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Lamberts, Heath

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Heath Lamberts

Gifted character actor, born in Toronto, Ontario in 1941, died February 22, 2005 in Pittsburgh of cancer.

He has played at theatres across Canada, but is probably best known for his performances at the Shaw Festival under Christopher Newton, where he starred in several productions including A Flea in Her Ear, Cyrano de Bergerac and Tons of Money.

Though particularly well-known as a comic actor with crackerjack timing, his performance as Cyrano in Rostand's tragedy received high praise from critics for its careful consideration of the line between comedy and pathos; indeed the role probably best exploited Lamberts' talent for portraying the underdog.

Lamberts has also performed on Broadway (Beauty and the Beast) and won a 1996 Dora Mavor Moore Award for his performance in One for the Pot.

Profile by Gaetan Charlebois.

Last updated 2013-07-22