Paul R. Coate has over 100 stage productions to his credit,
including perfomances with The Guthrie Theater, Children's Theater Company,
Park Square Theatre, History Theatre, Theater Latte Da, Skylark Opera, Minnesota Orchestra,
Opera Omaha, Omaha Symphony, Nebraska Shakespeare, Nebraska Repertory Theatre,
and many more!
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Favorite roles and shows performed include:
Below: Paul R. Coate (left) with Jon Hegge in ON THE TOWN
(2011, Skylark Opera- directed by Robert Neu)
THE SNEETCHES (originated the role of Mervidge)
MAN OF LA MANCHA (Cervantes/Don Quixote)
ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 (Ensemble)
CAROUSEL (Enoch Snow)
THE FANTASTICKS (Bellomy)
WONDERFUL TOWN (Frank Lippencott)
THE WHO'S TOMMY - (Capt. Walker)
THE FULL MONTY - (Malcolm and Harold)
ON THE TOWN - (Chip)
EVITA - (Agustin Magaldi)
THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Jamie)
SHREK THE MUSICAL (Lord Farquaad)
THE MUSIC MAN (Oliver Hix, barbershop quartet)
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (Grandpa Who, Old Max)
William Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST (Trinculo)
METAMORPHOSES (Midas, Ceyx, Apollo, others)
MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN (Chaplain)
LEND ME A TENOR (Max)
SWEENEY TODD (Tobias)
SOUTH PACIFIC (Luther Billis)
THREE SISTERS (Tusenbach)
WHERE'S CHARLEY (Stephen Spettigue)
Above: Paul R. Coate (left) with Autumn Ness in DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
(2012, Children's Theatre Company- directed by Peter Brosius)
(photo by Dan Norman)
"Paul R. Coate was the other strong vocalist, bringing a robust tenor, and perfectly capturing the stuffed shirt Mr. Snow."
MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE about 'Carousel' (concert version), Minnesota Orchestra
"Kersten Rodau and Paul R. Coate do marvelous things with Rodgers and Hammerstein's music."
ST PAUL PIONEER PRESS about 'Carousel' (concert version), Minnesota Orchestra
"Overheard in the audience: 'Mr. Snow has the best voice.'"
CHERRY AND SPOON about 'Carousel' (concert version), Minnesota Orchestra
"Kersten Rodau and Paul R. Coate are fine actors as well as singers, and present a winning counterpoint to the weighty woes of the star-crossed leads."
CLASSICAL MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO about 'Carousel' (concert version), Minnesota Orchestra
Paul R. Coate's performance as Cervantes/ Don Quixote/ Alonso Quijana is of Broadway quality."
THE DAILY RECORD about Man of La Mancha, University of Nebraska-Omaha (graduate thesis)
"Especially impressive was Paul R. Coate, who sang the role of Alfred P. Doolittle. His first-act number, "With A Little Bit Of Luck", was hilarious, and he finished the evening strongly with the crowd-pleasing "Get Me To The Church On Time". "Luck was one of the few numbers that featured dancing, and Coate's energetic steps added to the fun."
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD about 'My Fair Lady' (concert version), Omaha Symphony