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ABOUT

Kyle is an award-winning poet and voiceover actor, a Toronto based actor, operatic bass, writer, singer, digital composer, director, producer, and impresario. He’s also the Managing Director for North American Operations at Octant Aerospace Consulting, and the co-founder of Indie Opera Hub. He's currently the voice of Drago on Bakugan Generation 3 on Netflix.

Onstage, Kyle recently appeared as Leporello in Don Giovanni (Summer Opera Lyric Theatre), as Conan in the world premiere of the critically acclaimed new opera in pasticcio, Conan and the Stone of Kelior, as Richard I the Lion Heart in the world premiere workshop of his original opera The Lion Heart, Leporello in Don Giovanni (SOLT), Basilio in The Barber of Seville (Opera by Request), Friar Laurence in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette (Pellegrini Opera), Timur in Puccini’s Turandot in Ottawa, James Bond in his opera in pasticcio James Bond: A Convenient Lie in Ottawa, Ontario, and The Head in the critically acclaimed production of his play Macbeth’s Head in Toronto, Ontario. Some of his other recent credits include the Marquis of St. Evermonde in the world premiere of an opera based on A Tale of Two Cities with (SOLT), and Sparafucile in Pellegrini Opera’s productions of Rigoletto respectively. In the Theatre, some of his favourite roles include Hamlet in Hamlet, Clint in The Market, Cassio in Othello, and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet.

 

In the Theatre, some of his favourite roles include The Head in Macbeth's Head, Hamlet in Hamlet Live, Clint in The Market, Cassio in Othello, and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet.

 

In the world of film and television, Kyle has most recently appeared as Ethan on the new romantic comedy series, Poly is the New Monogamy, now streaming on Amazon Prime, on season four of The Handmaid’s Tale as a Commander, on season fourteen of Murdoch Mysteries as the dandy Courtney Van Doren, his short film Street Smarts, the feature film The Market (which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime), the short films Insight (developed and produced by the RTA School of Media) and Phoenix, and co-starred in the short films The Car, and Made in Paris, (both of which were selected for the short-corner at Cannes); on television, he’s appeared as Lord Dunbar on Reign, and as the Dog Mocker on a new musical series for the web called Haunted. He's also appeared as Nyuk Nyuk on the pilot for a three camera sit-com called Space Bacon, the super badie Azul in Connor Undercover 2 on Family Channel on demand, and Lieutenant Tannis on the award winning web series, Space Janitors, as well as Tom on the webseries Ryan Gosling Must Be Stopped.

 

As a producer Kyle has apprenticed under Canadian legend Dale Barnes, and has produced several stage productions – Conan and the Stone of Kelior, The Lion Heart, Macbeth’s Head (NNNN- Now Magazine), James Bond: A Convenient Lie, The Market (co-producer), and Hamlet  Live (co-producer), which was live-streamed to Sick Kids’ hospitals across the country (a Canadian first) – several short films – How to Be More Inclusive, Revenge for the Duchess of Malfi (co-produced), Movies Matter, The Car (co-produced), and Street Smarts – two webseries – This is Bill, and Actorapists – and line produced on the feature film The Market. He was recently a finalist in the Innoversity Summit Pitch Competition for one of his digital series, Gamers Anonymous. His two new operas – The Lion Heart, and Conan and the Stone of Kelior will be premiering in 2022.

In the world of voiceover, in addition to numerous commercial appearances, he is currently the voice of Drago on the Netflix animated series Bakugan, Batman in the fan-made series, Batman: Just a Mortal, Fred in the yet to be released feature Night of the Zoopocalypse, the Scotiabank popcorn astronaut in Cineplex Theatres, and has voiced the the villainous Cornacabra in Finish Line Games’ puzzle video game Maize, George Washington and Vice President on the Emmy Award winning animated series Peg + Cat, Yoshio on Beyblades, Taylean on Bakugan Brawlers IV, and Metazor on Skatoony, as well as Dyson on the Lost Girl motion comic (nominated for a Gemini), was the voice for the Evergreen charitable organization on the radio public service announcement called Trees, which won the Crystal award from the Radio Marketing Bureau for best PSA, and was also the voice for Condom T.O. which picked up a bronze award at the Epica award show in Amsterdam.

As a writer, he’s been produced as a playwright (Macbeth’s Head, Don Juan: An Episode), and screenwriter (Street Smarts, This is Bill, Revenge for the Duchess of Malfi, Movies Matter, Actorapists, The Car, Gamers Anonymous), and has written libretti for three original operas, The Lion Heart, The Bat and the Bells (2021), and Possession (2023), and created the book and score for two new operas in pasticcio, James Bond: A Convenient Lie, and his newest creation, Conan and the Stone of Kelior. He was awarded the Winning Writer’s War Poetry award for The Rose Of Ilium (now called Achilles and the Queen), a poem composed in heroic couplets that tells of the doomed love between Achilles and Penthesilea, and he’s recently completed the writing and recording of his novel length epic poem, The Blessed, which was a finalist in the North Street Book Prize.

In the world of composition, he’s composed 28 entirely original orchestral suites for the audiobook recording of his verse epic, The Blessed. It’s available on iTunes here. His original cast recordings with of The Lion Heart and Conan and the Stone of Kelior are also available on iTunes.

For details on upcoming shows and ongoing projects, visit www.mightierproductions.com. Subscribe for updates! On instagram find him @kylederekmcdonald, and @thekylederek on YouTube.

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