Josh Young

Josh originated the role of “John Newton” in the Broadway World Premiere of Amazing Grace. Josh received a 2012 Tony® Award nomination and won the Theatre World Award for his critically acclaimed Broadway debut as "Judas" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Des McAnuff. Most recently Josh was awarded the New England Theater’s IRNE award for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Tateh in Ogunquit Playhouse’s Ragtime and re-imagined the role of Neville in the pre-Broadway tryout for the revival of The Secret Garden. He appeared in two seasons at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival where his credits include: “Judas” in Jesus Christ Superstar, "Connie Rivers" in Grapes of Wrath, and "Che" in Evita directed by Gary Griffin, earning Broadway World Awards for each. Josh also appeared as "Marius" in the US National Tour of Les Miserables and "Tony" in the International Tour of West Side Story. Josh has performed in North America's finest regional theaters including La Jolla Playhouse, Walnut Street Theater, St. Louis MUNY, Syracuse Stage, 5th Avenue Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, and North Carolina Theatre. He's been involved in new works with NYC's Roundabout Theatre Company, The Transport Group and The New York Musical Theater Festival. Josh is currently The BFA Musical Theatre Program Coordinator and a Professor of Musical Theatre at Oakland University. www.josh-young.com @joshpaulyoung