Actress and musician

Receiving a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in the smash hit Mamma Mia! was a highlight for Louise Pitre, Canada’s first lady of musical theatre, in a career that spans theatre, television and concert stages across North America and Europe.

In addition to headlining the Toronto, Broadway and US touring company casts of Mamma Mia!, Louise is known for her signature performances as Fantine in Les Misérables (Toronto, Montreal and Paris) and the title character in Edith Piaf. She also earned raves for leading roles in Annie Get Your Gun, Song & Dance, Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; The World Goes ‘Round; Blood Brothers; Tartuffe; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?; The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd; Applause; Rock ‘n’ Roll etc.; The Toxic Avenger; and A Year With Frog and Toad.

In September, 2009, Louise made her Carnegie Hall debut singing the role of Ulrika in the concert version of the musical Kristina by ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus which she reprised at Royal Albert Hall in April 2010.

Louise has guested with orchestras across Canada and appears in concert regularly throughout North America with accompaniment ranging from big band to solo piano.

Her small screen appearances include Lifetime’s A Christmas Wedding, Recipe for a Perfect Christmas, MVP, Flashpoint and the CBC biopic Celine in which she played Celine Dion’s mother, Therese. She can currently be seen as the host of Star Portraits on Bravo!

Louise is the winner of a National Broadway Touring Award, a New York Theatre World Award, a San Francisco Theatre Critics’ Award, a Betsy Mitchell Award and four Dora Mavor Moore awards, all for best performance by a leading actress in a musical.

Since earning her Honours BA in Music Education (piano) from the University of Western Ontario, Louise has become the proud recipient of honorary degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Music and Humber College along with a Doctorate of Music from the University of Western Ontario.

She has released a new all French CD, La Vie En Rouge, in addition to three solo CD’s: Shattered, All of My Life Has Led To This and Songs My Mother Taught Me. She is heard as Fantine in the Paris Cast recording of Les Misérables and as Ulrika in the Kristina cast recording.


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