Dorothy 
Lees-Blakey
 


  Dorothy Lees-Blakey
                  

Writer/Composer/Lyricist

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Born in Bolton, England,  Dorothy Lees-Blakey is a French Honours graduate of Manchester University and an Associate of the London College of Music (Pianoforte). She came to Canada in 1969 and is now a Canadian Citizen.

Dorothy's music has been published, professionally recorded and performed on stage, radio and television both in Canada and in the UK. 

As a playwright, she has had successful productions, some international, of her musicals, for which she writes book, music and lyrics, and of her Feydeau farce translations. A number of her poems have also been published. 

She writes songs, both music and lyrics, and has a lengthy list to her credit; she writes theme music for theatrical productions. 

Also a professional actress, Dorothy has appeared on stage, television and film, often in principal roles. Having been raised in England and lived in Scotland, France and Canada, she has a large repertoire of accents, is fluent in French, and takes straight and character roles.

 Professional affiliations: PGC, SOCAN, SODRAC, CAEA, ACTRA

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AWARDS

1993   Bernice Adams Special Arts Award, City of Cambridge, Ontario.  
1997   Cambridge Arts Theatre Best Actress Award. 

 


                      


 

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