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Josh Clayton

 
Bio:
Josh Clayton hails from Jackson, a small town in southeast Missouri, where he spent his formative years climbing trees, finding turtles and avoiding cow patties. He had an early knack for business. As a fifth-grader, Josh began buying candy in bulk to sell to fellow classmates for a profit until ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Josh Clayton hails from Jackson, a small town in southeast Missouri, where he spent his formative years climbing trees, finding turtles and avoiding cow patties. He had an early knack for business. As a fifth-grader, Josh began buying candy in bulk to sell to fellow classmates for a profit until ... (read complete bio)

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[West End, 2019] [Replacement]
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[West End, 2017]
Additional Orchestrations

Josh Clayton Biography

Josh Clayton hails from Jackson, a small town in southeast Missouri, where he spent his formative years climbing trees, finding turtles and avoiding cow patties.

He had an early knack for business. As a fifth-grader, Josh began buying candy in bulk to sell to fellow classmates for a profit until the principal shut down his operation. Continuing down the business expressway, Josh went on to become state president of the Future Business Leaders of America and, at 18, was a professional motivational speaker, developing and presenting "The Power of Positive Thinking: Change Your Life by Changing Your Mind" to audiences around the country.

He went on to study business at the University of Missouri. While in college, Josh's high school English teacher, who always believed his true home was in the arts, sent him a New York Times story about CEOs who took acting classes to improve their presentation skills. So Josh took his first acting class, where he was rescued from a life of desk jobs and paper work. In his final year of undergrad, Josh took every acting class the university had and was the lead in four plays. He earned his marketing degree and minored in performance theater and English literature, graduating with honors in May 2004.

Craving additional training, Josh enrolled in Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts, one of the top training programs in the country, to pursue a master's degree of fine arts. And yes, his parents were entirely supportive of his stray from business.

But before making the trek from Missouri to New Jersey, Josh sold his truck and used the money to spend a summer backpacking in Europe. Practicality be damned! He saw great theater and learned life beyond Missouri is a strange and wonderful thing.

Josh spent the next three years earning his MFA in acting, a challenging and rewarding experience, thoroughly preparing him for his newly-chosen career. He graduated in May 2007.

Now, Josh is an actor based in New York, combining his degrees in acting and marketing to navigate the world of show business.  Favorite previous roles include Tom Joad in "Grapes of Wrath"  (Ovation Award nomination: best actor) and Jeff in "Lobby Hero." Dream roles include Biff in "Death of a Salesman" and Iago in "Othello."

When not acting, Josh spoils his pit bull, Stella, and volunteers at a local animal shelter. He is a self-acknowledged coffee addict, a vigorous supporter of Roth IRAs and a devout follower of political news shows.  He is currently trying to figure out the meaning of life.





Josh Clayton News

Photos: First Look at Madeline Powell, Jonathan Grunert & More in MY FAIR LADY North  Photo Photos: First Look at Madeline Powell, Jonathan Grunert & More in MY FAIR LADY North American Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2022

The touring production of MY FAIR LADY opened in New Haven, CT on October 19th at The Shubert Theatre and has since had stops in Bloomington, IN and Midland, MI and is currently in  Dallas, TX for two weeks. Get a first look at photos here!

MY FAIR LADY To Be Presented By Broadway Dallas; Tickets On Sale Now Photo MY FAIR LADY To Be Presented By Broadway Dallas; Tickets On Sale Now
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 12, 2022

Broadway Dallas and Broadway Across America have announced that the Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY is coming to Dallas' Music Hall at Fair Park from November 1-13, 2022 as part of the 2022-2023 Germania Insurance Broadway Series presented by Broadway Dallas. Tickets are on sale now.

MY FAIR LADY Now Playing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre Photo MY FAIR LADY Now Playing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

Broadway In Chicago has announced the North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY is now playing at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited engagement only through July 10, 2022.

MY FAIR LADY to Play Detroit Opera House This July Photo MY FAIR LADY to Play Detroit Opera House This July
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

The North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY, directed by Bartlett Sher, will play the Detroit Opera House, July 12-24, 2022.

MY FAIR LADY Announced At The Orpheum, Tickets On Sale Friday Photo MY FAIR LADY Announced At The Orpheum, Tickets On Sale Friday
by A.A. Cristi - May 3, 2022

The Orpheum Theatre Group has announced that tickets for Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY will go on sale Friday, May 6 at 10am.

MY FAIR LADY National Tour is Coming to Proctors Photo MY FAIR LADY National Tour is Coming to Proctors
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

Proctors will welcome the North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY, directed by Bartlett Sher, at Proctors Tuesday, May 17 to Sunday, May 22, 2022.

Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY to Play PPAC This May Photo Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY to Play PPAC This May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

The Providence Performing Arts Center will present the North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY at PPAC as part of the Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series.

Kravis Center to Present MY FAIR LADY Photo Kravis Center to Present MY FAIR LADY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts announced that the North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY is coming as a part of its 2021/2022 Kravis On Broadway season.  Directed by Bartlett Sher, the North American tour will play the Kravis Center from April 19 – 24.

The Bushnell To Present National Tour Of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY Photo The Bushnell To Present National Tour Of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 8, 2022

The Bushnell has announced the Hartford engagement of the North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY.  Directed by Bartlett Sher, the North American tour will play Hartford from March 8 to March 13, 2022. Tickets are on sale now.

The Lincoln Center Theatre Production Of MY FAIR LADY to Play The Fabulous Fox Theatr Photo The Lincoln Center Theatre Production Of MY FAIR LADY to Play The Fabulous Fox Theatre, March 22 â€" April 3
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 7, 2022

The North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater's critically-acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY relaunched on September 14, 2021 at The Hobby Center in Houston, TX. Directed by Bartlett Sher, the tour originally opened on December 19, 2019 at The Kennedy Center.

Josh Clayton Videos

PHOTO/VIDEO: Get A First Look At Shereen Ahmed, Laird Mackintosh & More In MY FAIR LA Videoplay
PHOTO/VIDEO: Get A First Look At Shereen Ahmed, Laird Mackintosh & More In MY FAIR LADY

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 18, 2019

The North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater's critically-acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady will open tomorrow, Thursday, December 19, at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production! Check out all new photos and video!

BWW TV: Watch a Preview of the Cast of Irish Rep's ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch a Preview of the Cast of Irish Rep's ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2018

Irish Repertory Theatre's ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER begins performances tomorrow, June 15! The show stars Tony Award-nominee Stephen Bogardus (Bright Star), John Cudia (The Phantom of the Opera), and Tony Award-nominee Melissa Errico (Finian's Rainbow). ON A CLEAR DAY features music by Burton Laneand book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. BroadwayWorld has preview of the cast in action. Check it out below!

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with FOLLIES - What Is Sondheim's Classic Musical About? Videoplay
VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with FOLLIES - What Is Sondheim's Classic Musical About?

by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Including such classic songs as Broadway Baby, I'm Still Here and Losing My Mind, Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical FOLLIES is being staged for the first time at the National Theatre. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, the production is directed by Dominic Cooke (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom). In the video below, get a look behind the scenes with the company talking about what this classic musical is about!