July 24, 2021
Allison Lynch is a Calgary-based actor, sound-designer/composer, musical director and singer. She has appeared on nearly all of Calgary’s major stages, including Vertigo Theatre, where you may have seen her in Sweeney Todd, In the Heat of the Night, or Double Indemnity. Allison was the recipient of three Betty Mitchell Awards for acting and one for composing, and has multiple nominations in the acting/ sound design and musical direction categories. She has also been nominated for musical direction and composing at the Vancouver theatre awards, and was the recent recipient of the Victoria Critic’s Choice award for theatre design for her music for The Ministry of Grace at The Belfry last February. As a singer Allison has performed at many local Alberta music venues including Ironwood, The Bella Concert Hall, the Rosza Centre, Lolita’s, the Calgary and Medicine Hat Jazz festivals, the Calgary Folk Music Festival and the National Music Centre, as well as guest performances with the Victoria, Winnipeg and Malaysian symphony orchestras. Her album Skin & Flame showcases a mix of her original songs and reimagined standards from the jazz songbook. In July of 2020 Allison released a music video for her original song Wish You Well, and is currently working on her second album to be released in 2021.