Diane Leah is an experienced pianist, arranger, and Music Director with credits that span forty years in Canadian music. She performed with her own jazz vocal group “Cloudburst” and acted as Music Director for Catherine McKinnon and Don Harron from 1983 – 2000.

Diane’s most recent Music Theatre credits include Annie (YPT) and We Will Rock You (Associate Music Director). She was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award (Canadian Theatre awards) for her work on YPT’s production of A Year With Frog and Toad.

As Music Director / pianist for Tony Award-nominated Louise Pitre (Mame, Mama Mia), Diane has performed in various concert formats, from duo to symphony orchestra, throughout Canada and the U.S. In September of 2013, she helped create On The Rocks, Louise’s well received biographical show. Diane also recorded La Vie en Rouge, a tribute to Edith Piaf.

As an accompanist and Musical Director, Diane has worked with a vast array of artists, including Jackie Richardson (Cookin’ at the Cookery), Alana Bridgewater (We Will Rock You), Mark Cassius, Susan Gilmour (Lady Sings The Tunes) and Thom Allison (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Over The Rainbow - CBC television). She was pianist and arranger for Thom’s album “Whole Lotta Sunlight” and recently performed with Thom in his seasonal show Shut Up! It’s Christmas.

Diane is Director of Music at Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto and has released three CDs with the MCC Toronto Choir, “House of Love”, “The Choir: Connected”, and their latest, released in the fall of 2012, “These Old Walls”, which is currently available on iTunes. Diane was honoured to act as Musical Director, performing with the choir and several other guests at the Celebration of Life for Jack Layton. After twenty years as Music Director, Diane will retire in September of 2019 to pursue many other music related activities.

In January of 2013, Diane was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for public service.

To learn more about her recent endeavour, Broadsway with Julie Michels and Heather Bambrick, you can visit www.thebroadswayshow.com or follow Broadsway on Facebook

You can contact Diane via email at:

 

Diane Leah Performance Schedule

 

Kensington Market Jazz Festival

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm with Broadsway

Kiever Synagogue
25 Bellevue Avenue
Toronto, ON

Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2266545366994982/


Swan Song:  A Concert In Celebration of Diane Leah

Thursday, September 26 , 2019 at 7:00pm

Metropolitan Community Church, 115 Simpson Ave. Toronto

More Information at https://spark.adobe.com/page/YnfoLj6HswY3F/


Westminster United Church

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7:00pm with Broadsway

Westminster United Church
1850 Rossland Road East
Whitby, ON

Tickets available at http://westminster-uc.ca/events/broadsway-show/


The Most Wonderful Time ... Maybe

Monday, December 16, 2019 with Broadsway at 8:30pm

Hugh's Room Live
2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON

Tickets available at https://hughsroomlive.com/calendar/2019-12


B-Jazzed Studio 2 Series

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 with Broadsway
Time TBA

The Rose Theatre,
Brampton, ON

Tickets available at http://www.therosetheatre.ca/


Broadsway with Symphony
(with the Richmond Hill Philharmonic)

Saturday, February 15, 2020 with Broadsway at 8:00pm

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
10268 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON

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