Jeff Hyslop, Founding Artistic Director
provides us with his
expertise, contacts and energy to ensure that Showcase Festival
is built on a solid artistic foundation.As Founding Artistic Director, he was responsible for planning our 3 seasons, in addition to conceiving the "Ginger" Goodwin project.
Vancouver born Jeff Hyslop
is indisputably one of Canada's foremost performing artists.Equally masterful as a singer, dancer, and actor, he
has starred with unqualified success in such landmark musical productions as "Cabaret", "Kiss of the Spider Woman", "Jacques Brel", "The Producers" and of course, the role of "Mike" in both the London West End and Broadway productions of "A Chorus Line".To many, he
is the quintessential Phantom of the Opera, a role he
embraced in the Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical for over 900 performances.He
starred as "Jeff the Mannequin" in the TVO series "Today's Special" which maintained a huge popularity for over 10 years.
At age 21 Jeff
was dancing and singing in Norman Jewison's film "Jesus Christ Superstar".
Choreography and directing are a real love for Jeff
and it shows in productions such as "Peter Pan
", "A Chorus Line", "On Tap", "Guys and Dolls" and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat".
Continually broadening his
is in demand for his
teaching expertise in the realm of Musical Theatre, encompassing adjudication and scene, song and dance workshops.
They have performed at Massey Hall, the Hummingbird Centre, and the Toronto Centre for the Arts
, featuring an all-Canadian guest list which has included such artists as Jeff Hyslop
, Louise Pitre, Guido Basso, The Men of the Deeps, The Three Cantorial Tenors.