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Paulo Szot
Paulo Szot
(/ˈpaʊluː ˈʃɒt/; born July 7, 1969[citation needed]) is a Brazilian operatic baritone singer and actor. He made his opera debut in 1997 and his international career has included performances with the Metropolitan Opera. In 2008, he made his Broadway debut as Emile De Becque in a revival of South Pacific, and for his performance in this musical he won the Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Theatre World Award.[1] In 2012 he was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for best actor in a musical,[2] and in 2014 was nominated for the MAC Award for best Celebrity Artist becoming the first Brazilian to receive such honors.

Contents

1 Biography

1.1 Awards and nominations

2 References 3 External links

Biography[edit] Szot was born in São Paulo[3] of Polish parents who emigrated to Brazil after World War II.[4] He began his musical training in piano at the age of five and later added violin and classical ballet. However, at age 21, a knee injury cut short any aspirations for a career in dance, causing him, with encouragement from his instructor, to pursue singing instead.[4] Szot studied at Jagiellonian University
Jagiellonian University
in Poland. He began singing professionally in 1990 with the National Song & Dance Ensemble "Śląsk". Later, he made his professional opera debut in a production of Il barbiere di Siviglia
Il barbiere di Siviglia
at the Municipal Theatre of São Paulo
São Paulo
in 1997. Since then, he has performed with the New York City Opera, the Palm Beach Opera, the Canadian Opera
Opera
Company, Opéra de Marseille, and Vlaamse Opera, among others, in such operas as L'elisir d'amore, La bohème, Don Giovanni, Cavalleria rusticana, Pagliacci, Carmen, Così fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro
Le nozze di Figaro
and Maria Golovin. In March 2010 he made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera
Opera
as Kovalyov in Dmitri Shostakovich's The Nose. Szot returned to the Metropolitan Opera
Opera
as Escamillo sharing the stage with the French tenor Roberto Alagna
Roberto Alagna
and as Lescaut in Manon
Manon
along with Anna Netrebko. Szot returned to the Met in 2014 as the Captain of the Achille Lauro in The Death of Klinghoffer. He sang the role of Guglielmo in Mozart's Così fan tutte at the Palais Garnier, and at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in Le nozze di Figaro.[5] In 2013 he sang in The Nose at Teatro dell' Opera
Opera
di Roma[6][7] and at La Scala
La Scala
in the role of Filip Filippovich, the protagonist of the contemporary Russian opera A Dog's Heart.[8][9] Of his performance in South Pacific, Ben Brantley of The New York Times wrote: "When he delivers 'Some Enchanted Evening' or 'This Nearly Was Mine,' it's not as a swoon-making blockbuster (though of course it is), but as a measured and honest consideration of love."[10] Awards and nominations[edit]

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Szot, 2008 Tony Award

Prêmio Carlos Gomes for Best Vocal Performance – 2000 Theater World Award – Winner – Best actor in a musical – 2008 Drama Desk – Winner – Best actor in a musical – 2008 Outer Critics Award – Winner – Best actor in a musical – 2008 Tony Award
Tony Award
– Winner – Best actor in a musical – 2008 Medal Zasłużony Kulturze (Medal for Merit to Culture) "Gloria Artis" – Highest Honorary Mention Prêmio Faz Diferença – Winner – Jornal Globo Laurence Olivier Award – Nomination – Best actor in a musical – 2012 Mac Award for Best Celebrity Cabaret Act – Nomination – 2013 Premio Shell Best Actor in My Fair Lady - Nomination - 2017 Premio Bibi Ferreira for Best Actor in My Fair Lady - Winner - 2017

References[edit]

^ Gans, Andrew. "Tony Winner Szot to Return to Broadway's South Pacific March 31; Michals to Sub in April and June". Archived from the original on 23 April 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2012.  ^ "Nominations- Best Actor in a Musical". Archived from the original on 19 April 2012. Retrieved 5 April 2012.  ^ Jesse Green (6 April 2008). "You May See a Stranger". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-06-16.  ^ a b Kathy Henderson (3 March 2008). "Paulo Szot, Fresh Face Interview". Broadway.com. Retrieved 2011-01-16. [dead link] ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2015-02-16.  ^ Manuel, Cédric. "Bien senti !". Forum Opera. Retrieved 15 March 2013.  ^ Maurizi, Massimiliano. " Opera
Opera
di Roma:"Il Naso"". GBOpera.it. Retrieved 15 March 2013.  ^ Curnis, Michele (21 March 2013). "L'incubo grottesco di "Cuore di cane" affascina la Scala". GB Opera
Opera
magazine. Retrieved 22 March 2013.  ^ Vittorini, Fabio (19 March 2013). "La partitura rivoluzionaria incanta "l'uomo nuovo"". il manifesto. Archived from the original on 13 April 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2013.  ^ Ben Brantley (4 April 2008). "Optimist Awash in the Tropics". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 

External links[edit]

Classic Talk
Talk
– live interview from New York – part 1 on YouTube Classic Talk
Talk
– live interview from New York 2014 – part 2 on YouTube [1]official website Paulo Szot
Paulo Szot
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
TheaterMania.com interview with Szot "Brief Encounter With Paulo Szot", Playbill
Playbill
article Szot singing "Some Enchanted Evening" for the South Pacific cast recording, Masterworks Broadway video Stephen Holden's New York Times review of Paulo Szot's performance at the Cafe Carlyle. Interview with Szot in English and Portuguese

v t e

Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical

John Cullum (1975) Ian Richardson
Ian Richardson
(1976) Lenny Baker (1977) Ken Page
Ken Page
(1978) Len Cariou
Len Cariou
(1979) Jim Dale (1980) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1981) George Hearn (1984) Ron Richardson
Ron Richardson
(1985) George Rose (1986) Robert Lindsay (1987) Michael Crawford
Michael Crawford
(1988) Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander
(1989) James Naughton
James Naughton
(1990) Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
(1991) Gregory Hines / Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1992) Brent Carver (1993) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(1994) Vernel Bagneris (1995) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1996) Robert Cuccioli (1997) Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming
(1998) Brent Carver (1999) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(2000) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2001) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(2002) Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas
/ Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) John Lloyd Young
John Lloyd Young
(2006) Raúl Esparza
Raúl Esparza
(2007) Paulo Szot
Paulo Szot
(2008) Brian d'Arcy James
Brian d'Arcy James
(2009) Douglas Hodge (2010) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2011) Danny Burstein
Danny Burstein
(2012) Billy Porter (2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
/ Jefferson Mays
Jefferson Mays
(2014) Robert Fairchild (2015) Danny Burstein
Danny Burstein
(2016) Andy Karl
Andy Karl
(2017)

v t e

Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

1948–1975

Paul Hartman
Paul Hartman
(1948) Ray Bolger
Ray Bolger
(1949) Ezio Pinza
Ezio Pinza
(1950) Robert Alda
Robert Alda
(1951) Phil Silvers
Phil Silvers
(1952) Thomas Mitchell (1953) Alfred Drake
Alfred Drake
(1954) Walter Slezak
Walter Slezak
(1955) Ray Walston
Ray Walston
(1956) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1957) Robert Preston (1958) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1959) Jackie Gleason
Jackie Gleason
(1960) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
(1961) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1962) Zero Mostel
Zero Mostel
(1963) Bert Lahr
Bert Lahr
(1964) Zero Mostel
Zero Mostel
(1965) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1966) Robert Preston (1967) Robert Goulet
Robert Goulet
(1968) Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
(1969) Cleavon Little
Cleavon Little
(1970) Hal Linden
Hal Linden
(1971) Phil Silvers
Phil Silvers
(1972) Ben Vereen
Ben Vereen
(1973) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1974) John Cullum (1975)

1976–2000

George Rose (1976) Barry Bostwick
Barry Bostwick
(1977) John Cullum (1978) Len Cariou
Len Cariou
(1979) Jim Dale (1980) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1981) Ben Harney (1982) Tommy Tune
Tommy Tune
(1983) George Hearn (1984) No award (1985) George Rose (1986) Robert Lindsay (1987) Michael Crawford
Michael Crawford
(1988) Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander
(1989) James Naughton
James Naughton
(1990) Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
(1991) Gregory Hines (1992) Brent Carver (1993) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(1994) Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick
(1995) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1996) James Naughton
James Naughton
(1997) Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming
(1998) Martin Short
Martin Short
(1999) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(2000)

2001–present

Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2001) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(2002) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) John Lloyd Young
John Lloyd Young
(2006) David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce
(2007) Paulo Szot
Paulo Szot
(2008) David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik
Trent Kowalik
and Kiril Kulish (2009) Douglas Hodge (2010) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2011) Steve Kazee
Steve Kazee
(2012) Billy Porter (2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Michael Cerveris
Michael Cerveris
(2015) Leslie Odom Jr. (2016) Ben Platt (2017)

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Opera
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