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Paulo Szot

 
Bio:
Paulo Szot was born in S√£o Paulo and raised in Ribeir√£o Pires, Brazil. He began his musical training at the age of five, first studying piano and later adding violin and dance. Szot studied at the Jagiellonian University in Poland, the country from which his parents had emigrated following World ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Paulo Szot was born in S√£o Paulo and raised in Ribeir√£o Pires, Brazil. He began his musical training at the age of five, first studying piano and later adding violin and dance. Szot studied at the Jagiellonian University in Poland, the country from which his parents had emigrated following World ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
Lincoln Center Revival [West End], 2011
Emile de Becque
Emile de Becque [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2008
Emile de Becque
Emile de Becque [Replacement]
Emile de Becque [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Billy Flynn [Replacement]
Billy Flynn [Replacement]

Photos

Steven Reineke, Music Director/Conductor The New York Pops & Paulo Szot Photo

Steven Reineke, Music Director/Conductor The New York Pops & Paulo Szot

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Karen Akers, Paulo Szot, Lee Roy Reams Photo

Karen Akers, Paulo Szot, Lee Roy Reams

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Paulo Szot

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Paulo Szot

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Paulo Szot

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Stage

Performances
  [West End]
Lincoln Center Revival [West End], 2011
Emile de Becque

Emile de Becque [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2008
Emile de Becque

Emile de Becque [Replacement]

Emile de Becque [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Billy Flynn [Replacement]

Billy Flynn [Replacement]

Paulo Szot Biography

Paulo Szot was born in S√£o Paulo and raised in Ribeir√£o Pires, Brazil. He began his musical training at the age of five, first studying piano and later adding violin and dance. Szot studied at the Jagiellonian University in Poland, the country from which his parents had emigrated following World War II. He began singing professionally in 1989 with the Polish National Song and Dance Company Slask, and in 1997 he made his operatic debut as Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia in a production of the Theatro Municipal de S√£o Paulo, directed by Enzo Dara and conducted by Luiz Fernando Malheiro.

He has gone on to appear with most major opera companies throughout the world in Europe, the United States, Australia and Brazil.

Paulo Szot Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2012 - Best Actor In A Musical
Paulo Szot, South Pacific
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Paulo Szot, South Pacific
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Paulo Szot, South Pacific
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Paulo Szot, South Pacific
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Paulo Szot, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Paulo Szot News

Paulo Szot, Betsy Wolfe, Stark Sands, Lorna Courtney and More Join & JULIET Pre-Broa Photo Paulo Szot, Betsy Wolfe, Stark Sands, Lorna Courtney and More Join & JULIET Pre-Broadway Tryout at Princess of Wales Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2022

The cast of the North American premiere production of & Juliet includes Tony winners, acclaimed actors from the U.S., Canada and England, and exciting new talent. 

10 curiosidades sobre los Premios Tony Photo 10 curiosidades sobre los Premios Tony
by Elena Díaz-Guerra - Apr 6, 2022

¬ŅQuieres saber todo sobre los premios m√°s conocidos de Broadway? Entra en este art√≠culo.

BWW Exclusive: Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso Release New Lyric Video for '42nd Street' Photo BWW Exclusive: Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso Release New Lyric Video for '42nd Street'
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 4, 2022

Club44 Records¬†will release a new lyric video for the classic song ‚Äú42nd Street‚ÄĚ from The Sunday Set, the new album from Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso on Tuesday, April 5 and BroadwayWorld has your exclusive first look!

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch to Return to Bemelmans at The Carlyle Hotel Photo Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch to Return to Bemelmans at The Carlyle Hotel
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2022

For the tenth year in a row, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch return to Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel with their evening of swinging standards on Sundays, March 13, 20, 27, May 1, 22 and 29, from 9pm to midnight.  Bassist Steve Doyle will once again join the duo. 

2022 MAC Award Nominees Announced Photo 2022 MAC Award Nominees Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2022

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets has announced the 2022 MAC Award nominees. The nominees were determined by votes cast by the active MAC membership, except for the song and recording categories, which were determined by special committees.

BWW Review: Tony Winner Paulo Szot Stars Brazilian Revival of CHICAGO Repeating the R Photo BWW Review: Tony Winner Paulo Szot Stars Brazilian Revival of CHICAGO Repeating the Role He Just Played on Broadway
by Claudio Erlichman - Feb 9, 2022

The production features Emanuelle Araujo, in the role of sarcastic Velma Kelly; Paulo Szot, as ¬†the charming and unscrupulous Billy Flynn (a role he currently played on Broadway); and Carol Costa as the ‚Äúinnocent‚ÄĚ and surprising Roxie Hart. L. Candido (Mary Sunshine), Lilian Valeska (Mama Morton) and Eduardo Amir (Amos Hart) complete the main cast.

VIDEO: First Look at CHICAGO in Brazil! Photo VIDEO: First Look at CHICAGO in Brazil!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 28, 2022

The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking musical¬†CHICAGO¬†opened this week in Brazil for a limited engagement at Teatro Santander through May 29, 2022. This Portuguese-language production stars¬†Emanuelle Ara√ļjo¬†as Velma Kelly,¬†Carol Costa¬†as Roxie Hart and Tony Award winner¬†Paulo Szot¬†as Billy Flynn, who recently starred in the Broadway production.

Birdland Announces February 2022 Schedule Photo Birdland Announces February 2022 Schedule
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this February with a full slate of nightly performances! 

What to Watch on New Year's Eve 2022 - Billy Porter, Patti LuPone & More! Photo What to Watch on New Year's Eve 2022 - Billy Porter, Patti LuPone & More!
by Michael Major - Dec 31, 2021

Billy Porter is set to co-host Dick Clarke's New Year's Rockin' Eve, also performing his new single. Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper return to CNN with an appearance from Patti LuPone. Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson present a brand-new variety show. Chita Rivera hosts a special for PBS, featuring Lea Salonga, Paulo Szot, Drew Gehling, and more.

Stephen Schwartz, Paulo Szot & More to Take Part in MASS AT 50 Panel Photo Stephen Schwartz, Paulo Szot & More to Take Part in MASS AT 50 Panel
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2021

The Leonard Bernstein Office and Indiana University (IU) Jacobs School of Music will co-present MASS at 50, a livestream panel discussion, on January 10, 2022 at 3pm EST. Registration is free and open to the public through the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music website.

Paulo Szot Videos

VIDEO: First Look at CHICAGO in Brazil! VideoVIDEO: First Look at CHICAGO in Brazil!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 28, 2022

The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking musical¬†CHICAGO¬†opened this week in Brazil for a limited engagement at Teatro Santander through May 29, 2022. This Portuguese-language production stars¬†Emanuelle Ara√ļjo¬†as Velma Kelly,¬†Carol Costa¬†as Roxie Hart and Tony Award winner¬†Paulo Szot¬†as Billy Flynn, who recently starred in the Broadway production.

CHICAGO Announces 25th Anniversary Celebration Events! VideoCHICAGO Announces 25th Anniversary Celebration Events!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 15, 2021

Chicago will celebrate 25 years on Broadway tomorrow Tuesday, November 16th at 6:30PM with a very special performance. Beginning at 5PM on the TKTS Red Steps in Times Square the Brooklyn United Marching Band will march to 49th Street playing Kander & Ebb music. The Ambassador Theatre will be lit in red with a star-studded red carpet. 

VIDEO: Go Inside CHICAGO's Re-Opening Night on Broadway VideoVIDEO: Go Inside CHICAGO's Re-Opening Night on Broadway
by Team BWW - Sep 15, 2021

Yesterday was good, grand, and great- wasn't it? After an 18-month long shutdown, four Broadway musicals re-opened last night, and one of them was the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago. Watch below as director Walter Bobbie tribute the late, great Ann Reinking before the show, the company takes the stage for 'All That Jazz', and takes their first bows since March 2020.

VIDEO: New York City Opera Creates UN ZOOMO IN MASCHERA VideoVIDEO: New York City Opera Creates UN ZOOMO IN MASCHERA
by Stage Tube - Dec 28, 2020

As the year 2020 draws to a close, stars past and present of New York City Opera (NYCO) have come to the aid of ‚ÄúThe People‚Äôs Opera‚ÄĚ by participating in¬†Un Zoomo in Maschera, a word from the artists of New York City Opera, a special year-end fundraiser which will be released on social media today.

VIDEO: Laurissa Romain Covers 'Change Gonna Come' by Sam Cooke VideoVIDEO: Laurissa Romain Covers 'Change Gonna Come' by Sam Cooke
by Stage Tube - Aug 16, 2020

Singer/Songwriter, Laurissa Romain's has released a cover of Sam Cooke's 'Change Gonna Come.'

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Met's MADAMA BUTTERFLY VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At The Met's MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by Alan Henry - Oct 9, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Met's MADAMA BUTTERFLY! Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana Mar√≠a Mart√≠nez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Car√® as the American naval officer who abandons her. Paulo Szot and Markus Br√ľck share the role of Sharpless, and Elizabeth DeShong is Suzuki, alternating with Maria Zifchak. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella's sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.

TBT: Kelli O'Hara Opens SOUTH PACIFIC On Broadway! VideoTBT: Kelli O'Hara Opens SOUTH PACIFIC On Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 27, 2019

This Sunday, Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara and the cast of Roundabout Theatre Company's Kiss Me, Kate take their final bow at Studio 54. To celebrate the show's run that's been too darn hot, we're throwing it back to Kelli O'Hara's opening night in the 2008 Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific alongside Paulo Szot, Danny Burstein, and more. Get a blast from the past by checking out the video!

VIDEO: On This Day, April 3- Kelli O'Hara and Paulo Szot Star In SOUTH PACIFIC at Lin VideoVIDEO: On This Day, April 3- Kelli O'Hara and Paulo Szot Star In SOUTH PACIFIC at Lincoln Center
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2018

On this day in 2008, Lincoln Center Theater's lavish new production of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein's prize-winning musical SOUTH PACIFIC, directed by Bartlett Sher, opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. 

VIDEO: Watch Rare Footage of SOUTH PACIFIC's 'You've Got to Be  Taught' VideoVIDEO: Watch Rare Footage of SOUTH PACIFIC's 'You've Got to Be Taught'
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 15, 2018

In honor of today's Martin Luther King Day, BWW brings you rare footage of Oscar Hammerstein, setting the mood for 'Brotherhood Week,' an annual event created by the National Conference for Christians and Jews in 1934.

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of MY FAIR LADY in Brazil
by Stage Tube - Sep 7, 2016

Baritone Paulo Szot plays Henry Higgins and Daniele Nastri is Eliza Doolittle in MY FAIR LADY with Jorge Takla directing.


Paulo Szot Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Paulo Szot been in?
Paulo Szot has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Paulo Szot been in?
Paulo Szot has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Paulo Szot's first West End show?
Paulo Szot's first West End show was South Pacific which opened in 2011

What awards has Paulo Szot been nominated for?
Best Actor In A Musical (Olivier Awards) for South Pacific , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for South Pacific , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for South Pacific Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for South Pacific and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific .

What awards has Paulo Szot won?
Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for South Pacific, Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for South Pacific Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for South Pacificand Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific.