Greg Campbell is an actor, director, and, recently, a playwright. He has acted on stages across the country, often in multiple character roles. He’s worked often with VideoCabaret, and been nominated three times for a Dora for Ensemble Acting in their productions of Confederation, Life and Times of Mackenzie King, and Trudeau and the FLQ, and appeared with them at Stratford in War of 1812.
Life and Career
Campbell has worked as a performer for 32 years, first inspired by seeing such musicals as Mary Poppins, Oliver!, Fiddler On the Roof, and The Sound of Music. He also saw his mother in a pantomime of Cinderella (in which she played Prince Charming because she was quite tall). His passion for theatre took off when he emceed, at age 9, the Montreal Allion School Saint Patrick’s Day Concert in 1969. “I was chosen as the best reader in the class and the theatre bug started there. I had a piping soprano at the time, and introduced each act with cue cards. I was stoked the night of the concert. On my way home after school, I tripped and dirtied the knees of my dress pants, and ran into the house in a complete panic, yelling to my Mum that I couldn’t go on looking like this. It was my first opening night panic attack!”
Campbell spent three summers in Perth, which he loves for its “down-home feeling. The historic buildings are gorgeous: Toronto seems bent on tearing down anything that’s old. And Stewart Park is truly beautiful, on a par with the river walk in Stratford. When I come to Perth, I lower my gears, and am able to take a break from the pace of the city. And I can see the stars!”
|Out||Performer||Big Bappis (Toronto Fringe)||2016|
|Heart of Steel: A Steel Plant Musical Comedy||Mackie||....||2016|
|Trudeau and the FLQ||Performer||....||2014|
|Fear and Desire (and the whole damn thing)||Leyland (Stiff)||....||2013|
|The Ballad of Weedy Peetstraw||Rev. Jabob Ladder||....||2013|
|The Life & Times of Mackenzie King||Performer||....||2011|
Other theatre: Mary Poppins, The Secret Garden, and Man In Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone (Globe Theatre); Educating Rita and Oleanna (Theatre and Company), Dial ‘M’ For Murder and Wait Until Dark (Classic Theatre Festival), Feste in Twelfth Night (Direct Flight/Gromkat), The Mystery of Irma Vep (Sudbury Theatre Centre), and Suzie Goo: Private Secretary (Buddies). Film and TV: Gangland Undercover, Cardinal, Reign, The Strain, Hemlock Grove, Mayday, The Kennedys.