“… in possession of a voice that sounds like an act of God …” The Scotsman
“… his extraordinary singing starches the hairs on the back of your neck…” Sydney Morning Herald
Paul Capsis is one of Australia’s most versatile performers. His extensive career has included theatre, film, live concerts and cabaret. 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 (2001, 2002 and 2005 Schauspielhaus, Vienna and 2005 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. 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.
His interpretation of Riff Raff in the newest production of The Rocky Horror Show also generated much excitement and acclaim. He recently wowed Melbourne audiences appearing as a very special guest legend in Burlesque Hour Legends.
Paul’s music background is varied having sung with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Soweto Gospel Choir of South Africa, Judi Connelli, Russell Crowe and Marcia Hines amongst many others. He is always in demand to take part in a wide range of music and arts festivals across Australia and New Zealand. 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.
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. Paul’s live album, Paul Capsis Live was recorded in the City Recital Hall in 2003 and features backing from the Café Of the Gates of Salvation. In his first brilliant studio album, Everybody Wants To Touch Me, released in 2007, he interprets songs from the full spectrum of his inspirations. Paul has just recorded a new album, Make Me A King which includes some of his favourite “torch songs” and is due for release through ABC Music in July 2010.