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|Born||Newmarket, Ontario, Canada|
|Origin||Scarborough, Ontario, Canada|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, musical theatre actress|
Alana Bridgewater (born Newmarket, Ontario) was raised in Scarborough, Ontario and discovered her love for performing at an early age. She was a member of The Canadian Children's Opera Chorus, The Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir and founding member of The Nathaniel Dett Chorale. She attended The University of Windsor, studying with Steven Henrickson and Richard Householder. Alana was the voice of the 2008 Olympic Bid. In 2007 she was nominated for a Gemini Award for her contribution to The Gospel Christmas Project (CBC). Alana has a recurring role on Nickelodeon Jr.'s Dino Dan.
In 2008 she played the role of 'Killer Queen' in the Toronto production of We Will Rock You. Her debut CD Horizon received critical acclaim and her single "Deception" was a 2008 Soulmag(UK) top pick. In 2010, Alana will be appearing as Motormouth in the Broadway hit Hairspray at the Charlottetown Festival.
List of credits
- Joe Sealy and The Jazzbirds-Orangeville Opera House (Featured)
- The Flying Bulgars- Young Centre for the Performing Arts (Featured)
- Wizard of Oz- Grand Theatre London (Lion)
- Sistahs Concert- Young Centre for the Performing Arts (Featured)
- We Will Rock You- Canon Theatre: later Panasonic Theatre (Killer Queen)
- Gospel Christmas Project- National Arts Centre/ Massey Hall (Featured)
- Broadway and Beyond with Colm Wilkinson Town Hall: NYC (Featured)
- Women's Blues Revue- Massey Hall
- We Will Rock You Killer Queen Toronto cast