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Famed impressionist André-Philippe Gagnon triumphs as “Entertainer of the year” at the 15th Star Awards gala in Toronto!

Organized in conjunction with the Canadian Special Events Expo, the 15th Star Awards Gala at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto. Performing as the headliner of the event, André-Philippe Gagnon triumphed as “ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR”, by far one of the most prestigious award categories of the gala.

The Canadian Event Industry Awards (The Star Awards) is the only national event industry competition in Canada. The awards are given to companies and individuals that have distinguished themselves with the quality of their service during the preceding year. A jury of experts had the difficult task of determining the winners.

André-Philippe Gagnon’s talent is unique; unlike other impersonators who reproduce only the speaking voices of their subjects, Gagnon can perform note-perfect singing voices of many of the world’s most celebrated singers. A Quebec native, Gagnon has always been recognized as a “Corporate All-Star”, performing in conventions and special event on a weekly basis since he first acquired international success in 1985.

With the corporate version of his hit touring show ”THE ONE-MAN HIT PARADE”, Gagnon borrows the famous voices of vocalists from around the world to showcase what is, in his opinion, the musical history of the last sixty years. He brings together artists who have never appeared on the same stage before – everyone from Elvis, Barry White, Guns N’ Roses, Gnarls Barkely, Maroon5 and even Susan Boyle – creating a true parade of hits. The result is a combination of music, comedy and creativity – Gagnon’s most personal show ever.

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ANDRÉ-PHILIPPE GAGNON – STAR AWARDS NOMINATION

André-Philippe Gagnon nominated for Entertainer of the year. The Star Awards Gala, celebrating their 15th anniversary at the Hyatt Regency Toronto.

The Star Awards Gala is organized in conjunction with the Canadian Special Events Expo at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

For more information on the Star Awards Gala or the Canadian Special Events Expo, please use the following link.

http://live.canadianspecialevents.com/

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Impressionist brings celebrities to ‘The Morning Show’ on New England Cable News/Morning Show

(NECN) – From “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” to the stage in Las Vegas, world-renowned Impressionist Andre-Philippe Gagnon has proved that he can make himself sound like almost any celebrity.

Back in 1985, Gagnon first acquired his international reputation when he participated at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. There he impersonated, with precise accuracy, every artist featured in the song “We are the World”.

Thanks to the success of his performance, Gagnon was invited to present his version of “We are the World” on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson, reaching an audience of 15 million American viewers.

Gagnon joined “The Morning Show” to share his talent and entertain the New England audience. Watch the attached video for more.

To catch Andre-Philippe live in action, check him out at The Wilbur Theater for the Bridge Center benefit.

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The New York Times says you have to hear him to believe him!

Famed Impressionist!

Published : Monday, 12 Mar 2012, 10:07 AM EDT

(FOX 25/MyFoxBoston.com) – The New York Times says you have to hear him to believe him!

Unlike most impressionists who can mimic a celebrity’s speaking voice, our guest takes it a step further by imitating their singing voice.

We were very excited to have famed impressionist André-Philippe Gagnon with us this morning.

He will be performing at the Wilbur Theatre in a benefit show for the Bridge Center next month.

Featuring in BRIDGE CENTER’S fundraiser, André-Philippe Gagnon is set to perform at the Wilbur on April 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm.

ANDRÉ-PHILIPPE GAGNON BRINGS HIS SHOW TO BOSTON
Friday February 3, 2012

PRESS RELEASE

BOSTON, February 3rd, 2012 – Featuring in BRIDGE CENTER’S fundraiser, André-Philippe Gagnon is set to perform at the Wilbur on April 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm.

André-Philippe Gagnon’s talent is unique; unlike other impersonators who reproduce only the speaking voices of their subjects, Gagnon can perform note-perfect singing voices of many of the world’s most celebrated singers. A Quebec native, he first acquired international success in 1985 when he participated in the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival impersonating with accuracy every artist from the famous song “We Are the World.” This became Gagnon’s signature number, which he performed on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and in sold-out venues across the world, from New York to Paris to London to Switzerland.

In subsequent shows, Gagnon has entertained audiences in over 11 countries, performing more than 5,000 shows, before over 6 million people. He has broken box office records and won international critical acclaim.

«You simply have to hear it to believe it » raved the New York Times, the Globe and Mail wrote «The crowd stays on its feet stomping, crying: more, more, more! », Le Figaro Paris declared Gagnon « A vocal phenomenon! » and CBC said « Ambitious show. Great talent. Fun, modern and entertaining. »

In 1999, Gagnon began two multi-year, smash-hit engagements in Las Vegas – first at the Venetian and then at Paris. He became one of Vegas’ reigning stars and was declared Las Vegas’ Newcomer of the Year by Las Vegas Today. Now teaming up with Bill Blumenreich’s team, the artist that many consider to be the best impressionist in the world hits New-England!

In THE ONE-MAN HIT PARADE, Gagnon borrows the famous voices of vocalists from around the world to showcase what is, in his opinion, the musical history of the last sixty years. He brings together artists who have never appeared on the same stage before – everyone from Elvis, Barry White, Guns N’ Roses, Gnarls Barkely, Maroon5 and even Susan Boyle – creating a true parade of hits. The result is a combination of music, comedy and creativity –Gagnon’s most personal show ever.

The Wilbur and Bill Blumenreich presents the Bridge Centre Benefit ft. André-Philippe Gagnon

April 16th, 2012 at 7:30pm

The Wilbur Theatre is located at 246 Tremont St. in Boston’s Historic Theatre District

Tickets: $30-$150

For more information on Andre-Phillippe Gagon visit: http://www.andrephilippegagnon.com

For more information about the Wilbur and other great events visit http://thewilbur.com

…in His New Show THE ONE-MAN HIT PARADE Five Performances Only: December 1 to 5, 2010 The Canon Theatre

Known as ‘the man of 400 voices’, famed impressionist/comedian André-Philippe Gagnon is bringing his hilarious new show to Toronto. André-Philippe Gagnon: THE ONE-MAN HIT PARADE plays for five performances only, December 1 to 5, 2010 (media night is Thursday, December 2, 7 PM), at the Canon Theatre.

Gagnon’s talent is unique; unlike other impersonators, who reproduce the talking voices of their subjects, Gagnon can perform note-perfect the signing voices of many of the world’s most celebrated singers. A Quebec native, he first acquired international success in 1985 when he participated in the prestigious Just for Laughs festival, impersonating with accuracy every artist from the famous song “We Are the World.” This became Gagnon’s signature number, which he performed on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and in sold-out concerts around the world, from New York to Paris to London to Switzerland.

In subsequent shows, Gagnon has entertained audiences in over 11 countries, performing more than 3,500 shows, in front of over 5 million people. He has broken box office records and won international critical acclaim.

“You simply have to hear it to believe it” raved the New York Times. The Globe and Mail wrote, “The crowd stays on its feet stomping, crying: more, more, more!” Le Figaro, Paris, declared Gagnon “a vocal phenomenon!” CBC Radio found him “Unbelievably, amazingly, side-splittingly funny! A laugh a minute? Try a laugh a second!”

In 1999, Gagnon began two multi-year, smash-hit engagements in Las Vegas – first at the Venetian, and then at Paris. He became one of Vegas’ reigning stars.

With THE ONE-MAN HIT PARADE, the performer now returns to his native country, teaming up with his long-time collaborator Stéphane Laporte and some of the best Canadian comedy writers, including Gord Holtam and Rick Olsen (Royal Canadian Air Farce) and George Reinblatt (Rick Mercer’s Monday Report, Just for Laughs), and with Moment Factory, the multimedia firm behind the last Nine Inch Nails tour and some of Le Cirque du Soleil creations. The result is a combination of music, comedy, technology and creativity – and Gagnon’s most personal show ever.

In THE ONE-MAN HIT PARADE, Gagnon borrows the famous voices of vocalists from around the world to showcase what is, in his opinion, the musical history of the last sixty years. He brings together artists who have never appeared on the same stage before – everyone from Elvis, Barry White, Guns N’ Roses, Justin Timberlake and even Susan Boyle – creating a true parade of hits.

ANDRÉ-PHILIPPE GAGNON: THE ONE-MAN HIT PARADE

Five Performances Only: December 1 to 5, 2010
Wed 8 PM; Thur 7 PM; Fri & Sat 8 PM; Sun 2 PM
The Canon Theatre, 244 Victoria St.
Tickets $50 to $99
Now On Sale by Phone 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333
Online at www.mirvish.com