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Billie Joe Armstrong

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
St. Jimmy [Replacement]
St. Jimmy [Replacement]
St. Jimmy [Replacement]
St. Jimmy [Replacement]
St. Jimmy [Replacement]

Writing

Bookwriter
Lyricist
Writer

Billie Joe Armstrong Biography

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√ā¬ģ 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.

Billie Joe Armstrong Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Music in a Play
Billie Joe ArmstrongThe Paper Bullets!

Billie Joe Armstrong News

State Champs Release Reimagined Track 'Outta My Head' Photo State Champs Release Reimagined Track 'Outta My Head'
by Michael Major - Nov 10, 2022

New York powerhouses State Champs have shared an acoustic version of their track ‚ÄúOutta My Head‚ÄĚ, out now via Pure Noise Records. Stripped back guitar licks and vocal harmonies breathe new life into the song while still maintaining the energy of the fan-favorite, which originally appeared on the recently released Kings Of The New Age.

State Champs Release 'Act Like That' (Acoustic) Photo State Champs Release 'Act Like That' (Acoustic)
by Michael Major - Nov 1, 2022

State Champs have shared an acoustic version of their track ‚ÄúAct Like That.'¬†The new version of the song takes the energetic, bouncing original track ‚Äď found on the recently released Kings Of The New Age ‚Äď and trades it in for a more mellowed-out feel that allows vocals from frontman Derek DiScanio and bassist Ryan Scott Graham to shine through.

Billie Eilish, Doja Cat & More Join Audible's New Original Series 'Origins' Photo Billie Eilish, Doja Cat & More Join Audible's New Original Series 'Origins'
by Michael Major - Oct 26, 2022

Academy and multi-Grammy Award winner Billie Eilish, Grammy winner Doja Cat, multi Latin Grammy winner Camilo, the youngest recipient of the Best Reggae Album Grammy award, Koffee, emerging audio-visual artist and rap pioneer Tobe Nwigwe, pop sensation King Princess and Grammy-nominated country music star Mickey Guyton.

The Darts Drop New 7' EP 'Love Tsunami' Photo The Darts Drop New 7' EP 'Love Tsunami'
by Michael Major - Oct 18, 2022

Vox hosted an Instagram Live show garnering over fifty thousand views, they played Punk Rock Bowling 2022, made their debut at Seattle’s uber-hip Freakout Fest, and recorded a new 7-inch for Adrenalin Fix Music, Dirty Water, Beluga, and Ghost Highway Recordings in Europe. Purchase the 7' now!

Review: GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT Snaps, Crackles and Rocks at American Stage Photo Review: GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT Snaps, Crackles and Rocks at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Sep 10, 2022

Amazing songs and a strong cast can't mask the fact that American Stage is a peculiar venue to house Green Day's riotous punk masterwork.

Previews: AMERICAN IDIOT at American Stage Photo Previews: AMERICAN IDIOT at American Stage
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Sep 8, 2022

This frenetic-paced, intense, gritty show follows three disgruntled young men, Johnny, Tunny, and Will, stuck in suburbia, examining the vastly different paths they take and the people they cling to and abandon to find meaning in a post 9/11 world.

State Champs Announce Kings Of The New Age Tour Photo State Champs Announce Kings Of The New Age Tour
by Michael Major - Aug 18, 2022

Special guests Hunny and Between You & Me are joining the cross-country affair, with Young Culture (11/11 ‚Äď 11/20), Games We Play (11/22 ‚Äď 11/30), and Save Face (12/2 ‚Äď 12/10) also joining for select dates. The tour kicks off in November in Cleveland, OH, and makes stops throughout the United States and Canada before ending in December.

Cast Announced for the World Premiere of THE RIPPLE, THE WAVE THAT CARRIED ME HOME at Photo Cast Announced for the World Premiere of THE RIPPLE, THE WAVE THAT CARRIED ME HOME at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by Steve Schonberg - Aug 17, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced casting for the world premiere production of the ripple, the wave that carried me home by Christina Anderson, directed by Jackson Gay, and produced in association with Goodman Theatre. 

Melissa Etheridge Will Bring Solo Show MY WINDOW - A JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE to New Worl Photo Melissa Etheridge Will Bring Solo Show MY WINDOW - A JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE to New World Stages in October
by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2022

Melissa Etheridge has announced a new solo show heading off-Broadway later this year! 'Melissa Etheridge: My Window ‚Äď A Journey Through Life' will play 12 performances starting October 13 at New World Stages.

Photos: First Look At GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT At The Chance Theater Photo Photos: First Look At GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT At The Chance Theater
by Grace Cutler - Jul 24, 2022

Chance Theater, Anaheim‚Äôs official resident theater company, announces the regional premiere production of the 2009 rock musical ‚ÄúGreen Day‚Äôs American Idiot.‚ÄĚ Check out the first photos!

Billie Joe Armstrong Videos

VIDEO: Billie Joe Armstrong Performs 'Wake Me Up When September Ends' on ONE WORLD: T Videoplay
VIDEO: Billie Joe Armstrong Performs 'Wake Me Up When September Ends' on ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME

by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2020

Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO) partnered for a special one-night event, 'One World: Together at Home,' which aired across multiple global networks and platforms on Saturday, April 18.

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez Sings 'People' from FUNNY GIRL Videoplay
VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez Sings 'People' from FUNNY GIRL

by Robert Diamond - Apr 18, 2020

Amongst numerous appearances and highlights, Jennifer Lopez paid tribute to one of Barbra Streisand and to 'People' from FUNNY GIRL. Watch the video below!

WATCH LIVE NOW: Star-Studded Virtual Concert, ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME Videoplay
WATCH LIVE NOW: Star-Studded Virtual Concert, ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME

by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2020

Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO) are partnering for a special one-night event, 'One World: Together at Home,' to air across multiple global networks and platforms on Saturday, April 18.

VIDEO: Apple Donates $10 Million to Lady Gaga's 'One World: Together At Home' Fundrai Videoplay
VIDEO: Apple Donates $10 Million to Lady Gaga's 'One World: Together At Home' Fundraising Special

by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Global Citizen and the a??World Health Organization (WHO) a??are partnering for a special one-night event, 'One World: Together at Home.' Lady Gaga appeared on The Tonight Show last night, where she and Jimmy FaceTimed Apple CEO Tim Cook. Cook announced that Apple will donate $10 million for the cause. 

VIDEO: Watch Elton John Host 'The iHeart Living Room Concert for America' Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Elton John Host 'The iHeart Living Room Concert for America'

by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2020

iHeartMedia and FOX brought the biggest names in music together for the benefit special FOX PRESENTS THE IHEART LIVING ROOM CONCERT FOR AMERICA, a music event to provide entertainment relief and support for Americans to help fight the spread of the virus virus and to celebrate the resilience and strength of the nation during this pandemic, live on FOX; on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio app. Hosted by Elton John, the benefit special featured performances from Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes, Dave Grohl, H.E.R., Mariah Carey, Sam Smith, Tim McGRaw and more, from their own homes.

Green Day Release New Track 'Fire, Ready, Aim' Videoplay
Green Day Release New Track 'Fire, Ready, Aim'

by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 10, 2019

After announcing a two-year, cross-platform partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL¬ģ), five-time Grammy Award-winning band¬†Green Day¬†unleash¬†their¬†latest track, ‚ÄúFire, Ready, Aim‚Ä̬†off¬†their¬†forthcoming thirteenth studio album,¬†Father Of All‚Ķout February 7, 2020 on Reprise/Warner Records. ‚ÄúFire, Ready, Aim‚ÄĚ is¬†the opening theme song for the National Hockey League and NBCSN's¬†Wednesday Night Hockey¬†game¬†broadcasts, starting with tonight's New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers game at 7:30 p.m. ET. In addition, the new song will be featured on¬†NHL on NBC¬†broadcasts throughout the 2019-20 season.¬†Green Day¬†will also perform at the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis in primetime on Saturday, Jan. 25 (8 p.m. ET, NBC, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports).

Jesse Malin's 'Meet Me at the End of the World Again' Receives New Video Videoplay
Jesse Malin's 'Meet Me at the End of the World Again' Receives New Video

by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 10, 2019

Jesse Malin is sharing a new video for 'Meet Me at the End of the World Again' (directed by David Stekert) from his album Sunset Kids, produced by Lucinda Williams and Tom Overby. 'I just love his writing,' Lucinda tells Rolling Stone. 'I think his whole punk background informs a lot of what he does.'

BWW TV: Meet the UK Tour cast of AMERICAN IDIOT Videoplay
BWW TV: Meet the UK Tour cast of AMERICAN IDIOT

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2019

BroadwayWorld UK reporter Jamie Body met the UK tour cast of Green Day's American Idiot to talk about the 10th Anniversary UK tour prodution and to get an exclusive acoustive performance of Good Riddance.

VIDEO: Green Day Shares Official Lyric Video for 'Troubled Times'
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 16, 2017

Today, Green Day has shared the official lyric video for 'Troubled Times' from their new album 'Revolution Radio.'

VIDEO: Watch Green Day Perform Classic Hit 'American Idiot' on ELLEN
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 14, 2016

Iconic rock band Green Day made their daytime television debut on ELLEN with an awesome performance of one of their biggest hits 'American Idiot' - check it out below!


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?
Outstanding Music in a Play (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).