Joshua Finkel’s Bios
An accomplished Broadway and Hollywood actor, Joshua is a proud member of Musical Theater Guild. Among his numerous acting. Read more..
In the Fall of 2022 in Los Angeles and then in Prague in the Summer of 2023, Joshua is mounting his production of 3 short shows Careful What You Wish For : Including The Noon Witch, The Lake and remounting his Pick of the Fringe 2017 award winning production of The Wedding Night both composed by Game of Thrones and Film Orchestrator, Stephen Coleman. The Original Cast Recording of The Wedding Night is now available on CD Baby! Read more..
ACTING COACH BIO
Specializing in Classes and Private Coaching for actors
Joshua is also a renowned acting coach and teaches out of his private studio, the Creative Combustion Acting Studio in Studio City.Where he is Read more..
“"Director Joshua Finkel, known for his meticulous direction, has done a fabulous job, not only in the perfect casting for this show, but for the seamless way the show flows from scene to scene, balancing the whimsy and hilarity of the script with Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt’s luminescent score. Finkel was also responsible for instituting a few twists in the set design that turned out to brilliantly enhance the production."”Cary GinellTheater Critic , TheAcorn and VC Onstage
“"The direction specifically enhanced the emotional authenticity of this production, directed by Joshua Finkel."Daryl H. Miller and Julio MartinezTheater Critic, LA Times and Theater Critic, Variety
"Giving this work more veracity than it deserves is helmer Joshua Finkel’s fluid staging plus the outstanding perfs of this Actors Co-op seven-member ensemble."”
“"Director Joshua Finkel uses the Monroe Forum’s almost-arena stage and problematic horseshoe seating quite imaginatively indeed. Caster-mounted swivel chairs simulate the movement of the bus that takes Violet on her journey, then transform themselves into assorted seating areas—bar, coffee shop, etc. Also ingenious are Finkel’s use of silhouettes seen through an upstage door and high-up projections that help situate us on Violet’s trek. The performances Finkel has inspired from his superb L.A.-based cast could not be better."
"Within Finkel's fine staging, the play is graced with a first-rate ensemble; it’s an electric cast and directed smoothly by Joshua Finkel. The biggest problem is that it closes May 31, having run a mere three weeks. It deserves an extension."”Steven Stanley and Don GrigwareTheatre Critics, StageSceneLA.com and Broadway World
“Joshua Finkel is a lead performer, as well as director and choreographer for the show. He said that when he casts, he looks for not just great singers, but those with stylistic ability too.Cary GinellTheater Critic, Broadway World
Finkel… didn't just model Schreiner's collection, he brought them to life again, performing relevant songs either from the actual production they were worn in or appropriate for their respective eras
Finkel sported such items that ranged from Tony Curtis' immodest, barely there tunic from Spartacus (1960) (while singing "Lovely" from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) to the feathery, brightly colored bird costume worn by Donald O'Connor in 1985's Alice in Wonderland. “We’re not here to do impressions,” Finkel said. “We want to evoke an era and be true to this golden age of costumes. So the performers must capture that warmth and depth of the original stars, and not sound like a contemporary version of that era."”
“"With the esteemed team that is at the "helm" of this production, Director Joshua Finkel...is full tilt ahead and all aboard for an evening of superb and satisfying entertainment. The crew made this a sparkling, entertaining, visually captivating, humming-and-swaying inducing splash of an enjoyable voyage."Valerie Jean-Miller and Don GrigwareBroadway World and Grigware Reviews
"Wonderful production with superb direction from Joshua Finkel, flashy choreography from Jeffry Scott Parsons and a cast of 6 triple threat performers."”
UPCOMING SUMMER PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS CHECK OUT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS BY CLICKING ON EACH PICTURE! SATURDAY, JULY 22 FROM 9AM-11AM Joshua is teaching his famous SINGING IN DIFFERENT GENRES AND STYLES MASTER CLASS to the talented students enrolled at the CSSSA Cal Arts Summer Session 2023. This class gives students the information and technique on how to easily switch their sound and style between the 4 main genres of Musical Theatre Scores: Legit, Jazz, Rock/Pop, and Country. Monday, July 24, 2023 at 6pm, Wilshire Ebell Theatre Joshua is performing at Milt Larsen's Celebration of Life, recreating moments from his leading role of Lew Fields from Pazzazz!, the musical about the Vaudeville Team Weber and Fields, written by Milt Larsen and Richard M. Sherman. It will be wonderful to honor and remember the amazing and talented Milt Larsen along with other members of the cast, Musical Director Richard Allen, as well as the legendary composer Richard M. Sherman. Thursday August 3, 2023 7pm BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS AT COACHELLA VALLEY REP . Joshua will be joining Glenn Rosenblum and Alix Korey at Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre in Palm Springs for BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS. www.cvrep.org THURSDAY AUGUST 10TH AT 2:30PM HOLLYWOOD REVISITED IS GRATEFUL TO BE RETURNING FOR OUR 3RD TIME AT THE GORGEOUS MARAVILLA SENIOR LIVING COMPLEX IN MAGNIFICENT, SANTA BARBARA, CA CLICK BELOW FOR INFO / DIRECTIONS TO MARAVILLA MARAVILLA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2023 7PM RETURNING TO MORNINGSIDE OF FULLERTON APRIL 2024: MIDWEST TOUR! STAY TUNED FOR DATES AND VENUES! JOSHUA HAD A GREAT SEASON BEING THE NAME READER AT THE FOLLOWING COMMENCEMENTS IN SPRING 2023 WITH VOICE TALENT INTERNATIONAL APRIL 29: GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY AT ORACLE PARK, SAN FRANCISCO MAY 11: UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER MAY 25 AND 26: CAL STATE LA JUNE 16 AND 17: UC-IRVINE JOSHUA WILL BE STARRING IN MUSICAL PROJECTS BY COMPOSER/WRITER WAYLAND PICKARD: E-LOVE, A NEW 2 PERSON MUSICAL AND AS GEORGE GERSHWIN IN HIS REMOUNTING OF THE GHOST OF GERSHWIN DECEMBER 20-21, 2022 JOSHUA WAS GIVEN AN ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT THE LAW 2.0 CONFERENCE AND PARTICIPATED ON VARIOUS PANELS DURING THE LAW AND THE EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE. MANDALAY BAY HOTEL, LAS VEGAS, NV #DAYMADE JOSHUA IS INCREDIBLY HONORED WITH THIS RAVE REVIEW FROM WWW.STAGEANDCINEMA.COM BY TONY FRANKEL FOR HIS PERFORMANCE AS THE COMEDIC VILLAIN BUD FRUMP IN HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING WITH MUSICAL THEATRE GUILD [/text-with-icon][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]