Paul Slade Smith

Paul Slade Smith is an actor and playwright living in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, actress Erin Noel Grennan.

Paul received a 2019 Helpmann Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Willy Wonka in the Australian premiere of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.

Stateside, his acting credits include: the original Broadway casts of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, FINDING NEVERLAND and the 2018 Lincoln Center revival of MY FAIR LADY; US national tours of MY FAIR LADY (Jaime), WICKED (Doctor Dillamond) and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA; and productions at American Repertory Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Goodman, Steppenwolf, Geva Theatre Center, Asolo Repertory and Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, Texas.

​His TV credits include NBC’s The Blacklist, and The Other Two and The Gilded Age, both on HBO.

​Paul’s play UNNECESSARY FARCE, winner of nine regional theatre awards, has had over 325 productions throughout the United States, and in Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Switzerland, Iceland, Singapore, and Japan. His political comedy, THE OUTSIDER, had a record-making 34 productions in 2022.

​Both of Paul’s plays are available from the publisher Playscripts, Inc.

Paul is at work on his third and fourth plays, simultaneously!

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