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Gail Hakala

Faculty, Bachelor of Music Theatre


Contact Info: Ext. 2703

Gail Hakala is an accomplished singer, actor, adjudicator and teacher who has performed from coast to coast in all major theatres in Canada. Gail was a member of the Shaw Festival Theatre Company for nine years, a veteran of 20 productions. Her favorite roles at Shaw include Minerva in Mr. Cinders, Bonnie in Anything Goes, Tinkerbell in Peter Pan, and Netta Lake in Cavalcade. Gail's other favorite parts include Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera (Pantages Theatre and the Canadian tour), Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show (Bathurst Street Theatre), Domina in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Sudbury Theatre Centre), Sister Mary Amnesia in Nunsense (Academy Theatre), and the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella (Stage West Calgary).

Gail has also starred on the concert stage with Patty LuPone, Betty Buckley and Mandy Patinkin in The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at Pantages Theatre, Side by Side by Sondheim at the Lunchbox Theatre in Calgary, Starting Here, Starting Now at Shaw Festival, and Noel and Cole at Theatre Aquarius.