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Jos N. Banks

 
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL
Bio:
A true renaissance man... Jos N. Banks is a multi- award winning Visual/ Performing Arts Artist, Costume Designer, Stylist & Teaching Artist hailing from Chicago, IL. Tours: International (US, Canada, China & Singapore ) - KINKY BOOTS (Lola), North American / Canadian - HAIR (Hud), THE COLOR PURPLE ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Chicago, IL

Bio:
A true renaissance man... Jos N. Banks is a multi- award winning Visual/ Performing Arts Artist, Costume Designer, Stylist & Teaching Artist hailing from Chicago, IL. Tours: International (US, Canada, China & Singapore ) - KINKY BOOTS (Lola), North American / Canadian - HAIR (Hud), THE COLOR PURPLE ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
Non-Equity National Tour, 2017
Lola

Photos

Jos N. Banks and Shane Kenyon with (back, l to r) Benjamin Sprunger and Bruch Thomas  Photo

Jos N. Banks and Shane Kenyon with (back, l to r) Benjamin Sprunger and Bruch Thomas Reed

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Date:
01/18/2019
Bruch Thomas Reed with (back, l to r) Shane Kenyon, Jos N. Banks and Benjamin Sprunge Photo

Bruch Thomas Reed with (back, l to r) Shane Kenyon, Jos N. Banks and Benjamin Sprunger

From: 
Date:
01/18/2019
(back) Donald Craig Manuel, David Simmons, Alanna Taylor, Rueben D. Echoles; (front)  Photo

(back) Donald Craig Manuel, David Simmons, Alanna Taylor, Rueben D. Echoles; (front) Christina D. Harper, Brian Nelson, Jos N. Banks, Lawrence Williams

From: 
Date:
09/18/2013

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
Non-Equity National Tour, 2017
Lola

Jos N. Banks Biography

A true renaissance man... Jos N. Banks is a multi- award winning Visual/ Performing Arts Artist, Costume Designer, Stylist & Teaching Artist hailing from Chicago, IL. Tours: International (US, Canada, China & Singapore ) - KINKY BOOTS (Lola), North American / Canadian - HAIR (Hud), THE COLOR PURPLE (Harpo). Regional: MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT - Joan Jett Blakk & CHOIR BOY - Pharus (Steppenwolf), SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD (Farmers Alley Theatre), WHAT TO SEND UP (Congo Square), DADA WOOF PAPA HOT (About Face Theatre), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Paramount Theatre), THE COLOR PURPLE & SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE (Drury Lane Theatre), FAR FROM HEAVEN & THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (Porchlight Music Theatre), DDR SCOTTSBORO BOYS (Raven Theatre), HAIRSPRAY (Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre), THE STORY OF CURTIS MAYFIELD & THE OTHER CINDERELLA (Black Ensemble Theatre), SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE (Theo Ubique/ Royal George). Film: “Ocean” in Showtime’s "THE CHI”, “Dr. Greg Martinson” in Showtime’s “WORK IN PROGRESS” & Rise Against' music video "Make It Stop" (Lead). Jos is a well rounded designer, having interned with Micheal Kors at Teen Vogue Magazine, in NYC for his fashion designs and illustrations. Deemed WINNER of StageScene LA’s “Scenie” Award for “Break Out Performance in a Touring Production” as Lola in KINKY BOOTS in 2018 & nominated Best Costume Designer for the 2012, 2016/17 & 2019 BTAA (Black Theater Alliance Awards). Jos also serves as curator and keynote speaker of his very own Master Class, entitled “#BeFEARLESS” which he has now instructed to young theatre artisans from grade school to collegiate, nationally. Representation: Paonessa Talent Agency. Be FEARLESS. Proverbs 3:5. www.FearlessJos.com // Follow Me: @JosNBanks




Jos N. Banks News

THE COLOR PURPLE's Rodney Thompson Takes Over Our Instagram! Photo THE COLOR PURPLE's Rodney Thompson Takes Over Our Instagram!
by HaleyJane Rose - Aug 6, 2022

The Muny is presenting Legally Blonde! Tune into our Instagram Story as Hayley Podschun takes you behind the scenes of her day at Legally Blonde at The Muny.

Photo/Video: First Look At THE COLOR PURPLE At The Muny Photo Photo/Video: First Look At THE COLOR PURPLE At The Muny
by Grace Cutler - Aug 5, 2022

Get a first look at The Muny's production of The Color Purple, which began performances August 3rd and runs through August 9th, 2022.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's THE COLOR PURPLE Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's THE COLOR PURPLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 4, 2022

Get a first look at The Muny's production of The Color Purple, which began performances August 3rd and runs through August 9th, 2022.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For The Muny's THE COLOR PURPLE Photo VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For The Muny's THE COLOR PURPLE
by Alan Henry - Aug 3, 2022

Go inside rehearsals for The Muny's production of The Color Purple, which begins performances tonight and runs through August 9th, 2022.

Anastacia McCleskey Joins The Muny's THE COLOR PURPLE as Celie; Full Cast, Design and Photo Anastacia McCleskey Joins The Muny's THE COLOR PURPLE as Celie; Full Cast, Design and Production Teams Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 22, 2022

The Muny announced its full cast, design and production teams for the Muny Premiere of The Color Purple, August 3 – 9, 2022.   Joining the previously announced principal cast of Tracee Beazer (Shug Avery), Nasia Thomas (Nettie), Evan Tyrone Martin (Mister), Gilbert Domally (Harpo) and Nicole Michelle Haskins (Sofia) is Anastacia McCleskey (Celie).

Chicago actor Jos N. Banks joins the cast of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's hit play C Photo Chicago actor Jos N. Banks joins the cast of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's hit play CHOIR BOY
by Grace Cutler - Jul 2, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will welcome Chicago actor Jos N. Banks (He/They) to the cast of its hit play CHOIR BOY, written by Oscar-winning ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight).

Congo Square Theatre Extends WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES SOWN Until May 7 Photo Congo Square Theatre Extends WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES SOWN Until May 7
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 19, 2022

Congo Square Theatre Company, GRAY, and Theaster Gates's Rebuild Foundation are proud to announce that the Chicago Premiere of What to Send Up When It Goes Down, by award-winning playwright Aleshea Harris, has been extended by popular demand with three additional performances at the Rebuild Foundation's Stony Island Arts Bank.

Remy Bumppo Announces Casting And Design Team For The Year Of Magical Thinking Photo Remy Bumppo Announces Casting And Design Team For The Year Of Magical Thinking
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 11, 2022

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company has announced the casting and design team for the final show in its 2022 Season, THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING by Joan Didion and directed by Gabrielle Randle-Bent. The show will run from April 27 through June 5, 2022 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago.

Photos & Video: First Look at LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at Metropolis Photo Photos & Video: First Look at LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at Metropolis
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 15, 2022

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is presenting Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill through March 12, 2022.

GRAY, Congo Square Theatre Company and Rebuild Foundation Present WHAT TO SEND UP WHE Photo GRAY, Congo Square Theatre Company and Rebuild Foundation Present WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 18, 2022

GRAY, Congo Square Theatre Company, and Theaster Gates's Rebuild Foundation will jointly present the Chicago premiere of What to Send Up When It Goes Down, the critically acclaimed play by award-winning playwright, Aleshea B. Harris.

Jos N. Banks Videos

Photo/Video: First Look At THE COLOR PURPLE At The Muny VideoPhoto/Video: First Look At THE COLOR PURPLE At The Muny
by Grace Cutler - Aug 5, 2022

Get a first look at The Muny's production of The Color Purple, which began performances August 3rd and runs through August 9th, 2022.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's THE COLOR PURPLE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's THE COLOR PURPLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 4, 2022

Get a first look at The Muny's production of The Color Purple, which began performances August 3rd and runs through August 9th, 2022.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For The Muny's THE COLOR PURPLE VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For The Muny's THE COLOR PURPLE
by Alan Henry - Aug 3, 2022

Go inside rehearsals for The Muny's production of The Color Purple, which begins performances tonight and runs through August 9th, 2022.

VIDEO: First Look at Clips From Pride Films and Plays' AMERICA'S BEST OUTCAST TOY VideoVIDEO: First Look at Clips From Pride Films and Plays' AMERICA'S BEST OUTCAST TOY
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2019

Pride Films and Plays present their holiday production - AMERICA'S BEST OUTCAST TOY - AN ODDBALL HOLIDAY REALITY MUSICAL, penned by composer Cindy O'Connor and bookwriter/lyricist Larry Todd Cousineau.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Drury Lane Theatre's THE COLOR PURPLE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Drury Lane Theatre's THE COLOR PURPLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 25, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Drury Lane Theatre's production of the 2016 Tony Award-winning The Color Purple, with book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russel, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. The Color Purple is directed by Lili-Anne Brown, choreographed by Breon Arzell, and music directed by Jermaine Hill. The production runs through November 3, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

BWW TV: Hail Hosanna! Watch Highlights from Paramount Theatre's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2017

What began as a 1970s rock opera concept album became a global stage phenomenon that captured seven Tony Award nominations and countless awards overseas in its 40-plus years. Jesus Christ Superstar, the beloved rock opera that explores the story and internal struggles of the last seven days of the greatest idol in history - Jesus - is the 2016-17 Broadway Series finale, now through May 28, 2017 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below!

BWW TV: Highlights of Black Ensemble Theater's IT'S ALL-RIGHT TO HAVE A GOOD TIME: THE STORY OF CURTIS MAYFIELD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 18, 2013

Black Ensemble Theater announces It's All-Right To Have A Good Time: The Story of Curtis Mayfield produced and written by Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor with Co-Direction by Jackie Taylor and Daryl D. Brooks. The Story of Curtis Mayfield will be presented at the new Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago as an open run with previews beginning September 14, 2013. The official press opening is scheduled for Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 3:00PM.