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Joseph Leo Bwarie

 
Bio:
Joseph has played 'Frankie' a record number of times, nearly 1700 performances (including Las Vegas, the 1st National Tour and his 2013 Broadway debut in the role). The California native began his professional career on "Highway To Heaven" at age 9 and holds a BFA from Boston's Emerson College. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Joseph has played 'Frankie' a record number of times, nearly 1700 performances (including Las Vegas, the 1st National Tour and his 2013 Broadway debut in the role). The California native began his professional career on "Highway To Heaven" at age 9 and holds a BFA from Boston's Emerson College. ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2006
Frankie Valli [Replacement]
  [Los Angeles]
World Premiere, 2006
Chachi Arcola
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Frankie Valli (Alternate) [Replacement]
Frankie Valli (Alternate) [Replacement]
Frankie Valli [Replacement]
Frankie Valli [Replacement]

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Assistant Director

Photos

Tomey Sellars, Charles Calello, Nicolas King, Joseph Leo Bwarie Photo

Tomey Sellars, Charles Calello, Nicolas King, Joseph Leo Bwarie

From: 
Date:
03/14/2022
Tomey Sellars, Charles Calello, Joseph Leo Bwarie, Nicolas King Photo

Tomey Sellars, Charles Calello, Joseph Leo Bwarie, Nicolas King

From: 
Date:
03/14/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2006
Frankie Valli [Replacement]

  [Los Angeles]
World Premiere, 2006
Chachi Arcola

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Frankie Valli (Alternate) [Replacement]

Frankie Valli (Alternate) [Replacement]

Frankie Valli [Replacement]

Frankie Valli [Replacement]

Productions

Assistant Director

Joseph Leo Bwarie Biography

Joseph has played 'Frankie' a record number of times, nearly 1700 performances (including Las Vegas, the 1st National Tour and his 2013 Broadway debut in the role). The California native began his professional career on "Highway To Heaven" at age 9 and holds a BFA from Boston's Emerson College. Bwarie's big band solo album Nothin' But Love (heard on XM Siriusly Sinatra) produced by Four Seasons' arranger Charles Calello is available on iTunes and Amazon. Learn more about JLB, his work with Los Angeles' acclaimed Troubadour Theater Company and his collaborations with Hollywood icon Garry Marshall at www.JosephLeoBwarie.com




Joseph Leo Bwarie News

Garry Marshall Theatre Announces FULL OUT! Fundraiser Set For This Week Photo Garry Marshall Theatre Announces FULL OUT! Fundraiser Set For This Week
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022

Tony-winner & Emmy-winner Billy Porter (Pose, Kinky Boots) to join Broadway's award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell for a one-night only fundraiser to benefit the nonprofit Garry Marshall Theatre. Tony-winner Marissa Jaret Winokur (Celebrity Big Brother, Hairspray) will lead the conversation with Mitchell on stage.

Garry Marshall Theatre Adds New Evening Shows to JANE AUSTEN UNSCRIPTED Photo Garry Marshall Theatre Adds New Evening Shows to JANE AUSTEN UNSCRIPTED
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2022

Evening performances and Regency-inspired beverages have been announced for Garry Marshall Theatre and Impro Theatre's co-production of Jane Austen Unscripted. Presented on GMT's new outdoor stage, select Friday evenings have been added with golden hour cocktails by Pomp & Whimsy.

Garry Marshall Theatre And Impro Theatre Present JANE AUSTEN UNSCRIPTED, In The GMT G Photo Garry Marshall Theatre And Impro Theatre Present JANE AUSTEN UNSCRIPTED, In The GMT Garden, April 16- May 8
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2022

Garry Marshall Theatre is kicking off its 2022 theatrical year with Jane Austen Unscripted presented on the new GMT outdoor stage, starring the critically acclaimed Impro Theatre. Join live musicians, delectable tea and treats, and the company members of Jane Austen Unscripted, in a modern, Regency comedy in the blooming Marshall Gardens. 

Photos: Nicolas King & Tomey Sellars Join Legendary Arranger Charles Calello's Big Ba Photo Photos: Nicolas King & Tomey Sellars Join Legendary Arranger Charles Calello's Big Band
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 14, 2022

The amalgamation of music you hear accompanying and supporting a melody line are most times just as important for the arousal of your musical senses as is the original tune itself.  The mood of the song is set by the arrangers ( really composers) who create those sounds.

BWW Interview: Kamilah Marshall's Always In HARMONY, HOLIDAZE Or Otherwise Photo BWW Interview: Kamilah Marshall's Always In HARMONY, HOLIDAZE Or Otherwise
by Gil Kaan - Dec 9, 2021

What is becoming a holiday tradition at the Garry Marshall Theatre, the latest edition of HOLIDAZE HARMONY world premieres livestream December 15th, newly titled HOLIDAZE HARMONY: A SOULFUL CHRISTMAS. Garry Marshall Theatre’s artistic director Joseph Leo Bwarie directs long-time friends Terron Brooks and Kamilah Marshall in channeling their stunning vocals in HOLIDAZE songs. Had the opportunity to catch Kamilah before her rehearsals with Shoshana Bean.

THE ROOT BEER BANDITS Return to Garry Marshall Theatre In Burbank This Month Photo THE ROOT BEER BANDITS Return to Garry Marshall Theatre In Burbank This Month
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 1, 2021

The 'Bandits' are back! The Root Beer Bandits ‚Äď A Rootin' Tootin' Wild West Musicale, reopens the Garry Marshall Theatre with a limited engagement.

BWW Interview: Kelly Brandeburg Takes Her Hat Off for THE ROOT BEER BANDITS Photo BWW Interview: Kelly Brandeburg Takes Her Hat Off for THE ROOT BEER BANDITS
by Gil Kaan - Sep 29, 2021

The shiny new and improved version of the Garry Marshall-mentored THE ROOT BEER BANDITS re-opens the Garry Marshall Theatre stage on October 2, 2021. As with any Garry Marshall production, re-vamps and rewrites are also welcomed and encouraged. Original creators Joseph Leo Bwarie and Lori Marshall (book and lyrics) and Rachael Lawrence (music) have polished the 2019 production even further for this 2021 show with more songs, more story, and more live music. Had the chance to shoot some questions at Kelly Brandeburg, who’s reprising her role as Copper Penny, on her BANDITS history and her brush with the Smithsonian.

Garry Marshall Theatre Announces 4th Annual New Works Play Festival Photo Garry Marshall Theatre Announces 4th Annual New Works Play Festival
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021

Garry Marshall Theatre presents the 4th Annual New Works Festival featuring virtual presentations of the five finalists selected this year. September 24-26 is the virtual festival, presented via livestream on Garry Marshall Theatre YouTube. 

4th Annual Garry Marshall Theatre New Works Festival Seeks Submissions Photo 4th Annual Garry Marshall Theatre New Works Festival Seeks Submissions
by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2021

Garry Marshall Theatre (GMT) is now accepting submissions for its fourth annual New Works Festival to be held virtually September 24-26, 2021.

BWW Review: Brooks & Marshall's Joyous Gift of HOLIDAZE HARMONY Photo BWW Review: Brooks & Marshall's Joyous Gift of HOLIDAZE HARMONY
by Gil Kaan - Dec 20, 2020

You know you're in for a fun show when HOLIDAZE HARMONY starts off with the two performers singing 'The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late),' while breathing in helium balloons. HOLIDAZE HARMONY features the delightful song stylings of two charismatic Broadway performers Terron Brooks and Kamilah Marshall. The chemistry of these two long-time friends shine through throughout the entire show, whether in their playful patter or their lovingly sharing the spotlight.

Joseph Leo Bwarie Videos

STAGE TUBE: JERSEY BOYS Cast Counts Down 10 Favorite Lines for 10th Anniversary
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2015

In honor of JERSEY BOYS' 10th anniversary on Broadway, the cast shared their top 10 favorite lines from the show. See what they had to say in the video below, and check out some surprise guests from around the globe to help celebrate the milestone!

STAGE TUBE: Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS Calls for NYC to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2015

The stars of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS have released a video shout-out to let the DNC know that NYC would like to host the DNC in 2016 - check it out below!

VIDEO: Cast of JERSEY BOYS Perform Medley of Hits on GMA!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 26, 2014

JERSEY BOYS cast members Joseph Leo Bwarie, Richard H. Blake, Quinn VanAntwerp and Nathan Scherich stopped by this morning's GMA to perform their 'Big 3' Medley of songs from the smash Broadway musical.

AUDIO Special: SEASONS GREETINGS: A JERSEY BOYS CHRISTMAS Radio Special - Part 3
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 17, 2011

Now, Rhino has created a 1-hour radio show about "Seasons Greetings: A Jersey Boys Christmas." The radio show features New Music From "Seasons Greetings: A Jersey Boy's Christmas" and exclusive interviews with Bob Gaudio, original founding member of The Four Seasons, the group's principal songwriter, and also the producer of the musical and Christmas CD; Ron Melrose, Musical Director, Associate Producer, and also arranged music for the Jersey Boys musical and Christmas CD; Michael David, President of the Jersey Boys Production Company; and Ryan Malloy & Tony Award Winner John Lloyd Young, Members of the Jersey Boys cast featured on "Seasons Greetings: A Jersey Boys Christmas". Below, BroadwayWorld brings you Part 3 of the radio segment. Click here to revisit Part 1 and here for Part 2.

AUDIO Special: SEASONS GREETINGS: A JERSEY BOYS CHRISTMAS Radio Special - Part 2
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2011

Now, Rhino has created a 1-hour radio show about "Seasons Greetings: A Jersey Boys Christmas." The radio show features New Music From "Seasons Greetings: A Jersey Boy's Christmas" and exclusive interviews with Bob Gaudio, original founding member of The Four Seasons, the group's principal songwriter, and also the producer of the musical and Christmas CD; Ron Melrose, Musical Director, Associate Producer, and also arranged music for the Jersey Boys musical and Christmas CD; Michael David, President of the Jersey Boys Production Company; and Ryan Malloy & Tony Award Winner John Lloyd Young, Members of the Jersey Boys cast featured on "Seasons Greetings: A Jersey Boys Christmas". Below, BroadwayWorld brings you Part 2 of the radio segment. Click here to revisit Part 1 and check back tomorrow for Part 3!

AUDIO Special: SEASONS GREETINGS: A JERSEY BOYS CHRISTMAS Radio Special - Part 1
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 15, 2011

Now, Rhino has created a 1-hour radio show about "Seasons Greetings: A Jersey Boys Christmas." The radio show features New Music From "Seasons Greetings: A Jersey Boy's Christmas" and exclusive interviews with Bob Gaudio, original founding member of The Four Seasons, the group's principal songwriter, and also the producer of the musical and Christmas CD; Ron Melrose, Musical Director, Associate Producer, and also arranged music for the Jersey Boys musical and Christmas CD; Michael David, President of the Jersey Boys Production Company; and Ryan Malloy & Tony Award Winner John Lloyd Young, Members of the Jersey Boys cast featured on "Seasons Greetings: A Jersey Boys Christmas". Below, BroadwayWorld brings you Part 1 of the radio segment. Check back the rest of the week for Parts 2 and 3!

STAGE TUBE: The JERSEY BOYS Visit The 10! Show
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 19, 2010

Matt Bailey, Steve Gouveia and Quinn Vanantwerp of the hit Broadway musical "Jersey Boys" visit "The 10! Show."


Joseph Leo Bwarie Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Joseph Leo Bwarie been in?
Joseph Leo Bwarie has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Joseph Leo Bwarie been in?
Joseph Leo Bwarie has not appeared in the West End