Photo by Nicki Ishmael
Paul garnered much acclaim for his portrayal of Anthony in SWEENEY TODD at Palm Beach Dramaworks this summer!
"Paul Louis Lessard is a lovely, innocent Anthony, whose resonant 'Johanna' is a highlight of the production." - Boca Mag
"Anthony Hope is performed by Paul Louis Lessard (PBD debut) whose tenor voice soars in his numbers." - Palms West Monthly
"His tenor bursts through his numbers" - Broadwayworld Palm Beach
Paul was thrilled to return to The Maltz Jupiter Theatre as the Lead Tenor for their winter production of THE PRODUCERS.
"The discovery here is Paul Louis Lessard, a ringer from out of town... He invests his fair-haired hero with... purity of voice." - Florida Theater On Stage
August 2016 - Paul dances to the tunes of ABBA in MAMMA MIA at Maine State Music Theatre
July 2016 - Paul opens FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Maine State Music Theatre as Fyedka.
June 2016 - Paul is part of the developmental lab of BEATSVILLE by Wendy Wilf and Glenn Slater. Directed by Bill Berry with choreography by Josh Rhodes!
May 2016 - Paul originates the role of Albert De Morcerf in the US Premiere of Frank Wildhorn's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, directed by Broadway's Marcia Milgrom Dodge at Pioneer Theatre Company.
March 2016 - Paul once again joined members of the Broadway community for BC/EFA's BROADWAY BACKWARDS at The Minskoff Theatre.
March 2016 - Paul is debuting in his first feature film! EASTER MYSTERIES directed by Broadway's Daniel Goldstein had it's nationwide premiere this spring.
2015: Paul can be seen as the lead singer onstage Regent Seven Sea's ship The Navigator, traveling throughout South America, The Caribbean, Central America, Canada and Alaska. In addition to the mainstage shows, Paul is also starring in his own cabaret entitled "Man In Manhattan."
October 2014: Paul was a part of the Broadway Men's Ensemble in one of the most importance performances of his career - I AM HARVEY MILK by Andrew Lippa at Lincoln Center featuring Kristin Chenoweth. Check out the Playbill article as well as photos of the cast and Paul with Kristin Chenoweth.
July 2014: Paul was absolutely thrilled the make his North Shore Music Debut in THE LITTLE MERMAID as Jetsam. Check out the Playbill article and photos with Kecia Lewis-Evans as Ursula and Jeremy Pasha as Flotsam.
April 2014: Paul partook again in EASTER MYSTERIES by Broadway producer John O'Boyle at The Church Of St Paul and St Andrew - This time portraying the apostle, Simon.
March 2014: Paul fulfilled a NYC Bucket List performance wish when he was a part of the ensemble of BROADWAY BACKWARDS at The Al Hirschfeld Theater on Broadway - a night benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Read the Playbill article and also check out this photo on the step and repeat by Linda Lenzi.
March 2014: Paul once again joined the line-up of Ryan Speakman's concert series, "Too Legit To Quit" at The Laurie Beachman Theater alongside Broadway Stars such as Stephanie D'Abruzzo and Meg Bussert. Read the Playbill article.
February 2014: Paul was paired up with music director/composer Caleb Hoyer in an all new concert series "Muse Match" at 54 Below. 18 original songs composed specifically for 18 performers made their New York City debut for the special evening. Read the Playbill article.
December 2013: Paul once again sang in his hometown of East Lansing in support of Peppermint Creek Theatre Co. in "Home For The Holidays"
November 2013: Paul sang in a fundraising concerts for New York Theatre Barn at The Cell, with fellow cast members from SUPERSOLDIER
October 2013: Paul recently played "Red" in a staged reading of Jim Rado's SUPERSOLDIER.
May 2013: Paul joins Anna and Jenna Pasqua at Lincoln Center for the Songbook Series
May 2013: Paul sings in Two Legit To Quit at The Laurie Beechman.
May 2013: Paul heads into the recording studio with EASTER MYSTERIES.
April 2013: Paul returns to Joe's Pub to sing more from JUNK: A ROCK OPERA.
March 2013: Paul appears as King Herod in a presentation of EASTER MYSTERIES at St. Clements.
February 2013: Paul is honored to perform at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 10 Year Event Gala in a number from LA CAGE AUX FOLLES.
February 2013: Paul records a demo track for an upcoming project by VP Boyle and Andrew Gerle.
January 2013: Paul makes his Joe's Pub debut with selections from JUNK: A ROCK OPERA.
January 2013: Paul jams out at "Rockers Anonymous" at The Underground.
December 2012: Paul participates in Home For The Holidays in his hometown of East Lansing, MI to benefit The Peppermint Creek Theatre Company.
November 2012: Paul plays Kioko in a reading of JUNK: A ROCK OPERA at The National Opera Center.
October 2012: Paul records back-up for Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's "Live Album."
August 2013: Paul creates the voice of a video game character for Greg Edwards Quintus' Computer Game.
June - July 2012: Paul plays Jonas Fogg and is Dance Captain of The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's SWEENEY TODD.
April - May 2012: Paul plays Mary Sunshine in Northern Stage's production of CHICAGO.
December 2011: Paul appears for the 3rd year behind Daniel Reichard at his Christmas Concert at The Triad.
April 2011: Paul sings at The Village Gate's Old Fashioned Piano Party night of William Finn music.
April 2011: Paul backs up Lisa Howard at her CD Songs of Innocence and Experience Release Party and Concert at Birdland Jazz Club.
March 2011: Paul sings with Kerrigan and Lowdermilk at Le Poisson Rouge.
March 2011: Paul plays Vicki in a reading of MADAME: THE MUSICAL
January 2011: Paul sings with Kerrigan and Lowdermilk at Rockwood Music Hall.
December 2010: Paul joins Daniel Reichard again for his Christmas Concert at The Triad.
November 2010: Paul plays Faukland in Lively Productions reading of THE RIVAL.
September - October 2010: Paul plays Cliff and other roles in SUNSET BOULEVARD at Portland Center Stage.
March 2010: Paul is crowned NYC's "Big Gay Idol" after singing solo with the NYCGMC with guest star Petula Clark.
January 2010: Paul takes out his heels as Chantal in The Maltz Jupiter Theater's production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES.
December 2009: Paul performs behind Daniel Reichard in Daniel Reichard Is Getting On The Good List at The Alvin Ailey Center.
October 2009: Paul performs at The Maltz Jupiter Theater as part of their Season Preview Gala.
October 2009: Paul wins an Outstanding Individual Performance Award for his work in OPEN THE DARK DOOR at NYMF 2009.
April 2009: Paul sings in Brandon Cutrell & Cohorts at The Laurie Beechman
March 2009: Paul joins Bobby Cronin at Lincoln Center for the Songbook Series
November - December 2008: Paul joins the Theatreworks tour of IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE and receives his Equity Card.
October 2008: Paul sings in Scott Alan's Monday Nights, New Voices with music by Stephen Weiner.
September 2008: Paul sings in Living For Today at The Laurie Beechman.
September 2008: Paul records a demo of THE HAPPY EMBALMER by Mark Noonan and Nick Oddy.
June - August 2008: Paul is a member of the resident company of Music Theatre of Wichita performing in MY FAIR LADY, BIG RIVER, ALL SHOOK UP, and LES MISERABLES.