Paul Ledoux

Paul Ledoux is one of Canada’s most produced creators of musical theatre. Ledoux is known for provocative explorations of the relationship between politics and popular culture as exemplified by the Dora and Chalmers Award-winning Fire, (with David Young), Still Desire You (with David Young and Melanie Doane) and The Bricklin (with Allen Cole), the story of Canada’s most infamous automobile.

Ledoux began writing for the theatre in Montreal where his play, The Electrical Man, won the Quebec Drama Federation award for best play (1976). Since that time he has had thirty-eight plays produced, including:  Hot Flashes, with award winning composer, John Roby (Girls In The Gang, The King of Thieves); Cheatin’ Hearts (with David Smyth) and adaptations of the children’s classics, The Secret Garden, (Chalmers Award nomination) and Anne of Green Gables.  He co-wrote, produced and directed the premiere of Dream a Little Dream, the nearly true story of The Mamas and The Papas, created with the group’s lead singer, Denny Doherty. (Arizoni Award and multiple Dora nominations.) 

Ledoux also has extensive credits as a theatre director and in television and radio as a writer, director, and producer. Selected credits include: two series for CBC’s The Mystery Project; In The Blood and the WGC Award nominated The Old Guy; TV: The Edison Twins, The Campbells, Street Legal, The Pit Pony (supervising producer) and the documentary Here I Am; Published works include the plays The Bricklin, Cheatin’ Hearts, Fire, Still Desire You, Love Is Strange and Anne. His plays are also included in numerous anthologies including The CTR Anthology,  Class Acts, Cues and Entrances and Maritime Lines. He is currently working with Roby on a new musical Goodbye Paris and has been commissioned by The Stratford Festival to develop a new musical based on the popular children’s novel and film The Pit Pony.

Paul is the past chairman of The Playwrights Union of Canada and The Montreal Playwright’s Workshop.