Paul McGill strives to create iconic, fresh, layered, and collaborative work based in story and enriched by his unique aesthetic and a raison d'être.
He is inspired by world theater customs, classic Broadway, film, circus, animation, puppetry/mask, art history, anthropology, physics, biological elements of nature, the super-natural, and most importantly: the human experience and its relationships.
He wishes to hold a mirror up to our current times and share joy with the world while making work that feels innovative and full of surprise.
Paul's career extends to theater, TV, film, concert dance, and circus around the world. His passion for coupling the human experience with graceful athleticism is apparent in his work.
He has coached and choreographed stars like Hedwig and the Angry Inch Tony Award winner John Cameron Mitchell, Emmy winners Darren Cris and Neil Patrick Harris, Laverne Cox, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall, and Taye Diggs. His desire to continue work with musical artists and to make dance films is evident, even in his theatrical work. Paul continues to develop his own projects in his free time.
His charity work has raised money for the Ali Forney Center, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the I'll Be There Project, New York's LGBT+ Center, and Covenant House.
Paul McGill was raised in Pittsburgh, PA. He was trained by notable local teachers like Lenora Nemetz and Rachelle Rak. At 17, he made his Broadway debut and worked consistently since. His performing credits include Broadway's La Cage aux Folles (2004) , A Chorus Line, Memphis, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, and Bullets Over Broadway. On TV, he has been seen on NBC’s “Smash”, Nickelodeon’s “Victorious”, as well as numerous talk shows and award shows. On film, he has been in the Academy Award and BAFTA Award winning documentary Man On Wire, the horror film House Hunting, and most notably, he played Kevin in MGM’s remake of Fame.