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Bio:
Joseph has been seen in the tour and Broadway productions of Kinky Boots, The Lion King (Gazelle Tour), Mamma Mia! (Las Vegas) and most recently as Sebastian in Disney's The Little Mermaid at the Tony Award-winning Chicago Shakespeare Theater. (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Joseph has been seen in the tour and Broadway productions of Kinky Boots, The Lion King (Gazelle Tour), Mamma Mia! (Las Vegas) and most recently as Sebastian in Disney's The Little Mermaid at the Tony Award-winning Chicago Shakespeare Theater. (read complete bio)
UN D√ćA COMO HOY: THE BROADWAY BOYS se estrenaba en Espa√Īa Photo UN D√ćA COMO HOY: THE BROADWAY BOYS se estrenaba en Espa√Īa
by Nuria Pedret - Jun 4, 2021

El espectáculo del grupo homónimo tuvo lugar en el Teatro Caser Calderón en 2014

BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's KINKY BOOTS Photo BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's KINKY BOOTS
by Jeffrey Kare - Feb 12, 2020

Based on Julian Jarrold's 2005 British independent film of the same name which was inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits a shoe factory from his father. To save the business, Charlie forms an unlikely partnership with cabaret performer and drag queen, Lola. With Lola's help, Charlie develops a plan to produce a line of high-heeled boots. In the process, he and Lola discover that they are not so different after all.

BWW Interview: Nathan Peck of North Carolina Theatre's KINKY BOOTS Photo BWW Interview: Nathan Peck of North Carolina Theatre's KINKY BOOTS
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 27, 2020

From February 11th-16th, North Carolina Theatre will be presenting a production of Harvey Fierstein & Cyndi Lauper's 2013 Tony-winning musical, Kinky Boots, at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing Nathan Peck, who will be directing and choreographing the production.

North Carolina Theatre Announces Casting of KINKY BOOTS Photo North Carolina Theatre Announces Casting of KINKY BOOTS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 11, 2019

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premier nonprofit professional theatre, has announced casting for its February production of Kinky Boots, playing February 11-16, 2020 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. Eric Woodall is NC Theatre's producing artistic director, and Broadway performer Nathan Peck will direct and choreograph the production.

BWW Review: Get Ready to Raise the Roof with Seattle Rep's SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! Photo BWW Review: Get Ready to Raise the Roof with Seattle Rep's SHOUT SISTER SHOUT!
by Jay Irwin - Nov 14, 2019

Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Have you heard of her? Maybe not (I know I hadn't before last night). But even if you're unfamiliar with her, you're more than likely familiar with one of the many artists she's influenced. Artists such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Little Richard to name just a few. But that's kind of the point of the show, a?oeShout Sister Shout!a??, currently playing at the Seattle Rep. A show that tells the story of the a?oeGodmother of Rock n' Rolla??, and how we need to recognize these artists that have been whitewashed and mansplained from history. But even beyond that, you want to catch this for the insanely powerful performance of Carrie Compere as Tharpe, who will have you rockin' in your seat as she tears the roof off the Rep.

Chicago Shakespeare Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ All Summer Long On Navy Pier Photo Chicago Shakespeare Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ All Summer Long On Navy Pier
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 12, 2019

This summer, Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the 75-minute musical stage adaptation of the timeless 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz, directed by Brian Hill and choreographed by Kenny Ingram. Based on the landmark novel by L. Frank Baum and featuring music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, The Wizard of Oz promises to be the perfect outing for audiences of all ages at Chicago Shakespeare's home on Navy Pier all summer long, July 6-August 25, 2019 with performances on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. and Thursdays-Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Drury Lane Theatre Presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Photo Drury Lane Theatre Presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 7, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre for Young Audiences presents You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, based on the beloved comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. This revised version features additional dialogue by Michael Mayer and additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. This production is directed and choreographed by Scott Calcagno with music direction by Ellen Morris. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown runs March 7 June 15, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Chicago Awards! Photo Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Chicago Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

David Cook Will Return to KINKY BOOTS Next Month Photo David Cook Will Return to KINKY BOOTS Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 19, 2018

Kinky Boots producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that David Cook ("American Idol" Winner, 7th Season) will return to the role of 'Charlie Price' in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) beginning on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. He will play a limited run through Sunday, September 9, 2018. Cook succeeds Tyler Glenn (lead singer of the multi-platinum rock band, Neon Trees) who will play his last performance on Sunday, July 15, 2018.

VIDEO: First Look At The Lyric Opera's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Chicago Photo VIDEO: First Look At The Lyric Opera's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Chicago
by Alan Henry - Apr 27, 2018

The North American premiere of Timothy Sheader's explosive Olivier Award-winning production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar opens at Lyric tonight, April 27, with performances through May 20 (press opening April 28). Lyric is the only place to experience the grand scale of this acclaimed production in its first staging outside London. Check out video of the cast in action below!

Chicago's Leading Instrumentalists Join Broadway And West End Talent For Lyric Opera' Photo Chicago's Leading Instrumentalists Join Broadway And West End Talent For Lyric Opera's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2018

Top talents from The Green Mill, Jazz Showcase, and Chicago Jazz Festival stages join Broadway and West End artists for Lyric Opera's North American premiere of Timothy Sheader's Olivier Award-winning production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, presented from April 27 to May 20, 2018 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago (press opening April 28).

Postmodern Jukebox and TUnE-yArDs Artists Join Broadway Talent For North American Pre Photo Postmodern Jukebox and TUnE-yArDs Artists Join Broadway Talent For North American Premiere Of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR At Lyric Opera
by Julie Musbach - Feb 15, 2018

Artists from the bands Postmodern Jukebox, tUnE-yArDs and Diane Coffee join Broadway and West End talent for Lyric Opera's North American premiere of Timothy Sheader's explosive Olivier Award-winning production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, presented from April 27 to May 20, 2018 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago (press opening April 28).

Photo Flash: Paramount Theatre Celebrates Opening Of Kander & Ebb's CABARET Photo Photo Flash: Paramount Theatre Celebrates Opening Of Kander & Ebb's CABARET
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2018

The Paramount Theatre in west suburban Chicago opened a divine, decadent new production of Kander & Ebb's Cabaret on Saturday, February 10. Here, the cast and crew celebrate the Jeff-nominated production in the Paramount Theatre's Grand Gallery at the post-show opening night party.

Breaking: Scissor Sisters and Pentatonix Members Jake Shears and Kirstin Maldonado Wi Photo Breaking: Scissor Sisters and Pentatonix Members Jake Shears and Kirstin Maldonado Will Join KINKY BOOTS on Broadway
by Alan Henry - Nov 9, 2017

EW reports that Jake Shears, the lead singer of Scissor Sisters, and Kirstin Maldonado, Grammy-award winner for her work in the a capella group Pentatonix, will join the cast of Kinky Boots next year!

BWW Interview: New Orleans Gets KINKY with Joseph Anthony Byrd
by Heidi Scheuermann - Feb 15, 2016

Throw on some makeup, grab your highest heels, and hold on to your wigs because something fabulous is strutting into New Orleans tomorrow that you won't want to miss!  KINKY BOOTS is a fairly new, Tony Award-winning musical production brought to you by creative dream team Jerry Mitchell, Cyndi Lauper, and Harvey Fierstein.  Inspired by the true-life events of Steve Pateman, it tells the story of a young man who inherits his family's failing shoe factory. 

Photo Flash: First Look at New Cast of KINKY BOOTS Tour!
by Christina Mancuso - Jan 7, 2016

Just in!  BroadwayWorld brings you brand new photos from the National Tour of Kinky Boots! Take a look at the new cast below! ? 

Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS Tour Celebrates 500th Show on the Road
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The KINKY BOOTS tour just celebrated its 500th performance on Saturday, January 2, 2016 in Charlotte NC. Scroll down for photos of the cast with a festive cake to mark the occasion!

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 8th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 9, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Beaches,' 'Kinky Boots' and 'Gotta Dance' show how a pre-Broadway tryout is done, while 'Fancy Nancy,' 'The Little Mermaid' and 'Pinocchio' go for a younger demographic. Meanwhile, Ravinia, Grant Park and Three Oaks (MI) do summer concerts, and The Music Theatre Company announces its own surprise demise.

'The Broadway Boys' amplían su estancia en Madrid y dan a conocer su reparto
by Roberto Rodríguez - May 5, 2014

Ante la alta demanda de entradas en la preventa, la banda aumenta su estancia en la capital a cuatro semanas, comenzando el 4 de junio. Los integrantes ser√°n Tim Young, Joseph Anthony Byrd, Marshal Kennedy Carolan, Omar Lopez-Cepero, Sam Dowling y Brad Greer.

The Barn Theatre Opens PAL JOEY, 6/19
by Kelsey Denette - Jun 8, 2012

Joey (Barn Theatre newcomer Joseph Anthony Byrd) has the voice of an angel, easy good looks, and a dangerous dream - to headline in his own nightclub. Joey intrigues virtually everyone he meets, but has some colossal character flaws to go with all those smooth moves.

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