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Joy Franz

 

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
US Tour, 2018
Dowager Empress
  [Broadway]
Donmar Warehouse Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Victoire
  [New York]
Workshop, 2006
Performer
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2005
Queen Constantina
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2005
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Cinderella's Stepmother [Replacement]
Grandmother [Replacement]
Jack's Mother (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Reunion Concert, 1997
Cinderella's Stepmother
  [West End]
London Production, 1997
Meg Boyd
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1990
Fairgoers
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1988
Cinderella's Stepmother [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Cinderella's Stepmother
Witch (Understudy)
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Off-Off-Broadway Revival, 1987
Performer
  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
Old Globe Production (Pre-Broadway), 1986
Cinderella's Stepmother/Wolf
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Production, 1985
Audience Member
Reporter
Terry
  [Broadway]
1984
Ginny Carlsen (Standby)
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production, 1981
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1981
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1980
Janet
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Equity Library Theatre Revival, 1973
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Catherine [Replacement]
Catherine (Standby) [Replacement]
  [West End]
London Production, 1972
Susan
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1971
Performer
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1971
Susan [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1968
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
City Center Revival, 1965
Mission Band
Singer
Sarah Brown (Understudy)

Photos

Victoria Bingham (Little Anastasia) and Joy Franz (Dowager Empress) in the National T Photo

Victoria Bingham (Little Anastasia) and Joy Franz (Dowager Empress) in the National Tour of ANASTASIA. Photo by Evan Zimmerman, MurphyMade.

From: 
Date:
06/27/2019
 Joy  Franz,  Victoria  Bingham  and  Addison  Mackynzie  Valentino Photo

Joy Franz, Victoria Bingham and Addison Mackynzie Valentino

From: 
Date:
11/12/2018
ila  Coogan  and  Joy  Franz Photo

ila Coogan and Joy Franz

From: 
Date:
11/12/2018
ANASTASIA Tour Launch Party featuring Bill Burns (Associate Choreographer), Joy Franz Photo

ANASTASIA Tour Launch Party featuring Bill Burns (Associate Choreographer), Joy Franz (Dowager Empress), Sarah Hartmann (Associate Director), Lila Coogan (Anya), Stephen Brower (Dmitry), Tari Kelly (Countess Lily), Edward Staudenmayer (Vlad), Addison Mack

From: 
Date:
10/25/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
US Tour, 2018
Dowager Empress

  [Broadway]
Donmar Warehouse Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Victoire

  [New York]
Workshop, 2006
Performer

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2005
Queen Constantina

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2005
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Cinderella's Stepmother [Replacement]

Grandmother [Replacement]

Jack's Mother (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Reunion Concert, 1997
Cinderella's Stepmother

  [West End]
London Production, 1997
Meg Boyd

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1990
Fairgoers

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1988
Cinderella's Stepmother [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Cinderella's Stepmother

Witch (Understudy)

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Off-Off-Broadway Revival, 1987
Performer

  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
Old Globe Production (Pre-Broadway), 1986
Cinderella's Stepmother/Wolf

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Production, 1985
Audience Member

Reporter

Terry

  [Broadway]
1984
Ginny Carlsen (Standby)

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production, 1981
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1981
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1980
Janet

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Equity Library Theatre Revival, 1973
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Catherine [Replacement]

Catherine (Standby) [Replacement]

  [West End]
London Production, 1972
Susan

  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1971
Performer

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1971
Susan [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1968
Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
City Center Revival, 1965
Mission Band

Singer

Sarah Brown (Understudy)






Joy Franz News

Becky Ann Baker and Nikki M. James Will Lead Industry Reading of New Musical ASK, I W Photo Becky Ann Baker and Nikki M. James Will Lead Industry Reading of New Musical ASK, I WILL TELL.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2022

A private industry reading of Ask, I Will Tell, a new musical by Ben Diskant, will be presented in New York City on Thursday, June 23 at 3pm. 

BWW Review: FIREFLIES at Pioneer Theatre Company is Sweet, Simple, and Sometimes Subl Photo BWW Review: FIREFLIES at Pioneer Theatre Company is Sweet, Simple, and Sometimes Sublime
by Tyler Hinton - Apr 2, 2022

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčFIREFLIES at Pioneer Theatre Company is a sweet, simple, and sometimes sublime drama about the twilight of life.

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by A.A. Cristi - Mar 14, 2022

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Utah premiere of an unconventional love story written by MATTHEW BARBER, FIREFLIES. Based on the novel ELEANOR AND ABEL by Annette Sanford, Fireflies premiered in 2017 at Long Wharf Theatre and will run at Pioneer Theatre Company April 1 - 16, 2022.

Karen Mason to Bring KANDER & EBB… AND ALL THAT JAZZ to Birdland Photo Karen Mason to Bring KANDER & EBB… AND ALL THAT JAZZ to Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB¬†will present¬†Karen Mason¬†in her show¬†‚ÄúKander & Ebb‚ĶAnd All That Jazz‚Ä̬†on¬†Monday, March 28¬†at¬†7:00 PM. The evening honors¬†John Kander¬†and¬†Fred Ebb, the Tony Award-winning songwriters behind Broadway‚Äôs¬†Cabaret,¬†Chicago¬†and more.

Coco Peru to Present BITTER BOTHERED & BEYOND at Birdland Photo Coco Peru to Present BITTER BOTHERED & BEYOND at Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2022

BIRDLAND¬†will present drag legend¬†Coco Peru¬†in the new show¬†‚ÄúBitter Bothered & Beyond!‚Ä̬†for two special performances. The first show at Birdland Jazz Club on¬†Monday, March 21¬†at¬†7:00 PM¬†quickly sold out, so an encore performance has been added for¬†Tuesday, March 22¬†at¬†8:30 PM¬†downstairs at the Birdland Theater.

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater Announce March 2022 Schedule Photo Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater Announce March 2022 Schedule
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2022

At Birdland Jazz Club, catch The Cookers, Celebrating the Slide Hampton Octet, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Grace Fox Big Band, Maqueque, Sean Harkness Quartet, Monty Alexander, and Emmet’s Place Live.

UN D√ćA COMO HOY: COMPANY se estrenaba en Londres Photo UN D√ćA COMO HOY: COMPANY se estrenaba en Londres
by Cristina Martinez - Jan 18, 2021

Un d√≠a como hoy, en 1972, el Her Majesty's Theatre acog√≠a por primera vez el musical de Stephen Sodheim COMPANY. Dos a√Īos despu√©s de su estreno en Broadway, la producci√≥n brit√°nica se estrenaba bajo la direcci√≥n de Harold Prince y¬†protagonizada por¬†Larry Kert,¬†Elaine Stritch,¬†Joy Franz, Beth Howland y¬†Donna McKechnie.

All Remaining ANASTASIA Tour Performances Have Been Cancelled Through Summer 2020 Photo All Remaining ANASTASIA Tour Performances Have Been Cancelled Through Summer 2020
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2020

BroadwayWorld has learned that all remaining performances on the Anastasia tour have been cancelled through Summer 2020, due to the health crisis.

BWW TV: Meet ANASTASIA On Tour's New Anya, Beth Stafford Laird! Photo BWW TV: Meet ANASTASIA On Tour's New Anya, Beth Stafford Laird!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 4, 2020

Meet Anastasia on tour's new Anya, Beth Stafford Laird, who rejoins the national tour of Broadway's Anastasia beginning April 7, 2020.

BWW REVIEWS: ANASTASIA is Not a Botox Version of the Animated Movie Photo BWW REVIEWS: ANASTASIA is Not a Botox Version of the Animated Movie
by Paul Batterson - Jan 31, 2020

When the movie ANASTASIA was released in 1996, somewhere someone was humming along with the score of the 20th Century Fox film and thought 'This might make a fantastic musical.' It took nearly 20 years but the faith in the concept is paying off.

Joy Franz Videos

BWW TV: Meet ANASTASIA On Tour's New Anya, Beth Stafford Laird! VideoBWW TV: Meet ANASTASIA On Tour's New Anya, Beth Stafford Laird!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 4, 2020

Meet Anastasia on tour's new Anya, Beth Stafford Laird, who rejoins the national tour of Broadway's Anastasia beginning April 7, 2020.

BWW TV: The Journey Continues! ANASTASIA Cast Helps National Tour Company Hit the Roa VideoBWW TV: The Journey Continues! ANASTASIA Cast Helps National Tour Company Hit the Road!
by TV - On the Road - Sep 27, 2018

Watch below as we get to know the new company, plus Christy Altomare and the rest of the Broadway cast bid dasvidaniya as they get ready for a new journey!

BWW TV: Janet McTeer, Liev Schreiber & the Cast of LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Celebrate a Steamy Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 31, 2016

The Broadway production of Donmar Warehouse's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, which is playing a limited engagement through Sunday, January 22, 2017 only at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St), officially opened last night.

BWW TV: First Look at LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Broadway Revival!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 29, 2016

The Broadway production of Donmar Warehouse's Les Liaisons Dangereuses is playing a limited engagement through Sunday, January 22, 2017 only at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St). BroadwayWorld has a scintillating first look at the steamy B-Roll footage below!

STAGE TUBE: WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE Montage
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 21, 2010

Yale Repertory Theatre's world premiere of the musical We Have Always Lived in the Castle, with book and lyrics by Adam Bock and music and lyrics by Todd Almond, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson, and directed by Anne Kauffman, opens on Thursday, September 23 at 8PM, and plays through October 9 only. Here's a first look at the production.

STAGE TUBE: Behind The Scenes at Yale Rep's WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 1, 2010

The Yale Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE from September 17 to October 9, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Below is a behind the scenes peek at rehearsals as well as discussions with members of the creative team.


Joy Franz Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Joy Franz been in?
Joy Franz has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has Joy Franz been in?
Joy Franz has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Joy Franz's first West End show?
Joy Franz's first West End show was Company which opened in 1972