Josh Young

Josh Young on Broadway 2015

in Amazing Grace

Josh Young (May 10, 1980 Wallingford, Pennsylvania, USA)  is an American stage actor. Young had performed in several shows in the Stratford Festival, including The Grapes of Wrath (Connie), Evita (Che), and Kiss Me Kate (Paul).

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Josh is currently staring on Broadway in Amazing Grace  a musical based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change.  John Newton (Tony Award nominee Josh Young), a willful and musically talented young Englishman, faces a future as uncertain as the turning tide.

For his role as Che in Evita, he won the Broadway World Toronto Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He also played Marius in a tour of Les Miserables.[1] Young was raised in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, and his family is Conservative Jewish.[2] He trained at the Pennsylvania Governors School for the Arts and holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University.[3] Young played the role of Judas in the revival of Jesus Christ Superstar from 2011-2012, for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. On May 8 that year, Young won the Theatre World Award for an outstanding Broadway debut performance.

In March 2013, Young performed “Bring On The Men” from the Broadway musical Jekyll and Hyde at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraising concert Broadway Backwards [4]

 

 Josh on Broadway


Productions Date of Productions
Amazing Grace
[Musical, Original]

  • Starring: Josh Young [John Newton]
Jul 16, 2015 – Present
Jesus Christ Superstar
[Musical, Drama, Revival]

  • Performer: Josh Young [Judas Iscariot]
Mar 22, 2012 – Jul 01, 2012

Tours


Evita  USA Tour Sept 2013

[Musical, Drama, Revival]

[Che]

Jesus Christ Superstar
[Canada]
Stratford Shakespeare Festival Production, 2011
Judas Iscariot
The Grapes of Wrath
[Canada]
Stratford Shakespeare Festival Production, 2011
[Connie Rivers]
West Side Story
[UK Tour]
International Tour, 2005
[Tony Replacement]

 

 Evita USA Tour – Local TV Promo

References


1. “Josh Young Biography on”. Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
2. Erik Piepenburg/The New York Times (2012-02-23). “Josh Young and Patricia McGregor Among Theater Newcomers – Interactive Feature”. NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
3. “STAGE TUBE: Josh Young Visits WATCH WHAT HAPPENS!”. Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
4. Bring out the Men on You Tube


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