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What I Do
Entertainment and the performing arts are my dearest passions. I welcome you to explore my gallery of performances. If you like what you see and hear, I’m always open to discussing new gigs!
Whether it’s a play, a musical or performing with one of my bands… I have great enthusiasm for the live exchange with an audience.
Whether it’s in front of the camera or behind a mic in the studio, I believe in getting to the heart of the story. Because there’s always a story to tell.
Stream My Music
Dry Up Betty
Howlin’ At The Moon
What Could I Do?
Guitarist and performer Suzanne McKenney takes on a couple of roles, as a mom and a homophobic teacher, and is a particular joy to watch when she takes the spotlight. Hilariously, the smiling, guitar-strumming, bigoted teacher probably gets the most laughs of the night.
I was particularly affected by the scene in which a straight teen (played by Ben Chiasson) opens up to his lesbian mom (convincingly and beautifully played by Suzanne McKenney) about his efforts to support his struggling gay classmates in high school.
The Toronto Fringe
Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, I graduated with a BFA in Theatre Performance and spent the following year studying with the fabulous Charles Nelson Reilly (Julie Harris’ favorite director) at the Burt Reynold’s Theater in Florida. After being part of many exciting shows in there, I moved on to New York where I studied with Uta Hagen and was soon after hired to sing and dance my way through the Panama Canal on a cruise ship contract that landed me in L.A. I then made California my home for 10 years acting and creating where I also met my Canadian-born actor husband, Allan Royal.
Performing in over 50 stage productions, I’ve spent the last 33 years as a theatre, cabaret and TV/film/VO/commercial actor, singer/songwriter and most recently a director and producer. I feel blessed and grateful to be in Toronto as an AmeriCanadian…with the freedom to create.