Josh has already forged a professional career as an award-winning performing artist in musical theatre. He grew up with a love of sport and performance, but his passion for entertaining and singing brought him to the Arts Academy, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) in 2006. Josh started his career performing with the international group The Ten Tenors, and then made his mark as Tony in the 2010 tour of West Side Story. An early career highlight was when he understudied/played George in The Drowsy Chaperone for Melbourne Theatre Company alongside Geoffrey Rush. Other musical theatre credits include playing Bustopher Jones/Gus/Growltiger in the 2016 season of Cats, a role that won him the Green Room Award for Best Supporting Actor in A Musical, Edward in Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers, Corny Collins in the UK tour of Hairspray, Ramon Gutierrez in An Officer And A Gentleman, The Caliph in Kismet for The Production Company, Giuseppe in The Light in the Piazza at The Arts Centre, and Jamie in The Last Five Years for The Victorian Theatre Company in December, 2016. Josh played Gerry Goffin in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical opening at the Sydney Lyric in 2017. In 2019, Josh made his West End debut as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera.
Read about Josh's debut album of contemporary pop songs with a classical twist, a collaboration with John Foreman, on his website.
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