Damon Calderwood

Born and raised in the Vancouver area, Damon has been involved in theatre from a very young age. Since his debut (at age nine) he has appeared in, directed, or designed over 150 plays and films. Some of Damon’s favorite roles include John Merrick in The Elephant Man, Bardolph in Henry V, Leslie Williams in The Hostage, Gerald in Me and My Girl, Moonface Martin in Anything Goes, Marcus Lycus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Nisch in The Merry Widow, Motel and Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. He has received several awards for his acting over the years, including Best Actor (The Hostage), Best Supporting Actor (twice, The Comedy of Errors, Nuts), Most Outstanding Performance (The School for Scandal), and a Certificate of Merit (Rescuing Robyn, Time of my Life) at several Theatre B.C. Festivals. Damon was also awarded the E.V. Young Scholarship for Most Outstanding Performance (South Pacific) at Theatre Under the Stars in 2000. Damon did his acting training at U.B.C. and the Actor’s Working Academy, where he also taught for six years. In addition, Damon taught Theatre at the Secondary level for nine years. When not acting, Damon pursues bird photography with his friend Don Waite (photos are at globalbirdphotos.com) and teaches acting at a variety of schools.

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