Member of Stratford Shakespeare Fest company
Legit actress Lindsay Thomas died Feb. 3 in Canada of cancer. She was 31.Thomas was a member of Canada’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival company, and appeared in shows including “Oklahoma!” and “My One and Only.” She also had featured performances in “The Music Man” and “Fuente Ovejuna.” She made her Stratford debut in 2006, appearing in “Oliver!” and “Don Juan.” Her career took her throughout Canada and to Broadway, where she appeared in the original production of “Hairspray” in 2002. She was a member of “Hairspray’s” original Canadian company, as well as the first U.S. tour. Thomas also played Francine in the original Toronto production of “Jersey Boys,” directed by Stratford artistic director Des McAnuff. She was a graduate of Sheridan College’s music theater performance program. She is survived by her partner, actor Gareth Potter, her parents and a brother.
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