• Headshot of Musical Theatre director Donna Fletcher
  • Instructor, Desautels Faculty of Music

    150 Dafoe Road
     University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
     Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2


Donna Fletcher is an accomplished singer, actor, and concert performer with a wide range of national experience in theatre, musical theatre and symphonic work. The Director of the University of Manitoba's Musical Theatre Ensemble, Fletcher is also an accomplished director of productions that span Canada.

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Performance highlights

Fletcher has performed coast-to-coast in principle roles with the Charlottetown Festival, the Drayton Festival, Rainbow Stage, Theatre Calgary, Stage West Calgary, the Belfry Theatre, the National Arts Centre, MTC, PTE, MTYP, Dry Cold Productions, Winnipeg Studio Theatre, Persephone Theatre, and Manitoba Opera.

Fletcher has directed the Winnipeg premieres of the musicals Sweeney Todd, Nine, The Addams Family, The Light in the Piazza, A Man of No Importance and The Bridges of Madison County for Dry Cold Productions. Other directing credits include Carousel (Nuova), Love, Loss and What I Wore (WJT), South Pacific (Rainbow Stage/WSO), The Sound of Music and Into the Woods (Opera on the Avalon), Brundibar (Manitoba Chamber Orchestra), Starbachs (Winnipeg Fringe/Ottawa Chamber Festival), Merry Christmas Stephen Leacock (The Little Opera Company) and Assistant Director on the world premiere of Filumena (Calgary Opera/Banff Centre), Calgary Opera's Sweeney Todd, Opera Ontario's Susannah, Top Girls at the MTC Warehouse and Madama Butterfly, The Magic Flute and Lucia di Lammermoor for Manitoba Opera.

In the summer of 2012, Donna was inducted to the Rainbow Stage Wall of Fame and became the first Winnipeg female Director to helm a production (Annie) at the theatre.

Ongoing research and creative works

Fletcher directs the Musical Theatre Ensemble at the University of Manitoba Desautels Faculty of Music. She is actively teaching, coaching, adjudicating and conducting workshops across the country and, in addition to her teaching duties at the University of Manitoba, Donna teaches at the Theatre Department at the University of Winnipeg and is a member of Edmonton’s Opera NUOVA faculty. She is also the co-founder of Dry Cold Productions, a theatre company dedicated to presenting modern musical theatre to Winnipeg audiences.