Joseph Frederick Allen is a New York City based actor and life-enthusiast. He has been seen as Peter Pan in Peter Pan at The Fulton Theatre, Crutchie in Disney's Newsies at Theatre By The Sea, Huck in Big River at the Sharon Playhouse, Sketch in Hairspray at North Shore Music Theatre, Dennis in All Shook Up and Baby John in West Side Story at the New London Barn Playhouse, Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame at FUSE Productions, in Austen's Pride at ACT of Connecticut, as well as in the Cole Porter revue Hot N’ Cole at the Sarasota Opera House.
Joseph’s love of new works has led him to help create the roles of Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade in the musical Something Wicked This Way Comes by Neil Bartram and Brian Hill. He first developed the show with them at Penn State and joined the project again as it was workshopped at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in Palo Alto, CA. As a part of this project he was featured on NPR’s The To Do List Live and in Bartram’s New Songs For A New Year concert at Birdland Jazz Club in NYC. Joseph played Jeremy in the second production of the musical Be More Chill, working closely with composer Joe Iconis and director John Simpkins, joining them again for the Joe Iconis Christmas Extravaganza. In 2019 Joseph 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. He contributed largely to the development of The Last Day by writing team Sarah Schlesinger and Mike Reid, as well as joined a reading of the new musical The Five Minute Dan McGee through Musicals Tonight.
Joseph was the National Association of Teachers of Singing winner for Musical Theatre in the Northwest Region. A regular performer at Feinstein’s/54 Below, he has been seen in numerous concerts, debuting songs by Tony Award winning composer Charles Strouse and new musical theatre writer Zack Zadek, joining the newly introduced Billboard series celebrating the music of Lady Gaga, P!nk, hits of the 1980’s, as well as the Memphis reunion concert and more.
A graduate of Penn State's Musical Theatre Program, Joseph was seen there in Little Women (Laurie; directed by original Broadway director Susan H. Schulman), Sweet Charity (Oscar), Peter and the Starcatcher (Prentiss), Hair, American Idiot, Titanic, and Dogfight.
Joseph is represented by The Mine Agency. He lives in New York City where he continues his theatrical career, writes plays and music as well as pursues his passion of Star Wars and rollerblading.