Paul Brissett

Last updated

April 24, 2019

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My Justice Wainwright rules in Zephyr Theatre's "Witness for the Prosecution" at the historic courthouse in Stillwater. But the wig itches.


Paul is a retired journalist and corporate communicator whose love for theater was born in kindergarten, when he was cast as captain of the toy soldiers in the Christmas program. Since then he has played roles from classic to contemporary, comedy to drama, in more than 20 productions—his favorites being Faber in Theater in the Round’s “Fahrenheit 451,” Danforth in “The Crucible” and Greg in “Sylvia,” both at the Duluth Playhouse, and the Ghost in Wise Fool Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.”


Since moving to Minneapolis in July 2015, he’s been a member of Raye Birk’s Actors Workout and has worked steadily on stage and camera.


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Title  Role  Venue  Director

Witness for the Prosecution   Justice Wainwright   Zephyr Theatre   Randal Berger

Facility   Lionel   Minnesota Fringe Festival & Sabes Jewish Community Center   Phil Darg

Volpone    Corbaccio   Classical Actors Ensemble   Joseph Papke

The Merchant of Venice   Balthazar/Jailer   Classical Actors Ensemble   Kate Powers

A View From the Bridge (scene)   Eddie Carbone   Actors Workout Showcase   Phil Bratnober

Fahrenheit 451   Faber   Theater in the Round   Linda Paulsen

The Miser   Harpagon   Wise Fool Shakespeare, Duluth   Liz Larson

The Crucible   Danforth   Duluth Playhouse   John Pokrzywinski

The Government Inspector   School Principal   Play Ground, Duluth   Bob Mitchell

Sylvia   Greg    Duluth Playhouse   Jean Olson

Barefoot in the Park   Victor Velasco   County Seat Theatre, Cloquet   Larry Anderson

The Road to Mecca   Marius   Dark Horse Theatre, Duluth   Julie Unulock

Macbeth   Duncan   Duluth Playhouse   Colleen Daugherty

Romeo and Juliet   Lord Capulet   Duluth Playhouse   Christy Montour-Larson


Comcast   Video out-of-house   Man in concourse

Afton   Video out-of-house   Wedding guest

United Health Care   Internet Video    Principal

3M Product rollout   Print   Principal

Grason-Stadler    Internet Video   Client

Polinsky Rehabilitation   Video out-of-house   Physician


Title   Role   Director

Dig   Byron   Charlie Berg, HCTC

History Channel: The Last Pope   Peasant   Ben Krueger


Production   Role   Studio   Director

How to Stage a Comeback   Police Chief   Cloverleaf Audio   Jeffrey Langan

War of the Worlds   Newscaster   KUMD-FM, Duluth   Frank Gerval

Woody Guthrie Tribute   Various   KUMD-FM, Duluth   Lawrance Bernabo


Title    Studio   Instructor

Level 1 Voiceover   Guthrie Theatre   Jim Cada

Acting   Guthrie Theatre   Candace Barrett Birk, Laura Esping

Actors Workout                  Raye Birk

On-Camera class   Babs Casting   Barbara Shelton


Basic hand-to-hand stage combat, boxing, football, soccer, wrestling, U.S. Army small arms, carpentry


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