Paul Slade Smith
Actor & Playwright
• Paul is currently in rehearsals in Sydney, Australia, as Willy Wonka in the Australian premiere of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Performances begin January 5 at the Capitol Theatre. Visit the show's website for more information.
• The original cast album for the Broadway revival of My Fair Lady - on which Paul appears - has been nominated for a 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. This is Paul's third original Broadway cast album, and the first to receive a Grammy nomination. Named the Best Broadway Musical of 2018 by the New York Times, Time Magazine and Entertainment Weekly, My Fair Lady continues its successful run at Lincoln Center Theatre.
• 2018 brought a new milestone for Paul's play, Unnecessary Farce: its 250th production! Visit UnnecessaryFarce.com for reviews, photos, and news on where it's playing next.
• Paper Mill Playhouse produced the East Coast premiere of Paul's new play, The Outsider, in a production which ran from January 24 through February 18, 2018. New York critics called the play "a hilarious comedy, perfectly fitting for the political era we're in", and "one of the funniest shows you will see this year", "committed to keeping Paper Mill's audiences laughing louder and longer than they have in a long time". You can learn more about the play at TheOutsiderPlay.com.