Paul Myrvold has been writing theatre commentary for over thirty years, first in the Bay Area covering every kind of performance including plays, musicals, ballet, opera, circus and even a Portuguese-style bull fight. He has written about theatrical performances at all levels in all kinds of venues from the premiere theatres, such as A.C.T., Berkeley Rep and TheatreWorks, to smaller, high quality venues such as San Jose Stage Company, City Lights Theatre Company and Pacific Repertory Theatre in Carmel. He has also covered community theatre productions, college and university productions and, on occasion, high school productions. Now residing in Southern California, Paul has been commenting on shows throughout Los Angeles County and has stretched his beat to Orange County and South Coast Repertory.
An Equity actor for over forty years, Paul played Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum in San Jose Stage Company’s award winning production of The Three Penny Opera and the dual roles of Sir Walter Elliot and Admiral Croft in the world premiere of Jane Austen’s Persuasion also at San Jose Stage Company. He earned a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for “Outstanding Performance” in the supporting roles of J. V. “Major” Bouvier and Dr. Norman Vincent Peale in the musical Grey Gardens at TheatreWorks (2008). In the summer of 2018, he appeared in the highly acclaimed Open Fist Theatre production of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood as Reverend Jenkins and Narrator.
Paul has performed on Broadway (most notably in the hit show Shenandoah with John Cullum), off Broadway, off-off Broadway, in regional theatres, summer stock and as a Guest Artist at colleges and universities from coast to coast. He has performed his signature role Cervantes/Quixote in Man of La Mancha eight times over four decades, the latest of which was an intimate, theatre-in-the round production at Pacific Repertory Theatre. Some other favorite roles include King Lear, Fred Graham/ Petruchio in Kiss Me, Kate, Trigorin in The Sea Gull, Fredrik Egerman in A Little Night Music and Caldwell B. Cladwell in Urinetown.
Paul is never happier than when he is in the theatre, either on stage or in the audience, and he hopes to see you at intermission or after the show.
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I miss your ONSTAGE page that you had in the Out & About magazine in Gilroy. Will you still have it in your website?
Sorry about that, but living in Southern California, it makes no sense for me to keep that up. And I am no longer associated with Out & About Magazine, for which I created OnStage.
long time no see diane hart 818-855-1699 landline cant wait to talk to you!!!!
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Thanks for your positive nuanced review of “Hir” at the Odyssey. Great to hear of your long career. Had to say hi–We worked at Ashland together back in the last century…
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Hi Paul, I’m the publicist for a newly formed theater company, Santa Monica Public Theatre, run by Paul Sand (he of TV and Judy Garland tour fame). He will be remounting his hit show, “Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel,” this summer to launch a series of new works. I’m sorry but I could not find your email address to keep you informed. Would you be kind enough to email me your email address. Thanks! G. Bruce Smith, Smith Writing & PR… firstname.lastname@example.org
Love your writing. I want to give you a heads up re the new funding for the CA Arts Council. It might make a non-review column. If you contact me at email@example.com, I’ll forward you some info from me and my colleagues on the CA Arts Advocates board of directors.
Paul, might you please E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org?
I would like to invite you to the Unauthorized Musical Parody of Hocus Pocus on Oct. 8th, featuring Bruce Vilanch (Hollywood Squares) and Tony Award Winner Marissa Jaret Winokur. Please contact me at email@example.com. Thank you!
Thank you for your review, and your kind words…
I’d like to invite you to my play “Somewhere in the Middle” at Crown City Theatre in North Hollywood, but I can’t find an email address for you. You saw me in “The Cruise” at LATC
Hi Paul, I wanted to send you thanks for your covering my play “The Red Dress” in October-November and send you greetings for a day with hopefully joy. I look forward to reading all your reviews.
Our next stop is Buffalo , NY and I am happy for that.
I’d like to add you to Musical Theatre West’s media list. Would you please send me your email address to receive press releases? Thank you.
Paul – i do the pr for both La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and Laguna Playhouse among many others – would like to add you to my list – can you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org?
Paul! I’m the Artistic Director of Shakespeare on the Deck and I’d like to add you to our list of reviewers. Can you email me at email@example.com? Thanks!
Can you update the spelling of my name?
Long Beach ICT
So sorry…my proof reading missed that. Thanks for letting me know Mr. Decker.
Hi do you mind fixing the spelling of my last name, it is Donna Zadeh. Thank you!