Spadina Station

Stephen Reich

Stephen is thrilled to be singing bass with this talented group of musicians. In addition to holding down the low notes, he is Spadina Station's music director, pens our original arrangements, and has a talent for staging and choreography.

Stephen is an alumnus and former vocal director of the Chai Folk Ensemble in Winnipeg. He can be heard on Chris McKhool's children's music CD Turtle Island. Stephen also has workshopped a number of musical productions including Nightswimming Theatre’s Lake Nora Arms, whose score was composed by Spadina Station's Jane Miller.  Stephen sang the Miles Nadal JCC Community Choir from 2011 - 2015, where he met Marlena and Jay. He now also sings with the Canadian Men's chorus with Spadina Station tenor Tyler Smith, and our former tenor, Jay Wilson. 

Apart from singing (and being a legal strategy consultant during the daylight hours), Stephen is an actor and has appeared in theatres both in Toronto and throughout Canada.  His most memorable roles include the A—hole in bittergirl and Bosley in The Dick’s A Dame, which both ran at the Tim Simms Playhouse at Second City. He also played the swing part of the two male leads in Chutzpah-a-Go-Go at the Limelight Dinner Theatre, played Roger in the Canadian musical The Barbecue King, and toured the Arctic with Cascade Theatre’s Something From Nothing in the role of Zaide.  Stephen hopes to be remembered in Europe as the mild-mannered but easily startled protagonist of an Ikea commercial, which won an award at the Cannes Commercial Festival.  

Stephen gives a shout out and much love to Colleen and Matan, and has no intention of getting off at the next stop.