JOSH WALKER

STATS 

Height: 4'6"

Weight: 100lbs 

Brown Hair / Green Eyes

UNIONS

Actors Equity Association

American Guild of Variety Artists

Local 802

 THE REVIEWS ARE IN......

Godspell at

Ivoryton Playhouse

 

"Josh Walker nearly steals the show with his charm, his intelligence, and his glorious

reprise, on piano, of “Learn Your Lessons Well"

--Shoreline Times

​Standing out are the excellent Josh Walker, who gets the second act started with a terrific reprise of "Learn Your Lessons Well," including accompanying himself on the piano. Shortly after, Walker scores singing the lead in the full company number "We Beseech Thee."

--Talkin Broadway

Beauty and the Beast at

Theatre By the Sea

 

 "Josh Walker, who plays Gaston's sycophantic sidekick, Lefou, to absolute perfection."

-BroadwayWorld

 

​"Gaston’s so extreme, he’s a riot, even though he uses his diminutive sidekick, Josh Walker’s loveable Lefou, as a punching bag" 

-Providence Journal

 

​"As Gaston’s sidekick, Josh is beaten up, thrown about and does more pratfalls than humanly possible, winning sustained laughter while doing so. His facial expressions are priceless, too. His comic timing is impeccable and he leads the chorus in “Gaston”.

-TheatreMirror

MUSIC DIRECTOR CREDITS
New York / Chicago /  Regional



DREAMGIRLS
ARROW ROCK LYCEUM
MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR/KEYS
Directed by Deidre Goodwin
Arrow Rock, MO
July 2022

World Premier of
ELVIS: THE MUSICAL
ARROW ROCK LYCEUM
MUSIC SUPERVISOR/CONDUCTOR/KEYS
Directed by Quin Gresham
Arrow Rock, MO
April 2022

SISTER ACT
ARROW ROCK LYCEUM
MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR/KEYS
Directed by Amy Jones
Arrow Rock, MO
September 2021

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
ARROW ROCK LYCEUM
MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR/KEYS
Directed by Drew Humphrey
Arrow Rock, MO
August 2021

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY
IVORYTON PLAYHOUSE
 MUSIC DIRECTOR/ARRANGER/KEYS
Directed by Gerard Alessandrini
Ivoryton, CT
March 2020

[ Performances canceled due to COVID ]

TINK! THE MUSICAL
NEW YORK MUSICAL FESTIVAL
 MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR/KEYS
New York, NY
July 2016

NEXT TO NORMAL
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY
MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR/KEYS
Chicago, IL
March 2014

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
CIRCLE THEATRE
MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR/KEYS
Chicago, IL
March 2011
*Jeff Nominated 

BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
CIRCLE THEATRE
MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR/KEYS
Chicago, IL
July 2010
*Jeff Nominated

INTO THE WOODS
CIRCLE THEATRE
MUSIC DIRECTOR
Chicago, IL
May 2014 

LEGALLY BLONDE
CIRCLE THEATRE
MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR/KEYS
Chicago, IL
August 2013

SEUSSICAL
CIRCLE THEATRE
MUSIC DIRECTOR
Chicago, IL
May 2013

HAIRSPRAY
CIRCLE THEATRE
MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR/KEYS
Chicago, IL
August 2012

DROWSEY CHAPERONE
CIRCLE THEATRE
MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR/KEYS
Chicago, IL
August 2011

RAGTIME
CIRCLE THEATRE
MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR/KEYS
Chicago, IL
August 2010

LES MISERABLES
CIRCLE THEATRE 
MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR/KEYS
Chicago, IL
March 2009

SEXY BABY
HELL IN A HANDBAG THEATRE
MUSIC DIRECTOR/ARRANGER
Chicago, IL
May 2012
*Jeff Nominated

SCARRIE!
HELL IN A HANDBAG THEATRE
MUSIC DIRECTOR/ARRANGER
Chicago, IL
September 2012

THE BIRDS
HELL IN A HANDBAG THEATRE
MUSIC DIRECTOR/ARRANGER
Chicago, IL
September 2013

PETER PAN
METROPOLIS THEATRE
MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR/KEYS
Arlington Heights, IL
July 2010

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2
METROPOLIS THEATRE
MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR/KEYS
Arlington Heights, IL
August 2010

ALADDIN
METROPOLIS THEATRE
MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR/KEYS
Arlington Heights, IL
July 2009

BEAUTY & THE BEAST

METROPOLIS THEATRE
MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR/KEYS
Arlington Heights, IL
August 2009

 ACTOR CREDITS

Broadway / New York / Regional

RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

STARRING 

THE RADIO CITY ROCKETTES

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL

                                                                       Nifty      [2005--2006]

                                                                       Skittle     [2007--2010]

                                                                       Gordon  [2011--2017]

                                                                       Swing    [2018-2019 & 2021]                                        

Directed by

Linda Haberman / Julie Branam

New York, NY

GODSPELL

IVORYTON PLAYHOUSE

Nick

Directed by Jacqueline Hubbard

Ivoryton, CT

May 2019

COSI FAN TUTTE

METROPOLITAN OPERA at LINCOLN CENTER

Featured Role

Directed by Phelim McDermott

Starring Kelli O'Hara & Christopher Maltman  

 Broadcasted LIVEHD in movie theaters worldwide.

New York, NY

March 2018 & February 2020

LA CAMPANA SOMMERSA

NEW YORK CITY OPERA 

at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER

Nano

Directed by Pier Francesco Maestrini

New York, NY

February 2018

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

THEATRE BY THE SEA

LeFou

Directed by Bob Richard

Wakefield, RI

July 2017

*BroadwayWorld Award Nominee

SIDE SHOW

BROADWAY 

 ST JAMES THEATER

World's Tiniest Cossack

Directed by Bill Condon

New York, NY

November 2014

SIDE SHOW

KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

World's Tiniest Cossack

Directed by Bill Condon

Washington, DC

June 2014

*Helen Hayes Award

TOULOUSE: A NEW MUSICAL

WORKSHOP

ATHENAEUM THEATRE

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec

Directed by Joe Barros

Chicago, IL

August 2014

ACTOR

READINGS / CABARET / INDUSTRY

Broadway/New York

TOULOUSE: A NEW MUSICAL

DEVELOPMENTAL READING

NEW YORK THEATRE BARN

Henri Toulouse Lautrec

Directed by Joe Barros

New York, NY

November 2013

SIDE SHOW: ADDED ATTRACTIONS

FEINSTEIN'S 54 BELOW

Featured Performer

Directed by Bill Russell

New York, NY

May 2015

MONDAYS IN THE CLUB WITH LANCE

CLUB CUMMING

Featured Performer

Music Directed by Lance Horne

New York, NY

2019--PRESENT

MONDAYS IN THE PUB WITH LANCE

JOE'S PUB

Featured Performer

Directed by Lance Horne / Kurt Phelan

New York, NY

October 2019

BROADWAY SESSIONS

LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER

Featured Performer

Hosted by Ben Cameron

New York, NY

Dec 2012--Dec 2019

Tommy Hilfiger Company

presents

TOMMY ROUGE

WEBSTER HALL

Featured Performer

Directed by Lance Horne / Kurt Phelan

New York, NY

December 2019

MUSIC DIRECTED READINGS

TINK! THE MUSICAL

NEW YORK THEATRE BARN

 MUSIC DIRECTOR / PIANIST

New York, NY

May 2016

TINK! THE MUSICAL

MUSICAL THEATRE FACTORY

FAC @ THE FEST

 MUSIC DIRECTOR / PIANIST

New York, NY

May 2016

iGHOST

THEATRE BUILDING CHICAGO

 MUSIC DIRECTOR / PIANIST

Chicago, IL

March 2008 

THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF TEX

THEATRE BUILDING CHICAGO

 MUSIC DIRECTOR / PIANIST

Chicago, IL

June 2009

BELLE BARTH: IF I EMBARRASS YOU, TELL YOUR FRIENDS

 MUSIC DIRECTOR / PIANIST

THEATRE BUILDING CHICAGO

Chicago, IL

August 2008

MUSIC DIRECTED CABARETS

THE CABARET PROJECT 

CABARET TROUPE

MUSIC DIRECTOR/ARRANGER/PIANIST

Artistic Director: Kyle Husteadt

Chicago, IL

2012 - 2014

WAGNER COLLEGE

CABARET SHOWCASE

DON'T TELL MAMAS

 MUSIC DIRECTOR / ARRANGER / PIANIST

Directed by Bill Russell

New York, NY

February 2020

LAUREN ELDER IN CONCERT

FEINSTEIN'S 54 BELOW

 MUSIC DIRECTOR / ARRANGER / PIANIST

Directed by Bobby Cronin

New York, NY

January 2015

ROCHESTER BROADWAY LEAGUE

Summer Stars Theatre Intensive

 MUSIC DIRECTOR / ORCHESTRATOR / KEYS

Directed by Nikki Snelson

Rochester, NY

August 2015 & 2019

COMPOSER/LYRICIST 

PRODUCED WORK

MAXWELL

[ Full Musical ]

COMPOSER

THEATRE BUILDING CHICAGO

Chicago, IL

August--May 2011

LIFE IS SHORT

[ Full Musical ]

COMPOSER / LYRICIST

THEATRE BUILDING CHICAGO

Chicago, IL

August--May 2012

TOULOUSE: A NEW MUSICAL

[ Full Musical ]

COMPOSER / LYRICIST

MIDWEST NEW MUSICALS

NEW YORK THEATRE BARN / ATHENAEUM THEATER

August 2013

SIX STORIES UP

ON ELLIS ISLAND

[ Full Musical ]

COMPOSER / MUSIC DIRECTOR / ORCHESTRATOR

TELLIN TALES THEATRE

October 2010

SIX STORIES UP

ON MT OLYMPUS

[ Full Musical ]

COMPOSER / MUSIC DIRECTOR / ORCHESTRATOR

TELLIN TALES THEATRE

October 2011

SIX STORIES UP

IN THE WINDY CITY

[ Full Musical ]

COMPOSER / MUSIC DIRECTOR / ORCHESTRATOR

TELLIN TALES THEATRE

October 2012

PEOPLE OF MY LIFE

 [ National Anthem ]

COMPOSER/ORCHESTRATOR

Commissioned by the

National Little People of America 

July 2007

SHOWCHOIR ARRANGEMENTS

Custom music arrangements for show choirs all across the country!  

LIST OF CLIENTS

HORIZON HIGH SCHOOL

Step on Stage

Scottsdale, AZ

EUCLID HIGH SCHOOL

Varsity Chorale

Euclid, OH

CARMEL MIDDLE SCHOOL

Class Act

Carmel, IN

JOHN HERSEY HIGH SCHOOL

Onstage & Ladies First

Arlington Heights, IL

VOICE STUDIO

  • Josh Walker is an accomplished voice teacher and vocal coach

  • Over 15 years experience

  • Degree in Music Education

  • Major Instrument: Voice

  • Experience as a teacher in public education

  • Teach lessons both in studio and online through Zoom

  • Available to record melody and accompaniment tracks for auditions

  • Clients range from Broadway actors to beginners

  • Lesson begin at $80 per hour

EDUCATION

 OHIO UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Music in Music Education with Theatre minor.

June 2002

 

THEATRE BUILDING CHICAGO

BMI / LEHMAN ENGLE WRITERS WORKSHOP

Mentor:

John Sparks, Artistic Director

September 2010--May 2013

2010 - present

2010 - present