Barbara Fulton is a singer of tremendous versatility. She has lived and performed predominantly in the world of the theatre where she has been a cast member at the Stratford Festival for eighteen seasons.
She has roots in the east coast of Canada where she was born and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. After training at the Bird College of Dance in England, she returned to Canada to work at the Neptune Theatre in Halifax and The Charlottetown Festival in P.E.I.
From there she reluctantly made her way west to Toronto where she found work in the legendary Canadian production of CATS, at the Elgin Theatre. She was cast in the role of Grizabella and played this role both at the Elgin Theatre and in the subsequent two year Canadian tour.
Her association with Stratford began in 1991 when she landed a part in Carousel. Since then she has played Nicole in Bonjour la, Bonjour; Peep Bo in the Mikado; Mrs Keller in The Miracle Worker; Fruma-Sarah in Fiddler on the Roof; Jack’s mother in Into the Woods;  , Mrs. Sowerberry in Oliver and Lise the baker's wife in Cyrano de Bergerac
Elizabeth I in The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Peter Hinton. As part of the Stratford Festival Fringe series, she has hosted and performed many concert evenings of Stephen Sondheim’s music and more recently Jazz standards with her trio.
While Barbara regards herself fortunate to be making a living on the stage, her heart truly comes through in her voice. She has always been drawn to many varied styles of music including Jazz, Celtic music and even Country. Many of Barbara’s theatre fans are dazzled and surprised when they hear her perform an Ella Fitzgerald song. Her own innate sense of how to sing a song, combined with the power and range developed over years of singing shows, has made Barbara a singer well worth hearing.
Along with partner Paul Shilton, they are working on a second CD. FINALLY! Stay tuned!
Thank you to Laird MacKintosh and Ted Simonett for the great photography used throughout the Web site and on the CD booklet.