Zachary Florence was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He is a Tony Award-nominated producer who has created theatrical productions in venues ranging from shipping containers to opera houses, and has produced theatre under a wide variety of professional circumstances spanning the non-profit and commercial worlds, including the Broadway production of Paradise Square, as well as numerous readings and workshops.

Zachary trained as a director at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and is also an award-winning composer. His work has been seen at theatres across Canada, including the Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage, Theatre Fix, SummerWorks, Eastern Front, the Charlottetown Festival and Symphony Nova Scotia.