Paul Barrett - Accent Tutor, 2010 Summer School, Repetiteur, 2008 Summer School
Paul is an actor, musical director and voice artist. He obtained a Bachelor of Music( Honours) degree from Victoria University in 1978 and made his professional debut as an actor in 1980 at Circa Theatre, Wellington. He has subsequently appeared in over a hundred productions throughout New Zealand and in Australia and Britain.
For Auckland Theatre Company: Masterclass; Foreskin's Lament; Noises Off; Art; Caligula: Mum's Choir; Spreading Out; A Christmas Carol; Twelfth Night; Waiting For Godot;The Bach; and, as pianist in the band for The Rocky Horror Show.
Highlights from other theatres include; The Goat; Take Me Out; and Under Milkwood, for Silo Theatre, Long Day's Jouney Into Night; The Merchant Of Venice; and Shadowlands, for Court Theatre, Christchurch, Chinchilla; and As You Like It, for Fortune Theatre, Dunedin, and Hamlet; for The Large Group.
As musical director: Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well...; and Berlin: Cabaret Of Desire( Silo);Gypsy; She Loves Me; and Big River (Court), and as assistant musical director on Sweeney Todd, and Chicago( NZ tour)
This year Paul has also directed Puccini's opera ' Gianni Schicchi' for Opera Factory and narrated the Auckland Philharmonia concert; 'Rome: The Eternal City' and ' Around The Curve Of The World' with Christchurch City Choir.
Television credits include; Interrogation; Being Eve; Shortland Street; Maddigan's Quest; and Amazing Extraordinary
Film includes; Ike - Days Of Thunder; Spooked; and We're Here To Help.
Paul has narrated forty books for The Royal New Zealand Foundation Of The Blind, and received the Narrator Of
The Year award in 2004.
His voice has been heard in over one thousand television and radio commercials, as well as corporate videos
and television documentaries for TVNZ and the National Geographic channel.