Paul Alexander Nolan
Paul Alexander Nolan knows better than anyone (except maybe Jimmy Buffett himself) the art of wasting away again and
again and again… eight times a week to be exact. This musical theater star, consummate chiller, and total rock star leads a
troupe of talented beach bums in Broadway’s Escape to Margaritaville. No stranger to the Broadway stage, Mr. Nolan made
a name for himself as the down-home powerhouse Jimmy Ray Dobbs in Edie Brickell and Steve Martin’s Bright Star at the
Cort. Before this, he was originating roles in Doctor Zhivago and Once. And history proves: anyone who plays Jesus in Andrew
Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar can sing (belt) a note or two. Go and visit Paul Alexander Nolan on the island a.k.a the
Marquis Theatre, but before that, take a gander at this fun and timely re-run of his 2016 On the Couch.
What do you consider to be your best asset?
What was your proudest moment?
Being there for my wife and family when they needed me.
What is your favorite drink?
Coffee or sake.
What is your favorite food?
Spaghetti and meatballs or an amazing sushi restaurant called Sakagura.
What is your favorite condiment?
What is your current obsession?
Fragrance. I knew nothing about it when my friend Victor stayed with me and
heard me call my perfume “cologne” and it began a 2 hour epic lecture on the
subject and passion of fragrance. Now I’m sniffing everything, including a perfume
that smelled exactly like horse crap. Seriously…EXACTLY.
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
To feel like I know what I’m doing!
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Food. But I don’t think it’s a waste 🙂
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
Going down the YouTube wormhole.
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
To treat people well and value my family.
What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
My parents are faultless 😉 Hi Mom and Dad!
What in the world most thrills you?
Conquering fear and making my wife laugh.
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
What was the single most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job?
Second audition for Bright Star I forgot a song I’ve played and sung on guitar over 500 times. Ugh! And then I’m thinking “why
did I choose to play a musical instrument in front of a banjo master (Steve Martin)?”
What is your favorite place in the world?
The Rocky Mountains.
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Humor and kindness and respect for their health.
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
That’s a secret.
What is your personal motto?