Diane Leah is an experienced pianist, arranger, and Music Director with credits that span forty years in Canadian music. She performed with her own jazz vocal group "Cloudburst" and acted as Music Director for Catherine McKinnon and Don Harron for many years.
Diane's most recent Music Theatre credits include Seussical (YPT), We Will Rock You (Associate Music Director), and the Global Cabaret. She was nominated for a Dora Award for her work on YPT's production of A Year With Frog and Toad. Diane will be Music Director for "Jacob Two Two and The Hooded Fang" in 2015 at YPT.
As Music Director/ pianist for Louise Pitre, Diane has performed all over Canada and the U.S. in symphony concerts and helped create Louise's most recent Piaf show and album "La Vie En Rouge". "Could You Wait" is an original musical created with Louise and Joe Matheson which has been mounted in several venues over last five years. In September of 2013, Diane was MD for Louise's one woman autobiographical show "On the Rocks" that premiered at Theatre Passe Muraille.
Diane also accompanies other artists, including Jackie Richardson, Alana Bridgewater, Mark Cassius, Susan Gilmour (Lady Sings The Tunes) and Thom Allison (CBC – Over The Rainbow). She was pianist and arranger for Thom's album "Whole Lotta Sunlight" and recently performed with Thom in a new Broadway concert and "Shut Up! It's Christmas", which was reprised in Nov. 2013 at Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto.
Diane is Director of Music at Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto and has just released The Choir's third CD "These Old Walls", available on iTtunes along with "House of Love" and "The Choir:Connected". Diane was honoured to perform, along with The Choir, at Jack Layton's Celebration of Life.
In January of 2013, Diane was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for public service.
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Diane Leah Live
|Thurs., Sept. 22, Fri. Sept. 23 & Sat. Sept 24 | 9:00pm||Broadsway (with Heather Bambrick and Julie Michels)||
The Jazz Bistro – CD Release
251 Victoria Street