about Lee MacDougall

Lee was raised in Kirkland Lake, in Northern Ontario, Canada. He came south to attend the University of Toronto (BSc), and later studied acting at Ryerson University. He has worked as an actor, writer, and director in theatres across Canada. He makes his home in Stratford, Ontario, with his husband, Director/Choreographer Tim French.

As an actor, Lee appeared for two years on Broadway with the acclaimed musical Come From Away. Lee has spent six seasons with the Stratford Festival, and he was in the Original Canadian cast of Urinetown at CanStage Co. See Lee's resume under Acting.

Lee MacDougall’s play High Life has played across Canada, off-Broadway, and in Chicago, London, Tokyo, and Seoul. Learn more about other plays Lee has written.

The film of High Life, for which Lee wrote the screenplay, opened at the Toronto International Film Festival. For more info about the film High Life, and a link to the trailer, check out Screenplays.

As a director, Lee has worked at Drayton Entertainment, the Blyth Festival, Theatre Aquarius and Stage West. Read more about Lee’s work as a director.


Lee's play Resistance had a premiere production, translated into Serbian, at the Serbian National Theatre in Novia Sad, Republic of Serbia, directed by Igor Pavlovic. 

Lee is back in Canada after almost two years with the Broadway Company of Come From Away. The show continues to sell out at the Schoenfeld Theatre on West 45th St., New York. Written by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Directed by Tony Winner Chris Ashley, Choreographed by Kelly Devine. 

In October of 2019, Lee appeared in the Drayton Entertainment production of the play ART. Playing the role of Marc, with co-stars Don Most (Ralph Malph of HAPPY DAYS), and Ralph Small (Bluewater Summer Playhouse) at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. 

In February of 2020, Lee was at Theatre Calgary in The Louder We Get, directed by Lonny Price. Book by Kent Staines, Lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal, Music by Colleen Dauncey.