December 15, 1941
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Died||February 22, 2005
|Resting place||Pennsylvania, United States|
|Education||National Theatre School of Canada|
|Spouse(s)||Carole MacOmber, Louise Silk|
He was born James Lancaster in Toronto, Ontario, where, as a boy, he won singing contests at school, allowing him to perform with Toronto's Opera Festival Association. He pursued the arts as a career, changing his name to Heath Lamberts, and in 1963 graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal. He worked extensively in theatres across Canada, especially at the Shaw Festival and the Stratford Festival. He also studied mime in Paris, France at Le Coq d'Or. On Broadway his longest role was in the original cast of Beauty and the Beast on Broadway as Cogsworth. He had roles in dozens of television movies and shows and played numerous roles in Pittsburgh theatre.
He was a Member of the Order of Canada, inducted in 1987.
- "Alumni, Acting: 1963-1969". National Theatre School of Canada.
- Rawson, Christopher (February 23, 2005). "Obituary: Heath Lamberts / Renowned stage actor and comic genius". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved April 9, 2006.
- Crew, Robert (February 23, 2005). "Heath Lamberts, 63: Mirth master of the stage". Toronto Star.
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