“Zachary Stevenson… is the epitome of effortless cool with a gorgeous voice and a star-quality stage presence.”
– Mark Robbins, Vancouver Presents
Originally from Vancouver Island, Canada, Zachary has been coined a “dead ringer for dead singers” by the Victoria Times Colonist for his portrayals of Buddy Holly, Hank Williams, Phil Ochs and roles based on Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis. In 2018, Zachary won the Jeff Award in Chicago 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 Hair, Urinetown, Assassins, and Company.
“Young Stevenson has [Buddy] down and he comes with bucketloads of puppy dog enthusiasm; If you don’t like him, you don’t like much of anybody.”
– Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
Zachary has produced and recorded five independent albums and tours frequency as a musician. He’s been featured as an original artist at countless festivals including the Ottawa Folk Fest, Blue Skies Festival, Summerfolk, Winterfolk (Toronto), Folk Alliance (Memphis, Ottawa and Kansas City), and the Ottawa Blues Festival. He shares a Toronto Virgin Radio songwriting award with songwriting partner, Jeff Bryant, for their song “The Man on Radio”.
Zachary is also active as a music director on productions such as Ring of Fire and Million Dollar Quartet and he is currently writing a new one-man show based on the life of folksinger, Phil Ochs entitled Louder Than the Guns.
“Zachary Stevenson doesn’t portray Phil Ochs. He is Phil Ochs. The complex, mercurial personality; the songs […] Stevenson nails it all“
-Patrick Langston, Ottawa Citizen