Dean was chosen out of over 6000 applicants to be one of five contestants to appear on BBC's Star for a Night hosted by Jane McDonald. This was aired on BBC1 on a Saturday night in their prime time slot in front of 12 million viewers attracting the attention of a host of talent agents including theatre impresario Bill Kenwright.
It was at this point Dean took the decision to follow his dream and jump in with both feet into show business. He has been the opening act on the North Pier's summer show, headlined a production at Blackpool's famous Opera House where the likes of Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and other famous names have tread the boards. Entertained the crowds with Danny La Rue in Blackpools Tower Ballroom and even performed at the Blackpool Christmas Lights switch on.
After teaming up with an already successful Queen tribute band Dean perfected his art over the following months playing in various venues up and down the country. It was at this point the producer of Blackpool's longest running and most successful show – Legends, was to get in touch. Dean has since enjoyed very succesful consecutive summer seasons in it's principal role; firstly at the Central Pier, The Sands Venue and now at their new beautiful home for this season, the famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
In addition to Legends, Dean enjoys performing at a variety of locations and events here in the UK and also flys to hot spots across the Mediterranean and further. He is also a regular and extremely popular tribute act on P&O cruise liners taking him and his Queen tribute show all over the world enjoying the stage with stars like Alfie Boe, David Essex, Katherine Jenkins and Roy Walker. In addition Dean is a favourite with Pontins, Away Resorts, Park Resorts, Parkdean Reosrts and TUI exclusive Sensatori resorts. Most recently Dean appeared on the celebrity version of 'Come Dine With Me', for thier Queen's jubillee special and has performed at many prestigious events inluding Masapolomas Pride Festival in Gran Canaria on the main stage, that regularly attracts 80,000 people!!
Dean Richardson as Freddie Mercury faithfully recreates the image, voice and flamboyancy of the great man himself. Audiences are always left amazed by the authenticity and intricate detail Dean puts into each and every performance. From the moment the music begins and the lights pulsate, Dean explodes onto to the stage and from then on, the energy and exuberance never stops flowing. From the stunning vocals to the mannerisms, from the outlandish costumes to the moustache, it's all there to ensure that the audience have the very best experience.
Dean Richardson as Freddie Mercury solo show is available as a fully self contained tribute act and also with full band parts for cruise work and more. In addition, Dean is also available with a fantastic Brian May tribute in their powerful two piece show
1 x 60 mins
2 x 45 mins