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Deborah Tennant has a busy and varied career as an actor, singer, teacher and writer. She graduated from the respected Studio 58 Theatre program at Vancouver Community college, where she was on the Dean's List and received the VCC Scholarship for academic achievement. She continued training at the Banff Centre (Young Professionals Master Class, Bernard Hopkins, David William); Workshops for Professional Actors (Carol Rosenfeld, David Craig); Equity Showcase (Patsy Rodenburg, John Karr, David Rotenberg, Arnold Mungioli); and private vocal work with David Dunbar and Cornelius Reid. Deborah has worked at theatres from Vancouver to Halifax in everything from Shakespeare and Moliere to Gershwin, Burt Bachrach and Gilbert and Sullivan. Favourite roles include Ruth in Blithe Spirit, Maria in The Sound of Music, Elmire in Tartuffe and Marilla in Anne of Green Gables.
She has been a member of the Stratford Festival Company, playing Sister Margaretta in The Sound of Music and appearing in Inherit the Wind. Most recently she was an original member of the Canadian company in the North American premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of The Sound of Music (Mirvish, Toronto) as Baroness Elberfeld. She also toured Canada as casting assistant/voice coach on CBC’s How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?
She has a long list of TV and Film credits including A - The Scarlet Letter, Due South, Sister Mary Explains it All, The Newsroom, Sue Thomas F.B.Eye, Martha Behind Bars and Degrassi as well as commercials.
Deborah teaches voice and audition technique in the professional training program at RAPA. She has done workshops on Vocal Presentation for the Second City, been a guest lecturer at George Brown College and has a lively private Studio.