Donna Fletcher is an accomplished actor, singer, and concert performer with a wide range of national experience in theatre, musical theatre, and symphonic work. Proud of her prairie roots, Donna received her early training in Winnipeg and earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Manitoba, a diploma in Music Theatre from The Banff Centre for the Arts, and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from The University of Toronto. She has performed with the Winnipeg Symphony; the Florida Orchestra, and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and was featured on the CBC Radio’s Saturday Afternoon at the Opera.
Donna has directed Brundibar for the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Annie for Rainbow Stage, Playing for Time for the RMTC Millerfest and Dry Cold Productions’ Nine, The Light in the Piazza and Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Highlights of her career as an assistant director include Top Girls at the MTC Warehouse; Salome, Madama Butterfly, The Magic Flute and Lucia di Lammermoor for Manitoba Opera; Susannah for Opera Ontario and The Banff Centre/Calgary Opera world premiere of Filumena as well as Calgary Opera’s Sweeney Todd.
As an actor, Donna has been acclaimed in principle roles from east to west with the Charlottetown Festival, Drayton Festival, Rainbow Stage, Theatre Calgary, Stage West Calgary, the National Arts Centre, Manitoba Opera, MTC, PTE, MTYP, the Belfry Theatre and Persephone Theatre. Recent performing credits include The Buddy Holly Story and Mary Poppins (Rainbow Stage), Little Women and Follies (Dry Cold Productions) and taking the WSO stage with Len Cariou in Send in the Clowns: The Music of Stephen Sondheim. Always seeking new challenges, Donna co-created Dry Cold Productions and in July of 2012 she was inducted into the Rainbow Stage Wall of Fame. Donna is a Sessional Voice and Musical Theatre Instructor at the University Of Manitoba Desautels Faculty of Music as well as the University of Winnipeg Theatre Department.