Brandon Lee Carabin
Actor – Bingo Ladies, S.S. Ethie
Brandon Lee Carabin is an actor, vocalist, and musician hailing from the small town of Dominion, on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, currently residing in Montreal, Quebec. His first venture into theatre was a high school production of Grease, where he played Danny Zuko. He credits this experience for changing the course of his life indefinitely.
Brandon has worked professionally at theatres across Nova Scotia (Highland Arts Theatre, Savoy Theatre, Theatre Baddeck), performing in shows such as Next to Normal (Gabe), The Wizard of Oz (The Scarecrow), and in the first ever Cape Breton production of The Glace Bay Miners Museum (Ian). He then moved to Newfoundland and Labrador where he studied theatre at Memorial University, in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program, most notably performing as Willy Carson in Edward Bond’s The Sea and as Rulon Stacey in the Tectonic Theatre Project’s The Laramie Project. At this time, Brandon also received the Maxim Mazumdar Award for the Most Promising First-Year Theatre Student.
In 2019, Brandon was accepted into the National Theatre School of Canada’s Acting Program in Montreal, Quebec, and graduated in May, 2022.
Some notable roles while at the National Theatre School of Canada include Bottom in William Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (Dir. Danielle Irvine), as well as the role of The Emcee in the school’s musical production of Cabaret (Dir. Matjash Mrozewski).
Most recently, Brandon appeared in the world premiere of Three Plays for the End of the World, a brand-new play written by Cole Hayley, which premiered at the Ottawa Undercurrents Fringe Festival in February, 2023.
Brandon has been lucky to work with such artists as Jackie Maxwell, Brenda Bazinet, Jani Lauzon, Alisa Palmer, Danielle Irvine, Mike Payette, Greg Malone, Anne-Marie MacDonald, Tim Welham, Varrick Grimes, Marla McLean, Floydd Ricketts, Jerry Etienne, Ron Jenkins, Wesley J. Colford, and Alex Fallis.
This is Brandon’s fourth season in Cow Head working at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival, and he hopes that everyone enjoys the shows, and the beautiful oasis that is Cow Head!