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Paul Brighton is an American Musician, Actor, Producer & Director.

Paul has studied music and art and began from an early age, attending Frank J. Turso Academy of Music at the age of 9, where he studied the drums with Julius Sposato. At the same time, Paul studied oil painting at the Caesar Borgia Art Academy in White Plains, New York, where his parents yanked him out of class one day when they discovered he was painting naked female models. At the age of 10, Paul and his brother Frank, a guitarist, had begun experimenting with rock music and began forming local bands. At the age of 17 he and his brother formed Triad with Kevin Rupert. They mimicked the musical stylings of Rush and played progressive rock rather proficiently as a trio. They were well known in the Tri-State area, and played shows with then famous rock bands as Teaze, and Rat Race Choir, and Zebra, among others.

When the 80's came around Paul was overtaken by the new English wave of music and insisted that he and his brother form a new band. Time on Target, a sometimes 6-piece band, who went on stage throughout the East Coast for nearly 5 years. The line-up included, Jim Fitzgerald on vocals, Kevin Rupert on Bass Guitar, Frank Enea on Guitars, Christian Hand on Percussion, Barbara Willis on Background Vocals, and Preston Lewis on Background vocals. The group disbanded in 1990.

During 1986-1991 Paul studied acting at HB Studios, on Bank Street in New York City. It was here that he learned Advanced Scene Study with masters like William Hickey and Uta Hagen. He also studied with Elizabeth Dillon As an actor, Paul Brighton performed with the Fort Hill Players. In 1989 he appeared as Rick in the Alan Ackbourne play "A Woman in Mind." Directed by Christine Child. He also appeared in the Mysterious Disappearance of King Sam and appears as himself in a series of tutorials on Youtube for www.auditonportal.com.

From 1990-2002, Paul was in and out of bands with his brother Frank, but in 1996, Atlantic Records had taken an interest in Franks music and A&R executives from the company bankrolled recording sessions. Paul is credited as drummer on 4 songs from that session including a local radio hit, "Falling Out of Bed." Later on, the band members as "Fade to Black" were Jon, Peter, & Alex.

As Director & Producer: Paul Directed and Produced "An American Anglomaniac, the Brilliant Comedy of Vanessa Hollingshead" for his company Tovero + Marks Productions which he owns with partner Timothy Marks. Vanessa Hollingshead is the famous comedian and daughter of famed psychedelic drug researcher, Michael Hollingshead. She has been featured on Comedy Central Present's and has headlined thousands of clubs throughout America and the world and currently stars in the Movie Comedy 360.

Paul is also creator and co/founder of AuditionPortal.com. A web service that connects Actors, Singers, Dancers, and Comedians to Casting Directors, Agents, Producers and Directors. His longtime passion for film and theater has made this last venture a natural step in his personal and professional evolution. Without the arts he is nothing.

Paul is also credited with many Graphic Design projects through his company Tovero + Marks Creative (www.toveromarks.com). And, has designed websites for the likes of Paul McCartney, Cd's for Marie Osmond among many other artists and high profile companies like Helena Rubinstein, Timberland, Nascar, Steve Madden, Kodak, Fender, Gibson, Peavey and many more.

He has written jingles and is also responsible for the branding, musical direction, commercials and visuals for www.auditionportal.com. His business partner Jeffrey Fass is the web architect.

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