Paul du Toit
2. DU TOIT, Paul. (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. In 1998 he was a Vita Award Nominee (Best Actor) for another Pieter Toerien Production, Old Wicked Songs.
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 ** Not**
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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