Paul Ledoux is one of the most produced creators of musical theatre in Canada and has had 37 plays produced in Canada and abroad. He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and began his theatrical career in Montreal where his play The Electrical Man won the Quebec Drama Festival Award in 1975. Other works included the musicals; Dream A Little Dream (with Denny Doherty) (multiple Dora nominations); the musicals Cheatin' Hearts (with David Smyth), Hot Flashes (with John Roby), Judy! (Dora and Jessie nominee), Honky Tonk Angels (with Ferne Downey), Love Is Strange and the Dora, Betty and Chalmers Award winning Fire (with David Young). He has also adapted the novels The Secret Garden (Chalmers Award nominee) and Anne of Green Gables for the stage.
Tyrants, a drama about the family of John Wilkes Booth,
was produced and directed by long-time collaborator Brian Richmond at the
University of Victoria. Still
Desire You (with David Young and Juno Award winning songwriter Melanie Doane)
was co-produced by Western Canada Theatre and ATP in the fall of 2007. Ledoux's
newest musical Paris before The Crash (with
John Roby) is currently in development.
In addition to his work as a playwright Ledoux has worked as an artistic director, dramaturg, story editor and producer. He has written extensively for series TV, including The Pit Pony (supervising producer) Freaky Stories and Street Legal, plus the seasonal special, Johannís Gift To Christmas. Radio drama credits include his series, Salvage, In The Blood, and The Old Guy (WGC Award nominee). Directing credits include: Still Desire You (WCT and ATP); Dream a Little Dream (tour, Neptune Theatre, Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto) (Dora best director nominee), Judy at The Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon, and productions of Salt Water In Your Socks, Me And My Gals and Itís Delicious at The White Point Theatre. Paul is the past Chairman of The Playwrights Union of Canada.