Photograph of Eric McCormack


On Monday, September 24, at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, the Stratford Festival honoured one of Canada’s leading stage and screen actors – Megan Follows.

Recognized and beloved by audiences worldwide for her ACTRA/Gemini Award-winning starring role in the Anne of Green Gables TV movies, Megan has recently triumphed as Queen Catherine de’Medici in the CW Network/CBS Studios series Reign.

Among Megan’s best known credits are Hockey Night, opposite Rick Moranis; Inherit the Wind with Jason Robards and Kirk Douglas; and Booky, where she received five Gemini nominations as the determined mother. She has also appeared in House M.D., Heartland, The Border, CSI, ER and Law and Order, among many others.

She first appeared at Stratford as Juliet opposite current Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino’s Romeo in a highly acclaimed production directed by Richard Monette; she returned in 1995 to star opposite Brian Bedford and Stephen Ouimette as Mozart’s wife, Constanze Weber, in Amadeus.

In addition to her stage work at Stratford, Megan’s credits include Jane in This (Vancouver Playhouse); Desdemona in Othello (National Arts Centre); Cloud 9 (Mirvish Productions); The Penelopiad (Nightwood Theatre, Dora Award for Outstanding Performance in a Feature Role/Ensemble); Uncle Vanya (Geffen Playhouse); The Seagull (The Old Globe Theatre); and ‘night, Mother, Top Girls, The Real Thing, Fool for Love and Three Sisters (Soulpepper Theatre).

Megan now divides her time between directing and acting, and is currently shooting a key recurring role in Syfy’s genre-breaking hit series, Wynonna Earp.

All proceeds from this gala evening support the key artistic priorities of the Stratford Festival.

2018 Gala Co-Chairs

Barry Avrich, Wendy Pitblado 

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