Adam White is a music director, performer, and teacher.
Adam has been music director for Mamma Mia! (Port Hope Festival Theatre), Fitz Happens (Lighthouse), Avenue Q (STC), Sunday in the Park With George, Chess, A Man of No Importance, A New Brain (Theatre Sheridan), and workshops of several new Canadian musicals. Active in Toronto cabaret, Adam has played Nora McLellan’s Songs Sung too Young at the Jazz Bistro, Bruce Dow’s Something to Say at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and stepped out from behind the piano to debut his own cabaret, Something’s Coming in fall 2015.
With friend and performer Kyle Golemba, Adam created Making Love in a Canoe, an all-Canadian musical revue and its accompanying recording. Celebrating Canadian culture and Canada’s musical theatre writers, Making Love in a Canoe has been performed across Canada, including its theatrical debut in Regina, SK.
He has played the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, Ethan in The Full Monty (Empire Theatre), Cosme McMoon in Glorious! (Stage West Calgary and Globus Theatre), and created the role of Ray in Tee Schneider’s hockey drama The Shift. Passionate about Canadian musical theatre, Adam is proud to have performed in Billy Bishop Goes to War (Neptune Theatre), Jonathan Monro and Adam Mathias’ A History of Summer (Summerworks, Musicals In Concert) and the World Premiere of Leslie Arden’s One Step Forward (Talk Is Free Theatre).
Adam has been Associate Artistic Director at Musical Stage Company, where he is program director of the youth training program, One Song Glory, and music director for the Banks Prize, an annual award for emerging musical theatre performers in Toronto.
As Artistic Associate at Smile Theatre, Adam has worked on a number of productions: he toured in The Legend of Dan McGrew and ‘Tis the Season, and was music director for the premiere of Leslie Arden’s Gift of the Magi, and Jim Betts’ three-actor adaptation of Canadian classic Anne of Green Gables. Adam wrote the book for The Greatest Story Never Told, a jukebox musical featuring songs from Canadian musicals, and created the holiday show Fireside Songs (Remembering 1954).
Adam is on faculty at Sheridan College and the Randolph Academy of Performing Arts, and has also taught music and voice at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. He taught for over ten years in the Randolph Kids program, working with all ages and levels, from Broadway Babies to Pre-College. He also maintains a private studio, coaching voice students for auditions, recitals and examinations.
A graduate of the Randolph Academy of Performing Arts, Adam has also completed his Creative Writing Certificate through Algonquin College. Adam studied Jazz Performance (Voice) and Arranging and Composition at Humber College, and voice and piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music. Adam is currently completing his Masters at York University.