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Joel Swanson

 
Bio:
Joel Swanson is likely best recognized around Orlando when he’s elbow-deep in a hamphibious diva affectionately nicknamed “Frogpig.” He has been seen in other productions at Orlando Fringe, a couple at Orlando Rep, and spent a few happy years dancing in the streets at the Magic Kingdom. You ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Joel Swanson is likely best recognized around Orlando when he’s elbow-deep in a hamphibious diva affectionately nicknamed “Frogpig.” He has been seen in other productions at Orlando Fringe, a couple at Orlando Rep, and spent a few happy years dancing in the streets at the Magic Kingdom. You ... (read complete bio)
 

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Donald Armstrong, Robert Young, Mike Pryor, Patrick Hobbs, Brett Yeakey, Kris Farnswo Photo

Donald Armstrong, Robert Young, Mike Pryor, Patrick Hobbs, Brett Yeakey, Kris Farnsworth, David Keith Rickman, Diane Lenzi, Rusty Hockenberry, Joel Swanson and Maria Favuzza

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09/18/2010
Donald Armstrong (Director/Musical Director), Robert Young, Mike Pryor, Patrick Hobbs Photo

Donald Armstrong (Director/Musical Director), Robert Young, Mike Pryor, Patrick Hobbs, Brett Yeakey, Kris Farnsworth, Rusty Hockenberry and Joel Swanson

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09/18/2010
Robert Young, Mike Pryor, Patrick Hobbs, Brett Yeakey, Kris Farnsworth, Rusty Hockenb Photo

Robert Young, Mike Pryor, Patrick Hobbs, Brett Yeakey, Kris Farnsworth, Rusty Hockenberry and Joel Swanson

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09/18/2010
Joel Swanson (Miss Great Plains) Photo

Joel Swanson (Miss Great Plains)

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09/18/2010
 

Joel Swanson Biography

Joel Swanson is likely best recognized around Orlando when he’s elbow-deep in a hamphibious diva affectionately nicknamed “Frogpig.” He has been seen in other productions at Orlando Fringe, a couple at Orlando Rep, and spent a few happy years dancing in the streets at the Magic Kingdom. You might have even met his drag persona, Just Jewel, during TIARA: The Brunch at HÄOS on Church. A native Oklahomo, Swanson graduated from the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University.




Joel Swanson News

Full Casting Confirmed For THE FROGPIG CHRISTMAS ALBUM: Live At HAOS On Church Photo Full Casting Confirmed For THE FROGPIG CHRISTMAS ALBUM: Live At HAOS On Church
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 21, 2021

The full slate of guests stars for THE FROGPIG CHRISTMAS ALBUM: Live at HAOS on Church has been confirmed! Joining Joel Swanson as the hamphibious half-breed, Frogpig, are a slew of Orlando favorites including Heather Abood, Megan 'Megbo' Boetto, Nic Nightingale, Charles Stevens, and Kari Ringer.

Celebrate The Holidays With Frogpig Live at HÄOS Next Month Photo Celebrate The Holidays With Frogpig Live at HÄOS Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2021

Joel Swanson reprises his career-making role as the felt half-breed, himself, and is joined by some very special guests ... including Nic Nightingale as the oaf-ish Ollie and Kari Ringer as Liza Minnelli. Live at HAOS on Church, Upstairs in the LaLa Lounge.

Celebrate The Holidays With Frogpig Live at HÄOS Next Month Photo Celebrate The Holidays With Frogpig Live at HÄOS Next Month
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 13, 2021

Joel Swanson reprises his career-making role as the felt half-breed, himself, and is joined by some very special guests ... including Nic Nightingale as the oaf-ish Ollie and Kari Ringer as Liza Minnelli. Live at HAOS on Church, Upstairs in the LaLa Lounge. Wednesday, December 8th, 2021. Doors at 7:00 pm. Show at 8:00 pm.

THE FROGPIG AND FRIENDS VARIETY HOUR is Back Photo THE FROGPIG AND FRIENDS VARIETY HOUR is Back
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2021

DO NOT ADJUST YOUR TELEVISION SETS! Frogpig and his friends are back, with the supersized sequel. The half-breed hamphibian at the center of the 2018 Critics Choice Award for Best Solo Show is coming back Upstairs for seconds. And this time, he's sharing the stage with some of his famous friends.

Orlando Fringe Announces Cast, Distancing Details For Holiday Experience Photo Orlando Fringe Announces Cast, Distancing Details For Holiday Experience
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 28, 2020

Orlando Fringe released additional details about their upcoming, A Fringemas Carol: A Live Socially-Distanced Dickens-Inspired Journey, taking place December 11-13 in Loch Haven Park. 

BWW Review: Encore Performing Arts Invites You to Come to the CABARET at Osceola Arts Photo BWW Review: Encore Performing Arts Invites You to Come to the CABARET at Osceola Arts
by Albert Gutierrez - Feb 22, 2020

The last time I attended a production at Osceola Arts, the stage had been transformed into 1899 New York City for a production of Newsies. Last night, I returned to Osceola Arts, but now found myself transported thirty-two years later and over four thousand miles eastward to Germany, specifically the Kit Kat Klub of Berlin as immortalized in the 1966 musical CABARET. Although we're now ninety years removed from the Weimar Republic, CABARET still feels timely as ever. Given what regime succeeded the Weimar Republic, maybe that should not be good news. Yet that is why we need shows like CABARET: reminders that the apathy and distractions we think help us get by should actually not be our only outlet for life and livelihood. The Kit Kat Klub becomes less a physical place than it does a state of mind, one that comments upon the action of the musical, but does so without the repercussions and consequences of the narrative, at least until the bitter end.

MADAGASCAR Is Now Playing At Orlando REP Photo MADAGASCAR Is Now Playing At Orlando REP
by Julie Musbach - Feb 26, 2018

Orlando Repertory Theatre (Orlando REP) is proud to present Madagascar - A Musical Adventure (February 23 - April 8, 2018). This production is presented by the Universal Orlando Foundation and supporting sponsors Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and DesignZillas.

Review Roundup: DISNEY'S NEWSIES at Orlando Repertory Theatre Photo Review Roundup: DISNEY'S NEWSIES at Orlando Repertory Theatre
by BWW Intern - Sep 25, 2017

DISNEY'S NEWSIES runs at Orlando Repertory Theatre through October 22, and the critics are weighing in!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Disney's NEWSIES At Orlando Rep Theatre Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At Disney's NEWSIES At Orlando Rep Theatre
by BWW Intern - Sep 12, 2017

Disney's NEWSIES at the Orlando Repertory Theatre runs until October 22!

Photo Flash: Today's Headline: Meet the Cast of Disney's NEWSIES at Orlando REP Photo Photo Flash: Today's Headline: Meet the Cast of Disney's NEWSIES at Orlando REP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Orlando Repertory Theatre (Orlando REP) will open its 2017 - 2018 season with the Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning Disney's Newsies The Musical (September 5 - October 22, 2017). This production is presented by Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs, Disney, and supporting sponsor Lean Green DAD. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below!

Joel Swanson Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Disney's NEWSIES At Orlando Rep Theatre VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Disney's NEWSIES At Orlando Rep Theatre
by BWW Intern - Sep 12, 2017

Disney's NEWSIES at the Orlando Repertory Theatre runs until October 22!