Lesley Andrew (MMUS, HBA, HBFA, Diploma in Opera) has made soloist appearances with many of Canada’s finest orchestras and choirs. Known for her extraordinary vocal range and versatility in many genres of music, she often ‘switches hats,’ performing as the soprano and alto soloist, from opera to show tunes, oratorio to jazz.
Immediately following the completion of her undergraduate degree, Lesley began an extended tenure with the Stratford Festival, including The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, Twelfth Night, Cyrano De Bergerac, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Music Man and Patience. She has performed many major concert and recital tours, including Argentina, European, North America, and aboard the QE II 1999 World Tour. Lesley has made special guest television appearances on The Tonight Show, Oprah
Winfrey, To Tell the Truth, Donny & Marie, The Comedy Network, YTV, and many more.
Lesley adjudicates and conducts masterclasses at festivals, universities and colleges around the world. She runs her voice and drama studios - Dream in Progress Productions from London and Windsor, Ontario, and online around the world! Her ‘Summer Glee’ program (theatre and music for youth) is now in its twenty-fifth year, with more programs offered each summer in communities across Canada.
Lesley’s professional activities have included teaching and stage directing appointments at Wilfrid Laurier University, at the Universities of Windsor and Western Ontario, The Guelph Spring Festival, SOLO (Southern Ontario Lyric Opera) and as Head of Vocal Music at George Brown College. She continues to work as a soloist, actor, collaborative recital artist, stage director, adjudicator, and motivational speaker.