Joshua's unique production of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM garnered raves from critics
Suffice to say, Joshua Finkel has outdone himself as director of this vaudevillian farce that is a worthy representation of this Sondheim classic. After you're done crying at "Les Mis," run over to the Hillcrest Center to see "Funny Thing" and laugh your togas off.
--CARY GINELL, The Acorn
Joshua's world premiere production of A RING IN BROOKLYN is a HIT! CAST ALBUM RELEASED OCTOBER 2013! HERE IS A SAMPLE!
StagesceneLA.com awarded Joshua won a SCENIE AWARD for BEST CHOREOGRAPHY FOR A SMALLER PRODUCTION
The show won SCENIES for
MOST PROMISING MUSICAL OF 2011-2012
OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE CAST FOR A SMALLER PRODUCTION
ROSS KALLING for OUTSTANDING MUSICAL DIRECTION FOR A SMALLER THEATER
Read what the critics are saying!! Joshua's YouTube Channel Clips from the original 15 minute reading presentation
Joshua just completed a run as Alexander Molokov in CHESS and received some wonderful notices from critics.
"The polished Joshua Finkel combined sexy and sinister as the devious Molokov"
---TONY FRANKEL, StageandCinema.com
“Quartet (A Model Of Decorum And Tranquility)” adds Finkel’s voice to Warne’s, Graae’s, and Callaway’s to heart-pounding effect. Then again, cheers are the order of the evening as, one after another, Callaway, Graae, Pardo, and Warne vie for Most Valuable Player, with Caldretti, Collyer, and Finkel each having their own stellar supporting moments in the spotlight."
--- STEVEN STANLEY, Stagescenela
Joshua just starred as the fun role of NIKOLAI in an industry presentation of Linda Bergman and Lila Silvern's Script, Have I Got a Sperm for You? at The Secret Rose Theater.
Joshua is putting in several new costumes into Hollywood Revisited this month:
SUNRISE OF BEVERLY HILLS Sat 10/19 at 7pm
GREEN VALLEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, ARIZONA Tuesday October 29 at 7pm
THE CRYSTAL CRUISE FILM AND THEATER CRUISE: November 11, 2013 on board the CRYSTAL SYMPHONY
Joshua is hosting and performing an evening of his CONEJO CABARET CONSERVATORY students each sharing their original Cabaret Act they worked up inhis CONEJO CABARET CONSERVATORY CLASS. 7:00PM at the Mermaid Tavern in Thousand Oaks. RESERVATIONS: 805 777 7418
ANMT Performers' Workshop CABARET SLAM CLASS STARTS NOVEMBER 2 AND PERFORMS ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 15 at the M Bar Hollywood.
Joshua was the guest panelist on Live LA Saturday Night on February 4, 2012. Listen to show now.
Joshua's production of the new musical TSARINA which debuted at the Grove Theatre in Upland got reviewed on Broadway World
Joshua's show HOLLYWOOD REVISITED got reviewed and promoted in Broadway World.
Joshua's Top 10 Auditioning Tips are featured in the June 2009 "Working Singers' Newsletter"
Joshua' production of Into the Woods was written up in the June 2009 issue of The Sondheim Review.
Joshua discusses Actor Training in Ross Reports and Backstage Magazine
Joshua congratulates his client Beth Behrs for booking the lead role of Caroline on TWO BROKE GIRLS on CBS
Joshua congratulates client MARLO DiCRASTO for booking an audition for the lead role of MOLLY in the National Tour company of GHOST the MUSICAL after our coaching/video submission we created and sent to Joy Dewing Casting!
Joshua congratulates his client Brad Sonnenberg for being accepted into the prestigious UCLA SUMMER CONSERVATORY.
Joshua congratulates clients MORGAN RUDNER and JESSICA GARCIA for nailing their recent Unified College Auditions.
Joshua congratulates his client Daniel Stewart on his role of George Gibbs opposite Helen Hunt in OUR TOWN at the Broad Stage and for flying to NYC
for the first national of WAR HORSE. Also for signing with lead manager INSIGHT MANAGEMENT.
Joshua congratulates his client Alex Fragoso who booked THE LARAMIE PROJECT, her first show since being in the University of Michigan Musical Theater program, but also got rave reviews from her work as HODEL IN FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at MUSIC THEATER OF WICHITA SUMMER 2012 using the audition system I gave her.
Joshua congratulates clients Bradley Sonnenberg (booked MARK) and Branden Holzer (booked Angel) in RENT at the New Community Jewish High School in West Hills, CA
Joshua congratulates his client Evan Laffer who earned 1st place for his 2 monologues at the California State Thespian Festival and 2nd place at the Scenefest competition playing Joe Keller in Arthur Miller's "All My Sons".
Joshua congratulates his client Marissa Mayer who Joshua congratulates his client Samantha Hertz who was offered one of 2 places for women in the BFA PROGRAM AT UC-IRVINE after working up a new monologue and audition song for that audition.
Joshua congratulates his client Marissa Mayer who booked the role of Penny Pingelton in HAIRSPRAY at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood
Marissa also just got accepted into the Boston Conservatory for musical theatre as well as Point Park University in Pitysburgh with a 23,000 dollar scholarship and to Eugene Lang College, The New School for liberal arts with a 32,000 dollar scholarship! "Thanks to all that you've done to help me get here."
Joshua congratulates his client Lindsay May Robb who has been accepted into 9 out of the 12 colleges of her choice after we built her audition submission package and her audition submission video. Each school to which she sent her submission tape, granted her admission!
Joshua congratulates his client Julia Steinberg who was accepted into NYU's Musical Theatre Program Early Decision beginning Fall 2012.
Joshua congratulates his client Jenny Kaplan for advancing to the 2nd round in the current 2012 Music Center Spotlight Awards Competition
Joshua congratulates client Lindsay Robb for excellent feedback on her College Video Submission to Muhlenberg College.
Joshua congratulates his client James Kyson Lee for landing his series regular as Ando Masahashi on HEROESand the new feature WHITE ON RICE.
Joshua congratulates his client Jacqueline Grabois for booking the lead role of Kate Monster on the National Tour of AVENUE Q
Joshua congratulates his client Tami Dahbura for booking the 1st National Tour of IN THE HEIGHTS AND the 1st National Tour of MEMPHIS.
Joshua congratulates Daniel Vincent Gordh for earning a recurring role on the COLD CASE.
Joshua congratulates his phone client Bobby Thornton for being listed as a future replacement in the Broadway Company of SPRING AWAKENING.
Joshua congratulates his client Sage Ryan for booking the child lead in Piranha 3-D now in production and for playing the role of Gavroche in the production of LES MISERABLES AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL, starring as the Little Boy in IL TRITTICO directed by WOODY ALLEN at LA OPERA, and being listed as a future replacement as Michael Banks in the Broadway show MARY POPPINS.
Joshua congratulated his client Sami Staitman who will be earning her Equity Card at age 11 by playing the title role in ANNIE
at the Pioneer Theater in Salt Lake City and is now heading to the FINAL CALLBACKS for MATILDA on BROADWAY
Joshua congratulates his client Daniel Stewart on his successful run of THE FIELD at Theater Banshee in Burbank and for booking outstanding reviews and a great manager from performing his lead role of Hallie in MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS at the Rubicon Theater in Ventura and
Joshua congratulates client Gabrielle Wagner who received an OVATION AWARD while starring as Laureen Grub in the upcoming hit musical DIVORCE! in Hollywood. Also for starring as Nellie Forbush opposite Michael Nouri in SOUTH PACIFIC.
Joshua congratulates his client Jodie Langel, owner of MAKING IT ON BROADWAY, who booked the lead role of Diana in NEXT TO NORMAL at
The Actors Playhouse in Florida
Joshua congratulates clients Marissa Mayer and Charles Romaine for placing in the top finalists of CABARET TEEN IDOL and CABARET IDOL respectively in Hollywood, CA.
Joshua congratulates his client Annie Dahlberg for signing with Denver's prestigious BIG FISH Agency after coaching her audition monologue via Skype.
Joshua congratulates his clients for booking the three lead roles in GYPSY at Conejo Players Theater
Aileen Marie Scott (Mama Rose), Cambria Denim (Louise) and Suzanne Mayes (Dainty June)
Joshua congratulates his clients Lori Merkle Ford and Carol Lynn Campbell for booking THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Cabrillo Music Theater
Joshua congratulated his client Paul Panico who built the entire lead role of Reverend Shaw in FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICALwith Joshua in the studio and is
receiving incredible feedback on his work in the show.
Joshua congratulates his client Rachel Cyprus for being the first 1st semester student to be chosen for the prestigious Fall Showcase at College of the Canyons and for being a freshman cast in their musical THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS. Because of the honor, Rachel was interviewed by Cougar News.
Joshua congratulates his new client Lindsay Robb for being cast as the leading female role in THE FRONT PAGE and as the lead in BARNUM.
Joshua congratulates new client Cambria Denim for booking the role of Louise in GYPSY at The Conejo Players.
Joshua congratulates his client Katie Hume who is playing Johanna in SWEENEY TODD at the ARTSWEST SUMMER THEATER APPRENTICE PROGRAM in Seattle, Summer 2009; and was called backed for the 2008 SPOTLIGHT AWARDS being one of the final 200 contestants from well over 1500 that initially entered. Also for starring in her first all professional production of 29Lives at the Lex Theater in Hollywood.
As a result of an audition tape we constructed, Katie got accepted into several colleges and chose to attend WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY with a double major in Music/Piano and Musical Theater.
Joshua congratulates client Mona King for creating and performing two shows in 2009 and 2010 DECEMBER SONGS by Maury Yeston and EXPRESSIONS OF MOTHERHOOD at the Lillian Theater in Hollywood.
Joshua congratulates his client ALEX FRAGOSO for being accepted into the Musical Theater Program at NYU, UCLA, University of Michigan and Ithaca College!
Joshua congratulates his client SARA GONZALES for being accepted into WEBSTER COLLEGE'S MUSICAL THEATER PROGRAM in St. Louis
and for booking the role of NETTIE in CAROUSEL!
Joshua congratulates his client Ariel Craft for being accepted into the NYU ACTING PROGRAM and THE CALIFORNIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL.
Joshua congratulates Samantha Hertz for being accepted into the ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATER CLASS at UC Irvine.
Joshua congratulates Erin Gray for being accepted into the Advanced Acting Classes at her new IDYLLWILD ACTING PROGRAM.
Joshua congratulates Jonathan Stav for booking the lead role of CHARLIE in CHARLIE and the CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Viewpoint School.
Joshua congratulates Evan Laffer for starring as JOE KELLER in ALL MY SONS at AGOURA HIGH SCHOOL.
Joshua congratulated his clients JOHN GASTON and CAROLYN FREEMAN CHAMP for booking and receiving raves reviews as the two leading roles of Percy and Marguerite in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL at the Conejo Players.
Joshua congratulates his client CHAZ HODGES for being accepted on a full scholarship to the MFA program in Acting at UCSD working with his pal and colleague, award winning director Darko Tresjnak.
Joshua congratulates his client GABY RITTER for being accepted into the prestigious LACHSA school in Los Angeles.
Joshua congratulates his client Frank Kraft for being accepted into the CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE ACTOR CONSERVATORY PROGRAM
and starring as MALVOLIO in TWELFTH NIGHT.
Joshua congratulates client Jonathan Stav for being signed with the ABRAMS ARTISTS AGENCY and being called back for national commercials.
Joshua congratulates his client Suzanne Mayes for booking GERTIE in OKLAHOMA! and now as DAINTY JUNE IN GYPSY at Conejo Players.
Joshua congratulates his client Julia Safir for booking Amber in HAIRSPRAY.
Joshua congratulates his clients Sarah and Sami Staitman for being in the final callbacks for 2 Broadway bound shows since working with Joshua:
WONDERLAND (Frank Wildhorn's new show) and LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (The Musical at La Jolla Playhouse.)