Paul Stroili’s television credits include Empire, Chicago P.D., and Undercover Bridesmaid along with Malcolm in the Middle, Brother’s Keeper, Getting Personal, Chance of a Lifetime, Help Me and The Untouchables, as well as the films Only Dance Can Save Us, The Beating, Gratitude, Cold Justice, The Wrong Profile and The Real Whatever. Paul was nominated for an Ovation Award for Best Solo Performance and an LA Weekly Award for Paul Stroili’s Straight Up with a Twist, which enjoyed over 1000 performances nationwide and culminated in a twice-extended Off Broadway run.
A resident artist at The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan (founded by Jeff Daniels) Paul attended the State University of New York at New Paltz. His other stage credits include Doll’s House Part 2, God of Carnage, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Elusive Ear, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Souffle ** and Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Ghost Machine **. Other plays include The Lifespan of a Fact* , Ghosts, Wonder of the World, Confessions of a Catholic Child, A Flea in her Ear, the ACE Award-winning literary parodies A Christmas Twist and Of Grapes and Nuts, as well as Under Milkwood, and Oedipus; A Requiem.
A member of the original Chicago cast of Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding, Paul directed the critically-acclaimed revival 25 years later. Recently, he served as Executive Producer and portrayed the role of Frank, a rockabilly funeral home employee in the award-winning feature film, WAKE directed by Cyrus Mirakhor and starring Jo Koy. WAKE was written by Carey Crim and is based on her stage play that premiered at The Purple Rose.
As a writer, his work includes the plays Cheese Louise (with Maureen Morley), My Dinner with Arlecchino, Plane Crazy (with Cissy Conner), and A Jukebox for the Algonquin, which was a finalist in the Austin Film Festival Playwriting competition and will enjoy its World Premiere at The Purple Rose Theatre in July of 2023. His most recent play, Last Call at The Aardvark is now available through Next Stage Press. He has written for Los Angeles Magazine, The Chicago Tribune and the LA Stage Alliance. Stroili’s screenplay for The Beating was utilized by Columbia College in their course of study in short filmmaking.
On the corporate side, Paul has hosted/emceed a number of events for clients including, Jim Beam Brands, Chevrolet, Forever Living Products, Delicious Cookies, Vox Vodka, College Town Film Festival and Digital Computers.
He is also a principal in the newly founded Thalocan Research Innovations, where he is VP of Creative. Thalocan specializes in digital publishing and next generation tools for clinical research endpoint measurements.
He lives in his adopted hometown of Chicago, with his wife Monica and an imaginary dog.
* Wilde Award – Best Actor
**Wilde Award – Best Supporting Actor