Biography

A versatile actor, singer, music director and choreographer, Leigh has been active on the Vancouver musical theatre scene since the early 80s. Initially, she was cast in several Gilbert & Sullivan musicals, then turned her talents to comedy as a regular performer with the Vancouver-based Comedy Company.

Leigh has been involved in many shows produced on the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre stage (both for First Impressions Theatre and the Deep Cove Stage Society). Her most recent musical romps in Deep Cove include the rockin’ 60s musical soap opera, SUDS (for DCSS, as Choreographer/Asst. Musical Director), and Always…Patsy Cline (for F.I.T., as Co-Musical Director). Favourite roles include Mae West (The Comedy Company), Lili Von Schtupp (Random Laughter – a DCSS/F.I.T. co-production) and Nancy (in First Impressions’ production of the musical Oliver).

Following a short hiatus from performing, Leigh is very excited to have the opportunity to work with Peter Zednik and Barb Brolly, and to tread the Deep Cove boards again with the amazing cast of The World Goes Round.

The World Goes ‘Round

Directed by Peter Zednik

Musical Direction by Barb Brolly

Set Design by Mitchell Mackay

Produced by Carolyn Coles

Stage Manager Christopher Key

Lighting Design by Glen Miller 

The cast (in alphabetical order by surname) is   

Cheryl Hebb

Camille Johnson

Mitchell Mackay

Erin Matchette

Leigh Richards Stewart

Julia Walmsley

Musicians

Keyboard 1 (piano score)
Shawn Salsiccioli
Keyboard 2 (instrumentals)
Matt Grinke
Percussionist
Michael Bagchi