The Singing Chameleon ... The Man of A Thousand Voices
Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 8:00 p.m.
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, ON, February 21, 2005 - André-Philippe Gagnon, "The
Man of a Thousand Voices," brings his captivating mix of comedy and music,
and arsenal of over 1000 impressions, to Roy Thomson Hall, Saturday, March
12, 2005 at 8:00 p.m. Juno Award-winning, world-class guitarist/songwriter
Robert Michaels also appears as a special guest.
With his hilarious sketches of famous personalities, from
Mick Jagger to Nat King Cole, and Fred Flintstone to Louis Armstrong, the
incomparable André-Philippe Gagnon has mesmerized audiences in over 11
countries, in two languages, performing more than 3,500 shows, in front of
over 5 million people.
Born in Quebec City, QC, André-Philippe Gagnon grew up
spending a good deal of time on the hockey rinks and baseball diamonds. But
he got an extra-special kick out of imitating celebrities to make his
friends and family laugh. He found out very early on in life that his
natural talent was something that others enjoyed listening to as much as he
enjoyed exploring it.
After performing in talent shows and Festivals, he became
one of the hottest performers in Canada, playing sold-out shows across the
country. In the mid-1980s, he appeared at Montreal’s Just For Laughs
festival and subsequently invited to appear on the Tonight Show with Johnny
Carson, where 25 million viewers watched him perform We Are The World, doing
all 18 famous voices on the famine-relief anthem. His career skyrocketed,
and his rubber-band voicebox antics have won him huge ovations worldwide,
breaking box office records with his phenomenal repertoire of pop music and
humor.. He was named "1999 Best of the Best-Newcomer of the Year" by Gaming
Today, and his name appeared on Los Angeles’ Wall of Fame along with those
of top international stars.
With four best-selling albums-all of which hit gold or
platinum status in Canada-Robert Michaels will release his much-awaited
follow-up to Allegro (JUNO for Best Instrumental Album 2003) in Spring 2005,
which promises to deliver exciting new songs and special guests.
Co-presented with Jeff Parry Promotions.