Jean-Michel Le Gal

Jean-Michel Le Gal
Born Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002-Present

Jean-Michel Le Gal is a Canadian stage, television and film actor.

Early life and education

Le Gal was born in Toronto, Canada to a francophone stage actress and television/music producer. He began acting at 10, opposite a squirrel puppet in the 12 part television kids series Pri-Maths for TVOntario.

After three years of professional theatre training at Studio 58 in Vancouver,[1] Le Gal was invited to the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre Training at the Stratford Festival.[2]

His first role at Stratford was in the 2004 production of Noises Off, directed by Brian Bedford, and his performance was positively reviewed by Kamal Al-Solaylee of the Globe and Mail.[3] He then went on to play numerous roles over four seasons including: Ferdinand in the Tempest opposite William Hutt, Silvius in As You Like It and Lorenzo in Merchant of Venice. He also received Stratford’s John Hirsch Award for most promising actor[4] and toured a co-production of Molière’s Don Juan to the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde in Montreal.

Le Gal played Horace in École des femmes by Molière at the Théâtre français de Toronto, receiving a positive review from Stage Door.[5]

In 2009, Le Gal attended the inaugural Actor's Conservatory at the Canadian Film Centre where he trained with Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Polley and Norman Jewison.[6]

Together with the Théâtre français de Toronto, Jean-Michel helps disadvantaged kids write and act in their own plays.[7]

Film Credits

Television Credits

Stratford Festival Credits

Other Theatre Credits


  1. Sadler, Sherri. "Alumni". Langara College. Retrieved March 2002. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. "Birmingham Conservatory". Stratford Festival. Retrieved March 2004. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. Al-Solaylee, Kamal (3 July 2004). "A farce to be reckoned with". Globe and Mail.
  4. Stratford Festival presents annual Guthrie awards | Your online newspaper for Southwestern Ontario
  5. Hoile, Christopher. "Les Maximes du mariages". Stage Door. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  6. Sutherland, Keifer. "2009 Participants". Canadian Film Centre. Retrieved April 2010. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. "Théâtre français de Toronto: des cours pour enfants au programme"L'Express.
  11. Shakespeare Reviews: The Comedy of Errors. Schaltz Shakespeare Reviews
  12. "Review: London Assurance by Dion Boucicault". Word Currents
  13. Le Diner De Cons | NOW Magazine
  14. "Théâtre français de Toronto – Francis Veber’s Le dîner de cons (The Dinner Game)". by Stefan Di Iorio Classical 983 FM May 5, 2009

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