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Joshua Finkel

 
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Bio:
Joshua Finkel is an actor, director and acting coach. He heads up the Musical Theater Program at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, runs the three tiered training program, the ANMT Performers' Workshop in North Hollywood , coaches internationally doing his 11 master classes, as well ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Bio:
Joshua Finkel is an actor, director and acting coach. He heads up the Musical Theater Program at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, runs the three tiered training program, the ANMT Performers' Workshop in North Hollywood , coaches internationally doing his 11 master classes, as well ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1993
Ensemble/Other Roles
Amnesty International Observer
Prisoner Emilio
Molina (Understudy)
  [West End]
London Production, 1992
Ensemble/Other Roles
  [Toronto]
Toronto Production, 1992
Performer

Photos



Joshua Finkel and Ethan LePhong

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Date:
08/12/2008


Ethan LePhong and Joshua Finkel with friends and family

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Date:
08/12/2008


Travis Davidson and Joshua Finkel

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Date:
08/12/2008

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1993
Ensemble/Other Roles

Amnesty International Observer

Prisoner Emilio

Molina (Understudy)

  [West End]
London Production, 1992
Ensemble/Other Roles

  [Toronto]
Toronto Production, 1992
Performer

Joshua Finkel Biography

Joshua Finkel is an actor, director and acting coach.
He heads up the Musical Theater Program at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, runs the three tiered training program, the ANMT Performers' Workshop in North Hollywood , coaches internationally doing his 11 master classes, as well as out of his private studio, the Creative Combustion Acting Studio. Joshua has also created classes and has taught at the Los Angeles campus of AMDA.

Recent directing credits include the world premiere production of TSARINA at the Grove Theater in Upland, LOVE BYTES and DECEMBER SONGS both at the Noho Arts Center in North Hollywood, INTO THE WOODS at the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks (April /May 2009), the Los Angeles Premiere of THE SPITFIRE GRILL at Actors' Co-op, the Bay Area premiere of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD in San Francisco and FALSETTOLAND at San Francisco's Phoenix Theater. Joshua directed Maccabeat for the Festival of New Musicals, LES MISERABLES at Hamilton High's Music Academy Magnet, and continues to direct and star in the ongoing corporate event HOLLYWOOD REVISITED.

Recent performing credits include Lew Fields in Richard M. Sherman's latest musical about Weber and Fields, PAZZAZZ!, Bamatabois/Dance Captain in LES MISERABLES at the HOLLYWOOD BOWL with LEA MICHELE and 11 characters in THE KID FROM BROOKLYN: THE DANNY KAYE MUSICAL at the El Portal Theater. Joshua has starred as the wild latin nightclub singer Ricardo Romero in the Los Angeles premiere of NEVER GONNA DANCE at Musical Theater West, and as Eddie Ryan in FUNNY GIRL at Robert Redford's complex in Sundance, Utah. And was in the original cast and cast album of BARK! He originated Jacob Finney in the original cast of THE GRAVE WHITE WAY at the Hudson Theater in Hollywood. Other theater credits include playing the Tony Award Winning role of Uncle Louie in LOST IN YONKERS, starring Erin Moran from Happy Days, Al in A CHORUS LINE starring Jane Lanier, and Buttons in a wild, burlesque version of CINDERELLA.

Television appearances include DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES with Marcia Cross, GENERAL HOSPITAL, Joshua was seen as the Singing Waiter on the Emmy Award winning 2000 Season Finale Episode of ALLY McBEAL, THE MUSICAL ALMOST, and can be seen in the movie THE KID playing opposite Bruce Willis. Joshua played Gary Carson opposite Kathleen Quinlan on FAMILY LAW, and was the Card Dealer/Mr. Zapatella in Reprise's FIORELLO! starring Tony Danza.

On Broadway, Joshua starred as Molina, the Window Dresser in KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN with Chita Rivera and Vanessa Williams and was selected to play the role twice in India. Los Angeles audiences have seen Joshua appear as Thenardier in the original LA company of LES MISERABLES.

A classically trained actor with his MFA in Classical Theater from the University of Delaware Professional Theatre Training Program, Joshua's recent roles include Tybalt in Portland Stage's ROMEO AND JULIET directed by Tony Award Winning director Bartlett Sher, Birdie Bowers in TERRA NOVA at The Virginia Stage Company, and Juror #4 in TWELVE ANGRY MEN at Merrimack Rep. Khlestakov in THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, Edmund in KING LEAR, and the title role in HAMLET. Internationally, Mr. Finkel has performed Brecht in Germany in THE GOOD PERSON OF SETZUAN, the Greeks in Japan with the Suzuki Company of Toga in CLYTEMNESTRA.

Additional Musical Roles include Macheath in the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival's THE THREEPENNY OPERA, Jigger in Sacramento Music Circus' CAROUSEL, El Gallo in THE FANTASTICKS at the Hangar Theatre, Paul in A CHORUS LINE, Franklin Shepard in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, Cosmo Brown in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, and the Pirate King in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. Other television appearances include CAROLINE IN THE CITY, THE TONY AWARDS, THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, and being a regular soloist on AMERICAN BANDSTAND.

Joshua can be heard on the original cast recordings of KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, BARK! and on Voice-overs for ARTSCENECAL.COM, CHUBB INSURANCE, MILLER BEER, and HALLMARK. Joshua was the live action model for Prince Eric in THE LITTLE MERMAID.

Additionally, Joshua is a master class teacher and the Emcee on the Crystal Cruise Emerging Artist cruises featuring winners from the MUSIC CENTER SPOTLIGHT AWARDS PROGRAM and directs Hollywood Revisited on the Film and Theater Cruises aboard Crystal Cruises.

For more information on upcoming performance, projects and classes: www.joshuafinkel.com








Joshua Finkel News

STEPHANIE J. BLOCK COMES HOME to be Presented by Musical Theatre Guild Photo STEPHANIE J. BLOCK COMES HOME to be Presented by Musical Theatre Guild
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021

Stephanie J. Block, former MTG member turned Tony Award-winning Broadway star, will reflect on her experiences with Musical Theatre Guild, and the shows in which she performed, during a candid conversation with friend, fellow Broadway veteran, and MTG member Jason Graae.

BWW Interview: Actress Roslyn Cohn Shares High Points In Her Theatrical Career Thus F Photo BWW Interview: Actress Roslyn Cohn Shares High Points In Her Theatrical Career Thus Far
by Don Grigware - Dec 12, 2019

Actress Roslyn Cohn is remarkably versatile. She is nominated for a BWW Award this year for The Sound of Murder at Theatre 40. In our converrsation she tells our readers about her work and who and what she admires in the acting profession. Tell us about your BWW nomination for The Sound of Murder at Theatre 40. What kind of character did you play? RC: I was excited to get a nomination for this show as we didn't get the amount of reviews we should have

Cabaret Queen Keri Kelsey Hosts Successful 6th Annual CABARET IS ALIVE AND WELL AND L Photo Cabaret Queen Keri Kelsey Hosts Successful 6th Annual CABARET IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN LOS ANGELES Benefiting Actors Fund
by Rebecca Russo - Oct 31, 2019

Los Angeles' famed 'Princess of Patter' Keri Kelsey recently hosted the 6thAnnual 'Cabaret is Alive and Well and Living in Los Angeles' last week, benefiting the Actors Fund.

MARVIN HAMLISCH: A CELEBRATION Comes to Catalina Jazz Club Photo MARVIN HAMLISCH: A CELEBRATION Comes to Catalina Jazz Club
by Stephi Wild - Oct 22, 2019

Steven Brinberg a?' best known for creating and performing Simply Barbra, the acclaimed all-live homage to the legendary Barbra Streisand a?' will produce and host an all-star tribute to Marvin Hamlisch at Catalina Jazz Club (6725 West Sunset Blvd) in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, October 24 at 8:30 PM. The evening will feature Edie Alyson (Little Shop of Horrors), Alan Bergman (Two-time Oscar-winning lyricist), Herve Coeur (Haitian singer and songwriter), Kay Cole (A Chorus Line, Bye Bye Birdie), Mary Bond Davis (Hairspray), Fay DeWitt (Flahooley), Nancy Dussault (Two-time Tony nominee), Joshua Finkel (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Ilene Graff (Grease, I Love My Wife), Natalie Lander (a?oeLegally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woodsa??), Ashley Fox Linton (Wicked), Melissa Manchester (Grammy winning singer and songwriter), J. Elaine Marcos (A Chorus Line), Barbara Minkus (Funny Girl), Jenny O'Hara (The Odd Couple, Promises Promises), Noah Weisberg (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Jennifer Westfelt (Wonderful Town, a?oeYoungera??), and David Zack (Sweet Smell of Success). Michael Lavine serves as Music Director. For tickets and information, please call (323) 466-2210 or visit SimplyBarbra.com.

Line-Ups Set For 6th Annual Actors Fund Benefit Concert Weekend Photo Line-Ups Set For 6th Annual Actors Fund Benefit Concert Weekend
by Stephi Wild - Oct 3, 2019

Cabaret is Alive and Well and Living in Los Angeles, benefit concert weekend for The Actors Fund, is back for the 6th year in a row. Conceived and Directed by David Galligan, the 3-night event is presented by Fraser Entertainment Group. All proceeds benefit The Actors Fund.

BWW Review: DAMES AT SEA Cruises Thru Causing A Tidal Wave Of Top-Deck Entertainment  Photo BWW Review: DAMES AT SEA Cruises Thru Causing A Tidal Wave Of Top-Deck Entertainment At The Sierra Madre Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 16, 2019

I have a special appreciation for artists who really learn their craft; that surround their entire lives dedicated to observation, listening, learning, searching then discovering, creating, improving, perfecting and twerking it a bit to make it organic and unique. When you have experienced performers who have done it all in their careers in key roles putting together a musical production of this type, it is quite apparent in the outcome. With the esteemed team that is at the 'helm' of this production, Director Josh Finkel, Choreographer Jeffrey Scott Parsons, Costumes Designed by Shon LeBlanc, Lighting Design by Derek Jones, Artistic Director of the Sierra Madre Theatre Christian Lebano, and Live One-Man-Orchestra Sean Paxton; (Google all!) it is full tilt ahead and all aboard for an evening of superb and satisfying entertainment.

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Opens at Tuacahn Center for the Arts Photo A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Opens at Tuacahn Center for the Arts
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2019

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder opens at Tuacahn Center for the Arts; Tony Award Winner Robert L. Freedman attends 

DAMES AT SEA Opens June 15 At Sierra Madre Playhouse Photo DAMES AT SEA Opens June 15 At Sierra Madre Playhouse
by Julie Musbach - May 8, 2019

Ruby gets off the bus from Utah with 'nothing but tap shoes in her suitcase and a prayer in her heart.' As fate would have it, she is immediately cast in the chorus of a Broadway show. When the theatre is forced to close, Ruby's songwriting sailor boyfriend persuades the Captain of his ship to allow the show to move on deck. Voila! Dames at sea! When the show's lead gets seasick, Ruby may have to go on for her. Will Ruby come back a star? Do you need to ask?

Theatre LA Cares Presents A Benefit Concert For Time's Up Legal Defense Fund Photo Theatre LA Cares Presents A Benefit Concert For Time's Up Legal Defense Fund
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 1, 2019

Theatre LA Cares (Susan Grace, Producer) has announced the second annual Twisted Broadway fundraiser for the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund. Directed by Karon Kearney with musical direction by Michael Lavine, the fun begins at 1:30pm on Sunday, April 14, at Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City.

MTG REWIND Revisits The Best Of MTG In A Special Benefit Concert Photo MTG REWIND Revisits The Best Of MTG In A Special Benefit Concert
by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2019

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will present MTG REWIND, a special benefit to support Musical Theatre Guild's extensive youth outreach programs. The event, an intimate celebration of over 20 years of Musical Theatre Guild's best musical moments, will take place at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm.

Joshua Finkel Videos

BWW TV: Jennifer Kranz Wins LA's Next Great Stage Star 2014
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Mar 12, 2014

Jennifer Kranz, a senior at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles majoring in Theatre and minoring in Musical Theatre, emerged victorious Sunday, February 16th as LA's Next Great Stage Star¬ģ 2014 produced and presented by Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, the most critically acclaimed concert supper club in the greater Los Angeles area.

BWW TV: Les Miz at the Bowl Grand Finale Performance
by Eddie Varley - Aug 13, 2008

Well, here it is folks ?the LES MIZ finale - footage from the Opening Night performance at The Hollywood Bowl. From the overwhelming e-mail response we've received re: the LES MIZ pieces on BWW, we know it was clearly worth the trip to the West Coast to bring you comprehensive coverage.

BWW TV Exclusive: Les Miz at the Bowl Dress Rehearsal and Director Jay-Alexendar
by Eddie Varley - Aug 11, 2008

In this exclusive video, Les Miserables in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl director, Richard Jay-Alexander reveals what it takes to put such a unique event together and the how art of theatrical collaboration can bring about something truly special. You'll also have a front row seat as the Final Dress Rehearsal, a 10:00 am annual tradition open to the public, takes place, and witness how 'anything can happen' during a live performance!

BWW TV Exclusive: Les Miz Tech Rehearsal, Stites and More!
by Craig Brockman - Aug 7, 2008

BroadwayWorld.com's own Editor-in-Chief Robert Diamond and Creative Director Eddie Varley are out in L.A. covering the highly anticipated Les Miserables in Concert which will play at the famous Hollywood Bowl this weekend. In this exclusive video, Musical Director and Conductor, Kevin Stites and Costumer, Kathleen Melcher talk about this unique event and BroadwayWorld brings you front and center for a sneak peek of the finale!

BWW TV Exclusive: Les Miserables Roundtable and Sneak Peek!
by Craig Brockman - Aug 6, 2008

BroadwayWorld.com's own Eddie Varley is out in L.A. covering the highly anticipated Les Miserables in Concert which will play at the famous Hollywood Bowl this weekend. In this exclusive video, the cast shares their thoughts about being involved with this special production. Plus, you'll get a sneak peek of 'One Day More.'


Joshua Finkel Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Joshua Finkel been in?
Joshua Finkel has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Joshua Finkel been in?
Joshua Finkel has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Joshua Finkel's first West End show?
Joshua Finkel's first West End show was Kiss of the Spider Woman which opened in 1992