Steffi DiDomenicantonio

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Steffi DiDomenicantonio
Stephanie Marie Toscano DiDomenicantonio

(1989-04-28) April 28, 1989 (age 34)
Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
Occupation(s)Actress, singer
Years active2006–present

Stephanie Marie Toscano DiDomenicantonio (born April 28, 1989), also known as Steffi D, is a Canadian singer and actress, who first rose to prominence as a fifth-place finalist on the fourth season of Canadian Idol.[1]

Early life[edit]

DiDomenicantonio was born in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada, but grew up in Ottawa, Ontario.[2] She attended École secondaire publique De La Salle, but left to audition for Canadian Idol. Following her elimination, she returned to complete her final year of high school. DiDomenicantonio is a graduate of the George Brown College theatre program.[3]


Canadian Idol[edit]

In early 2006, while in high school, DiDomenicantonio auditioned for the fourth season of Canadian Idol. At her Ottawa audition, she received mixed-results: judges Sass Jordan and Zack Werner voted "no" whereas Jake Gold and Farley Flex voted "yes". During her time on the show, DiDomenicantonio became known for her unorthodox song choices and unique look that included a bow in her hair.[4] As part of the show, she had the opportunity to be mentored by various music icons, such as Martina McBride. McBride, when speaking about DiDomenicantonio, said "She’s got star quality. I see big things for her future. I’m a big fan."[5]

On August 22, 2006, DiDomenicantonio was eliminated in 5th place.

Performances and results[edit]

Week Theme Song Artist Status
Top 22 Free Choice "I Only Have Eyes for You" Ella Fitzgerald Bottom 4
Top 18 Free Choice "White Flag" Dido Advanced
Top 14 Free Choice "Kiss Me" Sixpence None the Richer Advanced
Top 10 Canadian Songs "Alone in the Universe" David Usher Bottom 3
Top 9 The Rolling Stones "Miss You" The Rolling Stones Bottom 3
Top 8 Songs from the 1980s "It's My Life" Talk Talk Safe
Top 7 Songs of Classic Rock "Life on Mars?" David Bowie Bottom 2
Top 6 Acoustic Music "Love Fool" The Cardigans Bottom 3
Top 5 Country-Rock Hits "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" Nancy Sinatra Eliminated


In 2022 DiDomenicantonio, alongside Anand Rajaraman, hosted the annual CAFTCAD (Canadian Alliance for Film and Television Costume Arts and Design) Awards.[6]


Following her run on Canadian Idol, DiDomenicantonio has performed on stage across Canada and the United States. She made her stage debut in the first national tour of Spring Awakening, as Ilse.[7]

In 2013, she was nominated for a Dora Award in the Outstanding Musical Theatre Performance by a Female category for her role of Cinderella in Toronto's Young People's Theatre production of Cinderella (a RATical retelling).[8]

Since 2018, DiDomenicantonio has portrayed the role of Janice Moshers & others in the Canadian production of Come from Away.[9]

In 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic that necessitated the temporary closure of theatre productions, DiDomenicantonio and stage manager Lisa Humber co-hosted a web series entitled Check in from Away for Mirvish Productions.[10]



Year Production Role Venue
2008 - 2010 Spring Awakening Ilse First National Tour
2012 Next to Normal Natalie Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre / Regional
2013 Cinderella (a RATical retelling) Cinderella Young People's Theatre / Toronto Regional
2013 Rooms: A Rock Romance Monica P. Miller Winnipeg / Regional
2014 Look, No Hans! Mitzi Drayton Festival Theatre Production[11][12]
2014 The Rocky Horror Show Janet Weiss Sudbury Theatre Centre[13]
2015 Cabaret Sally Bowles Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre / Regional
2015 Peter Pan in Wonderland Wendy Ross Petty Productions / Regional
2016 I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change Woman 2 Segal Centre for Performing Arts / Regional
2018-2021[14][15][16] Come from Away Janice Mosher & others Mirvish Productions / Toronto


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Stage Fright Bethany
2018 Loretta's Flowers[17][18] Camille Short Film
2020 Learning to Love Again[19] Eloise


Year Show Role Notes
2006 Canadian Idol Herself 5th-place finalist
2008 Moitié Moitié Audrey
2012 Andrew Ahmed Female Student Episode: "School's Out"
2012 Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town[20] Lila Drone TV movie
2012 Charles Goes on a Date Charlotte TV mini series
2013 Nikita Paula Episode: S4E01 "Wanted"
2014 Saving Hope Pauline Flemmer Episode: S3E07 "The Way We Were"
2016 The Rick Mercer Report Wife Episode: S13E18
2016 Private Eyes Karaoke Singer Episode: S1E07 "Karaoke Confidential"[21]
2017 Fugazi Cleo TV movie
2018 Crawford Shellers[22] 9 episodes
2018 Cutie Pugs French Theme Song Singer Episode: S1E01 "The Ball"
2018 Amélie et Compagnie[23] India 8 episodes
2020 Ollie's Pack Ashlor (voice) Animated series, 3 episodes
2021 Frankie Drake Mysteries Tara Tweet[24] Episodes: S4E02 "Prince in Exile", S4E03 "The Girls Can't Help it" & S4E10 "A Family Affair"
2021 Workin' Moms Carlena Conway[25] Episode: S5E08 Punch Dad
2021 Love at Sky Gardens[26] Shauna TV movie
2021 Mistletoe and Molly[27] Cameron TV movie
2021 Christmas in Washington[28] Vera TV movie
2022 Take Note[29] Vivian Stelgan 5 episodes
2022 Transplant Cora Maxwell Episode: S2E09 "Between"[30]
2022 Summer Memories Famous Rich Kid (voice) Two episodes
2022-2023 Murdoch Mysteries Melody Struthers 2 episodes: S15E20 "Pendrick's Planetary Parlour",[31] S16E14 "Murdoch at the End of the World"[32]
2023 Luckless in Love Kyra TV movie
2023 Accused Nadine Episode: S1E01 "Scott's Story"

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2020 – present Check in from Away[33] Herself co-star, co-writer, co-producer, co-director


Cast recordings[edit]

  • Canadian Idol: Spotlights – Sony BMG (2006)[34]


  1. ^ Ouzounian, Richard. "Idol alum Steffi D breaks out on Broadway". Toronto Star. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Steffi D". CTV. Archived from the original on 2007-02-08. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  3. ^ Szekeres, Joe. "'Moving Forward': a conversation with Steffi DiDomenicantonio". OnStageBlog. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  4. ^ Morrow, Martin. "Young and randy". CBC. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Kiwanis Music Festival". Ottawa Festivals. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Costume designs and costume crafts of Nightmare Alley, Sort Of and Schmigadoon! sashay with top honours at this year’s CAFTCAD Awards" by Greg David at
  7. ^ "Complete Cast Announced for Spring Awakening National Tour". Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  8. ^ Gillett, Lauren. "2013 Dora Mavor Moore Awards Nominees". Theatromania. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  9. ^ Nestruck, J Kelly. "Come From Away lands its cast for Toronto and Winnipeg". The Globe & Mail. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  10. ^ Fricker, Karen. "After Come From Away's cast and crew left the stage, they found new roles in a pandemic". Toronto Star. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  11. ^ Look, No Hans! Review in New Hamburg Independent
  12. ^ Look, No Hans! Review in The Wellington Advertiser
  13. ^ Lambda Review of Sudbury Theatre Centre's 2014 production of The Rocky Horror Show
  14. ^ "Come From Away to permanently close in Toronto over pandemic restrictions, Mirvish Productions says" at
  15. ^ "Come From Away permanently closes in Toronto amid surge of COVID-19 cases" at
  16. ^ "Come From Away Closes Permanently in Toronto" at
  17. ^ Loretta's Flowers synopsis & credits at
  18. ^ Loretta's Flowers official page at
  19. ^ Learning to Love Again synopsis & credits at
  20. ^ Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town synopsis and credits at
  21. ^ Private Eyes episode "Karaoke Confidential" brief synopsis & cast listing at
  22. ^ Crawford character Shellers at
  23. ^ Amélie et Compagnie at
  24. ^ Tara Tweet - Guest cast, played by Steffi Didomenicantonio at
  25. ^ Carlena Conway - Guest cast, played by Steffi Didomenicantonio at
  26. ^ Love at Sky Gardens Summary, cast & crew at
  27. ^ Mistletoe & Molly Cast listing at
  28. ^ Christmas in Washington Summary & Cast listing at
  29. ^ Take Note (TV series) Summary & Cast listing at
  30. ^ Transplant - Episode "Between" - Guest Cast at
  31. ^ Murdoch Mysteries - Episode "Pendrick's Planetary Parlour" - Guest Cast at
  32. ^ Murdoch Mysteries - Episode "Murdoch at the End of the World" - Guest Cast at
  33. ^ Fricker, Karen. "After Come From Away's cast and crew left the stage, they found new roles in a pandemic". Toronto Star. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  34. ^ "Canadian Idol: Spotlights". Discogs. Retrieved 13 October 2020.

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