Paul Capsis



Upcoming Victorian Opera performance

Paul will be playing The Gypsy (Acid Queen) in The Who's Tommy, February 2022. 


Paul Capsis is one of Australia’s most extraordinary and versatile performers. His extensive career spans decades where he has appeared in theatres, live concerts, cabaret shows, film, and television. Paul has worked with many leading Australian theatre companies as well as in Vienna, Hong Kong, London, Edinburgh and New York. A snapshot of Paul’s theatre credits include The Bridge Of San Luis Rey (Brink Productions), The Last Season (Force Majeure), The Deep Blue Sea, Threepenny Opera (Sydney Theatre Company); Calpurnia Descending (STC/Malthouse); All About My Mother (Melbourne Theatre Company); The Black Rider, Die Winterreise, Boulevard Delirium (Malthouse Theatre); The Wizard of Oz, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Frogs (Company B Belvoir); Lady Tabouli, Angela’s Kitchen (Griffin Theatre); Resident Alien (45 Downstairs); Cabaret (Hayes Theatre and Athenaeum); Rumpelstiltskin (Windmill Theatre and Southbank Theatre London); The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Newtheatricals). 

Last 3 major performances

  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Brink Productions, 2021

  • Rapture, Sydney Festival, 2021

  • The Last Season - Sydney Festival, Force Majeure, 2021


  • Bob Tasman-Smith, Vocal coach

Age when you started singing


Favourite opera or musical


Favourite musical role to perform

The MC in Cabaret.

A fun fact not many people know about you 

I model clay figurines.

Where is the strangest place you're performed?

An empty Opera Theatre inside the Sydney Opera House. A performance to no one.


• Cabaret Icon Award - Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2021

• Helpmann Awards

• Green Room Awards

• Glug Awards

• Myer Fund Award

Paul Capsis at Claire's Kitchen, 2020. Photo: William Yang
Paul Capsis in Skin Deep, Cell Block Theatre, 2021. Photo: William Yang