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Billie Joe Armstrong is the lead singer of the band Green Day



He, along with bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool were kids from working-class backgrounds who came of age in the underground punk scene in Berkeley. Even though they had previously released two records (1039/Smooth Out Slappy Hours and Kerplunk), they announced their arrival with 1994's Dookie, a dynamic blast of exuberant punk-pop that spoke to bored teenagers everywhere. The album eventually sold 15 million copies, earned the band its first Grammy® Award and inspired a raft of imitators. Over the years, Green Day continued to top the charts with their subsequent studio albums Insomniac, Nimrod and Warning, while entertaining millions of fans with their frenetic live shows. But it was their landmark 2004 album American Idiot that launched Green Day into the stratosphere. "Jesus of Suburbia" set the tone by telling a tale of the choice between self destruction and redemption that resonated with listeners of all ages, nationalities and political persuasions. American Idiot debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, earned seven Grammy nominations (winning two, including Best Rock Album) and raised the bar for modern rock and roll. Last year, Green Day released its new album 21st Century Breakdown, which was nominated for three 2010 Grammy Awards and won Best Rock Album. It also spawned two hit singles: the gold "Know Your Enemy," which was the first song ever to top Billboard's Rock, Alternative and Mainstream Rock charts simultaneously; and the platinum "21 Guns," which earned them three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards including Best Rock Video. Green Day also took home an American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Rock Music Artist.

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Billie Joe Armstrong STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
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Writing

Bookwriter
Lyricist

Billie Joe Armstrong Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Music in a Play

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Review: AMERICAN IDIOT at DreamWrights

DreamWrights is presenting “American Idiot” from June 7 to June 16th under the direction of Deirdre Casey. Louis Salazar was phenomenal in this emotional role through drug addiction, and I loved that his talent playing guitar was highlighted.
Museum of Broadway Adds Costumes From CATS, GIGI, JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING, and More

The Museum of Broadway announced the debut of new costumes and accessories on-view now including CATS, Gigi, Jaja's African Hair Braiding, and more!
Rock Out With AMERICAN IDIOT At DreamWrights

DreamWrights has announced its production of AMERICAN IDIOT, the rock musical based on Green Day's Grammy-winning album, running June 7-16, 2024.
AMERICAN IDIOT to be Presented at DreamWrights in June

DreamWrights will present AMERICAN IDIOT, the rock musical based on Green Day's Grammy-winning album, in June. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Mariah Carey's PORTRAIT OF A PORTRAIT to Debut on Audible

Legendary singer-songwriter Mariah Carey joins Audible's 'Words + Music' series in the latest installment, 'Portrait of a Portrait'.
Center Theatre Group Will Reopen Mark Taper Forum With Deaf West AMERICAN IDIOT; Full Season Announced!

Center Theatre Group has announced its full slate of programming under Snehal Desai's artistic leadership with its 2024/25 Season called 'One CTG. One LA.' The company has also revealed that the Mark Taper Forum will reopen after 16 months of closure.
Green Day Unveils Highly Anticipated Brilliant Rock Masterpiece 'Saviors'

Global rock superstars Green Day – Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool – have unveiled their highly anticipated 14th studio album, Saviors. Along with the record, the band released a video for new track “Bobby Sox,” which has all the classic punk rock panache that only Green Day can deliver. Plus, watch a music video!
Green Day Break Into the New Year With Fiery New Track 'One Eyed Bastard'

“One Eyed Bastard'' comes on the heels of Green Day's show-stopping Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve performance, where they performed 2 fan favorites off Dookie and 2 off American Idiot, along with “Dilemma” off their forthcoming album Saviors. Saviors will also feature “Look Ma, No Brains!” and “The American Dream Is Killing Me.”
Green Day Release New Single 'Dilemma'

Global rock superstars Green Day – Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool – aren't holding back on their latest single, “Dilemma.” This high-octane track will be featured on the band's 14th studio album Saviors along with their previously released singles “The American Dream Is Killing Me” and “Look Ma, No Brains!”.
Green Day Announce The 'Saviors' Tour & Release New Track 'Look Ma, No Brains!'

Green Day – Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool – have officially shared details on their massive 2024 global stadium tour with support from with the illustrious rock luminaries The Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid, and The Linda Lindas in North America and Nothing But Thieves, The Hives, Donots, The Interrupters and Maid of Ace in the UK/EU. 
Green Day Release 'The American Dream Is Killing Me'

Global rock superstars Green Day – Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool – have returned with a fiery call to action on “The American Dream Is Killing Me,” the first single and opening track from the group's 14th studio album Saviors. Watch the accompanying music video, directed by Brendan Walter and Ryan Baxley, now!
First Preview of Mint Theater's PARTNERSHIP Canceled Due To Weather

The first preview of Mint Theater's American Premiere of Elizabeth Baker’s Partnership has been canceled due to weather. Performances will now begin on Sunday October 1st at 2PM.
Mint Theater's American Premiere of Elizabeth Baker's PARTNERSHIP Begins Performances Saturday

Mint Theater Company will present the American Premiere of Elizabeth Baker’s Partnership. Learn how to purchase tickets!
Philadelphia Fringe Festival And Cannonball Return With A Month of Theatre All Over The City

The annual Philadelphia Fringe Festival and works of theatre are well known partners. Cannonball, the largest hub of the Philadelphia Fringe has an explosion of theatre throughout the entire month of September.
Christiane Noll, Joshua Echebiri & More to Star in PARTNERSHIP at Mint Theater Company

Get ready for an unforgettable theatrical experience as Christiane Noll and Joshua Echebiri headline the cast of PARTNERSHIP at Mint Theater Company. Don't miss this limited engagement production.
Scottsdale Community Players Perform GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT Beginning This Month

Scottsdale Community Players presents the Tony Award winning rock opera, GREEN DAY’S AMERICAN IDIOT,  July 29  – August 6.
PARTNERSHIP by Elizabeth Baker to be Presented at Mint Theater in September

Mint Theater Company will return to Theatre Row with the American Premiere of Elizabeth Baker’s Partnership, directed by Jackson Grace Gay.
Talking Kind Sign To Lauren Records & Share Debut Single 'Damn Shame'

Talking Kind, the solo project of Philadelphia DIY veteran Pat Graham, share their debut single to accompany the news that they’ve signed to Lauren Records. “Damn Shame,” with its lo-fi construction and winsome melody, plays out as though Billie Joe Armstrong demoed a Tom Petty cover.
Review: Max Bartos is the Spooky Pop Punk King We Deserve at Berlin Under A

What spilled forth from Max was exactly the marketable kind of sound that bridges the divide between Broadway and punk
Theatrical Presents Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT in March

Following the widely acclaimed Victorian premiere of Freaky Friday, new musical theatre company Theatrical presents their production of the two time Tony Award winning musical, American Idiot.

Billie Joe Armstrong FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Billie Joe Armstrong been in?

Billie Joe Armstrong has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Billie Joe Armstrong been in?

Billie Joe Armstrong has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Billie Joe Armstrong been nominated for?

Billie Joe Armstrong has been nominated for Outstanding Music in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for The Paper Bullets!

How many shows has Billie Joe Armstrong written?

Billie Joe Armstrong has written 2 shows including American Idiot (Bookwriter), These Paper Bullets (Writer).

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