“Zachary Stevenson… is the epitome of effortless cool with a gorgeous voice and a star-quality stage presence." - Mark Robbins, Vancouver Presents
Raised on Vancouver Island, Canada, Zachary is an internationally recognized award-winning actor, musician and writer. Best known for his performances as Buddy Holly, Zach was coined a “dead ringer for dead singers” by the Victoria Times Colonist for his portrayal of the legendary rock 'n' roller as well as Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Phil Ochs. In 2018, Zachary won the prestigious "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 Million Dollar Quartet, Hair, Fire, Urinetown, Assassins, Sweeney Todd, Company and Ring of Fire.
“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
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.
Zachary has proudly raised over $10,000 for MSF (Doctors Without Borders) through CD sales.