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Joel Higgins

 
Date of Birth: September 28, 1943 (79)

Birth Place: Bloomington, IL, USA

Stage Credits

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1996
Performer
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1993
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Stone [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1979
Curly [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1978
Ben Gant
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1976
Sebastian
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1975
James
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1978
Ben Gant

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Director

Writing

Bookwriter/Lyricist


Joel Higgins Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Lyrics Gold Star
Joel Higgins, Johnny Guitar
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Joel Higgins, Johnny Guitar
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical
Joel Higgins, Angel
 
Theatre World Awards - 1975 - Performance Gold Star
Joel Higgins, Shenandoah

Joel Higgins News

Interview: Martin Silvestri, Joel Higgins & Christine Andreas Talk About the Past and Photo Interview: Martin Silvestri, Joel Higgins & Christine Andreas Talk About the Past and Future of THE FIELDS OF AMBROSIA at Surflight Theatre
by Ricky Pope - Sep 3, 2022

One of the most enduring of human beliefs is the idea of the existence of an afterlife. All sorts of terrors and challenges can be endured in an earthly life if one believes in a world beyond where things will be not only better but perfect. That is one of the central ideas of THE FIELDS OF AMBROSIA, a musical that is opening next week at Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven, NJ on Long Beach Island.

Surflight Theatre Presents THE FIELDS OF AMBROSIA, September 7-25 Photo Surflight Theatre Presents THE FIELDS OF AMBROSIA, September 7-25
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 26, 2022

Surflight Theatre, New Jersey's ‚ÄúBroadway at the Beach,‚ÄĚ will present a new production of The Fields of Ambrosia this September.

Interview: Christine Andreas of BROADWAY JAZZ at Bell Works Photo Interview: Christine Andreas of BROADWAY JAZZ at Bell Works
by Lianna Albrizio - Jul 31, 2022

Tony Award Nominated Christine Andreas to Join Grammy Award-Winning Bandleader Vince Giordano, Pianist Art Topilow and Saxophonist Danny Bacher for a Night of Broadway Jazz at Bell Works tonight.

BWW Review: CHRISTINE ANDREAS: AND SO IT GOES is a Balm for Challenging Times at 54 B Photo BWW Review: CHRISTINE ANDREAS: AND SO IT GOES is a Balm for Challenging Times at 54 Below
by Ricky Pope - Sep 25, 2021

Christine Andreas' show, AND SO IT GOES, which opened at 54 Below last evening, doesn’t contain even a whiff of politics. But it focuses on the disjointedness the past decade or so has created in all our souls and holds up art and music as a way out of some of the chaotic noise that is making us lesser humans. It is a celebration of our collective humanity and an embrace of some of our best qualities as a species: kindness, tenderness, compassion, and love. That’s a lot to pack into a 70 minute cabaret evening. But Christine Andreas is no ordinary cabaret performer. In addition to her prodigious gifts as a singer and actress, she has always used her keen mind to focus on the bigger questions. She set out constructing this show as a way to cheer herself up. But what evolved is much more. It is a journey into the darkness and out again.

BWW Feature: Learn More About Some of Our Favorite Cabaret Couples Photo BWW Feature: Learn More About Some of Our Favorite Cabaret Couples
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 13, 2021

The history of show business is loaded with couples who work as well offstage as they do on. These twosomes have brought their offstage magic to the stages of the cabaret and concert world.

Bay Area Cabaret Announces Christine Andreas Photo Bay Area Cabaret Announces Christine Andreas
by Julie Musbach - Nov 9, 2018

Bay Area Cabaret welcomes renowned singer, actress and recording artist Christine Andreas, Sunday, December 2 at 5:00 p.m. with the West Coast debut of her acclaimed show, PIAF-No Regrets, following two successful runs in New York and one in London. Christine brings to life the triumphs and heartbreaks of the famed French chanteuse, in her own words and those of her friends-and of course-her music.

Theater for the New City Presents CYBERBABIES: A MUSICAL DOT.COMEDY Photo Theater for the New City Presents CYBERBABIES: A MUSICAL DOT.COMEDY
by Julie Musbach - May 25, 2018

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents Cyberbabies: A Musical Dot.Comedy, a world premiere musical with book, music and lyrics by Craig Silver. Lissa Moira directs a cast of 14, including William Broderick, Jef Canter, Selear Duke, Katie Fann, Becca Gottlieb, Jordan Griffey, Zander Kirby, David "Zen" Mansley, Michael Maricondi, Olivia Medley, James Parks, Johnathan Fox Powers, Dani Westhead, and Amanda Yachechak.  Performances will be staged at the Community Space at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003 from May 31-June 17, 2018. 

Post-Holocaust Chamber Opera LADY OF THE CASTLE Coming to Scandinavia House Photo Post-Holocaust Chamber Opera LADY OF THE CASTLE Coming to Scandinavia House
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2017

The Aviva Players and Algonquin Theater Productions in association with Diodati Productions, Original Cast Records and The New York Association present Lady of the Castle, a ghostly post-Holocaust chamber opera based on a true story and an Israeli play by Lea Goldberg with music and lyrics by Mira J. Spektor.

Post-Holocaust Chamber Opera LADY OF THE CASTLE Coming to Scandinavia House Photo Post-Holocaust Chamber Opera LADY OF THE CASTLE Coming to Scandinavia House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

The Aviva Players and Algonquin Theater Productions in association with Diodati Productions, Original Cast Records and The New York Association present Lady of the Castle, a ghostly post-Holocaust chamber opera based on a true story and an Israeli play by Lea Goldberg with music and lyrics by Mira J. Spektor.

Mira J. Spektor's LADY OF THE CASTLE Comes to Opera America Today Photo Mira J. Spektor's LADY OF THE CASTLE Comes to Opera America Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

The Aviva Players present Mira J. Spektor's Lady of The Castle, A Ghostly Post-Holocaust Chamber Opera, based on a true story & an Israeli play by Lea Goldberg.

Joel Higgins Videos

VIDEO: Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrnes & More Theater Vets Star in NO PAY, NUDITY
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 11, 2016

Below, get a first look at the trailer for Lee Wilkof's NO PAY, NUDITY, starring Broadway's Nathan Lane, Laurie Metcalf, Boyd Gains, Jeremy Shamos, Gabriel Byrnes and many more theater favorites.

BWW TV: Vivian Reed & Deborah Cox Talk THE COUNTESS OF STORYVILLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2014

Amas Musical Theatre and The Countess of Storyville, present a developmental workshop of the new musical by Martin Silvestri (music), Joel Higgins (lyrics) and R.M. Cohen (book). This epic story of lust, love, mystery and murder will begin performances on February 12, 2014 at The Peter J. Sharp Theatre (416 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) and continue through February 15. Lynne Taylor-Corbett directs. The show's stars, Vivian Reed and Deborah Cox chatted with BroadwayWorld about the production and you can check out what they had to say below!


Joel Higgins Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Joel Higgins been in?
Joel Higgins has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

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

What was Joel Higgins's first West End show?
Joel Higgins's first West End show was The Fields of Ambrosia which opened in 1996

What awards has Joel Higgins been nominated for?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Johnny Guitar , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Johnny Guitar Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Angel and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Shenandoah .

What awards has Joel Higgins won?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Johnny Guitar Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Johnny Guitarand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Shenandoah.

How many shows has Joel Higgins written?
Joel Higgins has written 1 shows including The Fields of Ambrosia (Bookwriter/Lyricist).