Adam Garcia is an Australian actor and tap dancer of partial Colombian descent (his father is from Colombia).
Garcia left university to take the role of Slide in the production of the musical Hot Shoe Shuffle, which toured Australia for two years before transferring to London, England. Garcia stayed on in London to act in West End musicals.
Garcia played Doody in the West End's version of Grease in London. He also played a Travolta character, Tony Manero, in the stage version of Saturday Night Fever, which ran from 1998 to 1999 in London. Garcia reached #15 in the UK singles chart in 1998, with his cover version of the Bee Gees song "Night Fever", taken from Saturday Night Fever. In 2000, Garcia played Sean in Bootmen, a movie based on the Tapdogs story.
He appeared as government official Alex Klein in the 2005 Christmas special of the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. According to the audio commentary for the episode, Garcia accepted the relatively minor role as he is a science fiction fan.
Garcia has been nominated for multiple awards during his acting career. His transition into a film actor began in 1997, when he played Jones in Wilde, a movie about the life of writer Oscar Wilde. Garcia has had a part in such movies as Coyote Ugly and, in 2004, the role of rock star Stu Wolf in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.
Garcia worked with Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth to help create the role of Fiyero in the 2002 workshop edition of an in-production musical called Wicked. After Wicked's success, the show soon spawned a London production, in which Garcia got to play the role of Fiyero. The show opened 27 September 2006, after previews began 7 September. He played his final performance 14 July 2007 and was replaced by understudy Oliver Tompsett.
While based in London, Garcia took part in a series of photographs with photographer Claire Newman-Williams, alongside actors Alison Doody, Thomas James Longley and Ben Barnes.
In the latter part of 2008, Garcia appeared in two ITV dramas, Britannia High in which he plays the dance teacher, and Mr Eleven, a two-part comedy/drama alongside Michelle Ryan and Sean Maguire. He has worked on an indie film A Woman Called Job. In January 2010 Garcia appeared alongside Ashley Banjo and Kimberly Wyatt as a judge on the reality show Got To Dance.
He made a guest appearance alongside Franki "Searing" Sears in Episode 19 (The Choice) on 6 of House.
In 2010 Garcia starred in the London West End production of Tap Dogs in the Novello Theatre from 15 June to 5 September. The show will then tour to Sydney in 2011.
In 2011, Garcia was cast in two part comedy drama, The Hen Do, which will be set in Ibiza and co-star Mischa Barton. The show was co-written by Lucy Brown and Olivia Poulet and will be produced by Andy Serkis and John Cavendish.