy', playing it in 10 cities all over the world including, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, Scotland, Ireland, London’s West End and throughout the UK.
In 1999, Robert's composition A CHRISTMAS SONG was one of the winners at the West End Cares Song Competition, later being released as part of an album compilation in London. Having talents for both stage and screen, Robert made his first appearance on film with the Hollywood re-make production of the award winning JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR as one of the 12 Apostles. Immediately after, he landed his second picture and supporting role in the Hollywood / Spanish sci-fi co-production, ARACHNID.
Using his great experience onstage and backstage, Robert Vicencio produced and directed in 2000, ALL YOU NEED IS? , the first and only commemorative concert dedicated to the 20th anniversary of John Lennon's death, bringing together the star's original band, THE QUARRYMEN, at the prestigious Palace Theatre in London's West End and earning him an exclusive interview on BBC WORLD NEWS.
Robert has since then, produced and directed many cabarets, short films and video productions across the UK, Australia and Asia. With his co-writer in London, Thomas Schönberg, Robert was commissioned by the Singaporean Government to write SINGAPORE'S SPORTS NATIONAL ANTHEM and has also just recently released once again with his co-writer, a Charity Single CD in London called REACH FOR THE STARS benefiting the abandoned children in the Philippines.
Robert was the China Casting Director & 3rd Assistant Director for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S documentary on Admiral Zheng He filmed in Heng Dien, China. He then returned in late 2006 to film his 3rd Hollywood movie, MARCO POLO to be released sometime in 2007. Last year Robert co-produced, co-directed and stared in a successful run of MUSICAL MOMENTS in Hong Kong and reprised his roles in his very own show in Shanghai entitled ROBERT VICENCIO & FRIENDS – BRINGING THE WEST END TO SHANGHAI which was performed to a sold out house.
More recently, in collaboration with the leading International Dance Academy in Shanghai, Jazz du Funk, Robert successfully put together Shanghai’s first Musical Theatre Workshop called SHARING THE WEST END WITH SHANGHAI, opening to both the local Chinese and Expat communities in the region.
Expanding his talents to new industries, close to the end of 2006, Robert was requested to be the Creative Director of Shanghai’s biggest Fashion Show of the year for ABSOLUT LABEL, presenting 8 international designers in one show.
Robert is now working on a new and exciting start-up online company called AskBenny.Cn which teachers Mandarin Online. (Register now at www.AskBenny.cn)