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DU TOIT, Paul. (19**- ) Actor. ** Played Lennox in the 1950 Afrikaans ''[[Macbeth]]'' ([[NTO]]), *
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There are two South African theatre personalities by this name.
  
DU TOIT, Paul. (1974- ) Actor. 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. Studied drama at the [[University of Stellenbosch]] until 1995 before moving into the professional field, working for [[Pieter Toerien Productions]] as well as other independent companies. 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 ** Not**
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= '''Paul du Toit''' (19**-) Actor =
  
Quoted from the programme notes of ''[[The Elephant Man]]'' wherein Paul played the role of Lord John and understudied [[Kevin Smith]] as John Merrick: 'Paul du Toit completed his BA Drama (Honours) at Stellenbosch University in 1996. He was a [[Fleur du Cap]] Award nominee in 1996 (most promising student). 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]]''. In 1998 he was a Vita Award Nominee (Best Actor) for another [[Pieter Toerien Production]], ''[[Old Wicked Songs]]''.'
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Played Lennox in the 1950 Afrikaans ''[[Macbeth]]'' ([[NTO]]).
  
  
==Sources==
 
  
''[[The Elephant Man]]'' programme notes in 1998.
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= '''Paul du Toit''' (1974-) Actor and singer =
  
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== Biography ==
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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.
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=== Training ===
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Paul completed his Drama Honours degree at Stellenbosch University in 1996. While at university he received voice training in opera from Matthys Strumpher.
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=== Career ===
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After graduating he moved into the professional field, working for [[Pieter Toerien Productions]] as well as other independent companies.
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==Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance==
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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.
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For [[CAPAB]] he has appeared in the hit musical ''[[Boy Meets Boy]]''.
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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 played in ''[[Hemelruim]]'' (2015).
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He co-directed ''Offbeat Broadway''.
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He has appeared in advertising commercials and on television.
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== Awards, etc ==
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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.
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In 1998 he was a Vita Award Nominee (Best Actor) for the [[Pieter Toerien]] Production, ''[[Old Wicked Songs]]''.
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== Sources ==
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''The Elephant Man'' programme notes.
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''Sunday Independent'', 15 June 2014.
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Go to [[ESAT Bibliography]]
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African Crossing
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Latest revision as of 09:29, 21 March 2018

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

Biography

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.

Training

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

Career

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 played in Hemelruim (2015).

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.

Sources

The Elephant Man programme notes.

Sunday Independent, 15 June 2014.

Go to ESAT Bibliography


African Crossing


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Return to ESAT Personalities D

Return to South African Theatre Personalities

Return to The ESAT Entries

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