Paul Barrett

Diggory/Landlord/Sir Charles Marlow

Paul is an actor, musical director and voice artist. He obtained a Bachelor of Music (Hons) from Victoria University and made his professional de­but as an actor in 1980 at Circa Theatre, Wellington.

Paul’s productions for Auckland Theatre Company in­clude FORESKIN’S LAMENT, ART, MUM’S CHOIR, SPREADING OUT, ENDOF THE RAINBOW and THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. Highlights from other theatres include THE GOAT, TAKE ME OUT and UNDER MILKWOOD(Silo Theatre), LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE and SHADOWLANDS (Court Theatre, Christchurch), CHINCHILLA and AS YOU LIKE IT (Fortune Theatre, Dunedin), HAMLET and THE THREEPENNY OPERA (The Large Group). He co-starred with George Henare in the recent hit Court Theatre production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES.

As a musical director, Paul has worked on JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE ANDWELL ANDLIVING IN PARIS and BERLIN — CABARET OF DESIRE (Silo Theatre), GYPSY, SHE LOVES ME and BIG RIVER (Court Theatre), as well as touring productions of SWEENEY TODDand CHICAGO.

Paul directed GIANNI SCHICCHI and AMELIA GOES TO THE BALL (Opera Factory) and sang for Canterbury Opera’s production of THE MERRY WIDOW. He has worked with the Auckland Philharmonia as the narrator of ROME –- THE ETERNAL CITY and THE SOLDIER’S TALE and took part in Christchurch City Choir’s AROUNDTHE CURVE OF THE WORLD.