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Donna Garner

 
Bio:
Donna Garner has performed throughout Canada and the U.S as a singer, actor, pianist and music director. Selected Theatre: Frau Schmidt in The Sound of Music (Broadway First National Tour); BaruŇ°ka in Once (Broadway First National Tour); Thea in Two Pianos, Four Hands (Charlottetown Festival, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Donna Garner has performed throughout Canada and the U.S as a singer, actor, pianist and music director. Selected Theatre: Frau Schmidt in The Sound of Music (Broadway First National Tour); BaruŇ°ka in Once (Broadway First National Tour); Thea in Two Pianos, Four Hands (Charlottetown Festival, ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
2015 National Tour, 2015
Ensemble
Frau Schmidt [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
US National Tour, 2013
Baruska

Donna Garner Biography

Donna Garner has performed throughout Canada and the U.S as a singer, actor, pianist and music director. Selected Theatre: Frau Schmidt in The Sound of Music (Broadway First National Tour); BaruŇ°ka in Once (Broadway First National Tour); Thea in Two Pianos, Four Hands (Charlottetown Festival, Ontario tour, Portsmouth NH Opera House); Vicki in The Full Monty and Fr√§ulein Schneider in Cabaret (Rose Theatre Brampton); Vi Petty in Buddy:The Buddy Holly Story (Theatre Aquarius, Charlottetown Festival, Stage West Calgary, sudbury theatre centre); Glinda in The Wizard of Oz (Charlottetown); Lee in Cowgirls (Stage West Calgary, Victoria Playhouse Petrolia); Woman 1 and 2 in Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (New Yorker Theatre); Janet in 2 Across (Showboat Festival Theatre) and as a friend of The Fairy Godmother (Disney Cruise Line). Donna is on the faculty of Sheridan College, Randolph Academy of Performing Arts, and the college of examiners for The Royal Conservatory of Music. She lives in Toronto with her multi-talented husband Rick Hughes and their stoic mini-schnauzer Cody.




Donna Garner News

Cast Announced for Toronto Premiere of BRIGHT STAR Photo Cast Announced for Toronto Premiere of BRIGHT STAR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2022

Garner Theatre Productions released its cast list for the Actor-Musician workshop of Bright Star, the Tony nominated bluegrass musical written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. This will be the first Toronto production of the Broadway musical. Bright Star's public presentations of the workshop will take place August 25 & 26.

Tricks and Treats Coming to Crow's Theatre This Halloween! Photo Tricks and Treats Coming to Crow's Theatre This Halloween!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2021

Crow's Theatre has a magical Halloween planned for lovers of the macabre and of the theatre!  

BIG GIRL & Friends Will Stream Live Daily on YouTube to Support the Actors' Fund Of C Photo BIG GIRL & Friends Will Stream Live Daily on YouTube to Support the Actors' Fund Of Canada
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2020

Toronto Musical Concerts (TMC) Artistic Producer, Christopher Wilson and Associate Director, Ryan Kelly offer a daily YouTube Live stream, BIG GIRL & Friends supporting The AFC (Actors' Fund of Canada) beginning Monday, March 23.

BWW Review: DR. SILVER Masterfully Conducts a New Type of Theatrical Experience Photo BWW Review: DR. SILVER Masterfully Conducts a New Type of Theatrical Experience
by Isabella Perrone - Sep 22, 2018

DR. SILVER: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE is setting a new standard for Canadian musical theatre. From the moment you arrive at the venue, you're faced with a mass of Dr. Silver's followers - they're friendly, but it's unsettling to watch the room slowly fill with mini cups of blue water.

BWW Exclusive: Photos from First Rehearsal of New Musical DR. SILVER: A CELEBRATION O Photo BWW Exclusive: Photos from First Rehearsal of New Musical DR. SILVER: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE
by Taylor Long - Aug 17, 2018

After the thunderous success of LIFE AFTER, musical theatre power duo Anika Johnson and Britta Johnson are back with the world premiere of their new musical, DR. SILVER: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE. BroadwayWorld has exclusive photos from the first day of rehearsal!

Cast Announced for THE PREPOSTEROUS PREDICAMENT OF POLLY PEEL (ACT 1) At Toronto Frin Photo Cast Announced for THE PREPOSTEROUS PREDICAMENT OF POLLY PEEL (ACT 1) At Toronto Fringe
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 7, 2018

The 2018 winners of the Paul O'Sullivan Prize for Musical Theatre are thrilled to announce the cast and creative team for the in-development Fringe presentation of The Preposterous Predicament of Polly Peel (Act 1), an extraordinary new Canadian musical by Julie Tepperman & Kevin Wong, as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival July 5 - 15, 2018.

Toronto Musical Concerts Hosts Staged Reading of COMPANY Photo Toronto Musical Concerts Hosts Staged Reading of COMPANY
by Julie Musbach - Feb 7, 2018

On Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 7:30pm, Toronto Musical Concerts (TMC) presents a staged musical reading of Stephen Sondheim'sCOMPANY In Concert at Eastminster United Church (310 Danforth Avenue) to benefit The Canadian Safe School Network (https://canadiansafeschools.com).

SOUND OF MUSIC Cast Sings Again at DC's Bistro Bistro
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 6, 2017

Exeunt Productions in association with La Ti Do Productions present an encore performance of concert selections from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Bistro Bistro on Tuesday, July 11th at 10:30pm.

SOUND OF MUSIC Touring Members To Sing At Penn Social
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Exeunt Productions in association with La Ti Do Productions present concert selections from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Penn Social today, June 29th at 11:30pm.

SOUND OF MUSIC Touring Nuns to Sing SWEENEY TODD in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Exeunt Productions in association with La Ti Do Productions present concert selections from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Penn Social today, June 29th at 11:30pm.

Donna Garner Videos

STAGE TUBE: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour Stars Kerstin Anderson and Ashley Brown Perform 'My Favorite Things'
by Stage Tube - Oct 27, 2015

A brand new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic THE SOUND OF MUSIC launched its national tour at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre on September 30. Directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, the production closes in Los Angeles on October 31, 2015, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements. Click below to watch stars Kerstin Anderson and Ashley Brown perform 'My Favorite Things' on Good Day LA!

BWW TV: Newcomer Kerstin Anderson, Ashley Brown & Ben Davis Preview Upcoming National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 3, 2015

The cast of the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, which wool soon hit the road, has just met the press - and BroadwayWorld was on hand. Below, check out a very first look at Ashley Brown, Ben Davis, and Kerstin Anderson in rehearsal!

STAGE TUBE: Meet the THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour's 'Maria' - Kerstin Anderson!
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2015

In honor of today's big casting announcement for the new brand new national tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, BroadwayWorld introduces you to the star of the production, PACE student Kerstin Anderson! Check out videos from her official YouTube page below!

STAGE TUBE: The Mirvish's ONCE Hosts World's Biggest Blind Date
by Sally Henry Fuller - Jun 6, 2015

In what is believed to be the world's biggest blind date, the producers of the musical ONCE in Toronto have arranged for 1,200 single people to go on blind dates on Wednesday, June 3rd at an evening performance of the Tony Award-winning musical. Below, check out this video from this event!

STAGE TUBE: Nearly 1,000 Guitarists Play ONCE's 'Falling Slowly' in Toronto
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2015

On April 23, 2015, an historic event took place at the Ed Mirvish Theatre. Around midday, 926 people with guitars packed the orchestra level of the theatre and together with cast members of ONCE performed the show's Oscar-winning song, 'Falling Slowly.' Click below to watch the magical moment!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Stuart Ward Performing 'Say It To Me Now' from ONCE Tour
by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2013

ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, hit the road for the first North American tour, opening at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago. Check out the video below of Stuart Ward performing 'Say It To Me Now', via via the Chicago Tribune Theater Loop, below!.

BWW TV: ONCE Tour Prepares to Launch in Providence; Meet the Company
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 23, 2013

ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album will soon hit the road for the first North American tour, opening at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI with performances beginning on October 1, 2013. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was in the rehearsal room with the cast and director John Tiffany as they prepared for the first stop and you can check out what they had to say below!