When the lead fell ill, Paul Wilson's singing career began.
He was 9 years old and hobbled on stage in his first operetta, "Amahl and the Night Visitors" as the crippled boy named Amahl. Since then, and after studying theater and film at Florida State University and the University of South Florida, earning a Fine Arts degree, he's sung with some of the country's most prestigious orchestras and conductors, including Robert Shaw, Leonard Slatkin, Skitch Henderson and Robert Romanski, performing standards and tunes, crooning to some of Frank Sinatra's hits.
He's performed Shakespeare in the Park for the prestigious American Stage and shared screen time with Armand Assante, Roy Scheider and Jerry Springer. During daylight hours, since 2000, Paul serves as CEO and Creative Supervisor of WILSONmedia, the ad agency he founded in St. Petersburg developing advertising campaigns for some of the most well known Bay area brands. He's written and produced more than 500 commercials, voicing some, directing most others.
The Wilson Van showcases Paul's nearly-3 octave vocal range. He also plays a mean tamborine (thigh bruises prove it). Plus, he's got the hamstring of a 19 year old and he's not afraid to show it.