Pat Henman Solo, Winner of Song of the Year 2012 Kootenay Music Awards
Pat Henman, Actress/Singer
Pat (Patricia) is a professional actress singer with over
thirty years experience in the Canadian theatre. She recently released her
first cd, Pat Henman SOLO, produced
by John Tucker formerly with Keen Music in Toronto.
Pat has an extensive list of musical theatre lead
performances including Dames at Sea, Jacque Brel is Alive and Well and Living in
Paris, A Day in Hollywood, Night in Ukraine, Guys and Dolls, Three Penny
Opera, Into the Woods and Death: The Musical. Her acting resume is
an array of live theatre, radio drama, television and film. Highlights include
(theatre) Crimes of the Heart, The Melville Boys, Laundry and Bourbon, Sylvia, The Glass Menagerie, (CBC radio drama) Belinda, The Spring Hill
Mining Disaster, (television) CTV Drama Critics award for Equal Opportunity (Windows series), CBC Chasing Rainbows series, (NFB)
narrator The North Atlantic, and film The
Tall Man with Jessica Biel. Pat was a featured solo performer for CBC
radio, Music Maritimes. Pat opened for the successful Canadian band, Blue Rodeo, in 1992, for the Dawon City Music Festival spring opening concert.Her career
has taken her across Canada from Nova Scotia to the Yukon.
In 2000 Pat moved to Nelson, B.C. she continues to be active
in live theatre and music. In 2000 Pat went to Halifax to record lead vocals on
the cast recording for Death: The Musical. She was also a member of the Nelson
Women’s Ensemble, Shenango, for 9 years under the direction of Allison Girvan.
She has directed many plays over her thirty year career. Pat also volunteers at
her children’s’ schools and shares her knowledge and love of theatre and music.
The song, “Movin’ On”, written by long time friend Janet MacEwen, co-written by award winning song writer Liz Tansey, won Pat Song of the Year, from her first solo cd, Pat Henman Solo. The Kootenay Music Awards were held in Nelson, BC on March 31, 2012
Pat Henman SOLO
is the result of seventeen months of love and labour. 10 of the twelve songs
are originals written by her, friends and family. The style is funk, blues and
My career has been shared between acting and singing, with some directing and producing thrown in over the years. I studied theatre at university and quickly found out to make a living I had to be versatile. From early childhood, I remember singing louder than anyone else in the choir, which isn’t always good, but it got me noticed.
After working in my home province of Nova Scotia for a few years back in the ’80’s, I decided to make the plunge and left for Toronto. I have performed all over Canada, as far as Dawson City, Yukon to St. John’s Newfoundland. I always return home to Halifax, and each time I say I am going to come back home someday to stay. We’ll see.
I have always wanted to release my own solo cd,pick songs I want, write for myself, have others write for me if they would, and they did! This cd is a dream come true. Family and friends from all over Canada have contributed the music, either as a writer or musician. I am thrilled to have it all come together, finally.