The Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts is honored to have two outstanding guests at its graduation ceremony on December 4: Dan Chameroy and Louise Pitre.
A two-time Canadian Screen Award nominee, Mr. Chameroy will inspire our graduates with words of wisdom drawn from his career as an actor, including 12 seasons at the Stratford Festival.
Acclaimed Tony-nominated actor and recording artist Ms. Pitre – “Canada’s first lady of musical theatre” – will perform a musical selection at the graduation ceremony.
Credits include 12 seasons at the Stratford Festival. Shows include Oklahoma!, The Winters Tale, Camelot, Cymbeline, Gigi, Pentecost, The Tempest, Henry V, Wanderlust. Credits elsewhere: The Wild Party (Dora nomination/Acting Upstage); Company (Theatre 20); The Barber of Seville, Idiots Delight, Of Human Bondage, The Dybbuk (Soulpepper); Beauty and the Beast (Dora Award), Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, The Drowsy Chaperone, A Funny Thing Happened...(Mirvish); The Magic Fire, High Society (Shaw Festival); The Arsonists, Into the Woods (Dora nomination), Side by Side by Sondheim (Canadian Stage); The Big Sleep, Rock and Roll (Theatre Aquarius); Peter Pan in Wonderland and six other Ross Petty Pantomimes as his iconic creation "Plumbum" (Elgin Theatre). Dan recently appeared on the CW's Reign and can be heard on many animated series including the upcoming Hotel Transylvania and Ranger Rob. He has recorded a CD entitled me, and is a founding artist of Theatre 20. Mr Chameroy is a two-time Canadian Screen Award nominee.
Receiving a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in the smash hit Mamma Mia! was a highlight for Louise Pitre, Canada’s first lady of musical theatre, in a career that spans theatre, television and concert stages across North America and Europe.
In addition to headlining the Toronto, Broadway and US touring company casts of Mamma Mia!, Louise is known for her signature performances as The Snake in The Little Prince (Theatre Calgary), Fantine in Les Misérables (Toronto, Montreal and Paris) and the title character in Edith Piaf. She also earned raves for leading roles in Luck Be A Lady (world premiere for Asolo Rep Theatre, Gordon Greenberg director/creator); Company (Theatre20); Gypsy (with famed director Gary Griffin at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Mame (Goodspeed Opera House); What Makes A Man (Jennifer Tarver director); A Year With Frog and Toad; The Toxic Avenger (John Rando directing); Sweeney Todd (Calgary Opera, Kelly Robinson directing); Annie Get Your Gun (at Massey Hall, Donna Feore directing); Song & Dance; Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris; For The Pleasure of Seeing Her Again; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; The World Goes ‘Round ; Blood Brothers; Tartuffe; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?; The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd; Applause; Rock ‘n’ Roll etc… [read full bio]