Bio & Resume
Greg has been a Music Director, Pianist and Conductor for over twenty years. His passion for music and theatre has allowed him to work on over fifty productions throughout Canada and the United States since 1996. A Collingwood, Ontario (Canada) native, Greg attended Queen’s University in Kingston, earning a Bachelor of Music focused in the areas of Music Education and Piano/Vocal Performance. Post-university, Greg moved to Barrie where he served as Resident Music Director for Talk Is Free Theatre for three seasons. Through his work at Talk Is Free Theatre, Greg was invited by Paul Sportelli (Music Director of Canada’s renowned Shaw Festival) to serve as Intern Music Director at the Shaw Festival for the 2006 and 2007 seasons.
As a Music Director, Greg has had the opportunity to work with many theatre companies throughout Canada and the United States, including: Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People (Toronto), Theatre Collingwood, Sudbury Theatre Centre, Theatre Kingston, Thousand Islands Playhouse (Gananoque), Muskoka Summer Theatre (Gravenhurst), Theatre by The Bay (Barrie), and The Weston Playhouse (Vermont). He is also a highly respected vocal coach and adjudicator.
As a Pianist, Greg can be heard on two tracks (“The Prayer” and “What Is It About Her?”) from Jeff Madden’s debut recording Taking The Wheel. He is also highly in-demand as a soloist, studio musician, audition accompanist, and cabaret performer.
As a Composer, Greg contributed original songs (with librettist and lyricist David Fanstone) for the musical Angie: The Last Lounge Singer Says Goodbye, which premiered in the fall of 2010 for Niagara Theatre Projects in Niagara Falls, Ontario. He is also a composer of cabaret songs & incidental music. As an Arranger, Greg’s arrangements have been performed by vocalists and instrumental musicians all over the world.
In the field of Music Copying & Score Preparation, Greg prepared musical materials for two works by Canadian composers Paul Sportelli & Jay Turvey: Maria Severa and Nobody Told Me. Greg also served as an editor of musical materials for Anne and Gilbert, a staple of Canadian musical theatre.
Most recently, Greg has been cruising the world as a Band Leader and Pianist for Holland America Line cruises since 2010. His travels have taken him to six continents and over 60 countries, and he has worked with some of the top musicians and entertainers touring the globe today.