Panayotis Petrakis was born in Athens.
He graduated from the “Veaki” School of Dramatic Art with honors.
While in drama school he began his training in classical singing alongside acclaimed baritone Costas Paschalis. He then went on to further his training in musical theatre in New York as a Fulbright scholar.
Panayotis has worked for more than 22 years in theatre, music and television. He has collaborated with some of Greece’s most acclaimed and respected directors, musicians, actors and recording artists at the biggest venues, concert halls and TV channels.
Theatre credits in Greece include: “Follow the Fellow who Follows a Dream” (a revue on American film musicals 1930-1960) as a principal singer at the Greek National Opera, “Saturday Night Fever” as DJ Monty (dir. Arlene Phillips), “Funny Girl” as Eddie, “Mary, Mary” as Bob McKellaway, “Querelle de Brest” as Querelle., “Daimones (Demons), a Rock opera” as Daniel (male lead) co staring alongside Greece’s most popular singer, Anna Vissi. “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical”, as Adam/Felicia (a collaboration with David Ian Productions), “Gas Light” as Mr Rough.
Concert credits include: Collaborations with the Mikis Theodorakis Popular Orchestra, with acclaimed composer/song writer Mimis Plessas, with renowned singer Marinella, with composer/song writer/pianist Stefanos Korkolis as well as personal concerts and live shows throughout Greece.
In 2011 Panayotis won the celebrity tv talent show “Just the two of us”.
Television credits include: “Neighborhood kids” (National Television 1) Lead, “Ugly Maria” (Mega) Guest, “Secretes of Eden” (Mega) Lead, “The Kings” (Mega) Featured Support, “The Prince of Fire” (Open TV) Series Regular.