Duff MacDonald is a versatile singer, songwriter and actor hailing from the prairies of Saskatchewan now residing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
His vocals have been compared to the likes of David Bowie, Gordon Lightfoot and Ray LaMontagne. His music has hints of Soul, Country, Pop and Indie Folk with deep roots in the Scottish Irish Celtic culture, his music surely has infusions of this as well.
A dynamic performer with over 30 years experience on the world stage, he sings with true deep connection to the music with heartfelt emotion and empathy.
His first album ROOTS was a true cross section of many styles and his dedication to his varied and multi-faceted musical career. It was received with much success and garnered favourable reviews. His new album NAKED is a critical success and has received airplay globally. His new single "PENNIES, NICKELS & DIMES" reached #1 on the Canadian Indie Country Music Countdown charts.
GREAT WAY TO START THE YEAR! - It was a good start to the year and Duff successfully made it through 15 days of shooting his first lead in the indie dramedy feature "OLD GUYS IN BED" in Montreal in the dead of winter! Now in post production! Look for it in late 2023/early 2024! (UPDATE JULY-2023)
BILLY ELLIOT, The Musical - was a big hit for Halifax audiences at NEPTUNE THEATRE to close off their season with standing ovations and sold performances. It was a hit! Rave reviews for the cast and creatives all round.
CASTING NEWS! Duff just landed the lead role of "Paul" in the feature film "OLD GUYS IN BED". Directed by Gemini award winning JP Bergeron. To be shot in Quebec in early January 2023. (Update Aug-2022)
Look for Duff in the new campaign for DESJARDINS INSURANCE on billboards, internet and print ads all across Ontario.
It was a good start to the year for Duff after getting cast in a new musical called "NO CHANGE IN THE WEATHER" in St John's Newfoundland (Produced by Bob Hallett of GREAT BIG SEA) The show was then brought into Toronto and co-produced by Mirvish Productions at the Panasonic Theatre to sold out houses.
EARLY THIS SUMMER... He spent a couple of months at Drayton Entertainment in the hysterically funny production of "SORRY, I'M CANADIAN 2".
Listen for him singing in a new radio voice over for LUCKY MOBILE.
DON'T MISS HIS NEW HILARIOUS one man tour-de-force COMEDY SERIES "THE DUFF SHOW", now streaming for FREE on Youtube. Click here to watch: https://youtu.be/u5Zk4WyJq3s
Duff recently landed a role on the NETFLIX series LOCKE and KEY. (update May 2021)
Don't miss his new online live streaming talk show AROUND THE WORLD with Duff MacDonald. Now streaming on Youtube and Facebook as he interviews folks from around the globe gaining a perspective on how people's lives have been affected by COVID-19 and how they live now.
Catch him as "Garth" on the episode 4 Season 2 of CTV's CARTER starring Jerry O'Connell - Now streaming on the new CTV Drama Channel(airs Nov 8th, 2019)
Don't miss him on the upcoming episode of LET'S GO LUNA (Bankok) as "Lek" the puppeteer.
His new hit country single PENNIES, NICKELS & DIMES can be heard on country station playlists across Canada and streamed/purchased on iTunes. Listen HERE.
Recently played OFFICER LOCKSTOCK in Toronto Musical Concert's IN CONCERT of URINETOWN - The Musical at the Al Green Theatre.
Look for him in the new superhero series TITANS, streaming exclusively on NETFLIX.
Recently cast in Episode 4 of Season 5 of GOOD WITCH (Hallmark) as "Reverend Blackwood."
Premier of the musical KAMP presented by Neptune/Eastern Front Theatre in Halifax NS. Canada.
Duff just completed a successful run in the Broadway award winning musical ONCE as "Eamon" in February and March 2018 at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg Manitoba and The Grand Theatre in London ON.
Duff's new album NAKED is now digitally available online!
Stream and download on Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify and iTunes as well as many other platforms worldwide.