Stella Walker is a singer, writer, performer, producer, painter, comedian and voice coach based in Toronto, Canada.
Stella is currently writing a one woman comedic musical: Stellavision – the 3 D World of Stella Walker.
As a writer, performer, producer and singer Stella has many national broadcasts to her credit. Her work as a writer and performer has been broadcast nationally on the Comedy Network, Women’s Television Network, CBC, CTV, and Bravo!
For the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Stella wrote and starred in an episode of COMICS! shot in Toronto and at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.
She reported on media and technological trends on the CBC TV show Undercurrents in commentaries. Stella posed as a pundit on CBC’s Straight from the Hip and Not Just the News, and chatted on Open Mike with Mike Bullard where she was alternately charmed by Mike Bullard and alarmed by a boa constrictor.
Her absurdist style of comedy involves multiple characters, primitive sight gags, music both original and derivative, elegant vaudeville, and cardboard props – earning her the title “The Goddess of Oddness”.
Her work has been broadcast on CBC Radio’s Brave New Waves, RadioSonic, Sunday Showcase, Morningside, Radio Noon, Definitely Not the Opera, Later the Same Day, Realtime, and Madly Off in all Directions.
For writing and presenting works for the stage, Stella has received grants from The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, and The Laidlaw Foundation. Works include an opera libretto Sirens and her first one woman play – The Goddess of Oddness Investigates the Science of Romance directed by Andy Jones. She appeared as Trix the Aviatrix in the hit musical The Drowsy Chaperone at Theatre Passe Muraille.
In association with Insight Productions, Stella produced and starred in The Merman-Off, a one-hour comedy special for the Comedy Network. The over-the-top tribute to the spirit of Ethel Merman features 23 performers and a singing dog. Her short Hydro Wire Girl aired on the Comedy Network’s Canadian Comedy Shorts.
Stella makes a brief appearance in the Rhombus Media television show Slings and Arrows and can be heard warbling on Nancy White¹s C.D. Stickers on Fruit. She harmonized with her mother Lillie on the soundtrack of the award-winning film A Feeling Called Glory and wrote lyrics to new jazz compositions with her father – jazz drummer and business maverick Mickey Walker.
Stella has appeared in the Ashkenaz Festival, Lisa Merchant’s March of Dames, The Frostbite Music Festival, Milk International Children’s Festival, Dancing on the Edge, Women in View, Du Maurier World Stage and Banff Television Festival.
Stella’s paintings are widely collected.