TVO's first commissioned drama series, <strong>Hard Rock Medical</strong>, provides a fresh and entertaining look at the unique challenges of delivering healthcare in Northern Ontario. <em>Hard Rock Medical</em> follows the lives of eight medical students, their struggles to succeed, and the obstacles they face in adapting to practising rural medicine and living in the North.
Andrea Menard is an acclaimed Canadian singer, actor, and writer. Andrea’s three albums, Sparkle, Simple Steps, and The Velvet Devil, have received acclaim both across Canada and internationally. A stand-out vocalist, Andrea is also featured on a number of compilation CDs, including Real Divas, featuring some of Canada’s finest female jazz artists. She is currently recording her fourth album, Lift. The award-winning adaptation of Andrea’s one-woman musical stage play The Velvet Devil, which debuted on the CBC television series Opening Night, swept a total of 13 2008 Showcase awards, including Best Lead Female, Best Original Score, Best Original Script, and Best Dramatic Feature. Andrea’s performance also garnered her a Gemini nomination for Best Performance by an Actress. Andrea’s other acting credits include three seasons in the supernatural crime drama Rabbit Fall and the gritty series Moccasin Flats, both for which she was nominated Gemini Awards in the Best Female Actor in a Leading Dramatic Role, and a recurring role in the series renegadepress.com (Global). Most recently, Andrea starred in the raw dramatic series, Blackstone and TVO’s Hard Rock Medical.
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