BIOGRAPHY Josh Walden is an accomplished actor/singer/dancer who has performed on Broadway, Off Broadway, National Tours, prestigious Regional Theatres around the country and World Cruises. He has been awarded incredibly diverse opportunities ranging from tap dancing leading men to flaming hispanic lovers. Josh’s professionalism and dedication to creating full bodied characters with depth has afforded him a highly successful career within the many disciplines of theatre. Whether singing an Italian aria in a Charles Mee play or kicking his face through the highly athletic choreography of Jerry Mitchell, Josh Walden is a true triple threat based in the traditions of Stanislavski.Legally Blonde Swing
Crazy For You“Josh Walden is a versatile character actor andtalented physical comedian, singer, and dancer.”-Erin Morrison-Fortunato, City Newspaper
Limonade Tous Les Jours “...and the third cast member, Josh Walden, as a waiter, shows off a distinguished countertenor in an oratorio excerpt.” - Bruce Weber, The New York Times
Broadway :42nd Street La Cage aux Folles A Chorus Line RagtimeThug/Waiter Mercedes Bobby/cover, perf. Harry ThawFord Center for the Marquis Theatre Gerald Schoenfeld Neil Simon TheatrePerforming Arts TheatreMark Bramble Jerry Zaks Bob Avian Marcia Milgrom DodgeRandy Skinner Jerry Mitchell Baayork Lee
“...Josh Walden in a real star turn asTulsa...”- E Haig, The Sacramento Gazette Gypsy
“Josh Walden acts, sings, and dances forcefully as Tommy’s tormenting punk cousin, Kevin.” -Jan Silver, BackstageThe Who’s Tommy
Off Broadway :SeussicalMayor of WhoLucille Lortel TheatreMarcia Milgrom DodgeAwesome 80ʼs PromDickie HarringtonWebster HallKen DavenportNational Tour :Legally BlondeCarlosHal Luftig, Fox Theatricals, etc...Jerry MitchellSeussicalWickersham BrotherTheatreworksUSAMarcia Milgrom DodgeBigNickNETworks Presentations, LLCFrank Lombardi Seussical
Regional/Summer Stock :Tales of the City Gypsy Limonade Tous Les JoursManita Bryant/Gidde/Robert Tulsa WaiterAmerican Conservatory Theatre, CA Sacramento Music Circus, CA Actors Theatre of Louisville, KYJason Moore Marcia Milgrom Dodge Marc MastersonRagtime The Whoʼs Tommy White ChristmasHarry Houdini Cousin Kevin Phil DavisThe Kennedy Center, DC Bay Street Theatre, NY Carousel Dinner Theatre, OHMarcia Milgrom Dodge Marcia Milgrom Dodge Stephen BourneufCabaret Swing 7 Brides For 7 BrothersTenor Solo/Gorilla I’ll Be Seeing You BenjaminReprise Theatre Company, CA Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, PA Carousel Dinner Theatre, OHMarcia Milgrom Dodge Dana Solimando Chet Walker Crazy For You Bobby Child Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, NY Ed Sayles
Monica, the Musical :“...but it is Josh Walden who steals the showwith his earnest, wildly hilarious take onStephanopoulos.”-Amy Krivohlavek, offoffonline.com Funny Girl : “Walden is a superior dancer and singer, and even though his character complains about the pace Fanny sets for herself, his own energy seems endless and he gives an electrifying performance.” -Tom Woods, Auburn Pub On the Town: “Dark featured and squarely built, Walden has the stolid forthrightness of a boy from Smallville, Ind. But when he sings (an aching ``Lonely Town’’) or lets his long limbs swoon in Cortez’s presence, his whole body seems to sigh in tremulous resignation to his feelings.” - Steven Winn, San Francisco Chronicle
Josh was given the extraordinary experience ofworking with Julie Andrews twice in a readingof the musical adaptation of her children’s book,Simeon’s Gift, directed by Tony-nominated directorMarcia Milgrom Dodge for Bay Street Theatre.
In the summer of 2011, Joshoriginated the roles of ManitaBryant, Gidde and Robert in theworld premiere of Tales of theCity at the American ConservatoryTheatre in San Francisco with Tony-nominated director Jason Moore,Tony-winning book writer JeffWhitty and members of the glamrock band, The Scissor Sisters.
TRAININGNew York University/Tisch Schoolof the Arts/Collaborative ArtsProject 21 Conservatory- BFA inDramaActing:Alix Korey, Larry Singer, Eliza Ventura,Deborah KampmeierVoice/Speech:Wendy Waterman, Kathryn Armour,Tom Shepard, Larry Arancio, StevenSpraragenBallet:Maurice Brandon Curry, MarilynDʼHonau, Lonne MorettonJazz:Bob Rizzo, Kerry Casserly, LoriLeshnerTap:Charles Goddertz, Marcia MilgromDodgeBallroom:Clive and Susan Phillips, Mark StuartEckstein