A professional performer, Bridget is a full member of ACTRA and Canadian Actors' Equity. She has appeared in regional theatre in Ontario and Atlantic Canada, and worked as a voice actor for CBC TV and CBC Radio, among others. A versatile vocalist, she is formally trained in classical and jazz styles and holds 2 silver medals from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She studied Music, English, and Broadcasting in university before pursuing her career in the performing arts.
For the last several years, Bridget has been the lead singer for various wedding bands and club acts, playing venues and special events throughout Ontario from Toronto-Niagara Falls and all points in-between. During this time, she has also performed as a church soloist and as part of a number of acoustic jazz-pop and piano-vocal duos. For live video of Bridget in action, click HERE. Bridget is a published songwriter, a member of SOCAN, and a recipient of a New Talent Grant from FACTOR (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Record.)
From 2014-2015, Bridget was one of the resident artists in the Ontario Shebang project, a multi-disciplinary artists’ collective in partnership with Toronto's DreamWalker Dance Company. In 2016, she played the lead in a short film, was cast in a public service announcement, and FINALLY finished the script for her own cabaret show -- musical arrangements are in progress. When not performing, Bridget works part-time in Arts Administration and also as an occasional event host, recording studio session singer, and in interactive role-play training for both corporate and academic organizations.
University of New Brunswick. Contemporary Management in Arts & Culture (CMAC) Program. Bridget is
thrilled to have been accepted into the inaugural year of the certificate program in
Contemporary Management in Arts & Culture. Delivered in
partnership with Artslink NB with the help of
the Government of New Brunswick, this is a one-year program designed to strengthen the capacities of arts professionals in various aspects of governance, leadership, financial management,
communications, and navigating private-public policies regarding arts and culture. In addition to performing, Bridget will be applying her new skillset to her own creative work and in support
of arts and cultural organizations.
Moncton, NB. **CANCELLED due to COVID-19** Mountain View United Church. "Musical Moments to Remember." Bridget will be performing as part of the church's 70th Anniversary celebration.
November 5, 2020:
Shadowpath Theatre, ON.
Bridget will appear in an online reading of Alice Gerstenberg's groundbreaking play Overtones, presented in
conjunction with the Newmarket Public Library. Shadowpath is a charitable organization and professional theatre company
located in York Region, Ontario, creating new works in everyday site-specific spaces and delivering the performing arts
in new ways to underserved communities.
Theatre New Brunswick,
Fall Festival of New Plays.
Beginning this October, the Fall Festival of New Plays will provide twelve new,
emerging and established New Brunswick playwrights with a range of support to help get their next script off the ground. Featured playwrights include
Norm Foster, Ryan Griffith, Jena McLean, Abby Paige, Len Falkenstein, Alex Rioux, Caroline Coon, John Barlow, Liam Browne, Kirsten Alter,
Jean-Michel Cliche, Samaqani Cocahq-Natalie Sappier, and special guest Vern Thiessen.
Bridget will be appearing in the following live online readings:
Live Bait Theatre, Sackville, NB. New Works Festival/Social Distancing Short Play Festival - ONLINE. Live Bait Theatre is pleased to present their 3rd annual New Works Festival, which includes a variety of artistic projects in various states of development, from ideas to finished projects. This year, they have partnered with HubCity Theatre to add a second component, the Social Distancing Short Play Festival, featuring stories written in and about isolation. Bridget will be appearing in "Whispering Voices" by playwright Nadyne Kuhn, directed by Erin Bardua.
May 21st, 2020:
Victoria, BC: The Canadian Play Thing (Virtual Theatre). "Buried" by Sarah Anne Murphy. Bridget and the original cast from the Newmarket National Play Festival production re-visit their roles in a live online reading of this lovely play about a mother and son in Newfoundland. 7PM Pacific Time, via Zoom. (100 person virtual capacity.) To RSVP and for Zoom information, visit The Canadian Play Thing.
Pandemic Project with Live Bait Theatre: Bridget is one of the artists and individuals participating in Live Bait's process of documenting the human experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of this project will be presented to the public at a later date.
Update Spring-Summer 2020:
As a result of COVID-19, the theatre and performing arts communities have been largely sidelined. However, the arts will return after this pandemic (as they have after all previous pandemics), and to that end, people are keeping busy and planning ahead for when we can all be together again. Bridget has been busy participating in virtual/online readings with local theatre companies HubCity Theatre, Live Bait Theatre, and the Fundy Fringe Festival. Additionally, she is participating in a reading group with Ontario's Shadowpath Theatre, helping to vet scripts as their production team works toward presenting a season of classical works in 2021.
Bridget is now a member of the NB Film Coop. Check out her featured profile in their January newsletter here.
Bridget returns this summer to the Newmarket National Play Festival and will be appearing in 3 shows: Buried, Written in Stone, and Seducing Harry, playing (respectively) a landlord in Newfoundland, a not-so-nice angel, and a lonely lady fixated on her repairman. Performances July 24-28th, at Newmarket's Old Town Hall Theatre. Bridget will also be performing in Making Friends (Staged Reading Series) on July 22nd-23rd and in Playwrights' Reading Series on July 26th. For more information, please go to
July 22, 8:30pm - Staged Reading: Making Friends
July 23, 8:30pm - Staged Reading: Making Friends
July 24, 7pm - Stand|Out (Seducing Harry)
July 24, 9:15pm - You|Turn (Buried, Written in Stone)
July 25, 2pm - Stand|Out (Seducing Harry)
July 26, 2pm - You|Turn (Buried, Written in Stone)
July 26, 8:45pm - Playwright Reading Series: Alexa the Liar
July 27 - 2:30pm - You|Turn (Buried, Written in Stone)
July 27 - 8pm - Stand|Out (Seducing Harry)
July 28 - 2:30pm - Stand|Out (Seducing Harry)
July 28 - 8pm - You|Turn (Buried, Written in Stone)
June 6-7, 2019:
Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Burlington, Ontario. Bridget made a surprise cameo appearance singing Bohemian Rhapsody in a tribute to Queen.
Oakville, Ontario. Bridget will be performing holiday music with Vagabond Voices. Sponsored by Shopper's Drug Mart.
December 17th, 2018:
Smile Serenades with Smile Theatre. Smile Theatre is a professional theatre company with a mandate to enrich the lives of seniors in care by presenting meaningful, professional performances created especially for them.
December 13th, 2018:
Toronto Eaton Centre. Making spirits bright! Bridget will be performing holiday selections with singers from KJC Entertainment. Sponsored by Manulife.
Bridget is returning for a second season to the Newmarket National Play Festival to appear in 3 shows: Virginia + Orlando + Vita by Nova Scotia playwright Natalie Meisner, Pausing at the Fringe by Dave Healey, and Funeral Sandwiches by Greg White. This festival gives Canadian artists - both established and emerging - a national stage for their stories and regional perspectives. Performances July 25-29th, at Newmarket's Old Town Hall Theatre. For tickets and more information, please go to https://www.nationalplayfestival.ca/.
Bridget is one of the actors taking part in a research study about storytelling at the NeuroArts Lab (neuroarts.org) at McMaster University.
Bridget is excited to join the roster at Supporting Roles Interactive Training, in Stratford, Ontario. Scripted Scenes to Live Action Skill Building, Scenario-Based Learning, Executive Coaching, Casting for Corporate Projects, and More.
Newmarket National Play Festival, Newmarket, ON. Bridget is one of the lucky actors chosen for this inaugural theatre festival. Featured performances: The Syndrome Thing, and Road. 24
Short Plays. All Canadian Works. Performances July 21-23, 2017. For more information, see
Bridget completed her recording for the Human Voicebank project. VocaliD and the
Human Voicebank collect voices and "blend" them to create custom voices for people born
unable to speak or who have lost the ability to speak due to illness or injury. Every voice is unique, just like the patients.
April 14-15, 2017:
Bridget was in the recording studio finalizing piano arrangements and recording teasers for her show “Dangerous Curves.” Take a listen
March 12th, 2017:
Kicked off March Break with the first table read of the completed script of “Dangerous Curves” with music and tech. Thank you to everyone involved!
Bridget completed an online course in Financial Planning for the Arts through WorkinCulture’s E-Learning Series.
"Domestic Disturbance." Bridget played a lead role in this curriculum film project for Humber College, developed in partnership with ACTRA,
the Humber SIM Lab, and the Humber School of Social and Community Services.
OrBeOK Campaign. Bridget was proud to be a part of an an important campaign to spread awareness about painkiller dependency. Appearing as a "living mannequin", Bridget was cast as one of the faces of everyday prescription drug addiction in a public service announcement in support of activist Chris Cull. See the story in the Toronto Star.
June 19th, 2016:
The Ontario Shebang concluded with a series of presentations at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Over 3 years, The Ontario Shebang,
a project of Toronto’s Dreamwalker Dance Company, unfolded through a series of residencies, workshops, and studio events that culminated
in theatrical productions, artist installations and site-specific performances in multiple communities across the province. Bridget is proud to
have been part of the Burlington Shebang.
Bridget completed a crash course in Project Management through WorkinCulture's E-Learning Series. She hopes to use her new knowledge to keep her own projects on track!
The Actor’s Brain: Bridget was excited to be one of the actors chosen for a neurological study at McMaster University's LIVE Lab
that explores the psychology of role-play in stage performers. During phase one, actors performed a range of emotions on camera
while hooked up to motion-capture technology. This is an ongoing study with further experiments scheduled in 2017.
May 15, 2016:
Bridget is an active member of the Arts and Cultural Collective of Burlington and this month she was one of nearly 200 artists and cultural workers from Burlington who came out for the first ever Burlington Artists Family Portrait.
Dangerous Curves: A Noir-Inspired Cabaret. After several years sitting on the back burner, Bridget’s pet project cabaret show has a complete script,
wardrobe, props, and set pieces. She is in the process of completing musical arrangements for the 15 songs selected for the show, and plans a first reading in the fall of this year.
Bridget obtained her Firearms Safety Certificate for both restricted and non-restricted weapons. The training and examinations were administered by
Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario (FSESO). Now when she gets sent out for law enforcement roles, she can realistically handle those prop guns!
"Close Encounters of the Creatively Collective Conscious" -- Dreamwalker Dance Company and
The Whole Shebang are bringing together Burlington/Hamilton-based writers, musicians, actors,
dancers, costume designers, and media artists as part of a unique artists' collective.
The public is invited to to join us in experimenting with light, space, sound, time, gesture,
and text from 3:30-5pm at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Mix and mingle to follow.
You can check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/943339452399784/
May 2015: Bridget's new YouTube Channel
is up and running! There are live performance videos (with a live band), and other
audio/video including live performances, live "off-the-floor" recordings, and studio recordings featuring jazz, pop, and musical
theatre selections, plus animation video and voice work. Rock vocals are on the way, and Bridget has some recording sessions later
this month so there will be new videos posted by early this summer. Check it out
Mixology Duo @
David's in Port Dover.
Bridget and Joe will be performing a mix of current contemporary and classic love songs for Valentine's Day.
Mixology (Jazz-Pop Duo, Guitar and Vocals) for Hire. Bridget and Joe are taking their
act from Culture Days to venues near you!
Your favorite tunes re-imagined, with just a touch of jazz. Music from the 1940s to the present day.
From Sam Smith to Sinatra, from Adele to Al Green. Classic love songs in Italian, French, and Spanish.
Perfect for cocktail parties, receptions, brunches, dinner music, and more. Spice up your event with the
smooth sounds of the Mixology duo. Pop, Adult Contemporary, and RnB. Eclectic. Classy. Cool.
Culture Days, City of Burlington.
Bridget will be singing some jazz, pop, and RnB tunes as part of Burlington's kick off to Culture Days. Civic Square Stage,
City Hall. 4:30-6 PM. Accompanied by Joe Finochio. A smooth, sophisticated mix of contemporary hits and old standards.
Haunted Boat Cruise: Ghosts of the Great Lakes. Bridget will be your paranormal party host for an
evening of ghost stories and spine-chilling tales aboard the Hamilton Harbour Queen.
Tour time is 7-9 PM (boarding at 6:30 PM). Cash bar. For tickets, go to www.Haunted-Hamilton.com.
Bridget will be the guest soloist at the Christian Science Society, Oakville, Ontario. Accompanied by
June 21-22, 2014:
Bridget will be participating in the Script Reading Series of the
Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto.
The Script Readings are co-presented by ACTRA Toronto and ACTRA National, featuring ACTRA
members. The actors will read works-in-progress scripts and the writers will receive feedback
from industry guests. Some of Bridget's roles for the weekend include a klutzy production
assistant, a highbrow Boston socialite, and a nasty lady drug dealer!
Bridget has been chosen as one of the Resident Artists for the Burlington Shebang project in conjunction
with the Burlington Performing Arts Centre
and under the direction of Toronto-based choreographer/director
(Dreamwalker Dance Company, Soulpepper Theatre Company). In addition to performing in the collective,
Bridget will be contributing a musical segment to this multi-disciplinary performance piece to take place in 2015.
Bridget will be the guest soloist at the Christian Science Society, Oakville, Ontario.
Accompanied by Margo Jamieson
July 6 and 7, 2012: DivaFever debut!
Top 40 band DivaFever makes their debut this weekend featuring Bridget on vocals!
July 6, 2012: Diva Fever, Shakers, Oakville
July 7, 2012: Diva Fever, Stone Cottage, Scarborough
July 8, 2012: Downtown Dining is back!
Bridget will be singing a wide range of jazz and pop tunes at La Costa in Burlington
as part of the annual
Downtown Dining restaurant walking tours. With Margo Jamieson on piano. Proceeds from this year’s Downtown Dining
will be donated to the Young Artists Fund, through the Halton Learning Foundation.
June 15, 2012: Scarborough Realtors Benefit Dance.
Bridget will be fronting a Top 40 band for this wonderful event in support of the Canadian Sunshine Kids Foundation,
providing support for kids with cancer.
June 10, 2012: Gutsy Walk for Crohn's and Colitis.
Bridget and Team Gutsy Chick will be participating in this year's event to help raise money to
find a cure for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). With 1 in 160 Canadians is living with IBD,
the Gutsy Walk is a great way to spread awareness and raise much-needed funds to support essential research.
For more information on IBD, please visit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada:
Stirling, Ontario: August 24-28, 2010. Love You Forever, and More Munsch. Bridget appeared at the Stirling Festival as part of their Theatre for Young Audiences.
Toronto: September 21, September 28, and October 5. Bridget performed as part of the Sondheim in September concert series at the Metropolitan Community Church (115 Simpson Avenue, Riverdale). Proceeds from these concerts go to benefit The Actors Fund of Canada.
April 18th, 2009: Bridget performed at the annual Two Planks and a Passion Theatre Company fundraiser:
Black and White: From Casablanca to the Sierra Madre. A gala dinner and auction celebrating the golden era of Hollywood at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. Featuring delicious food prepared by Cocoa Pesto, the Valley’s premiere restaurant and caterer, the evening will also feature live music led by Steve Dooks and Bridget Bezanson. Tickets are $75 each and a table of eight is $550. Seating is limited –this event sells out in advance! A partial tax receipt will be issued to all purchasers. Black and White semi-formal wear encouraged.
(This is a sample song list only. Repertoire includes a mix of new and old pop and jazz standards
including selections from Nora Jones, Diana Krall, Michael Bublé, Tom Waits, Etta James, Bette Midler, Randy Newman, Sinatra, and many more!)
1. Come Away with Me (Nora Jones)
2. Turn Me On (Nora Jones)
3. Mad About the Boy
4. Take Me Home (Tom Waits)
6. Peel Me a Grape (Diana Krall)
7. Hard Hearted Hannah
8. La Vie En Rose
9. Ice Cream (Sarah McLachlan)
10. Why Don’t You Do Right
11. Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
12. Lush Life
13. Kissing a Fool (George Michael)
14. I Put a Spell On You
15. At Last
16. Get Here (Oleta Adams)
17. Put the Blame on Mame
18. Tomorrow Never Dies (Sheryl Crow, James Bond Theme)
19. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
20. Why Don’t You Do Right (Jessica Rabbit!)
21. Songbird (Fleetwood Mac)
22. Cry Me a River
23. Shiver Me Timbers (Tom Waits)
24. I Don’t Stand a Ghost of Chance With You
25. Baby Grand (Billy Joel)
26. And So It Goes (Billy Joel)
27. Guilty (Randy Newman)
28. When I Fall in Love
29. When You Wish Upon a Star
30. P.S. I Love You (Bette Midler)
33. Sooner or Later (Madonna, Dick Tracy)
34. This Time the Dream’s on Me
35. Where the Boys Are (Connie Francis)
36. Someone to Watch Over Me
37. Stuff Like That There
38. I’ve Got a Crush on You
39. Feelin’ Good
40. C’Mon a My House (Rosemary Clooney)
41. Fever (Peggy Lee)
42. Besame Mucho