Paul Capsis

Paul Capsis

Paul Capsis is one of Australia’s most versatile performers. His extensive career has included theatre, live concerts, cabaret, film, and television. Paul has worked with many leading Australian theatre companies (STC, MTC, Malthouse Theatre and Company B Belvoir) as well as in Vienna, Hong Kong, London, Edinburgh and New York.

Paul’s theatre credits include Barrie Kosky’s The Lost Echo (2006, STC) which earned him the 2007 Helpmann Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Play. Boulevard Delirium in Vienna and Australia with his Australian performance earning him the 2006 Helpmann Award for Best Contemporary Concert Performer and the 2006 Green Room award for Best Cabaret Artiste. More recent theatre credits include Black Rider (Malthouse), Cabaret (Hayes Theatre and Athenaeum), Rumpelstiltskin (Windmill Theatre), The Wizard of Oz (Belvoir), Calpurnia Descending (Malthouse/STC), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Newtheatricals) and Angela’s Kitchen (Griffin Theatre) for which he won the 2012 Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor.

Paul is also a popular guest in television variety and has performed for My Favourite Album, In Siberia Tonight, The Sideshow, Sunday Arts, Spicks and Specks, Studio A with Simon Burke, Mornings with Kerry Anne and as a guest presenter for the ABC’s Art Nation. More recently he has featured in the critically acclaimed miniseries Deep Water for SBS and Black Fella Films.

Paul’s film credits include Ana Kokkinos’ 1998 film Head On which won him the 1998 Film Critics Circle Awards for Best Supporting Actor and a nomination for an AFI Award in the same category. Other film credits include Love is Now, Carlotta and The Boy Castaways.

Pauls other awards include the 2004 Green Room Award Best Cabaret Artiste and 2002 Helpmann Award for Best Live Musical Presentation for ‘Capsis vs Capsis’ at the Sydney Opera House.

Paul Capsis

THEATRE
THE BLACK RIDER
Role: Various Dir: Matthew Lutton. Malthouse Theatre
ANGELA’S KITCHEN
Role: Angela Dir: Julian Meyrick. Malta Int Festival of the Arts
CABARET
Role: Emcee Dir: Nicholas Christo. Hayes & Athenaeum Theatre.
RUMPELSTILTSKIN
Role: Rumpelstiltskin Dir: Rosemary Myers. Windmill & STCSA
RESIDENT ALIEN
Role: Quentin Crisp Dir: Gary Abrahams. Cameron Lukey Present.
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Role: Lion Dir: Adena Jacobs. Company B Belvoir
PINOCCHIO
Role: Stromboli Dir: Rosemary Myers. Windmill Theatre Co.
LITTLE BIRD
Role: Wren Dir: Geordie Brookman. Arts Centre Melbourne
CALPURNIA DESCENDING
Role: Beverly Dumont Dir: Declan Greene. Malthouse/STC
THREEPENNY OPERA
Role: Jenny Dir: Michael Kantor. STC
DIE WINTERREISE
Role: Jenny Dir: Julian Meyrick. Malthouse Theatre
ANGELA’S KITCHEN
Role: Angela Dir: Julian Meyrick. Griffin Theatre
ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER
Role: Agrado Dir: Simon Phillips. Melbourne Theatre Co
THREEPENNY OPERA
Role: Jenny Dir: Michael Kantor. Adelaide Festival of the Arts
JULIA ZEMIRO’S COMFORT ZONE
Role: Performer Adelaide Festival of the Arts
BURLESQUE HOUR LEGENDS
Role: Performer 45 Downstairs
A COMPANY OF STRANGERS
Role: Performer Adelaide Fringe Festival/Brisbane Festival
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Role: Riff Raff Dir: Gale Edwards. Newtheatricals
TALES FROM THE VIENNA WOODS
Role: Grandmother Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon. Sydney TheatreCo
ABSINTHE
Role: Performer New York debut for Spiegelworld
THE LOST ECHO
Role: Performer Dir: Barrie Kosky. Sydney Theatre Co
THREE FURIES
Role: Performer Dir: Jim Sharman. Perth & Adelaide Festival
BOULEVARD DELIRIUM
Role: Solo Performer Dir: Barrie Kosky. Malthouse Theatre/SOH/Vienna
THYESTES
Role: Performer Dir: Ben Winspear. Sydney Theatre Co
VOLPONE
Role: Castrone Dir: Marion Potts. Sydney Theatre Co
DV8
Role: Performer Seymour Centre
THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
Role: Performer Melbourne Theatre Company
CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
Role: Narrator Dir: Bertolt Brecht. Company B Belvoir
THE BURLESQUE TOUR
Role: Performer Dir: Barrie Kosky
PLAYGROUNDS
Role: Performer Dir: Penny Arcade. Sydney Theatre Co
SYDNEY STORIES
Role: Performer Sydney Theatre Company
THE EMERALD ROOM
Role: Performer State Theatre Company of South Australia
THE WEDDING SONG
Role: Performer Dir: Jim Sharman, NIDA
FROGS
Role: Performer Dir: Geoffrey Rush. Company B Belvoir
THE COCKROACH OPERA
Role: Performer Company B Belvoir
THE LADY IS A CAMP
Role: Performer Company B Belvoir
ST ROSE OF LIMA
Role: Performer Sydney Festival
CABARET & CONCERTS
2018 Up Close & Intimate, Darlinghurst Theatre Company
2018 Mardi Gala Sydney Opera House.
2018 Faux Mo-Mo Fo Hobart Tasmania.
2016 From Vienna With Love Sydney Opera House with
Conchita Wurst and the
Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
2015 Glen Eira Town Hall Caulfield Victoria
2015 Auckland Cabaret Festival Auckland Town Hall
2015 Joe’s Pub- Rockin Roll Fantasy Joe’s Pub. New York
2015 Wiemar New York Joe’s Pub. New York. MC.
2015 Wiemar New York Spiegeltent. Hunter Valley
River, Bard College. Summer
Scape New York. MC.
2015 Melt Festival Powerhouse Theatre Brisbane.
2015 505 Club Surry Hills Cleveland Street Surry Hills
2014 Sydney Fringe Festival Whitehorse Hotel Surry Hills
2014 Ten Days On The Island Hobart Tasmania
2013 Hong Kong Fringe Club Hong Kong Central.
2013 Songs Of Wreck and Ruin The Forum Melbourne
2013 Adelaide Cabaret Festival The Festival Theatre
2013 La Soiree The Sydney Opera House
2012 Art Gallery Perth
2012 Festival of Voices Hobart Tasmania
2012 Canberra Jazz Festival The Street theatre Canberra
2012 Arts Centre WHAT I SAY Spiegeltent Melbourne
2012 La Soiree- The Roundhouse Camden London UK.
2011 Make Me A King Arts Centre Melbourne/Her
Majesties Theatre Perth/
Adelaide Cabaret Festival/
QPAC Brisbane/The
Basement Sydney.
2010 Paul Capsis: Songs of Love & Death Melbourne International Jazz
2010 Paul Capsis Sydney Harbour Foreshore
Authority, Australia Day
Festival of Australian Voices
2009 The Capsis Experience Taranaki International Arts
2009 The Capsis Experience The Noosa Long Weekend Festival
2009 The Capsis Experience The Street Theatre, Canberra
2009 Paul Capsis Dungog Film Festival Gala Opening
2009 Capsis Experience The Vanguard, Newtown
2007 Paul Capsis In Concert: Everybody Wants to Touch Me Enmore Theatre
2007 Paul Capsis Malthouse Theatre Cabaret Season.
2007 Capsis Through the Red Door Adelaide Cabaret Festival
2007 The Vanguard Sell out Season, Newtown
2007 Ten Days on The Island Festival Tasmania
2007 The Famous Spiegeltent Festival Of Sydney
2006 Brisbane Cabaret Festival Brisbane
2006 The Famous Spiegeltent Brisbane Music
2005 The Tolarno Galleries ‘Luminous’ Tour Melbourne Arts Centre And Angel Place and The Sydney Opera House Richard Tognetti, Artistic Director
2003 Paul Capsis In Concert Angel Place City Recital Hall,
With Aron Ottignon Trio And
Café Of The Gate Of Salvation Choir
2003 The Famous Spiegeltent Melbourne International Festival Accompanied By Aron Ottignon
2003 The Famous Spiegeltent The Edinburgh Fringe Festival Accompanied By Aron Ottignon
2003 Capsis Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
2002 The Famous Spiegeltent Melbourne International Festival Accompanied By Aron Ottignon
2002 Capsis Vs Capsis The Studio, Sydney Opera House
2001 Spoofed Up Civic Hotel Sydney
2001 Alive Perth International Festival of The Arts, The Arts/ Millennium Hotel, Kings Cross/ Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Arts Centre Adelaide
2000 Alive Stoli Bar, Sydney Festival, Blackbox, Victorian Arts Centre
1999 Alive Metro, Sydney Opera House
1998 Whole Lotta Capsis Queer Up North, Manchester, UK, Glendi Festival, Darwin Norpa’s ’98 Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre Trust, Salamanca Theatre Hobart, Sydney Cabaret Convention, Wellington Festival, NZ.
1997 Whole Lotta Capsis Edinburgh Festival, Scotland
1997 Burning Sequins Adelaide Comedy Festival, Hong Kong Fringe Festival, Auckland
1997 Paul Capsis in Concert The Metro, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras
1996 Burning Sequins The Malthouse, Midsummer Festival, State Theatre, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, Edinburg Festival, Scotland.
1995 Burning Sequins La Boite, Brisbane, The Clarendon, Blue Mountains
1994 A Pack of Divas Wild Nights of Zimbabwe.
1994 Burning Sequins Tilbury Hotel, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras
1994 A Pack of Divas Melbourne, Hong Kong Festival, Sydney
1993 A Pack of Divas New York, Los Angeles, Melbourne
1993 Cabaret at The Wharf Sydney
1993 In the Pink Theatre Co. Black Market, Sydney
1992 The Lady Is a Camp Belvoir Street Theatre,
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2013 ACON – Media,Arts And Entertainment Honour Award
2012 Helpmann Awards: WINNER Best Actor in a lead role for Angela’s Kitchen.
2012 Helpmann Awards: WINNER Best New Work for Angela’s Kitchen.
2010 Sidney Myer Fund Individual Award
2007 Helpmann Awards: WINNER Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for The Lost Echo (Sydney Theatre Company
2006 Helpmann Awards: WINNER Best Australian Contemporary Concert for Boulevard Delirium, Malthouse Theatre in Association With Schauspielhaus Vienna
2004 Green Room Award: WINNER Best Cabaret Artist
2002 Helpmann Award: WINNER Best Live Music Presentation for Capsis Vs Capsis at The Studio, Sydney Opera House
1998 Film Critics Circle Award: WINNER Best Supporting Actor In a lead role for Head On.
1998 AFI Awards: NOMINATION Best Supporting Actor in a lead role for Head On.

 

TELEVISION:
JOY BOY
Role: PS Dir: Johnny Hawkins/Stef Smith
EUROVISION 2017
Role: Self SBS
DEEP WATER
Role: Amanda Dir: Shawn Seet. Blackfella Films/SBS
OETRY (online project)
Role: Self Online
GANGSTER DRAG
Role: Self Metro Screen
Q&A
Role: Self ABC
EUROVISION 2014
Role: Self ABC
I LUV YOU BUT……(Webseries)
Role: Receptionist Dir: Fadia Abboud. Suitcase Films
STUDIO AT THE MEMO WITH TIM ROGERS
Role: Self Foxtel
ART NATION
Role: Guest presenter ABC
THE SIDESHOW
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MY FAVOURITE ALBUM
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IN SIBERIA TONIGHT
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STUDIO A WITH SIMON BURKE
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SPICKS & SPECKS
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PAUL CAPSIS LIVE AT THE BASEMENT
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FRED MACAULEY’S EDINBURG FRINGE
Role: Performer TV Scotland
TREFFPUNKT KULTUR
Role: Self ORF 2 Austria
EUROVISION 2001
Role: Co-host/performer SBS TV
PIZZA
Role: Quilty Dir: Paul Fenech. SBS TV
CRASH PALACE
Role: Actor Fox 8
THE KATE AND JULIA SHOW
Role: Actor Arena
THE ARTS SHOW
Role: Self ABC
GOOD NEWS WEEK NIGHT LITE
Role: Self Network Ten
DENISE
Role: Self Seven Network
THE JOINT
Role: Self Foxtel
HEY HEY IT’S SATURDAY
Role: Self Channel 9
THE GARY MCCORMACK SHOW
Role: Self NZ TV
GOOD MORNING NEW ZEALAND
Role: Self NZ TV
MCFEAST Mardi Gras Special
Role: Self ABC
EXPRESS
Role: Self ABC
STRETTON IN SATURDAY
Role: Self ABC
EDINBURGH NIGHTS
Role: Performer BBC TV
TALKING TELEVISION
Role: Self Seven Network
MONDAY TO FRIDAY
Role: Self Network Ten
GOOD MORNING AUSTRALIA
Role: Self Network Ten
DENTON
Role: Self Seven Network
GOOD MORNING AUSTRALIA
Role: Self Network Ten
LIVE AND SWEATY
Role: Self ABC
FILM
LOVE IS NOW
Role: Paulie Dir: Jim Lounsbury
CARLOTTA (Telemovie)
Role: Stefan Dir: Samantha Lang. ABC
THE BOY CASTAWAYS
Role: Nico Dir: Michael Kantor
OSCAR’S FIRST KISS (short)
Role: Actor Soup Kitchen Productions
YAWN OF THE CENTURY (short)
Role: Actor Dir: Kym Druitt. Eat Carpet/ABC TV
HEAD ON
Role: Johnny/Toula Dir: Ana Kokkinos
LET ME DIE AGAIN (short)
Role: The Diva Dir: Leonie Knight

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