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Played Lennox in the 1950 Afrikaans ''[[Macbeth]]'' ([[NTO]]).
Played Lennox in the 1950 Afrikaans ''[[Macbeth]]'' ([[NTO]]).
= '''Paul du Toit''' (1974-) Actor and singer =
= '''Paul du Toit''' (1974-) Actor and singer =

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There are two South African theatre personalities by this name.

Paul du Toit (19**-) Actor

Played Lennox in the 1950 Afrikaans Macbeth (NTO).

Paul du Toit (1974-) Actor and singer


Born and raised in Somerset West to a theatrical family (his mother wrote and produced musicals), he started as a child actor in local productions.


Paul completed his Drama Honours degree at Stellenbosch University in 1996. While at university he received voice training in opera from Matthys Strumpher.


After graduating he moved into the professional field, working for Pieter Toerien Productions as well as other independent companies.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Paul played the role of Lord John and understudied Kevin Smith as John Merrick in The Elephant Man. In 1997 Paul played Cleomenes in The Winter's Tale and Jack in Into the Woods, both for CAPAB. Later he was cast as the lead in Pieter Toerien's production of Doowah Boys 2.

For CAPAB he has appeared in the hit musical Boy Meets Boy.

Other productions include The Parrot Woman (Charles J. Fourie, 199*), Honk!, 2000, Auditioning Angels (Pieter-Dirk Uys, 2003). Also, collaborating with Anton Luitingh, performed in a range of revues, including Rock me Amadeus, Same Time Next Year (2013-4).

He co-directed Offbeat Broadway.

He has appeared in advertising commercials and on television.

Awards, etc

In 1995 he won the Best Actor Award from the University of Stellenbsoch Drama Department for his role as Johnnie in Hello and Goodbye and the following year he was nominated for a Fleur du Cap in the category Most Promising Student.

In 1998 he was a Vita Award Nominee (Best Actor) for the Pieter Toerien Production, Old Wicked Songs.


The Elephant Man programme notes.

Sunday Independent, 15 June 2014.

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