One of Canada’s most respected actresses, Marilyn Lightstone is known for her moving performances on stage, screen and television. She also has many credits to her creative accomplishments as an artist and author.
Among her accolades in film are Genie Award for Best Actress for Lies My Father Told Me; a Genie Award for Best Supporting Actress for In Praise of Older Women; and a Best Actress Award at the Moscow International Film Festival for The Tin Flute. On television, Ms. Lightstone is internationally recognized for her performance as Miss Stacey in the two Anne of Green Gables mini-series and Road to Avonlea. Her many stage roles have included Goneril in King Lear at the Lincoln Center in New York opposite Lee J. Cobb; Masha in Chekov’s The Seagull at the Stratford Festival; and Leah in The Dybbuk, winner of a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award as Best Production.
Ms. Lightstone was the founding “voice” of Bravo!, Canada’s New Style Arts Channel, and has served as Associate Producer and Co-Director of the channel’s Gemini Award-winning drama series, Spoken Art. Also for Bravo!, she has hosted Playwrights and Screenwriters, a series of half-hour profiles. She is now the “voice” of VisionTV.
In addition to extensive radio drama work, voice-overs and commercials, and hundreds of voices for animated cartoons, Ms. Lightstone has written scripts for The Littlest Hobo and The Colours of Love; and authored a novel, Rogues and Vagabonds, which was published in 2001, largely based on her training for and work in the acting profession. Also a songwriter, she has written a collection of songs entitled Miss Lightstone Sings and a song for the holiday season “The Light Shines All Over the World.”
Ms. Lightstone can be heard every evening from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. as she hosts her popular radio program, Nocturne: Music and Poetry for the End of the Day on The New Classical 96.3FM.
When not preparing for her hosting duties on Nocturne, Ms. Lightstone spends her time at her art studio, where she works at photography and painting. She usually mounts several exhibitions annually.