Cynthia Dale

Cynthia Dale is one of Canada's most acclaimed and sought-after performers. She is a true and veritable 'triple sensation', garnering rave reviews as an award-winning actor, singer, and dancer onstage and on screen.

She has been working professionally since she was five years old when she began her career in a production of Finian's Rainbow at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. She has since worked extensively in theatre from New York to Stratford, and on screen in countless film and television productions.

Dale began working in television as a young child, performing with Tommy Hunter and Wayne and Shuster and in many CBC variety specials. At the age of eight, she played the role of a young ‘Emily Carr’ in a musical special about the life of the Canadian painter. Her film and television credits include eight seasons as ‘Olivia Novak’ on the highly popular CBC series, STREET LEGAL. Other credits include Moonstruck, The Boy in Blue, Heavenly Bodies, A Broken Life, Spenser For Hire, Taking the Falls, Thanks of a Grateful Nation, Witness To Yesterday, Barnum, Made in Canada, and as a judge for two seasons on Triple Sensations. She also starred in and co-produced the musical film Christmas Dreams for CBC.

Having spent 12 seasons with the Stratford Festival, her vast list of theatre credits includes Charlotte Malcolm in A Little Night Music, Fosca in Passion, Outside Looking In concert production, Myra Arudal in HayFever, Red Queen in Alice Through The Looking Glass, Dorothy Brock in Forty-Second Street, Edythe Herbert in My One and Only, Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Eliza in My Fair Lady, Maria in The Sound of Music, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker, Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew, Guinevere in Camelot, The Mikado and The Gondoliers.

Other theatre credits include Charity Valentine in Sweet Charity, Love, Loss and What I Wore, Syncopation, Tamara in New York City, Dames at Sea, and Pal Joey for which she one a Dora Mavor Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

With three albums of well-loved show tunes under her belt...to dream, More... and Enchanted, she is also a recording artist.

In recent years Dale has done concerts across the country with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra and the National Arts Orchestra.

Dale has a star on the Stratford Bronze Star Walk of Fame, an Honorary Degree from Fanshaw College, and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from McMaster University.

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