Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (Patrick Mulcahy, Producing Artistic Director, and Casey Wm. Gallagher, Managing Director) announced today that Tony Award-winning actor and world-renowned opera singer Paulo Szot will star in Evita at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival this summer. Mr. Szot will play the role of Juan Perón opposite Broadway star Dee Roscioli who, as previously announced, will play the title role of Eva Perón.
Born in São Paulo, baritone Szot has appeared with many leading opera companies throughout Europe, the United States, and his native Brazil. In 2008 he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, the Drama Desk, the Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Theatre World Award for his portrayal of Emile De Becque in the Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific at Lincoln Center Theater. In the 2008-2009 season, Szot made his New York Philharmonic debut in a concert conducted by Marvin Hamlisch, appearing alongside Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, and Kelli O’Hara. In 2010–2011, he made his highly acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut in a new production of The Nose, conducted by Valery Gergiev. Mr. Szot has also appeared at Opera National de Paris, Teatro Royal de Madrid, Dutch National Opera, Opera Australia, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Washington National Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Carnegie Hall, and at the Glyndebourne Festival. [Read more…]