Dylan Paul is an actor and teaching artist, currently in the Tony award-winning best musical, Moulin Rouge! The Musical. On Broadway, Dylan has also appeared in Roundabout Theatre Company’s celebrated Studio 54 revival of Cabaret. Prior to the Boston world premiere of Moulin Rouge, Dylan was a resident acting company member of Oregon Shakespeare Festival and American Shakespeare Center. Other credits include the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Houston Shakespeare Festival, and Folger Theatre.
As a principal, Dylan has played the Duke of Monroth on Broadway. Additionally, he has swung the ensemble and understudied, performing the roles of Christian and Zidler on Broadway. Regionally, principal roles include Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, Octavius Caesar in Antony & Cleopatra, Orlando in As You Like It, Jack Absolute in Sheridan’s The Rivals, Bertram in All’s Well that Ends Well, Orsino in Twelfth Night, and the titular role of Molière’s Don Juan. Additionally, He originated Musidorus in the world premiere of Head Over Heels, which uniquely fused iambic pentameter, rock, and musical theatre.
Fulbright & Traditional Mas Archive
Under the auspices of a Fulbright award, Dylan examined heightened text and carnival performance while living in Trinidad & Tobago. He is a founder of Traditional Mas Archive, a free resource that has been widely accessed and exhibited at the National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad & Tobago.
As a steward of the Traditional Mas Archive, Dylan volunteers with an international team to preserve, document, and examine carnival masquerade practices. By providing free access to interviews, photos, and carnival character information, TMA has become a small, valued resource for carnival studies, as well as a platform for frequently marginalized voices.
Teaching & Consulting
In addition to performing, Dylan trains other actors through masterclasses and faculty appointments. Dylan taught Graduate Speech at University of Houston, and served as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Artist in Residence at the University of Idaho, where he designed and taught course work in acting, voice and speech, Shakespeare, musical theatre, movement, and professional preparation for MFA and BFA performers in training.
Dylan received the Voice and Speech Trainers’ Association Clyde Vinson Scholarship in 2012, closely coinciding with his completion of IDEA’s redesign. In collaboration with Paul Meier and Cameron Meier, he was the principal architect of a multiyear effort to re-build and standardize the International Dialects of English Archive and still serves as a senior editor of IDEA, a major tool for the free study of accents and dialects.
Dylan’s other efforts to support artists include consulting or serving as a committee member for arts organizations such as New York City’s The Possibility Project, the National Association of Voice Actors, and Actors’ Equity Association.