Joseph here. I'm a Pacific Northwest boy turned New York City actor, writer, and life enthusiast.
As a performer, I played Gustave in the NYC workshop of Ever After (based on the 1998 film) by Marcy Heisler, Zina Goldrich, Kate Wetherhead, and produced by Kevin McCollum. I was featured, alongside Michael Urie, as Austin Pinkner on TV Land's Younger (created by Darren Star). I played Peter in Peter Pan, Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Crutchie in Newsies, Huck Finn in Big River, George in The Wedding Singer, Prentiss in Peter and the Starcatcher, and some other awesome stuff.
My play, The Eulogy Approach, premiered Off-Broadway at Theatre Row in Spring 2023, marking my NYC playwrighting debut. I co-starred with Leana Rae Concepcion (Broadway's Merrily We Roll Along), and the show was featured as a pick of the week on NY1 Onstage. Episodes of the digital mini-series I created called Nice Guys (Finish Last) are out now. In Spring of 2022, I began as the assistant book researcher for writer Kate Wetherhead and became an associate of The Dramatist Guild Foundation.
My love of new works led me to help create both the roles of Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade in the musical Something Wicked This Way Comes by Neil Bartram & Brian Hill. I first developed the show with them at the Penn State Nu Musicals Festival and joined the project again as it was workshopped at the Tony Award winning TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in Palo Alto, CA. As a part of this project I was featured on NPR’s The To Do List Live and in Bartram’s show New Songs For A New Year at Birdland Jazz Club. I played Jeremy in the second production of the musical Be More Chill, working closely with Tony Award nominated composer Joe Iconis and director John Simpkins, working with them again in The Joe Iconis Christmas Extravaganza. I joined the cast of Austen's Pride: A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice by Lindsay Warren Baker & Amanda Jacobs in a new mounting of the show at ACT of Connecticut directed by Igor Goldin. I also contributed largely to the development of The Last Day by writing team Sarah Schlesinger and Grammy Award winner Mike Reid, recently reprising the role of Simon for a workshop at Two River Theater.
I am the associate director to Nic Cory on the Off-Broadway play Red Ink by POSE's Cecilia Gentili (The Rattlestick Theater, the wild project). I direct solo shows and cabarets, including the NYC premier of Farewell To The West by J. Savage (Bad Cinderella), The Music That Made Me by Jasmine Forsberg (SIX, Here Lies Love), and The Straw Hat Revue at the New London Barn Playhouse.
A member of Actors Equity Association, I am represented by Henderson Hogan Agency and am a proud graduate of Penn State's Musical Theatre Program. I live in Manhattan where, in addition to the arts, I pursue my passions for biking, hammocking, and cartooning.