A native of Ottawa, Ross began his career as a street busker before becoming a cartoon and voice artist, rock singer, and an actor for the small and large screen. Discovered by Pete Townshend in 1994, Ross was cast in the title role for the Canadian premiere of The Who’s Tommy, for which he was honored with the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance in a Musical. He spent the next ten years on musical stages across North America, starring in roles at such venues as the Stratford Festival (Tony in West Side Story), Shaw Festival (Franklin in Merrily We Roll Along), and on Broadway (Chris in Miss Saigon). During this time, Ross also wrote and recorded two CDs of original music, and was a frequent guest soloist with a number of leading orchestras in Canada and the United States.
- Tyley Ross at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.