Paul Alexander Nolan

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Paul Alexander Nolan is a Canadian actor with extensive experience in both Canada and the United States, notably at Ontario's Stratford Festival and on Broadway. Among his recent Broadway appearances are Escape to Margaritaville, Jeremy O. HarrisSlave Play and Parade. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his performance in the musical Bright Star.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Nolan grew up in Rouleau, Saskatchewan, a small rural community on the Canadian prairies. His love of music was developed by listening to folk, opera, show tunes, and classical music as a child.[3] He then attended the Randolph College for the Performing Arts.[4] Following college, he took a gig with Disney Cruise Line, performing abbreviated versions of animated movies like “Hercules."[5] From 2007 to 2013, he appeared in successive seasons at the Stratford Festival, with small roles quickly leading to starring roles in West Side Story (Tony, 2009), As You Like It (Orlando, 2010), and Jesus Christ Superstar (Christ 2011). This latter role marked his Broadway debut when the Stratford production toured to Broadway in 2012.

Personal life[edit]

He is a hockey fan, with his favorite team being the Toronto Maple Leafs.[6]

Nolan is married to actress Keely Hutton.[7]

Stage credits[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Jesus Christ Superstar Jesus Christ Regional, Original
2007 Beauty and the Beast The Beast Regional, Original
2009 West Side Story Tony Stratford Festival
2010 As You Like It Orlando Stratford Festival
2011 Jesus Christ Superstar Jesus Christ Stratford Festival
2012 Jesus Christ Superstar Jesus Christ Broadway Debut
2013 Fiddler on the Roof Fyedka Stratford Festival
2013-2015 Once Guy Broadway, Replacement
2015 Doctor Zhivago Pasha Antipov / Stelinkov Broadway, Original
Daddy Long Legs Jervis Pendleton Off-Broadway, Original
2016 Bright Star Jimmy Ray Dobbs Broadway, Original
My Fair Lady Professor Henry Higgins Regional, Original
Chicago Billy Flynn Broadway, Replacement
2018 Escape to Margaritaville Tully Broadway, Original
2019-2022 Slave Play Jim
2019 The Who's Tommy Cousin Kevin Regional, Concert
2022 Life After Frank Carter Regional, Original
Parade Hugh Dorsey Off-Broadway, Original
2023 Broadway, Original
2024 Water for Elephants August

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Uncle Paul Nolan Short
1998 Strike! Charles Schumacher Film
1999 Shapeshifter Alex Film
2003 The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John Bridegrom Film
2003 The Root Donovan Kinder Short
2018 Madam Secretary Captain David Paley TV series, 1 Episode
2019 Instinct Jonathan James TV series, 1 Episode
2019 The Code Major Daniel Arcineaux TV series, 1 Episode
2019 The Scottish Play Lucas Film

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paul Alexander Nolan Biography | Broadway Buzz | Broadway.com". www.broadway.com. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  2. ^ "Paul Alexander Nolan Theatre Credits, News, Bio and Photos". www.broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  3. ^ Hoffman, Barbara (2018-05-08). "How a pale Canadian opera-lover wound up in 'Margaritaville'". New York Post. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  4. ^ Blog, Edward Willett in; Music (2017-05-03). "Paul Alexander Nolan: From small-town Saskatchewan to Broadway's bright lights". Edward Willett. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  5. ^ Hoffman, Barbara (2018-05-08). "How a pale Canadian opera-lover wound up in 'Margaritaville'". New York Post. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  6. ^ "Five Burning Questions with Bright Star's Paul Alexander Nolan". BroadwayBox.com. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  7. ^ Blog, Edward Willett in; Music (2017-05-03). "Paul Alexander Nolan: From small-town Saskatchewan to Broadway's bright lights". Edward Willett. Retrieved 2021-01-13.