Joseph Frederick Allen is a New York City based actor, writer, and life enthusiast.
As a performer he has been seen in the title role of 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, Laurie in Little Women (with original Broadway director Susan H. Schulman), Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Prentiss in Peter and the Starcatcher and more.
Joseph’s love of new works led him to help create the roles of Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade in the musical Something Wicked This Way Comes by Neil Bartram & Brian Hill. He 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 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. Joseph 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. 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 Grammy Award winner Mike Reid.
Joseph’s play–currently titled The Eulogy Approach–is in development, and was set for its first professional reading and workshop in the Spring of 2020 with Runyonland Productions. Also a songwriter, Joseph’s debut single Something To Believe In is available to stream on all platforms. Click here to see more of Joseph's writing.
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 as well as new musical theatre writer Zack Zadek, often collaborating with composer Billy Recce, and joining the newly introduced Billboard series, celebrating pop music of Lady Gaga, P!nk, and more.
A member of Actors Equity Association, Joseph is represented by The Mine Agency, and is a proud graduate of Penn State's Musical Theatre Program. He lives in Manhattan where, in addition to the arts, he pursues his passion of Star Wars, hammocking, and rollerblading.