Bridget Bezanson
Actor · Singer · Songwriter
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Bridget's Bio

A professional performer, Bridget is a full member of ACTRA and Canadian Actors' Equity. She has appeared in regional theatre in Ontario and Atlantic Canada, and worked as a voice actor for CBC TV and CBC Radio, among others. A versatile vocalist, she is formally trained in classical and jazz styles and holds 2 silver medals from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She studied Music, English, and Broadcasting in university before pursuing her career in the performing arts.

For the last several years, Bridget has been the lead singer for various wedding bands and club acts, playing venues and special events throughout Ontario from Toronto-Niagara Falls and all points in-between. During this time, she has also performed as a church soloist and as part of a number of acoustic jazz-pop and piano-vocal duos. For live video of Bridget in action, click HERE. Bridget is a published songwriter, a member of SOCAN, and a recipient of a New Talent Grant from FACTOR (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Record.)

From 2014-2015, Bridget was one of the resident artists in the Ontario Shebang project, a multi-disciplinary artists’ collective in partnership with Toronto's DreamWalker Dance Company. In 2016, she played the lead in a short film, was cast in a public service announcement, and FINALLY finished the script for her own cabaret show -- musical arrangements are in progress. When not performing, Bridget works part-time in Arts Administration and also as an occasional event host, recording studio session singer, and in interactive role-play training for both corporate and academic organizations.

In addition to being an Actor/Singer/Songwriter/Voice Artist, Bridget is an Animal Lover, a Foodie, a Pop Culture Junkie, an Avid Reader, a Wine Enthusiast, a Gutsy Chick for Crohn's and Colitis Awareness, and a Shoe Collector. For more audio/video and demo reels, visit her YouTube Channel.

Download Bridget's Resume (PDF)

Audio

Video

Watch: Bridget as "Penny" - The Secret World of Og - CBC TV (Helix Digital)
Watch: Bridget in Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery - History/Australian Broadcasting Corp.

Selected Voice Work

Listen: Bridget - Audio Demo
Listen: Bridget - Commercial Voice Over Demo
Listen: Bridget - Commercial Voice Over Demo
 

News and Reviews

July 2017:

Newmarket National Play Festival, Newmarket, ON. Bridget is one of the lucky actors chosen for this inaugural theatre festival. Featured performances: The Syndrome Thing, and Road. 24 Short Plays. All Canadian Works. Performances July 21-23, 2017. For more information, see https://www.nationalplayfestival.ca/


May 2017:

VocalID Bridget completed her recording for the Human Voicebank project. VocaliD and the Human Voicebank collect voices and "blend" them to create custom voices for people born unable to speak or who have lost the ability to speak due to illness or injury. Every voice is unique, just like the patients.


April 14-15, 2017:

Bridget was in the recording studio finalizing piano arrangements and recording teasers for her show “Dangerous Curves.” Take a listen here.


March 12th, 2017:

Kicked off March Break with the first table read of the completed script of “Dangerous Curves” with music and tech. Thank you to everyone involved!


October 2016:

Bridget completed an online course in Financial Planning for the Arts through WorkinCulture’s E-Learning Series.


August 2016:

"Domestic Disturbance." Bridget played a lead role in this curriculum film project for Humber College, developed in partnership with ACTRA, the Humber SIM Lab, and the Humber School of Social and Community Services.


July 2016:

OrBeOK Campaign. Bridget was proud to be a part of an an important campaign to spread awareness about painkiller dependency. Appearing as a "living mannequin", Bridget was cast as one of the faces of everyday prescription drug addiction in a public service announcement in support of activist Chris Cull. See the story in the Toronto Star.


June 19th, 2016:

OntarioShebang The Ontario Shebang concluded with a series of presentations at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Over 3 years, The Ontario Shebang, a project of Toronto’s Dreamwalker Dance Company, unfolded through a series of residencies, workshops, and studio events that culminated BurlingtonShebang in theatrical productions, artist installations and site-specific performances in multiple communities across the province. Bridget is proud to have been part of the Burlington Shebang.


May 2016:

Bridget completed a crash course in Project Management through WorkinCulture's E-Learning Series. She hopes to use her new knowledge to keep her own projects on track!


May 2016:

The Actor’s Brain: Bridget was excited to be one of the actors chosen for a neurological study at McMaster University's LIVE Lab that explores the psychology of role-play in stage performers. During phase one, actors performed a range of emotions on camera while hooked up to motion-capture technology. This is an ongoing study with further experiments scheduled in 2017.


May 15, 2016:

BurlingtonArtists Bridget is an active member of the Arts and Cultural Collective of Burlington and this month she was one of nearly 200 artists and cultural workers from Burlington who came out for the first ever Burlington Artists Family Portrait.


March-April 2016:

DangerousCurves Dangerous Curves: A Noir-Inspired Cabaret.
After several years sitting on the back burner, Bridget’s pet project cabaret show has a complete script, wardrobe, props, and set pieces. She is in the process of completing musical arrangements for the 15 songs selected for the show, and plans a first reading in the fall of this year.


August 2015:

EricAndMe Bridget obtained her Firearms Safety Certificate for both restricted and non-restricted weapons. The training and examinations were administered by Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario (FSESO). Now when she gets sent out for law enforcement roles, she can realistically handle those prop guns!


August 2015:

Updated! Bridget's Commercial Voice Over Demo featuring various radio spots, PSAs, etc. Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WskGpQXiFr0


June 7, 2015:

Shebang "Close Encounters of the Creatively Collective Conscious" -- Dreamwalker Dance Company and The Whole Shebang are bringing together Burlington/Hamilton-based writers, musicians, actors, dancers, costume designers, and media artists as part of a unique artists' collective. The public is invited to to join us in experimenting with light, space, sound, time, gesture, and text from 3:30-5pm at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Mix and mingle to follow. You can check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/943339452399784/


May 2015:

May 2015: Bridget's new YouTube Channel is up and running! There are live performance videos (with a live band), and other audio/video including live performances, live "off-the-floor" recordings, and studio recordings featuring jazz, pop, and musical theatre selections, plus animation video and voice work. Rock vocals are on the way, and Bridget has some recording sessions later this month so there will be new videos posted by early this summer. Check it out here!


February 28, 2015:

Mixology Duo is performing in the speakeasy lounge at the Mobster Ball, at the Spice Factory, Hamilton. For more information, check out the Facebook event, or contact Haunted Hamilton: www.haunted-hamilton.com.


February 14, 2015:

Mixology Duo @ David's in Port Dover.
Bridget and Joe will be performing a mix of current contemporary and classic love songs for Valentine's Day.


January 2015:

Mixology

Mixology (Jazz-Pop Duo, Guitar and Vocals) for Hire. Bridget and Joe are taking their act from Culture Days to venues near you!

Your favorite tunes re-imagined, with just a touch of jazz. Music from the 1940s to the present day. From Sam Smith to Sinatra, from Adele to Al Green. Classic love songs in Italian, French, and Spanish. Perfect for cocktail parties, receptions, brunches, dinner music, and more. Spice up your event with the smooth sounds of the Mixology duo. Pop, Adult Contemporary, and RnB. Eclectic. Classy. Cool.

Take a listen: Mixology Demo

For more information, see: https://www.facebook.com/mixologytunes


September 26, 2014:

Culture Days

Culture Days, City of Burlington.
Bridget will be singing some jazz, pop, and RnB tunes as part of Burlington's kick off to Culture Days. Civic Square Stage, City Hall. 4:30-6 PM. Accompanied by Joe Finochio. A smooth, sophisticated mix of contemporary hits and old standards. 
Listen to a Live Demo


August 24, 2014:

Haunted Boat Cruise: Ghosts of the Great Lakes. Bridget will be your paranormal party host for an evening of ghost stories and spine-chilling tales aboard the Hamilton Harbour Queen. Tour time is 7-9 PM (boarding at 6:30 PM). Cash bar. For tickets, go to www.Haunted-Hamilton.com.

Haunted Cruise

July 1, 2014:

Happy Canada Day!

Click here to listen to Bridget sing Oh Canada (arena style!)

June 29, 2014:

Bridget will be the guest soloist at the Christian Science Society, Oakville, Ontario. Accompanied by Margo Jamieson.



June 21-22, 2014:

Bridget will be participating in the Script Reading Series of the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto. The Script Readings are co-presented by ACTRA Toronto and ACTRA National, featuring ACTRA members. The actors will read works-in-progress scripts and the writers will receive feedback from industry guests. Some of Bridget's roles for the weekend include a klutzy production assistant, a highbrow Boston socialite, and a nasty lady drug dealer!



March 2014:

Bridget has been chosen as one of the Resident Artists for the Burlington Shebang project in conjunction with the Burlington Performing Arts Centre and under the direction of Toronto-based choreographer/director Andrea Nann (Dreamwalker Dance Company, Soulpepper Theatre Company). In addition to performing in the collective, Bridget will be contributing a musical segment to this multi-disciplinary performance piece to take place in 2015.



August 2013:

Bridget is the front-woman for Pretty Bitchin' Party Machine. Check them out!


Pretty Bitchin' Party Machine

February 2013:

Bridget is featured online at Diana Scott Photography!


Check out the photos and blog post:

http://dianascottphotography.blogspot.ca/2013/02/lights-camera-bridget-bezanson.html

Feb. 10, 2013:

Bridget is appearing in LoveFool: a Cabaret at the Flying Beaver, Toronto.


LoveFoolPoster

NEW!

January 2013:

Listen to Bridget's New Commercial Voice Over Demo

January 2013:

Listen to Bridget's Top 40 Band Pop and Rock Vocal Promos.





September 1, 2012:

The Duke Live, Toronto, Ontario, with Top 40 band, DivaFever.
The Diva brings the Fever downtown!




September 9, 2012:

Bridget will be the guest soloist at the Christian Science Society, Oakville, Ontario.
Accompanied by Margo Jamieson



July 6 and 7, 2012: DivaFever debut!


Top 40 band DivaFever makes their debut this weekend featuring Bridget on vocals!



July 6, 2012: Diva Fever, Shakers, Oakville


July 7, 2012: Diva Fever, Stone Cottage, Scarborough




DivaFever

Downtown Dining

July 8, 2012: Downtown Dining is back!
Bridget will be singing a wide range of jazz and pop tunes at La Costa in Burlington as part of the annual Downtown Dining restaurant walking tours. With Margo Jamieson on piano. Proceeds from this year’s Downtown Dining will be donated to the Young Artists Fund, through the Halton Learning Foundation.

For more information, go to: http://www.downtowndining.ca/


June 15, 2012: Scarborough Realtors Benefit Dance.
Bridget will be fronting a Top 40 band for this wonderful event in support of the Canadian Sunshine Kids Foundation, providing support for kids with cancer.

For more information, please go to:
Canadian Sunshine Kids Foundation

SunshineKids

June 10, 2012: Gutsy Walk for Crohn's and Colitis.
Bridget and Team Gutsy Chick will be participating in this year's event to help raise money to find a cure for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). With 1 in 160 Canadians is living with IBD, the Gutsy Walk is a great way to spread awareness and raise much-needed funds to support essential research.

For more information on IBD, please visit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada: http://www.ccfc.ca

GutsyWalk


Stirling, Ontario: August 24-28, 2010.
Love You Forever, and More Munsch.
Bridget appeared at the Stirling Festival as part of their Theatre for Young Audiences.

For more information, go to http://www.stirlingfestivaltheatre.com

Stirling


Downtown Dining

July 11, 2010: Downtown Dining: Bridget performed her eclectic-style of jazz and pop tunes at Paradiso in Burlington as part of the annual Downtown Dining restaurant walking tours.

For more information, see http://www.downtowndining.ca


Return Ticket

Bridget appeared in OneLight Theatre's production of Return Ticket at the Neptune Studio Theatre, November 21-28, 2009.

For more information, go to http://www.onelighttheatre.com


Toronto: September 21, September 28, and October 5. Bridget performed as part of the Sondheim in September concert series at the Metropolitan Community Church (115 Simpson Avenue, Riverdale). Proceeds from these concerts go to benefit The Actors Fund of Canada.

For more information, see http://sondheiminseptember.com


Reviews are in! The Coast's Kate Watson calls Rockbound "the most exciting piece of theatre that I've seen, probably ever." Read the whole review here: http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/Event?oid=1143499


July 11 – August 9, 2009: Rockbound.

Two Planks and a Passion Theatre presents a new outdoor musical: The world premiere adaptation of Frank Parker Day’s gothic novel, Rockbound, by Allen Cole.

For tickets, go to www.twoplanks.ca


April 18th, 2009: Bridget performed at the annual Two Planks and a Passion Theatre Company fundraiser:

Black and White: From Casablanca to the Sierra Madre. A gala dinner and auction celebrating the golden era of Hollywood at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. Featuring delicious food prepared by Cocoa Pesto, the Valley’s premiere restaurant and caterer, the evening will also feature live music led by Steve Dooks and Bridget Bezanson. Tickets are $75 each and a table of eight is $550. Seating is limited –this event sells out in advance! A partial tax receipt will be issued to all purchasers. Black and White semi-formal wear encouraged.

For more information, go to www.twoplanks.ca


Bridget performed as part of the Flamenco Valentine weekend with the Maria Osende Flamenco Company. Read the review from The Chronicle-Herald, February 16th, 2009:

"The Hottest Ticket in Town"


















































						

Piano Bar

(This is a sample song list only. Repertoire includes a mix of new and old pop and jazz standards including selections from Nora Jones, Diana Krall, Michael Bublé, Tom Waits, Etta James, Bette Midler, Randy Newman, Sinatra, and many more!)

1. Come Away with Me (Nora Jones)
2. Turn Me On (Nora Jones)
3. Mad About the Boy
4. Take Me Home (Tom Waits)
5. Summertime
6. Peel Me a Grape (Diana Krall)
7. Hard Hearted Hannah
8. La Vie En Rose
9. Ice Cream (Sarah McLachlan)
10. Why Don’t You Do Right
11. Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
12. Lush Life
13. Kissing a Fool (George Michael)
14. I Put a Spell On You
15. At Last
16. Get Here (Oleta Adams)
17. Put the Blame on Mame
18. Tomorrow Never Dies (Sheryl Crow, James Bond Theme)
19. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
20. Why Don’t You Do Right (Jessica Rabbit!)
21. Songbird (Fleetwood Mac)
22. Cry Me a River
23. Shiver Me Timbers (Tom Waits)
24. I Don’t Stand a Ghost of Chance With You
25. Baby Grand (Billy Joel)
26. And So It Goes (Billy Joel)
27. Guilty (Randy Newman)
28. When I Fall in Love
29. When You Wish Upon a Star
30. P.S. I Love You (Bette Midler)
31. Smile
32. Sway
33. Sooner or Later (Madonna, Dick Tracy)
34. This Time the Dream’s on Me
35. Where the Boys Are (Connie Francis)
36. Someone to Watch Over Me
37. Stuff Like That There
38. I’ve Got a Crush on You
39. Feelin’ Good
40. C’Mon a My House (Rosemary Clooney)
41. Fever (Peggy Lee)
42. Besame Mucho

Contact Info


Please send email to: mail@bridgetbezanson.com

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