Paul Kandel is an American actor.


Born in Queens, New York, Kandel has generally limited himself to stage appearances, save for a few television guest appearances and a turn as the voice of Gypsy leader Clopin in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. In 2006 he was cast in the musical The Times They Are A-Changin' but was replaced prior to opening.


Kandel is best known as a musical theatre performer, beginning with revues such as Nightclub Cantata before his role as Luigi in the original production of Lucky Stiff. In 1993 he was nominated for a Tony Award for his role as the perverted Uncle Ernie in The Who's Tommy.

Kandel sang in both The Hunchback of Notre Dame and its sequel, as well as appearing in the 1998 performance of A Christmas Carol and playing King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar.


The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

  • The Bells of Notre Dame (contains solo lines)
  • Topsy Turvy (contains solo lines)
  • The Court of Miracles (contains solo lines)
  • The Bells of Notre Dame (reprise)(solo)

Aladdin & the King of Thieves (1996)

  • There's a Party Here in Agrabah
  • Welcome to the Forty Thieves
  • Are You In or Out?

The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (2002)

  • Le Jour D'Amour (contains solo lines)


Nightclub Cantata (1977)

Ta-Dah! (1981)

Lucky Stiff (1988)(originated the role)

  • Good to Be Alive (solo)

Fanny (1990)

  • Octopus Song (solo)

The Who's Tommy (1993)(originated the role)

  • Fiddle About (solo)
  • Tommy's Holiday Camp (solo)

Titanic (1997)

  • The Largest Floating Object in the World (contains solo lines)
  • The Blame (contains solo lines)

A Christmas Carol (1998)

  • Link by Link (solo)

Jesus Christ Superstar (2000)

  • King Herod's Song (solo)

The Great Ostrovsky (2004)

  • Pincus and Epstein (duet)

The Drowsy Chaperone (2004)


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