full name: paul everett chamberlain
hometown: bowie, md
birthday: may 8
hair: light brown
voice type: baritenor
education: the catholic university of america, bachelor of music, washington, dc
london dramatic academy, graduate in acting, london, uk
2010 - present
2010 - present
just the facts
full blown autobiography
Paul was bitten by “the bug” very early on. His sister began piano lessons, and as soon as he was big enough to sit at the piano, he tried to mimic what she played. It wasn't long before he started lessons himself so he could actually learn to play and not just mash the keys.
He began singing with the Maryland Boy Choir in 1994. The choir was part of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC – the concert was recorded and earned the Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance in 2000. Just an Emmy, an Oscar and a Tony away from EGOT!
It wasn't long before Paul began acting on the stage. He met and began studying voice and acting with the great Jane Pesci-Townsend, then-chair of the Musical Theater Department at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at the Catholic University of America. By the time he entered college, he performed across the globe, from Hawaii to London, acted in approximately twenty productions, and produced, directed and music directed one. During that time Paul, along with his brother and their friends produced several short films and filmed improvisations which will surely serve to be a major source of embarrassment for him one day.
At Catholic U., Paul was cast in the world premiere of The Land Where the Good Songs Go, a revue featuring the music of Jerome Kern. Paul was one of six in the cast, and the lone freshman among seniors. Director Stafford Arima (Altar Boyz, Ragtime), music director David Loud (Ragtime, And The World Goes 'Round), and choreographer Chris Gattelli (Newsies, South Pacific) were on the star-studded production staff.
In his junior year, Paul studied at the London Dramatic Academy in (yup, you guessed it) London, England. There he focused on Elizabethan and Jacobean drama and learned from such masters of the stage and screen as Richard Digby Day, Kathryn Pogson, Miriam Karlin and Richard Ryan.
Upon graduation, with a Bachelor of Music degree in his back pocket, he began working professionally at Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD. Upon moving to New York, he found performing opportunities in one-act play festivals at Manhattan Repertory Theatre in Times Square and Nicu's Spoon Theatre, some of New York City's greatest cabaret clubs such as Don't Tell Mama and The Duplex, and most recently performing two shows “in rep” at the Robert Moss Theatre in Manhattan's East Village.
When he's not honing his craft or tickling the ivories, Paul can generally be found tweaking his fantasy football lineups, exploring the Big Apple on foot, and eating pepperoni pizza.