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Josh Franklin

 
Bio:
Josh is an actor singer/songwriter originally from Colorado. Broadway: Grease 2007 revival, Legally Blonde, The Prom, Ghost, Anything Goes. 1st National Tours: Grease 2010 (Danny), Jersey Boys (Bob Gaudio), All Shook Up, Disney's On The Record, and Grease 2004 (Teen Angel). (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Josh is an actor singer/songwriter originally from Colorado. Broadway: Grease 2007 revival, Legally Blonde, The Prom, Ghost, Anything Goes. 1st National Tours: Grease 2010 (Danny), Jersey Boys (Bob Gaudio), All Shook Up, Disney's On The Record, and Grease 2004 (Teen Angel). (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Ensemble
  [Regional (US)]
Delaware Theatre Company World Premiere Production, 2015
Doo Wop/Howard/Ensemble
  [US Tour]
Roundabout Theatre Company National Tour, 2012
Billy Crocker [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Performer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Ship's Passenger
Fred
Quartet Member
Crew
Billy Crocker (Understudy)
Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2007
Vince Fontaine
Ensemble
Danny Zuko (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Ensemble [Replacement]
Emmett Forrest (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2006
Bob Gaudio [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2006
Ensemble
  [US Tour]
World Premiere, 2004
Ensemble

Josh Franklin Biography

Josh is an actor singer/songwriter originally from Colorado. Broadway: Grease 2007 revival, Legally Blonde, The Prom, Ghost, Anything Goes. 1st National Tours: Grease 2010 (Danny), Jersey Boys (Bob Gaudio), All Shook Up, Disney's On The Record, and Grease 2004 (Teen Angel).

Josh Franklin Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Visiting Production
Josh FranklinAnything Goes The Kennedy Center

Josh Franklin News

Everything You Need to Know About THE PROM on Netflix Photo Everything You Need to Know About THE PROM on Netflix
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 9, 2020

One thing‚Äôs universal: Ryan Murphy‚Äôs film adaptation of beloved Broadway musical ‚ÄúThe Prom‚ÄĚ will bow on December 11th on Netflix!¬†

Passes Now Available to the Public for NAMT's FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Photo Passes Now Available to the Public for NAMT's FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2020

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced that the public can attend NAMT's 32nd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS by making a donation to NAMT ($30 donation for one day / $50 donation for both days).

Amber Iman, Zachary Noah Piser, Vincent Rodriguez III and More Announced for 32nd Ann Photo Amber Iman, Zachary Noah Piser, Vincent Rodriguez III and More Announced for 32nd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 15, 2020

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced this year's directors, musical directors and casting for their 32nd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, on Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20, 2020. Due to the pandemic, the Festival will be reimagined and shared online through Broadway On Demand. Events will kick off on November 17.

Award Winners Unite to Support New Arts & Wellness Studio in a Virtual Benefit Concer Photo Award Winners Unite to Support New Arts & Wellness Studio in a Virtual Benefit Concert Fundraiser
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2020

On Friday, October 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM MDT, a video benefit concert will launch to raise awareness, funds and support for SUBLIMELIGHT Studios, a new Arts and Wellness structure and community set to open in Denver in 2021.

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Lineup for 32nd Annual FESTIVAL OF NE Photo National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Lineup for 32nd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 10, 2020

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 32nd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, on Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20, 2020.

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, May 29- with Jordan Fisher,  Cheyenne Jackson, Chita R Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, May 29- with Jordan Fisher, Cheyenne Jackson, Chita Rivera, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - May 29, 2020

Today (May 29) in live streaming: Montego Glover visits Backstage LIVE, the cast of Dear Evan Hansen takes over Stars in the House, and so much more!

WATCH: 54 Celebrates The Broadhurst Theatre on #54BelowAtHome at 6:30pm! Photo WATCH: 54 Celebrates The Broadhurst Theatre on #54BelowAtHome at 6:30pm!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 29, 2020

Feinstein's/54 Below continues their #54BelowAtHome series tonight with The Broadhurst at 100! 54 Celebrates The Broadhurst Theatre.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, May 28- with Josh Groban, Steven Pasquale and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, May 28- with Josh Groban, Steven Pasquale and More!
by Nicole Rosky - May 28, 2020

Today (May 28) in live streaming: Josh Groban is back for movie night, Steven Pasquale has a Classic Conversation, and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, May 27- with Chad Kimball, Alex Brightman and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, May 27- with Chad Kimball, Alex Brightman and More!
by Nicole Rosky - May 27, 2020

Today (May 27) in live streaming: Chad Kimball visits Backstage Live, Debra Messing and Victoria Clark visit Stars in the House, and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, May 26- with Joshua Henry, Lynn Ahrens, Brandon Victo Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, May 26- with Joshua Henry, Lynn Ahrens, Brandon Victor Dixon and More!
by Nicole Rosky - May 26, 2020

Today (May 26) in live streaming: Star Trek Voyager reunites, a new episode of It's the Day of the Show Y'all, and so much more!

Josh Franklin Videos

VIDEO: THE PROM's Four Emmas Perform Acoustic Rendition of 'Unruly Heart' Videoplay
VIDEO: THE PROM's Four Emmas Perform Acoustic Rendition of 'Unruly Heart'

by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2019

It's time to dance because The Prom's Tony-nominated star Caitlin Kinnunen is performing a special acoustic version of the show's song 'Unruly Heart' alongside the show's three Emma understudies: Gabi Campo, Kalyn West, and Brittany Zeinstra. Life's no dress rehearsal, so make sure to check out the full video!

VIDEO: The Cast Of THE PROM Performs 'Tonight Belongs to You/It's Time To Dance' on t Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast Of THE PROM Performs 'Tonight Belongs to You/It's Time To Dance' on the 2019 TONYS

by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2019

Showcasing the diverse, inclusive, and vibrant message of The Prom, the cast perform a medley of 'Tonight Belongs to You / It's Time To Dance' from the musical.

VIDEO: THE PROM's Brooks Ashmanskas Chats About the Show's Message on ABC News Videoplay
VIDEO: THE PROM's Brooks Ashmanskas Chats About the Show's Message on ABC News

by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2019

It's time to dance because The Prom's Brooks Ashmanskas recently sat down with ABC News to chat all about the show's touching message and all of the excitement for this Sunday's Tony Awards! Check out the full interview below!

VIDEO: Stars of THE PROM Talk The Show's Impact on NIGHTLINE Videoplay
VIDEO: Stars of THE PROM Talk The Show's Impact on NIGHTLINE

by Stage Tube - Jun 5, 2019

On last night's episode of Nightline, stars of Broadway's The Prom sat down to share heartwarming stories of show's impact.

VIDEO: The Cast of THE PROM Performs 'You Happened' on THE VIEW Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast of THE PROM Performs 'You Happened' on THE VIEW

by Stage Tube - May 30, 2019

Caitlin Kinnunen and the cast of the Tony-nominated musical The Prom performed 'You Happened' on Thursday's episode of The View.

VIDEO: Caitlin Kinnunen and the Cast of THE PROM Perform 'Unruly Heart' Videoplay
VIDEO: Caitlin Kinnunen and the Cast of THE PROM Perform 'Unruly Heart'

by Stage Tube - May 21, 2019

On Monday night's episode of 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,' Tony-nominated star Caitlin Kinnunen and the cast of 'The Prom' perform 'Unruly Heart' from their Broadway musical, now running at the Longacre Theatre.

THE PROM to Perform at WorldPride Closing Ceremony Videoplay
THE PROM to Perform at WorldPride Closing Ceremony

by Julie Musbach - Apr 23, 2019

BroadwayWorld has just learned that The Prom will perform at the WorldPride Closing Ceremony on June 30th in Times Square. Melissa Etheridge will headline the Closing Ceremony, which will also include performances by Jake Shears & MNEK. Additional talent will be announced in the weeks ahead.

VIDEO: Beth Leavel Performs 'The Lady's Improving' from THE PROM on GMA Videoplay
VIDEO: Beth Leavel Performs 'The Lady's Improving' from THE PROM on GMA

by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2019

Tony award-winning actress Beth Leavel stopped by Good Morning America to perform her show-stopping hit, 'The Lady's Improving.'

VIDEO: THE PROM Releases Music Video for 'You Happened', Cast Recording Out Now! Videoplay
VIDEO: THE PROM Releases Music Video for 'You Happened', Cast Recording Out Now!

by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2019

From promposals to full-ensemble dance numbers, premiering today is the official music video for "YOU HAPPENED," a joyous group number from the hit Broadway musical THE PROM.  The video made its debut yesterday. With on-stage performance clips as well as behind-the-scenes footage of the cast in-studio, the video for "You Happened" is the perfect companion to the feel-good track - watch below! 

Ryan Murphy to Host a Performance of THE PROM April 9th Videoplay
Ryan Murphy to Host a Performance of THE PROM April 9th

by Julie Musbach - Mar 21, 2019

Six-time Emmy Award winner Ryan Murphy announced today on Instagram that he will host a special performance of THE PROM to benefit Hetrick Martin, GLAAD and The Trevor Project on Tuesday, April 9.


Josh Franklin Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Josh Franklin been in?
Josh Franklin has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Josh Franklin been in?
Josh Franklin has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Josh Franklin been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Visiting Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Anything Goes The Kennedy Center .