Hugo trained in The Netherlands at Stichting Musical Vught under Jacques Noyons. In London he trained at the Miss Saigon Training Scheme with Mary Hammond and Julie Armstrong. Hugo's current vocal coaches are: Kate Young (London) and Dan Lawler (New York)
Hugo further trained at the Impulse Theatre Company under Scott Williams, the leading drama teacher in the Meisner Technique in London. He regularly attends the Elite drop in classes to enhance his skills in this exciting technique.
His theatre credits include:
US: Michael Powell in I.C.U. (Sonnet Theater, Producers Club, Off Off Broadway) and Man in I am yours now (Space on White - New York debut)
UK: Most recently appeared as part of the ensemble of On the ropes (Spaced 2014) - an experimental piece of performance art combining deep Meisner improvisations and stage combat. Kevin in Mummy's Boy (The Space - rehearsed reading). Thomas Ansen in Kingdom Come (The Actors Centre), Martin Wickerwall in Money (The Space), Man in I am yours now (The Lord Stanley & The Space, Docklands), General Lin Zexu in Steampunk Opium wars (National Maritime Museum), Roger Hardy in Woodpeckers and Barry Manilow (The Cornerhouse), Xang in Branded (Old Vic Theatre), Trev in Laters (Tristan Bates Theatre), Cheng in Privates on parade (Jermyn Street Theatre). Hugo created the role of Kegs in the London premiere on Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party (Riverside Studios). Aubery in Everybody wants to be Bette Davis (Marlborough Theatre, Brighton). He also created the part of Harry in Bet she's not your girlfriend! (White Bear Theatre). Aaron in Live with somebody you love (Bridewell Theatre), Emilio in Working (Hendon Hall), Ru in Merrily we roll along (Mermaid Studio Theatre).
The Netherlands: Jesus Christ Superstar, The Virgin and Mr Mistoffoles in Cats, all for Stichting Musical Vught.
Revue & Cabaret performances: Go the distance (Etcetra Theatre). Taking the wheel, Another Hundred People & Dreamscape (all at the Canal Cafe Theatre). Seize the day (Theatre Museum, London).
Hugo has also been active as a background supporting actor and can be seen in Holby City (BBC), Family Affairs (Five), Jonathan Creek (BBC) and MIT (ITV). He has featured as a pillow fighting Santa in a Swatch Internet viral. His feet can be seen in Batman Begins and he flashes past the camera in Basic Instinct 2. At least he was seen in full! He recently filmed his first docu-drama Seconds from disaster - JAL123 in which he appeared as an Air Traffic controller. He can also be seen in Sweets, cakes and monsters in the role of Chen.
In 1995, Hugo received the DQ award for contribution to Musical Theatre. He also received the 2012 Solo Festival Award for 'Most Potential Act'
He appeared in a documentary on the Miss Saigon Training Scheme for Japanese Television. He has danced in various dance festivals in The Netherlands and has sung in Church Choirs where he appeared as a featured soloist on many occasions.
Hugo is the UK representative of the Dutch production company Don Quichotte Productions and was Associate Director on the Meijerijse Instellingen voor Kunsteducatie end of year student production.
He is also the Director of You Blinked Productions and has formed a partnership with Paula D'Alessandris from Mind The Gap Theatre in New York to co-produce work in both New York and London.
Unique traits: Cabaret & Showcases – UK & The Netherlands Seize the day – Solo Cabaret at Theatre Museum, London 2006 Dreamscape – Solo Cabaret at Canal Café Theatre, London 2004 Another hundred people – Created and performed by Brian Woolton & Hugo Trebels at Canal Café Theatre, London 2002 Taking the wheel – Cabaret created and performed by Brian Woolton & Hugo Trebels at Canal Café Theatre, London 2001 Go the distance – Solo Cabaret at Etcetera Theatre, London 1999 Television & Film Infomercial: Male - 'Survivors UK' - Charity Awareness Film. Century Films. Director: Brian Hill Short Film: Chen - 'Sweets, Cakes and Glorious Monsters'. Director: Giovanni Di Giulio, 2013 Documentary: Air Traffic Controller - 'Seconds from disaster - JAL123'. Director: Rob Kaplan 2012 TV: Background Artist in “Family Affairs”, “Holby City”, “MIT” & “Jonathan Creek” Film: Background Artist in “Batman Begins” for Warner Bros & “Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction” for MGM. Commercial: PC World – Meeting the people 2003 Internet Viral: Featured Artist - Swatch – Santa’s Pillowfight 2005 Other Information and Skills Director & Producer - I.C.U. - Sonnet Theater, Producer's Club, New York, 2013 Assistant Director - Class in session, Teach me, Fear T'Nasty Productions, The Space, Docklands, 2012 Associate Director for Meierijse Instellingen voor Kunsteducatie in The Netherlands (end of year student production) 2006 Production Manager & Assistant Unit Director on “The couple’s guide to Tantra” video by Gaia Films Stage Management Experience Full clean driving license & Bi-lingual English – Dutch
Mummy's Boy (rehearsed reading)
Theater by Joanna Greaves Kevin
On the ropes (Spaced 2014)
Theater by Lawrence Carmichael Ensemble
Theater by Guleraana Mir Actor
Theater by Trine Garrett The Chinaman
Theater by Scott Williams Thomas Ansen
I.C.U. (Off Off Broadway - NY debut)
Theater by Paula D'Alessandris Michael Powell
Theater by Anna Chen General Lin Zexu
I am yours now
Theater by William M Lee Man
Theater by Steven Shawcroft Martin Wickerwall
I am yours now (New York debut)
Theater by Paula D'Alessandris Man
Woodpeckers and Barry Manilow
Theater by Katrin Feldhus Roger Hardy
The Other Shore (rehearsed reading)
Theater by Wing Hong Li Shadow/Heart
Theater by Matt Wilde Xang
Theater by Rikki Beadle Blair Trev
Ebverybody wants to be Bette Davis
Theater by Johnny Worthy Aubery
The Wild Party
Theater by David Dorrian Kegs
Privates on Parade
Theater by David Harris Cheng
Bet she's not your girlfriend
Theater by Anthony Litton Harry
Live with somebody you love
Theater by Brian Woolton Aaron
Theater by Amanda Noar Emilio
Merrily we roll along
Theater by Simon Thomas Ru
Solo Festival 2012 Award - Best Potential Act
Stichting Musical Vught - Netherlands
Miss Saigon Training Scheme - London, UK
Impulse Company - London, UK