Paul Barrett is an actor, pianist, vocal coach 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. For Auckland Theatre Company, his credits include Twelfth Night, Masterclass, Art, Foreskin’s Lament, She Stoops to Conquer, Little Shop of Horrors, Caligula, Waiting for Godot, A Christmas Carol, Spreading Out, Mum’s Choir, The Bach, End of the Rainbow, Cabaret and Noises Off. Other theatre credits include Long Day’s Journey into Night, Shadowlands, The Merchant of Venice and Uncle Vanya for The Court Theatre, Christchurch; The Goat, Take Me Out and Under Milk Wood for Silo Theatre, Auckland; Chinchilla, Private Lives, As You Like It and Tribes for Fortune Theatre, Dunedin; and Hamlet, The Threepenny Opera for The Large Group, Auckland.
As Musical Director, Paul has worked on Assassins and Jacques Brel for Silo Theatre and Gypsy, She Loves Me and Big River for The Court Theatre. He has sung principal roles in La Cage aux Folles, HMS Pinafore and The Merry Widow. Over the last few years, Paul has performed in eight national tours, including
South Pacific, Oklahoma!,
The Sound of Music, Grease,
The Buddy Holly Story and Saturday Night Fever as either Musical Director or singer/actor.