Jeremiah Sparks is a Canadian actor, singer and composer, whose deep, silken tones you may recognize from his role as “Mufasa” in the Toronto production of the smash hit, The Lion King or in The Journey, a musical living history of the Regent Park Park Revitalization entering its third run at Daniels Spectrum this November.
Jeremiah’s musical career started in the church in Cherrybrook, Preston, Nova Scotia, when he became the organist at age sixteen. He held the position of Church Organist and Choir Director for over 20 years – until he was asked to move to Toronto to join the cast of The Lion King. An accomplished actor, singer and composer, Jeremiah possesses a captivating stage presence and voice. His work spans theatre, commercials and familiar cartoons like the PBS series, Daniel Tigers Neighbourhood (Stan the Music Man for three seasons and counting). Some of his theatre credits include: Hosanna; Satchmo Suite; The Odyssey (Stratford, as actor and composer); Mother Courage, A Christmas Carol and Oliver (National Arts Center); Oil and Water (Artistic Fraud Theater); and Sanctuary Song (Theatre Direct/Luminato).
Jeremiah was proud to be the music director in Jubilee at the Halifax Metro Centre, which showcased talent from across Nova Scotia and which he also coordinated with the Halifax District Schools to teach children music for the grand finale – over 1000 students. A major performer in the world-renowned production of Drum, Jeremiah also traveled to Uganda to perform the lead role in Cake, a play produced at the Biyimba International Arts Festival. Now based in Toronto, Jeremiah released his second CD, Storms of Fear.