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Suzy Wilde is a Canadian musical theatre composer, songwriter, and arranger based in Toronto. Wilde grew up singing on stages across the country with her mother, songwriter and musical theatre composer Nancy White. She has written scores for the musicals (with Barbara Johnston) Be Kind, Rewind (Randolph Academy, Edge of the Sky Theatre) and Maddie’s Karaoke Birthday Party (Charcoal Sketch Productions), (with librettist Matt Bernard) Crack of Doom (Bravo Academy, Yellow Door Theatre), and (with Anika Johnson and Barbara Johnston) Summerland (Edge of the Sky Theatre, Toronto Fringe). Wilde has composed and arranged for Sheridan College, Spectrum Music, Musicata Hamilton’s Voices, Regent Park’s “The Journey” project, The Guelph Youth Choir, The Wexford Gleeks and Musical Stage’s Make Me a Song and Noteworthy projects. Wilde is a singer, instrumentalist, and performer. She plays guitar and sings in country-folk trio, Dirty Dishes and frequently tours as musical director and “Posh” in a Spice Girls Tribute band Wannabe. This year, Wilde is partnering with Julie Tepperman and the Musical Stage Company, creating a 40-minute oratorio to be performed in June by up to 100 youth from the Regent Park School of Music choir.

“Suzy's writing shines like a beacon across stormy waters”

Q, CBC RadioTom Power

“(Wilde's) vocal arrangements are so gorgeous that you'll want to build a home inside of them and live there forever.”

Now Toronto

“I recently engaged Suzy Wilde to transcribe ten vocal arrangements for me... She had them impeccably done in the time it would have taken me to sharpen my pencils!“

Henry HeilligMusical Director/The Journey, Regent Park Theatrical Production

"Wilde and Johnston's songs are all terrifically catchy, whether they're about big-box stores, sisterly love or wearing a new bathing-suit”

Now Toronto

“Suzy took on the daunting task of orchestrating Bernstein’s On the Town for an ensemble of 6 players and she managed it with aplomb! Her arrangements were masterful, clearly formatted, and easy to read, and encapsulated the best virtues of the original orchestration! No easy feat, indeed!”

Daniel RutzenMusical Director/ Sheridan Musical Theatre

“It’s Barbara Johnston and Suzy Wilde’s songs – clever pastiches of anthems, power ballads and soul and funk tunes – that are the stars here... the show and these songs deserve further life. And I guarantee you'll be humming the song Spotlight on the way out!”

Now Toronto

"Suzy has done many excellent vocal arrangements and orchestrations for our busy music program at Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts. She has generated great material for everyone from our beginner vocal classes to our top vocal ensembles, and from our beginner bands to our stage band. Not only are her arrangements inventive, beautiful, and fun, but they always arrive on time and are exactly what we asked for. Suzy’s musical expertise, speed, and professionalism make my job easier. Oh, and do you need someone to coach it, teach it, or conduct it? Because she can do that too!"

Jeffrey NewberryChoir Director, Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts

“(Suzy’s) lifting/arranging skills are insane. She’s got killer musical instinct. I love working her arrangements!”

Scott Pietrangelo Musical Director, Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts