The leading man, who received an Olivier Award nomination earlier this year for his performance as Emmett in Legally Blonde The Musical, is to replace Ricardo Afonso as Galileo from 8 August.
While it is a big leap from the pink perkiness of Legally Blonde The Musical to the leather-clad rock of We Will Rock You, which sets the music of British band Queen amid a futuristic tale of a world where individuality and originality is banned, Gaumond is no newbie, having previously played the role on tour.
Speaking about the casting, Queen guitarist and the show’s co-creator Brian May said: “Alex is a superb actor and his interpretation of Galileo on tour in the UK was a huge hit with audiences. We look forward to a new triumph in the Dominion, in WWRY’s tenth year.”
We Will Rock You royalty, actress Mazz Murray will return to the show alongside Gaumond for two special weeks from 8 to 20 August, to say goodbye to the evil Killer Queen, a role she played from May 2004 to June 2010, when she left the production to have a baby.
We Will Rock You, which features a score including Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody and Radio GaGa, is now in its tenth year of guitar-thrashing denim-wearing entertainment at London’s Dominion theatre.