Equerry Anthony Bekenn
ROYAL MTC There Goes the Bride.
OTHER THEATRE 19 seasons with the Shaw Festival including Journey’s End, Serious Money, On the Rocks, Saint Joan and Rebecca; Stuff Happens (Mirvish/Studio 180); Kindertransport (Harold Green Jewish Theatre); See How They Run (TA); Wizard of Oz, Run for Your Wife (Drayton); Arms and the Man (Western Canada Theatre); Noises Off (Citadel).
FILM/TV Includes Murdoch Mysteries, Tracker, Doc, The Two Mr. Kissels, Wind At My Back, Counterstrike, E.N.G., Street Legal, Secret Service.
TRAINING/TEACHING Webber-Douglas Academy in London, England.
ET CETERA Anthony is delighted to be working with Christopher Newton again,
for the eleventh time.
Harold Wilson Nigel Bennett
ROYAL MTC Medea.
OTHER THEATRE Peter Pan, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Cymbeline, Measure for Measure, Richard III, Mary Stuart, Oedipus Rex, She Stoops to Conquer, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Thrill (Stratford); The Last Confession, with David Suchet (world tour); Hamlet, Closer, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Sound of Music, The Price (Neptune); Something Fishy (Lighthouse Festival Theatre).
FILM/ TV Narrow Margin, Murder at 1600, Rats and Rabbits, Legends of the Fall, xXx3 – The Return of Xander Cage, The Shape of Water, Forever Knight, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Murdoch Mysteries, Psi Factor, Hotel Metropolitan, The Strain, Roadside Picnic.
ET CETERA Gemini Award nominee four timesand winner once. ACTRA Award nominee three times and winner twice.
John Major Evan Buliung
ROYAL MTC Chimerica, The Homecoming.
OTHER THEATRE Upcoming: Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls (Stratford). Ten seasons with Stratford, including: title role in The Adventures of Pericles, Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, Edgar in King Lear, Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet; four seasons with the Shaw Festival; Macbeth (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Aragorn in Lord of the Rings, We Will Rock You (Mirvish); Art (CS); Bloodless: The Trial of Burke and Hare (Theatre 20); Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Soulpepper); Peter and the Starcatcher (WCT).
FILM/TV Damnation,The Art of More, Reign, Saving Hope, Bitten, The Listener, Haven, Nikita, Warehouse 13, Copper, The Adventures of Pericles, King Lear, Brainwashed, Skating to New York, Assassins Creed Syndicate, Far Cry Primal.
ET CETERA Thrilled to be in this company with such great artists working on this great play with the great Christopher Newton at the helm.
Gordon Brown Benedict Campbell
ROYAL MTC Six Degrees of Separation, 1949, Bent.
OTHER THEATRE 13 seasons at the Shaw Festival including Sweeney Todd, Our Town, Juno and the Paycock, Cabaret, Major Barbara, Ragtime, Heartbreak House, My Fair Lady, John Bull’s Other Island, The Cherry Orchard, The Entertainer, Mack and Mabel, The Crucible, Happy End, Man and Superman, The Plough and the Stars.
Elsewhere: Wormwood (Tarragon); title role in King Lear (TC/Bard on the Beach); Oedipus in Oedipus Rex, Hamlet, Henry IV, Julius Caesar, The Alchemist (Stratford); King Lear (Lincoln Center); My Fair Lady (Arena Stage, Washington).
FILM/TV Republic of Doyle, Act of Dishonour, Slings and Arrows, Road to Avonlea, Dieppe.
David Cameron/Bishop Ben Carlson
ROYAL MTC The Seafarer, The Homecoming, Closer.
OTHER THEATRE Selected from over 80 productions: Hamlet, Petruchio, Benedick, Leontes, Feste, Touchstone, Brutus; A Little Night Music, The Hypochondriac, Mother Courage, Mary Stuart, The Misanthrope (Stratford); Man and Superman (Tanner), Saint Joan, Major Barbara, The Plough and the Stars, Three Sisters, The Return of the Prodigal, All My Sons, The Madras House, The Seagull, Mrs. Warren’s Profession (Shaw). Across Canada: Canadian Stage, Mirvish Productions, Grand Theatre, Soulpepper, NAC, Neptune, Factory, Necessary Angel, PTE, Theatre Calgary, Theatre New Brunswick. Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Hamlet, Macbeth, Pericles, The School For Lies. Upcoming: The Changeling, Timon of Athens, The Madwoman of Chaillot (Stratford).
FILM/TV The Strain, Reign, The Anniversary, Saving Hope, Rookie Blue, Grey Gardens, Slings and Arrows, The 11th Hour.
Young Elizabeth Naomi Cronk
ROYAL MTC First appearance.
OTHER THEATRE For (Winnipeg Fringe); Reunion (Black Hole); The Laramie Project, Killing Game, Seven Doors (U of W).
TRAINING Graduate of U of W, BA (Hons.) Acting.
ET CETERA Much love to my family and appreciation for their tireless support of
me and my dreams.
Anthony Eden Paul Essiembre
ROYAL MTC Unnecessary Farce, Things We Do For Love, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Heart of Robin Hood (with Mirvish), Other People’s Money, A Few Good Men (with Citadel).
OTHER THEATRE Paul has been performing professionally throughout the country for almost 25 years, most recently in Dry Cold’s A Little Night Music. Other favourites include Butcher, The Best Brothers (PTE); Romeo and Juliet (Citadel); The Normal Heart, The Overwhelming, Stuff Happens (Studio 180); To Kill a Mockingbird, The Odyssey, The Duchess of Malfi, Don Juan, Macbeth (Stratford); L’Emmerdeur, Le Dîner de cons, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Art (Théâtre français de Toronto); Tillsonburg (CS); Zadie’s Shoes, Oui (Factory); Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Centaur).
FILM/TV More than 50 film and television appearances and extensive work in documentary narration, animation and commercial voice-overs.
Margaret Thatcher Kate Hennig
ROYAL MTC First appearance.
OTHER THEATRE Breath of Kings, Romeo and Juliet, Fiddler on the Roof (Stratford); Hedda Gabler (Necessary Angel); The December Man (NAC); Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot (Broadway/ Mirvish); The Penelopiad (RSC/NAC); Ragtime, When We Are Married, A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (Shaw). Playwright: The Last Wife (Stratford, 2015 premiere); The Virgin Trial (Stratford, 2017 premiere).
FILM/TV Rachel Lynde in Anne of Green Gables (PBS/YTV); Saving Hope; Bomb Girls; Flashpoint; 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould.
TRAINING MA in Voice Studies, Central School of Speech and Drama.
ET CETERA Awards: 2015 Christopher Plummer Fellowship Award of Excellence; two Dora Awards; Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award; three Betty Mitchell Awards; Genie Award nomination. www.katehennig.com
Tony Blair Kevin Klassen
ROYAL MTC Chimerica (with Canadian Stage), Alice Through the Looking-Glass, The Melville Boys (Tour), Romeo and Juliet, The Shunning, White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play, Bleeding Hearts, Our Town, The Tempest, A Christmas Carol, The Dresser, Feelgood (with GCTC), King Lear, Romeo and Juliet.
OTHER THEATRE (Selected) A Little Night Music (Dry Cold); A Strange Pair (Echo); Edward II (TBTR); Antony and Cleopatra (SIR); Arcadia (Citadel); Annie (Rainbow); Till It Hurts (PTE); John and Beatrice (TPM); Death of a Salesman (WJT); The Sea, Tartuffe, The Three Sisters (U of W).
FILM/TV Channel Zero, Barbara Blackwood, The Pinkertons, New in Town, Elijah, Gavin Alcock, Niagara Hotel, Unwoven.
TRAINING/TEACHING University of Winnipeg, 2015 Citadel/Banff Professional Training Program.
ET CETERA Kevin is a proud member and product of The Reg Skene Legacy, and the recipient of the 2014 Reg Skene Award for Emerging Playwright. Love always to Charlene.
Winston Churchill John B. Lowe
John B. Lowe
ROYAL MTC Harvey, Unnecessary Farce.
OTHER THEATRE Common Sense Cabarets (Broccolo Creative); The Secret Mask, The Savannah Disputation, Having Hope at Home (PTE); Here on the Flight Path, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, The Drawer Boy (Sunshine Theatre); An Inspector Calls (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Measure for Measure (Citadel); Dear Santa, Over the River and Through the Woods (Western Canada Theatre).
FILM/TV Series regular: Tiny Plastic Men, Cashing In, Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy. Movies: Juliana and the Medicine Fish, Reasonable Doubt, Silent Night, The Christmas Heart, Euphoria, Lucky Christmas, Wedding for One, Locked Down, The Hessen Conspiracy, The Secrets of Comfort House, Fido, The Butterfly Effect, The Ultimate Christmas Present, Trapped. TV appearances: The Pinkertons, Less Than Kind, Millennium, The X-Files, First Wave, The Immortal, The New Addams Family, Cold Squad.
ET CETERA Producer for Broccolo Creative (www.broccolocreative.com). Writer/Director of several short films including W(or)K, Just One and Windows of White. Formerly SchoolDirector at Prairie Theatre Exchange.
Private Secretary/Archbishop/Detective Rob McLaughlin
ROYAL MTC Things We Do For Love, The Seagull, A Christmas Story, Gone With the Wind, The Seafarer, The Shunning.
OTHER THEATRE Julius Caesar – Casca, The Merry Wives of Windsor – Mistress Quickley (SIR); The Three Munchketeers – Porthos (PTE); Three Sisters – Andy (zone41); The Winter’s Tale – Antigonus/Shepherd (Tom Tom Theatre); Einstein’s Gift – Deacon (WJT).
Queen Elizabeth II Fiona Reid
ROYAL MTC Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Calendar Girls (with Mirvish), The Constant Wife (with Citadel), Arcadia (with CS), Six Degrees of Separation (with CS), Hay Fever (with Citadel), Death and the Maiden (with CS), A Bee in Her Bonnet, She Stoops to Conquer, The Cherry Orchard, The Boy Friend.
OTHER THEATRE Shaw Festival (13 seasons): productions include A Woman of No Importance, The Dance of Death, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide, The Divine, The Sea, The Charity that Began at Home, Hay Fever, Lady Windermere’s Fan, The Seagull, The Secret Life, Cavalcade, Waste, Point Valaine, Hedda Gabler, Present Laughter, Heartbreak House, Private Lives, The Skin of Our Teeth. Extensive work across Canada/ internationally, including five seasons at the Stratford Festival.
FILM /TV Many roles, including The Time Traveler’s Wife, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1 & 2.
ET CETERA Sterling; Jessie; Dora; Honorary Doctorate, Bishop’s University; ACTRA Award of Excellence; Order of Canada. Fiona is also President of The AFC.
Footman Ray Strachan
ROYAL MTC The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Romeo and Juliet, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (with TC).
OTHER THEATRE Dutchman (play On theatre); Peg and the Yeti (MTYP); Lobby Hero (The 28th Minute); Remember the Night (Moving Target Theatre); Fen (Sarasvàti); Jonno, Dog Act, A Behanding in Spokane, Shock Corridor, The Ingrates (Winnipeg Fringe).
TRAINING Black Hole Theatre Company (U of M).
ET CETERA Ray will be featured in the powerful play The Whipping Man later this spring at Winnipeg Jewish Theatre. Luv to Mom, Dad and Gerls.
Mistress of Robes/Lady in-Waiting Melanie Whyte
ROYAL MTC First appearance.
OTHER THEATRE A Man of No Importance, The Light in the Piazza, Company, Nine (Dry Cold); Till it Hurts (PTE); Sister Act, Mary Poppins, Annie, The Full Monty, Fiddler on the Roof (Rainbow); Miss N’ Me (Sarasvàti Productions); Strike! The Musical (Danny Schur Productions).
TRAINING/TEACHING Graduate of Vancouver’s Film & Theatre School under direction of Anthony Holland and Catherine Caines.
ET CETERA Melanie maintains a singing teaching studio in Winnipeg and specializes in training theatre singers.
Bobo MacDonald/ Lady-in-Waiting Stefanie Wiens
ROYAL MTC Actor: Alice Through The Looking-Glass, Miracle on South Division
Street (Mainstage and tour), Strong Poison, Pride and Prejudice, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III. Assistant Director: Steel Magnolias. Apprentice Director: Calendar Girls (with Mirvish).
OTHER THEATRE Selected: Blithe Spirit (Echo Theatre/CowardFest); The Touring Test, Wild Magic (Winnipeg Fringe); Kindness (MTYP); A Moon for the Misbegotten (O’NeillFest); Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof (Rainbow); Sorority Girls Slumber Party Massacre: The Musical, Bad Girls Jailhouse (Canadian Fringe tours).
FILM/TV Selected: The Pinkertons, Barbara Blackwood Movie (post-production), Denizens of the Dead, Barbara James.
TRAINING U of M, U of W.