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Born and raised in Chicago, Lisa Joyce received her BFA in Acting from the Theater School at DePaul University. She received a Joseph Jefferson nomination for her performance in Adam Rapp's "Red Light Winter", which premiered at the Steppenwolf Theater Company before transferring off-Broadway and being named a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize.

Lisa made her West End/Broadway debut in "La Bete", starring Mark Rylance and David Hyde Pierce, and toured nationally, alongside Cherry Jones in the Tony Award-winning production of "Doubt".

Some of her favorite off-Broadway credits include: Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's beloved production of "Love, Loss and What I Wore" and Soho Rep.'s "The Ugly One", for which she earned a Drama Desk nomination. Lisa has also appeared in productions at The Public, New York Theater Workshop, The Signature, Classic Stage Company, Rattlestick, Transport Group, StageFARM, Williamstown and The Studio Theater in D.C., where she received a Helen Hayes Award for her role in "Blackbird". Lisa is a member of the LAByrinth Theater Company.

Lisa Joyce Photos


Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018

Atlantic Theater Production, 2014

Signature Theatre Company, 2013
Dr. Jean Loggins

Transport Group Production, 2012

Broadway Revival, 2010
Marquise - Theresa Du Parc

Dorine (Understudy)

[West End]
London Production, 2010
Marquise - Theresa Du Parc

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]

Liesl / Sherine / Bonnie Ann Voychevsky


Lisa Joyce Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Lisa JoyceThe Ugly One

Helen Hayes Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play

Lisa JoyceBlackbird

Helen Hayes Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production

Lisa JoyceDoubt, A Parable

Lisa Joyce News

Amy Staats, Lisa Joyce & More to Star in TENT REVIVAL Presented by Bard at the Gate

BARD AT THE GATE – the digital theater series created by Paula Vogel and produced in concert with McCarter Theater Center – will continue its 3rd season with the debut of TENT REVIVAL by Majkin Holmquist, streaming via Broadway on Demand on January 30th at 7 p.m.

Review: LUCKY STIFF at The Barnstormers

What did our critic think of LUCKY STIFF at The Barnstormers?

BWW Review: QUEEN OF SPADES in Des Moines Sets Off Fireworks of Its Own in Time for the Holiday

While fireworks may have been going off outside on July 3, Des the Des Moines Metro Opera continued their grand opening weekend after a year with no live opera. The celebration inside was for the opening of their second production of the summer, Tchaikovsky's THE QUEEN OF SPADES, with a libretto by his brother Modest. While this opera may have premiered in 1890, Des Moines Metro Opera celebrates its premiere with their company.

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, August 3- with Cheyenne Jackson, Beth Leavel and More!

Today (August 3) in live streaming: Cheyenne Jackson sings with Seth Rudetsky, The Muny is back with Summer Variety Hour, and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, July 13- with Lupita Nyong'o, Phylicia Rashad & More!

Today (July 13) in live streaming: Richard II continues, Audra McDonald sings with Seth Rudetsky, and so much more!

Neil LaBute's BILLY AND BILLIE Starring Adam Brody, Jan Maxwell and More Will be Available to Stream

St. Louis Actors' Studio will release two episodes per week for the next five weeks of Neil LaBute's direcTV show 'Billy and Billie' beginning July 6 via St. Louis Actors' Studio Twitter - @stlas1.

VIDEO: Watch a Season Four Trailer for INSECURE

Get ready for the new season of Insecure, returning April 12 on HBO.

BWW Review: ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA at Wheelock Family Theatre

Roald Dahl wrote books for the children of his time and it is a wonder that many of his creations have remained as popular and well-loved as they have decades after his death. Although James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The Witches, and The Twits can all trace thematic influence back to Dahl's involvement in World War II, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory seems to be the most heavily-informed by an unquestioning devotion to western industrialization and hope for the germinating seeds of our present-day capitalism. The 1971 movie, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is indicative of its time not only in its psychedelic colors and film effects but in its Vietnam-Conflict-era praise of Americanized consumerism. While Tim Burton's 2005 film adaptation reclaimed the title of the 1964 book and attempted to be a more faithful translation, its darkness and sterile settings have not garnered the cultural embrace of its predecessor, mainly because (I believe) of the public's common, shifting relationship with and disdain for industrialization and capitalism.

Phoenix Best, Amber Iman, and More Among Latest Vassar Powerhouse Casting

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced additional casting for the highly anticipated 35th Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which continues through Sunday, July 28.


According to Deadline, HBO has confirmed that WESTWORLD, INSECURE and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM are set to return for its third season in 2020. Read more about the news from Deadline here!

Brown Box Theatre Project Presents THE BROADWAY JUKEBOX: REVOLUTION, May 10-June 2

The Broadway Jukebox returns by popular demand! With a new list of 30 songs to choose from, each performance is unique based on the selection of that night's audience. Upon arrival, each audience member votes for their top choices based on five categories: "Classics," "Contemporary Musicals," "Animation," "Diva," and "Written by Rockers." Brown Box then curates that night's show on the spot in this interactive, family-friendly evening, where we perform what YOU consider the best of Broadway. Don't miss out on the revolution!

Additional Rotating Cast Announced For Barrow Street Theatricals' NASSIM

Barrow Street Theatricals announced today the rotating cast of guest actors through the end of January for the American premiere of the Nassim Soleimanpour and Bush Theatre production of NASSIM by celebrated Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (White Rabbit Red Rabbit), featuring direction by Omar Elerian. Joining the production will be:

Greater Boston Stage Company Presents The World Premiere Of THE SALONNIÈRES

Greater Boston Stage Company proudly announces the second Don Fulton New Play Project, The Salonnieres. By acclaimed playwright, Liz Duffy Adams, The Salonnieres, set in pre-Revolutionary Paris, is an evening filled with fairytales, facades, and the feminist revolution. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes, performances run October 25 - November 11, 2018. The Press Opening is Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 3:00pm.


HBO has renewed the comedy series BALLERS for a fifth season and INSECURE for a fourth season, it was announced today by Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming.

Issa Rae-Led Comedy Series INSECURE Returns for Third Season August 12 on HBO

After her break-up with Lawrence, Issa tries to get her life back together, working hard to save and earn extra cash while crashing on Daniel's couch – an arrangement that proves challenging, given their history. Meanwhile, Molly starts a new job at a black-owned law firm, but finds her confidence put to the test when she's not automatically recognized as “the star.”

BALLERS and INSECURE Both Return to HBO This August

BALLERS and INSECURE Both Return to HBO This August

Hit Comedy Series BALLERS & INSECURE Kick Off New Seasons Back to Back

The hit comedy series BALLERS and INSECURE will kick off their new seasons back-to-back SUNDAY, AUG. 12 on HBO.


Brown Box Theatre Project returns to Massachusetts May 12-20th with The Broadway Jukebox: A Musical Theatre Cabaret Event. Following a sold-out run of The Hotel Nepenthe in March, Brown Box continues to bring a wide range of theatrical experiences to audiences all across the East Coast with this glittering showcase of Broadway's finest compositions.

HBO Renews Hit Comedy Series BALLERS and INSECURE

With both series seeing record viewership this season, HBO has renewed the comedy series BALLERS for a fourth season and INSECURE for a third season, it was announced today by Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming.

First Season of INSECURE Available for Free Streaming 7/23

Starting Sunday, July 23 at 6:00 a.m. ET/3:00 a.m. PT, all eight episodes of the first season of HBO comedy series INSECURE will be available to stream for free for 24 hours at and All eight episodes will also be available to non-HBO subscribers on participating television and streaming partners' platforms and free on demand channels.


How many Broadway shows has Lisa Joyce been in?

Lisa Joyce has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Lisa Joyce been in?

Lisa Joyce has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Lisa Joyce's first West End show?

Lisa Joyce's first West End show was La Bete which opened in 2010

What awards has Lisa Joyce been nominated for?

Lisa Joyce has been nominated for several awards including Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Ugly One," Outstanding Lead Actress in a Resident Play at the Helen Hayes Awards for "Blackbird," and Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Non-Resident Production at the Helen Hayes Awards for "Doubt, A Parable."

What awards has Lisa Joyce won?

Lisa Joyce has won the Outstanding Lead Actress award for Resident Play at the Helen Hayes Awards for her performance in Blackbird.

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