Dylan Paul is a theatre maker and performer, currently in the suspended Broadway company of Moulin Rouge the Musical. On Broadway, he has previously appeared in Cabaret at Roundabout Theatre Company’s Studio 54 . Additional credits include principal roles with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Houston Shakespeare Festival, the Folger Shakespeare Theatre, and the American Shakespeare Center. In tandem with a performance career, Dylan has pursued a creative agenda featuring international research and collegiate teaching, focused on the heightened text demands of classics, musicals, and masquerade.
As a Fulbright research grant recipient, he examined dialects and masquerade in Trinidad and Tobago, additionally creating the Traditional Mas Archive. A free resource dedicated to underserved and underrepresented mas performers, it has been exhibited at the National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago. Other efforts committed to diverse voices include consulting for NYC’s The Possibility Project, and the redesign and standardization of the International Dialects of English Archive, a tool used by millions for the study of accents and dialects of English as spoken in over 120 countries.
As a teaching artist and faculty member, he has designed and implemented courses in Shakespeare, voice and speech, musical theatre, and an array of other areas for MFA and BFA students. He is a recipient of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association Clyde Vinson Award and has taught voice and speech work at the University of Idaho, University of Houston, and the University of the West Indies. MFA: University of Houston Professional Actor Training Program, BFA: Theatre & Voice, University of Kansas.
Direction, coaching, workshops, and Harpers Ferry
NYC collaborations include directing Dürrenmatt’s Romulus the Great and co-directing Molière’s Don Juan for Empirical Theatre, in partnership with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Via workshops and private sessions, Dylan coaches individual speakers and small college groups.
Whenever possible, Dylan is developing an original musical exploring the Harpers Ferry Raid of 1859.