Paul Otway

Professional Trumpeter

About Paul


Paul Otway is a musician with extensive performance experience on the trumpet. He holds a Master of Music, Performance and Literature and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Ontario. Paul performs in orchestras, musicals, small brass ensembles and brass quintets, as a soloist, and more! Scroll down for a list of many of Paul's performance accomplishments.

Paul Otway

Paul works regularly with groups including:

  • Niagara Symphony
  • Ontario Philharmonic
  • Peterborough Singers
  • Peterborough Symphony
  • Toronto Concert Orchestra
  • Windsor Symphony

He has also performed with Orchestras including:

  • Canadian Opera Company
  • Hamilton Opera
  • Hamilton Philharmonic
  • Jeans n Classics
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
  • Royal Winnipeg Ballet
  • Talisker Players
  • Toronto Operetta Theatre
  • Toronto Philharmonia

And other ensembles and companies including:

  • Brass Rings Brass Quintet
  • Brassroots
  • Dancap Productions
  • Drayton Entertainment
  • Global Village Creative Inc.
  • Hannaford Street Silver Band
  • Intrada Brass Band
  • Mirvish Productions
  • Rondeau Brass Quintet
  • Royal Winnipeg Ballet
  • Shaw Festival
  • Stage West
  • Troika Entertainment
  • Trillium Brass Quintet
  • Victoria Playhouse Productions

Paul has performed musicals, ballets, operas, etc. as follows:

Dancap Productions

  • West Side Story (2012) - Second Trumpet sub.
  • South Pacific (2011) - Second Trumpet
  • 9 to 5 (2011) - Second Trumpet
  • South Pacific (2010) - Second Trumpet
  • Anne of Green Gables (2009) - 2nd Trumpet
  • My Fair Lady (2008) - 2nd Trumpet

Drayton Entertainment

  • Sister Act (2016) - Principal Trumpet
  • Broadway Heroes (2014) - Principal Trumpet

Hamilton Opera

  • Falstaff (2013) - Principal Trumpet
  • The Barber of Seville (2011) - Principal Trumpet
  • Don Giovanni (approx.2006) - Principal Trumpet
  • Othello (approx.2004) - 1st Trumpet

Mirvish Productions

  • The Sound of Music (2017) - 2nd Trumpet
  • Strictly Ballroom (2017) - Principal Trumpet sub.
  • The Wizard of Oz (2013) - Principal Trumpet sub.
  • Mary Poppins (2011-2012) - Second Trumpet
  • The Sound of Music (2008-2009) -Principal Trumpet sub.
  • Nicolas Nickleby (2008) - Principal Trumpet sub.
  • The Phantom of the Opera (2007) - Principal Trumpet sub.
  • Les Miserables (2005) - 2nd Trumpet
  • Wicked (2005) - 2nd Trumpet

Shaw Festival

  • Ragtime (2012) - Principal Trumpet sub.
  • My Fair Lady (2011) - Principal Trumpet sub.
  • The Admirable Crichton (2011) - Principal Trumpet sub.
  • One Touch of Venus (2010) - Principal Trumpet sub.
  • Play Orchestra Play (2009) - Principal Trumpet sub.
  • Sunday in the Park with George (2009) - Principal Trumpet sub.
  • Wonderful Town (2008) - Principal Trumpet sub.
  • Follies, In Concert (2008) - 2nd Trumpet

Stage West

  • Guys and Dolls (2007) - Principal Trumpet
  • Cabaret (2006) - Principal Trumpet

Toronto Operetta Theatre

  • Taptoo (2012) - Second Trumpet
  • Leo, the Royal Cadet (2010) - Principal Trumpet

Troika Entertainment

  • South Pacific (2002-2003) - North American Tour, Principal Trumpet
  • Chicago The Musical (2001) - North American Tour, 2nd Trumpet

Victoria Playhouse Productions

  • Rockabilly Swingtime (2017) - Principal Trumpet, Vocals
  • Happy Together 1967 (2017) - Principal Trumpet
  • Broadway Heroes (2014) - Principal Trumpet
  • Everything Elvis (2014) - Principal Trumpet, Vocals

Miscellaneous

  • Sousatzka - World Premiere Engagement (2017) - Principal Trumpet
  • Camelot (2007) - 2nd Trumpet
  • Fever Pitch (2005 - movie) - Acting Trumpeter
  • Annie Get Your Gun (2005 - concert production) - 3rd Trumpet
  • Sleeping Beauty (Prokofiev - 2002) - US Tour, 2nd Trumpet
  • Othello (2000) - Offstage Trumpet
  • The Wizard of Oz - Principal Trumpet
  • Mame - Principal Trumpet

He has also played the following amateur shows:

  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Brigadoon
  • Carousel
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Oklahoma
  • The Music Man
  • South Pacific
  • Seussical
  • West Side Story