Born in Quebec, Didier Morissonneau is a creator and producer of shows.
From his beginnings as a radio and television host, Didier became the youngest artist agent in Quebec at age 22, representing such established stars as Gilles Carle, Chloé Sainte-Marie, Claude Laroche and an entire generation of young talent from television and film (Mahée Paiement, Manuel Hurtubise etc. ) in the early 90’s. His career as a producer began in 1992 when he brought the Parisian play Le Petit Prince to Quebec. Further success followed with cross Canada tours of such established American acts such as The Platters, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Steppenwolf, The Mama’s and the Papa’s, Air Supply and many more. He crowned his career as an independent producer with tours featuring such immense French stars as Michel Sardou (1998) and Johnny Hallyday (2000). From there, Didier moved to Zone3 as producer and part of the team responsible for the programming of D’Amerique et de Solidarité, the show featured for the 2001 Summit of the Americas and televised worldwide.
In 2002, Didier joined L’Equipe Spectra as an independent producer. In 2006 he created Joe Dassin, La grande fête musicale, premiering at the Capitole Theatre of Quebec and the Théâtre St-Denis in Montreal before touring North America with over 60 shows presented in all major cities. Since 2008, Didier has produced The Battle of the Bands for Montreal’s renowned International Jazz Festival every year. Featuring over forty musicians on stage from the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey Orchestras, ticket sales break box office records over and over, making it one of the most popular shows of the Festival.
2008 was also the year Didier created the comedy show Bio dégradable: les écrits restent. This show has been hugely popular with audiences and critics alike. In 2009, he produced the show Ma vie avec Mozart, starring Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Benoit McGinnis and the I Musici Chamber Orchestra. 2010 was the year he created another phenomenally successful musical “Big Bazar”, based on the legendary 1970’s show by Michel Fugain.
In 2013 Didier Morissonneau wrote and published his first book through Éditions de L’Homme (publishers) titled: Networking - Parce qu’on n’a jamais trop d’amis. An original work, it is written with great humor and offers invaluable advice on how to navigate the necessary waters of social media to one’s best advantage while avoiding all possible pitfalls along the way.
In 2014, Didier Morissonneau produced a major tour of the legendary Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and his tribute to Frank Sinatra. In the autumn of the same year, he left L'Equipe Spectra to devote himself to his own production company, D.D.A. He then launched his Moonlight Angency, based in Montreal, designed to sell his productions across all of Canada.
Alongside Theatre du Nouveau-Monde, Didier then co-produced Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt's play The Diary of Anne Frank in 2015 which premiered to wide acclaim in Montreal before conquering audiences throughout Quebec and walking away with the prestigious Production of the Year award at the RIDEAU gala of 2016 and Actress of the Year for Mylène Saint-Sauveur at the Gascons Awards at TNM.
While traveling in Los Angeles, Didier caught the show 50 Shades! The Musical Parody which had him laughing to such an extent that he instantly bought the rights for Quebec, wrote a french adaptation and produced the show with himself as both stage and artistic director. 50 Shades! La parodie musicale premiered in August of 2015 at the Theatre St. Denis and promptly headed out on tour across the province.
From 2013 to 2016 Didier Morissonneau lived primarily in Paris where he grew his business network and attended a multitude of shows. On Nevember 13th 2015, he accompanied Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt to Bordeaux for a performance of his show Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran, the very same evening of the terror attack at the Bataclan. Never before were the words of this great work more relevant or urgent. In 2016 Didier brought Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran to the festival Montreal en Lumières with such overwhelming success that the show continued his run through 27 cities across Quebec. So great was the demand that Theatre du Nouveau Monde added on 14 supplementary performances in March of 2017, all fully sold out.
Didier Morissonneau is currently working on bringing the next play of Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt to Quebec. He is also currently producing extensive tours of the prestigious Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller Orchestras throughout North America.