NOW Magazine's Top Fifteen Stage Artists To Watch In 2019 

Glenn Sumi 

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Elijah McCoy

The Real McCoy, 4th Line Theatre

"[Portraying McCoy] was an emotional roller-coaster. Physically and mentally...I’m using every bone in my body. When I’m in character, I have to leave all the other s--t at home and totally immerse myself."

Beau Dixon, toronto.com

 

"Beau strikes the perfect balance between heart and mind needed to play the character...he was born to play this role."

Andrew Moodie, Playwright

Aaron

Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare in High Park

"As motiveless malignity Aaron, Beau Dixon heightens the Moor's inexplicable evil with charm to spare and a diabolical glee"

Jeff Cottrill, digitaljournal.com

"Only Beau Dixon’s intense Aaron arouses any serious interest; his unconditional love for his child and unconditional hate for everyone else stands out, each having an impressive purity."

J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail

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Beneath Springhill, Firebrand Theatre

2015 Dora Mavor Moore Award Best Individual Performance

2015 Calgary Theatre Critic's Award Best Solo Performance

2015 Betty Mitchell Nomination Best Actor

"Beau Dixon as Maurice Ruddick is such a versatile performer. He can sing, play guitar and he’s a wonderful actor. You get the sense of playfulness from Maurice because of the whimsical, light-hearted way that Beau Dixon plays him."

Lynn Slotkin, The Slotkin Letter

"Dixon skillfully pays tribute to a man whose music and faith gave him the strength to inspire others...Audiences will find Dixon’s performance as incredible as the emotional story he brings to life."

Rodrigo Flores, Joyful Magpies

The Narrator

Passing Strange, The Musical Stage Company & Obsidian Theatre Company

2017 Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award Best Actor in a Musical

2017 Dora Mavor Moore Nomination Best Actor in a Musical 2017 Dora Mavor Moore Nomination Best Ensemble

 

"In the Narrator, Beau Dixon, who has appeared in many shows before, finally has a role that showcases his talent for singing, playing guitar and acting.  He gives a fantastic performance.”

Christopher Hoile, Stage Door

"Just as funny as it is insightful and moving, the plot is presented as the memoir of an on-stage narrator (Beau Dixon) who, guitar in hand, punctuates his stories with wall-rattling blues riffs. Rating: NNNN"

Jordan Bimm, NOW

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Ghost Quartet, Crow's Theatre

2019 Toronto Theatre Critics' Award Best Ensemble

"Whether he's got a harmonica around his neck or a guitar in his hands, Dixon is equally at home belting out rock, blues and soul."

Glen Sumi, NOW Magazine

“The four performers, all playing instruments and singing, never let the energy or focus wane; their enthusiasm for the material is infectious.” 

Ilana Lucas, Mooney on Theatre