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Hailey Gillis is a performer, composer, singer, writer, voice actor and arts educator, hailing from Grimsby Ontario.  Hailey’s work in many different mediums has taken her across Canada from Charlottetown PEI to Vancouver BC, as well as off-Broadway in NYC.

SOULPEPPER 2025: Ladies of the Canyon: Joni & the California Scene (Co-Creator & Writer)

FOR SOULPEPPER: The Seagull, Detroit: Music of the Motor City, The Secret Chord: A Leonard Cohen Experience, Assistant Director: Wedding at Aulis. Actor: Rose, Riverboat Coffee House: The Yorkville Scene, Manhattan. Uncovered the Music of Dolly Parton (Musical Stage Company), Ghost Quartet (Crow’s Theatre), Rose, Steinbeck Through Song, The Dybbuk, Marat/Sade, Blood Wedding, The Crucible, The Thirst of Hearts, The Dead, Alligator Pie, Idiot's Delight.

She was acknowledged with a New York Times ‘Critics Pick’ award for her work as a musical theatre artist, and has been nominated for numerous Dora Mavor Moore awards. In addition to performance, Hailey Gillis has been composing music for the past ten years, working with acclaimed international producers. Most recently she has been working on a collaboration for a new Canadian musical with Crow’s Theatre. The Invisible (Catalyst/Vertigo Theatre); Onegin (The Musical Stage Company/The National Arts Center); Spoon River (The Signature Theatre); Hedda Gabler (Necessary Angel/Canadian Stage); Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Bard on the Beach).  Recently she partnered with Penguin Random House to narrate the Audiobook: Tell Me When You Feel Something.  She has a Diploma in Acting from Sheridan Institute of Technology and a B.A. Honours Degree in Theatre and Drama Studies from the University of Toronto. She is also a graduate of the Soulpepper Academy.