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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.

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MY FAIR LADY Comes To Popejoy Hall In March

The national tour of MY FAIR LADY has announced its cast for the 2023-2024 season.

MY FAIR LADY Comes to the Benedum Center in January

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has announced that the Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY is coming to Pittsburgh on January 30 to February 4, 2024, at the Benedum Center, 237 7th Street. 

MY FAIR LADY Comes to Popejoy Hall in March

Popejoy Presents Broadway in New Mexico is pleased to announce that the Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY is coming to Albuquerque March 21 – March 24, 2024 for six performances at Popejoy Hall.

MY FAIR LADY Comes to Toledo in December

The American Theatre Guild is pleased to present the Lincoln Center Theater critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY. This production is part of the 23–24 BROADWAY IN TOLEDO SERIES and will take the Stranahan Theater stage December 14–17, 2023.

Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIRY LADY Comes to Madison This Month

Overture Center has announced that the Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY is coming to Madison. With eight performances, the show will run Tuesday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 26 in Overture Hall.

Judith Clurman Conducts CHRISTMAS JOY With Her Essential Voices USA And The Essential Strings

Essential Voices USA, Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor, announces the release of CHRISTMAS JOY, a new collection of holiday music that was all recently commissioned by Essential Voices USA.

Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY Comes to the North Charleston PAC in February

The Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY is coming to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center February 9 – 11, 2024. The show is part of the 2023 – 2024 Best of Broadway.

Full Cast Set For the 2023-24 Tour of MY FAIR LADY

Complete casting has been announced for the upcoming 2023-24 tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY. Find out who is starring in the show here!

MY FAIR LADY Tickets On Sale This Week at the Overture Center

Overture Center for the Arts has announced that the Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY, directed by Bartlett Sher, is coming to Madison with eight performances beginning Tuesday, Nov. 21 in Overture Hall. Learn more about the musical here!

Broadway Revival of MY FAIR LADY Comes To The Weidner March 2024; Tickets On Sale This Week

Don't miss the acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater production of My Fair Lady coming to The Weidner on Mar 8, 2024. Tickets on sale Friday Sept 29.

MY FAIR LADY Comes to Bass Concert Hall

Bass Concert Hall will host the Austin premiere of Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Learn more about the musical and how to get tickets here!

Review: MY FAIR LADY at Robinson Center

What did our critic think of MY FAIR LADY at Robinson Center? With a little bit of luck Broadway World was able to catch the amazing masterpiece of the Lincoln Center Theater Production of MY FAIR LADY at Robinson Center, 426 West Markham St., in Little Rock, Friday, May 19. Directed by Bartlett Sher with tour direction by Samantha Saltzman, this Lerner and Loewe classic whisked us away to London to follow a flower girl on her quest to raise her station in life. I do love a good girl-power tale, especially when it is infused with song after memorable song.  

MY FAIR LADY Is Coming To Pikes Peak Center This May!

The American Theatre Guild will present the Lincoln Center Theater critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY.

MY FAIR LADY Makes Its South Florida Premiere At The Arsht Center, March 28

Lincoln Center Theater's production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY will make its anticipated South Florida premiere at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County from March 28 – April 2, 2023.

Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY Comes To E.J. Thomas Hall In Akron

The Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY is coming to Akron for a limited two-performance engagement at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall on the University of Akron campus March 14-15 as part of the Broadway in Akron series.

The Broadway Revival of MY FAIR LADY Comes To Keller, February 28- March 5

Broadway in Portland has announced that the Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY is coming to Portland from February 28 through March 5 at Keller Auditorium.

MY FAIR LADY Comes To Baltimore's Hippodrome Next Month

From Lincoln Center Theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific, comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY. Director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was” (New York Times). “Every so often a revival comes along that reminds you how indispensable great theater can be” (NY1).

MY FAIR LADY Comes To San Jose's Center For The Performing Arts, February 21�"26

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, has announced that the Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY is coming to San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) beginning Tuesday, February 21 and running through Sunday, February 26, 2023.

State Theatre New Jersey Presents Lincoln Center Theater's MY FAIR LADY This January

State Theatre New Jersey presents Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady.

Lincoln Center Theater's MY FAIR LADY To Play The Palace Theater Waterbury January 2023

The Palace Theater Waterbury has announced that the Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY is coming to Waterbury on January 24, 25, and 26, 2023.

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