Paul Brissett

Last updated

March 21, 2017


Paul is a retired journalist and corporate communicator whose love for theater was born in kindergarten, when he was cast as captain of the toy soldiers in the Christmas program. Since then he has played roles from classic to contemporary, comedy to drama, in more than 20 productions—his favorites being Faber in Theater in the Round’s “Fahrenheit 451,” Danforth in “The Crucible” and Greg in “Sylvia,” both at the Duluth Playhouse, and the Ghost in Wise Fool Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.”


Since moving to Minneapolis a year ago, he’s been cast in four shows and enrolled in Guthrie Theater classes and Raye Birk’s Actors Workout.


Paul Brissett


Age: 69    Height: 5’6”    Weight: 160    Hair: Gray    Eyes: Brown



Grason-Stadler product roll-out    Client    Brent Marin, Grason-Stadler

Polinsky Rehabilitation ad    Physician    Parthé Productions, Duluth

Kolar Chevrolet ad    Customer    Kirwin Agency, Duluth


Title    Role    Venue    Director

Volpone    Corbaccio    Classical Actors Ensemble    Joseph Papke 

The Merchant of Venice    Balthazar/Jailer    Classical Actors Ensemble    Kate Powers

A View From the Bridge (scene)    Eddie Carbone    Actors Workout Showcase    Phil Bratnober

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King    Drosselmeire    Minnesota Fringe Festival    Fiona Lotti

Fahrenheit 451    Faber    Theater in the Round    Linda Paulsen

The Miser    Harpagon    Wise Fool Shakespeare, Duluth    Liz Larson

The Crucible    Danforth    Duluth Playhouse    John Pokrzywinski

Hamlet    Ghost    Wise Fool Shakespeare, Duluth    John Pokrzywinski

The Government Inspector    School Principal    Play Ground, Duluth    Bob Mitchell

Sylvia    Greg    Duluth Playhouse    Jean Olson

Barefoot in the Park    Victor Velasco    County Seat Theatre, Cloquet    Larry Anderson

Our Town    Constable Warren    Duluth Playhouse    Tom Isbell

The Royal Family    Herbert Dean    Duluth Playhouse    Julie Ahasay

Blithe Spirit    Dr. Bradman    County Seat Theatre, Cloquet    Sheryl Kramer

The Taming of the Shrew    Baptista    Wise Fool Shakespeare, Duluth    Chani Ninneman

The Road to Mecca    Marius    Dark Horse Theatre, Duluth    Julie Unulock

Macbeth    Duncan    Duluth Playhouse    Colleen Daugherty

Romeo and Juliet    Lord Capulet    Duluth Playhouse    Christy Montour-Larson


War of the Worlds    Newscaster    KUMD-FM, Duluth    Frank Gerval

Woody Guthrie Tribute    Various    KUMD-FM, Duluth    Lawrance Bernabo

Also announcing and broadcast commercials for WKLK-AM, Cloquet, and WEBC-AM, Duluth


Title    Role        Director

Untitled film project    Man in motel room    Dylan Redford, Walker Art Center


Level 1 Voiceover    Guthrie Theatre    Jim Cada

Acting    Guthrie Theatre    Candace Barrett Birk, Laura Esping

Actors Workout        Raye Birk

On-Camera class    Babs Casting    Barbara Shelton


Basic hand-to-hand stage combat, boxing, football, soccer, wrestling, U.S. Army small arms, carpentry

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