Toronto’s ALANA BRIDGEWATER is an exciting singer/songwriter/theatre performer who is, perhaps, best known for her role as ‘Killer Queen’ in the Mirvish rock musical We Will Rock You.
Bridgewater toured the East Coast with jazz great Joe Sealy and his quartet as a member of the Nathaniel Dett Chorale; she has appeared extensively throughout the Mediterranean; she performed for Quincy Jones and Peter Gabriel tributes in the World Leaders Festival; and she was the voice for the 2008 Olympic Bid Song.
She recently made her debut at the Signature Centre on 42nd Street in NYC with the prestigious Soulpepper Theatre Company in Spoon River and First Ladies. Other Soulpepper Theatre credits include the title role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Rose – A Musical, Idomeneus, Porgy & Bess, Riverboat and the Global Cabaret Festival. Other theatre productions have included Shrek and The Wizard of Oz (Grand Theatre) and Hairspray (Charlottetown Festival).
Alana’s film and television credits include ‘Hannibal’, ‘Dino Dan’, ‘Lost Girl’ and ‘Mysticons’. She is the voice of Mr. King Dice in the hit video game ‘Cuphead’. She received a Gemini nomination for CBC’s “Gospel Christmas”, has sung backup vocals on tour for Johnny Reid, and performed in the Toronto Blues Society’s “Women’s Blues Revue”.
In May, Alana will leave for PEI to work on a new musical called “Dear Rita”, a tribute to Rita McNeil.
This evening’s singing star ALANA BRIDGWATER features jazz luminary ALISON YOUNG on saxophone, THOMPSON EGBO-EGBO on piano, and SCOTT HUNTER on bass, entertaining in the cozy intimacy of the Home Smith Bar.