Andrew Shaver is an actor, a director, a conflicted dog owner, a meat-eating vegetarian, and the Torontreal-based Artistic Director of SideMart Theatrical Grocery.
He stars as the long-haired David Rizzio in the 4th season of the CW Mary Queen of Scots drama Reign.
He is currently in Montreal acting in the North American premiere of What’s in a Name, an English translation of the world wide sensation of the French play and film Le Prenom.
Shaver is a splendid farceur…he’s clearly mastered the art of comedy-of-(bad)-manners. Montreal Gazette
He recently performed in the Canadian English premiere of Ivan Viripaev’s delightfully elusive comedy Illusions at Crow’s Theatre in Toronto. Because he fancies himself something of an over-achiever, he also directed the production.
“Illusions” is the real deal. Globe and Mail
He spent a few of the winter months of 2017 tripping over his lines and falling down stairs as Garry Lejeune in Jacob Tierney‘s production of Noises Off at the Segal Centre in Montreal this past February.
Andrew Shaver perfectly catches the cornball farceur’s over-emphasizing of his inadvertent double-entendres. Montreal Gazette
He also schmacted up a storm this past fall in a Dora nominated performance in The 39 Steps at Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto; a 600 mph ham tornado.
It’s Shaver who is the comic standout of this production…he has the audience in stitches through great character work married to an uncanny understanding of how to sell shtick. Globe & Mail
Both Shaver and Rajaram are two consummate comedic actors who are like a volcano of invention. Slotkin Letter
Shaver’s production of Grease for Festival Juste Pour Rire in Montreal and Quebec City smashed all box office records for the festival, won the Billet d’Or as well as le Grand Prix du Festival, and has sold over 100,000 tickets. It continues its tour in summer 2017.
Impossible to resist! Journal de Montreal
In March 2015, Andrew helmed the World Premiere of Tony, Oscar and Pulitzer prize winner John Patrick Shanley’s A Woman is a Secret, in Toronto.
Last night I refound the innocence of theatre in the beauty of this production. John Patrick Shanley
He had the great pleasure of voicing Mordecai Richler’s first novel The Acrobats available now through Audible.