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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Premiere, 2018
Kenny
  [Off-Broadway]
Vineyard Original Off-Broadway Production, 2017
Performer
  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 2010
George
  [Chester, CT (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2006
Colonel
  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2006
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Return Engagement [Off-Broadway], 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2005
Keith (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Marcellus Washburn [Replacement]
  [West End]
London Production, 1998
Frank
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Buddy Becker
Couple #17
  [Broadway]
Angela Lansbury Tribute Benefit, 1996
"Me and My Town" dancer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Concert, 1995
"All Er Nothin'" Performer
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Frank
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1991
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1987
Performer (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1980
Ensemble
Billy Lawlor (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1976
Dancer
  [New York]
Workshop, 1983
Performer


Joel Blum Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Musical
Joel BlumMeet John Doe
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical Gold Star
Joel Blum, Golf: The Musical
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Joel Blum, Steel Pier
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Joel Blum , Show Boat
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production
Joel BlumWorld Goes 'Round

Joel Blum News

Photos: Original Cast & Company Celebrate Gower Champion at 42nd Anniversary of Broad Photo Photos: Original Cast & Company Celebrate Gower Champion at 42nd Anniversary of Broadway's Original 42ND STREET
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 28, 2022

Members of the original Broadway cast and company of 42ND STREET, the Tony Award-winning ‚Äúsong & dance extravaganza‚ÄĚ gathered on August 25, 2022 to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the glorious musical comedy that made Broadway history, produced by David Merrick, directed and choreographed by Gower Champion.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Geva Theatre Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Geva Theatre
by Colin Fleming-Stumpf - Dec 6, 2021

Christmas is a time of traditions. Be it caroling, making sugar cookies, decorating the tree, or hanging lights, folks love this time of year because of the traditions we create and revisit each December with our friends and loved ones. If you're like me, Geva Theatre's annual production of 'A Christmas Carol' is one of your favorite holiday traditions, and for good reason. It's a consistently top-quality production filled with joy and merriment, and featuring many cast members who have been returning to Geva for this special show for over a decade.

Geva Will Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Geva Will Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2019

On November 27, a beloved Rochester tradition since 1985 returns to Geva Theatre Center on the Wilson Stage. The KeyBank Production of A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption for the most despised man in London, will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit this holiday season. This production of A Christmas Carol premiered to great acclaim in 2010 and features a script adapted by Mark Cuddy from Dickens' novella with music and lyrics by Gregg Coffin, composer of Geva favorites, Five Course Love and Convenience.

Full Cast Announced for Andrea McCardle Led BOYNTON BEACH CLUB Photo Full Cast Announced for Andrea McCardle Led BOYNTON BEACH CLUB
by Julie Musbach - Aug 30, 2019

Boynton Beach Club is a poignant musical comedy about people's amazing capacity to rebound and fall in love again at any age.

Surflight Announces BOYNTON BEACH CLUB Starring Andrea McArdle Photo Surflight Announces BOYNTON BEACH CLUB Starring Andrea McArdle
by Julie Musbach - Jul 11, 2019

BOYNTON BEACH CLUB is a poignant musical comedy about people's amazing capacity to rebound and fall in love again at any age. It's the story of Baby Boomers living in South Florida, whose lives intersect at a local bereavement group where they go to find emotional support after the loss of a loved one. However, they soon find themselves back in the "dating game" again after decades of married life, only to discover that all the rules have changed! Those who think that new love and romance end well before retirement age are in for a reality check.

NEUROSIS Now Available For Licensing Through Stage Rights, Cast Album Released By Jay Photo NEUROSIS Now Available For Licensing Through Stage Rights, Cast Album Released By Jay Records
by Julie Musbach - Jun 18, 2019

Steele Spring Stage Rights has acquired the theatrical performance rights to the original Off-Broadway musical comedy Neurosis, with a book by Allan Rice, music by Ben Green, and lyrics by Greg Edwards. 

Review Roundup: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Paper Mill Playhouse; What Did The Critics Th Photo Review Roundup: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Paper Mill Playhouse; What Did The Critics Think?
by Alan Henry - Jun 6, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse's Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Disney's Beauty and the Beast with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton is now on stage! What did the critics think?

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Paper Mill Playhouse Thrills Photo BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Paper Mill Playhouse Thrills
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 4, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse closes their 20182019 Season with a dazzling production of Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast, The Broadway Musical.' The show enjoys brilliant direction by the Playhouse's Artistic Director, Mark S. Hoebee, spirited choreographies by Alex Sanchez, the finest musical direction by Michael Borth, and a magnificent set.

Photo Coverage: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Paper Mill Celebrates Opening Night Photo Photo Coverage: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Paper Mill Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 3, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse's Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Disney's Beauty and the Beast with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, has officially opened. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos!

Photo Coverage: The Cast of Paper Mill's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Take Opening Night Bows Photo Photo Coverage: The Cast of Paper Mill's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Take Opening Night Bows
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 3, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse's Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Disney's Beauty and the Beast with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, has officially opened. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos of the cast taking their bows!

Joel Blum Videos

BWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsals for Paper Mill Playhouse's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! Videoplay
BWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsals for Paper Mill Playhouse's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

by TV - Press Previews - May 25, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse will soon present the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Disney's Beauty and the Beast (May 29-July 3), with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton. Tickets for Disney's Beauty and the Beast may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.PaperMill.org.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from John Kander & Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at the Vineyard
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 17, 2017

Vineyard Theatre presents the New York premiere of Kid Victory, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy. Kid Victory began previews on Wednesday, February 1 and will open on Wednesday, February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St. in New York City). Get a first look at highlights from the production below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Kyle Selig and More in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run now through October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: See OCTOBER SKY's Kyle Selig and Company Preview Tunes in Rehearsal at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Sep 7, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run September 10 - October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. Below, watch Kyle Selig and the cast of OCTOBER SKY perform the songs 'Look to the Stars' and 'Big Creek Missile Agency' in rehearsal at The Old Globe!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights! Anastasia Barzee and More in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Jul 9, 2015

The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewackand an iconic score by Cole Porter, is a spectacular revival in collaboration with Hartford Stage, choreographed by Peggy Hickey and directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director and former Old Globe Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, who won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which made its world premiere at The Old Globe and Hartford Stage in 2013. The Old Globe engagement runs now through August 2, with opening night tonight, July 9, on the Donald and Darlene ShileyStage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for BILLY ELLIOT's Opening Night at the Pantages Theatre!
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Apr 17, 2012

blurbThe U.S. National Tour of the 2009 Tony Award winning musical BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL officially opened in Los Angeles April 12, 2012 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a limited 5 week engagement through May 13.

BWW TV Special: Meet the Boys of BILLY ELLIOT San Francisco Part 1
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 18, 2011

Billy Elliot the Musical is currently in San Francisco at the Orpheum Theatre (1192 Market Street at 8th). This multi-award winning smash hit musical concludes the 2010- 2011 Best of Broadway series under the direction of Carole Shorenstein Hays. Get to know the five boys that play Billy Elliot in the touring version of Billy Elliot in the video below, and check out photos of the rest of the cast from the production!

STAGE TUBE: BILLY ELLIOT Visits Houston's Hobby Center
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 3, 2011

The kids from the national tour of BILLY ELLIOT recently stopped by Houston's 'Great Day' to chat about the show and give jumping lessons. The show runs at The Hobby Center through March 13. Click below to check it out.

STAGE TUBE: The Making of 101 DALMATIONS: Making it a Dog's Perspective
by BWW - Mar 4, 2010

Based on the beloved book by Dodie Smith and led by an award-winning creative team including four-time Tony Award-winning director Jerry Zaks (A BRONX TALE, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, GUYS AND DOLLS), acclaimed bookwriter/co-lyricist B.T. McNicholl (BILLY ELLIOT, SPAMALOT, THE IT GIRL), and Dennis DeYoung, co-founder of the legendary rock band Styx, The 101 Dalmatians Musical promises a quirky, upside-down view of the world where the audience sees life from a dog's point of view. This stage musical transports audiences to a topsy-turvy, exciting, and altogether fantastic reality that gives grand license for song, dance, and spectacle in a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.

STAGE TUBE: The Making of 101 DALMATIONS: The Dogs
by BWW - Mar 4, 2010

THE 101 DALMATIANS MUSICAL, which will perform in Indianapolis from March 9 through March 14, features a surprise grand finale showcasing the tremendous talents of the professional and rescued Dalmatians that will leave audiences cheering. The dogs were all trained by one of the world's foremost animal trainers, Joel Slaven, who has worked extensively with Jack Hanna on such featured films as 'Ace Ventura Pet Detective' and 'That Darn Cat.'


Joel Blum Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Joel Blum been in?
Joel Blum has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Joel Blum been in?
Joel Blum has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Joel Blum's first West End show?
Joel Blum's first West End show was Show Boat which opened in 1998

What awards has Joel Blum been nominated for?
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Meet John Doe , Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Golf: The Musical , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Steel Pier Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Show Boat and Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for World Goes 'Round .

What awards has Joel Blum won?
Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Golf: The Musical.