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Michael Barber

Third season: Musical director of 42nd Street and associate conductor of The Pirates of Penzance. Stratford: Associate musical director of Camelot, keyboard player for several performances of Kiss Me, Kate, understudy pianist/musical director for Jacques Brel. Elsewhere: Music director for over 50 musicals across Canada, including Forever Plaid, The Rocky Horror Show, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, A Christmas Carol (Aquarius); White Christmas (Neptune); Oliver! (Drayton); California Dreaming II (Stage West); Singin' in the Rain, Once on This Island, Nunsense, The All Night Strut, Lucky Stiff, Anne of Green Gables (Stirling); Amelia: The Girl Who Wants to Fly (Festival Players/Great Canadian Theatre Company); Godspell (Georgian Theatre Festival/Bathurst Theatre). His production of This Could Be Love appeared at the New York Music Theatre Festival. Composer of The Hollow, by Michael Kennard, and Blackbeard's Ghost, with Caroline Smith. Keyboardist for Spamalot and Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; also played several performances of We Will Rock You and The Lord of the Rings (Mirvish). TV: Vocal coach for mini-TFO. Training: Humber College, Royal Conservatory of Music. Website: www.michaelbarber.ca. Et cetera: Vocal coach to many of Toronto's leading musical theatre artists. Musical director of French Canadian singing trio Les Chiclettes. Travelled this past year to France and performed with Les Chiclettes at Sentier des Halles, Paris. Mr. Barber resides in Toronto with his wife, Nathalie Nadon, and their two beautiful cats, Mademoiselle and Ti Loup.