Canada Famous Theatre Directors from Canada

2.1k views 16 items

List of notable or famous theatre directors from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top theatre directors born in Canada and even some popular theatre directors who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian theatre directors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These theatre directors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known theatre director from Canada is included when available.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Atom Egoyan and Walter Learning.

This historic theatre directors from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian theatre directors of note?" and "Who are the most famous theatre directors from Canada?" These prominent theatre directors of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian theatre directors.

Use this list of renowned Canadian theatre directors to discover some new theatre directors that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (16 items)

Rodolphe Albert Millaire, CC, CQ is an actor and theatre director. Soon after completing his studies at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique du Québec Millaire became a leading light on the Quebec theatre scene. He was particularly noted in performances in Alfred de Musset's Lorenzaccio, Molière's Tartuffe and Dom Juan, Shakespeare's Hamlet, and Roch Carrier's La céleste bicyclette. Millaire has worked behind the scenes at Montreal's Théâtre du Nouveau-Monde, and has acted and directed in English at the Stratford Festival of Canada. His notable performances on television include such historical figures as Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville and Sir Wilfrid Laurier, as well a noted stage performance as ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 83

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

see more on Albert Millaire
Antony Holland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Theatre Directors from Canada
Photo: via Tumblr

Antony Holland CM is an English actor, playwright, and theatre director. Currently he lives on Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 98

Birthplace: Tiverton, Devon, United Kingdom

see more on Antony Holland
Atom Egoyan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Theatre Directors from Canada
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/Public domain

Atom Egoyan, OC is a Canadian stage director and film director. Egoyan was born to Armenian parents in Egypt. His family moved to Canada when he was two years old. His work often explores themes of alienation and isolation, featuring characters whose interactions are mediated through technology, bureaucracy or other power structures. Egoyan's films often follow non-linear plot structures, in which events are placed out of sequence in order to elicit specific emotional reactions from the audience by withholding key information. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt

see more on Atom Egoyan
Brian Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Theatre Directors from Canada
Photo: via Tumblr

Brian Macdonald, CC was a Canadian dancer, choreographer, director of opera, theatre and musical theatre. Born in Montreal, while a student at McGill University in 1957, Macdonald directed the satirical revue My Fur Lady which went on a national tour of 402 performances. Macdonald was an original member of the National Ballet of Canada. As a choreographer, he created works for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and was artistic director of the Royal Swedish Ballet, Harkness Ballet, Israel's Batsheva Dance Theatre and Les Grands Ballet Canadiens. Among his ballets during this period were the popular "Time Out of Mind" for the Joffrey Ballet and Harkness Ballet's "Canto Indio." Macdonald's Broadway ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 89

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

see more on Brian Macdonald