about Lee MacDougall

Lee was raised in Kirkland Lake, in Northern Ontario, Canada. He came south to attend the University of Toronto (BSc), and later studied acting at Ryerson University. He has worked as an actor, writer, and director in theatres across Canada. He makes his home in Stratford, Ontario, with his husband, Director/Choreographer Tim French.

Lee MacDougall’s play High Life has played across Canada, off-Broadway, and in Chicago, London, Tokyo, and Seoul. Learn more about other plays Lee has written.

The film of High Life, for which Lee wrote the screenplay, opened at the Toronto International Film Festival in Sept. ‘09. Look for a Canada-wide release in January of 2010. For more info about the film High Life, and a link to the trailer, check out Screenplays.

As an actor, Lee has spent six seasons with the Stratford Festival, and he was in the Original Canadian cast of Urinetown at CanStage Co. See Lee's resume under Acting.

As a director, Lee has worked at Theatre Aquarius (Glory Days) and Stage West Mississauga (Beauty and the Beast, The Producers). Read more about Lee’s work as a director.


Come From Away returns! Next stop - Seattle Repertory Theatre, November 13 to December 13, 2015. Written by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Directed by Chris Ashley, Choreographed by Kelly Devine, featuring Lee MacDougall and eleven other actors playing hundreds of roles. 

Lee will be returning to Footloose this summer. Performances in the Drayton Festival Production, directed and choregraphed by Tim French begin July 23rd at the Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend, Ontario, and close Aug. 8th, and begin at the King's Wharf Theatre in Penetang, Ontario on Aug. 13th, closing Aug. 29th.

Lee's play High Life had a very successful run in Toronto - produced by the Soulpepper Theatre Co. in Feb/March of 2012. 

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