Paul R. Coate

Last updated

January 19, 2018

Paul’s current news


Directing "The Who's TOMMY" @ St. Paul Conservatory For Performing Artists (J-Term), January 2018

Playing 'The Governor' in "Candide" in concert @ Artistry, March 2018

Playing 'Buddy' in "Follies" @ Artistry, April-May 2018

Teaching @ Normandale Community College Dept. of Theatre, Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Producing/Recording solo album, Spring 2018

Co-Directing "Next Stage: Madagascar Jr." @ Stages Theatre Company, August 2018





Paul R. Coate is a professional actor, vocalist, director, educator, songwriter, and arts administrator. Paul is a member of Actors Equity Association and serves on the Twin Cities AEA Liaison Committee.

ACTING CREDITS include Guthrie Theater, Children's Theatre Company, Park Square Theatre, Theater Latte Da, History Theatre, Skylark Opera, Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Nebraska Shakespeare, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Pioneer Place on 5th, The Strange Capers, Classical Actors Ensemble, Artistry, and many more.

VOCAL CONCERT/OPERA CREDITS include St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Opera Omaha, Omaha Symphony Orchestra, Skylark Opera. Paul has been conducted by maestros Osmo Vanska, Sarah Hicks, Andrew Litton, Neil Gittleman, Ernest Richardson, and Hal France. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune recently praised Paul's "robust tenor" as Enoch Snow in a concert version of the musical CAROUSEL with The Minnesota Orchestra in 2015.

DIRECTING CREDITS include Normandale Community College (25TH ANNUAL PUTMAN COUNTY SPELLING BEE), Second Fiddle Productions (A NEW BRAIN- reading), and Children's Theatre Company (Assistant Director to Peter Rothstein for SHREK: THE MUSICAL).

OTHER MEDIA CREDITS including the feature film APRIL SHOWERS with Tom Arnold and Daryl Sabara. Paul has also appeared in Mannheim Steamroller's "FRESH AIRE 8" DVD and many commercials and voiceovers. Paul worked for ten years as a radio announcer and manager in Omaha, NE at KVNO Classical 90.7 FM.

When not performing, Paul is a theatre educator who frequently works with such organizations as St. Paul Conservatory For Performing Artists, Hennepin Theatre Trust, Normandale Community College, Artistry, Stages Theatre Company, and more. Paul is also experienced as an arts administrator having served as Operations Manager at KVNO Radio in Omaha, as Education Director at Bloomington Theatre and Art Center, and as Executive Director of West Bank School of Music. In his spare time, Paul is a lyricist and writer, most recently writing children's programming for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Paul received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Theatre from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (where he was nominated for an Omaha Entertainment Award for his graduate thesis, the role of 'Don Quixote' in MAN OF LA MANCHA. Paul received top academic honors in both his undergraduate and graduate work.

Paul R. Coate lives in Bloomington, MN with his wife Kathleen and their two children.




DR. SEUSS' THE SNEETCHES (Mervidge/understudy Diggitch) with Children's Theatre Company (directed by Peter Brosius)

ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 (Ensemble) with Theater Latte Da/ Hennepin Theatre Trust (directed by Peter Rothstein)

THE MUSIC MAN (Ensemble/ Oliver Hix understudy) with Guthrie Theater (directed by John Miller-Stephany)

PUTTING IT TOGETHER: A Sondheim Review (Man 3)  with Skylark Opera (directed by Bob Neu)

CAROUSEL (Enoch Snow) with Minnesota Orchestra (directed by Bob Neu)


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