Best known for his acclaimed portrayal of Buddy Holly, Vancouver Island native, Zachary Stevenson, channels the spirit and sounds of the past in dynamic performance that is uniquely his own.
Zachary was recognized in 2018 with the Jeff Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role -Musical for the Buddy Holly Story, a role he’s honed in more than a dozen productions of across Canada and the United States. Other acting highlights include Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave, Hair, Urinetown, Assassins, Million Dollar Quartet and Ring of Fire. The latter two for which he also serves as musical director.
As an original artist, he’s been featured at the Ottawa Folk Fest, Blue Skies Festival, Summerfolk, Winterfolk (Toronto), Folk Alliance (Memphis), North East Regional Folk Alliance (New York) and the Ottawa Blues Festival sharing stages with the likes of Ron Sexsmith, Tom Paxton, Billy Bragg, Danny Michel, the Good Lovelies and KISS.
He shares a Toronto Virgin Radio songwriting award with songwriting partner, Jeff Bryant, for their song “The Man on Radio”.