Paul Brissett

Last updated

November 15, 2017

Paul’s current news

"Facility" has been nominated in three categories for the Broadway World awards:

-Best Original/New Work

-Best Actor in a Play (Paul Brissett)

-Best Community Theater Company

If you've not seen the show, the final three performances are Thursday–Friday. For information or tickets, go to



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 a year ago, he’s been cast in five shows and enrolled in Guthrie Theater classes and Raye Birk’s Actors Workout.


Paul Brissett


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Ht: 5’6”    Wt: 160    Shirt 16-32 (M)    Pants: 36X27     Waist: 36    Suit: 42S     Shoe: 8 1/2     Hair: Gray        Eyes: Brown



Title                                                  Role                               Venue                                                             Director

Facility                                               Lionel                              Minnesota Fringe Festival                                   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

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King         Drosselmeire                     Minnesota Fringe Festival                                 Fiona Lotti

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

Hamlet                                               Ghost                               Wise Fool Shakespeare, Duluth                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 Taming of the Shrew                       Baptista                            Wise Fool Shakespeare, Duluth                   Chani Ninneman

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


United Health Care                                                      Internet Video                                                                     Principal

3M Product rollout                                                      Print                                                                                 Principal

Grason-Stadler                                                            Internet Video                                                                         Client

Polinsky Rehabilitation                                               Video out-of-house                                                              Physician

Kolar Chevrolet                                                          Video out-of-house                                                              Customer


Title                                                                        Role                                                                                Director

Untitled film project                                                    Man in motel room                             Dylan Redford, Walker Art Center


Production                                        Role                               Studio                                                            Director

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

Woody Guthrie Tribute                          Various                            KUMD-FM, Duluth                                Lawrance Bernabo

Also announcing and broadcast commercials for WKLK-AM, Cloquet, and WEBC-AM, Duluth


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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