As a director, choreographer and writer Joe has helped develop new plays and musicals alike, including the regional premiere of Once Upon A Pastime and is his own piece, Fixing Frankie which he created alongside composer, Steve Marzullo.
His work remounting and re-examining musical theatre classics, such as West Side Story, Oklahoma!, and Carousel, has garnered him critical acclaim across the country.
In NYC, Joe directed 2 time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes in her cabaret debut at the Cafe Carlyle (recorded live on Broadway Records) and also directed and penned an original one man show for Tony Award winner Paulo Szot which debuted at The Spoleto Festival in Italy and went on to play New York’s 54 Below.
Joe has collaborated with some of theatre’s finest talent, including Bart Sher and Christopher Gattelli on the Tony Award winning revival of South Pacific and Sheryl Kaller on the Tony nominated play, Next Fall.
As a casting director with Telsey + Company, Joe contributed to numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway productions including In The Heights, Rent, Dirty Dancing, South Pacific, Company, High Fidelity and others.
Joe’s early career as a performer started with his Broadway debut in the original production of Michael Bennett’s A Chorus Line. He went on to perform in other Broadway shows, including the original company of Ragtime and the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Follies. He has toured throughout the U.S. and Europe with The Who’s Tommy, West Side Story, On The Town, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and South Pacific. He has performed regionally from the La Jolla Playhouse in California to the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. And a career highlight…being one of “Ann-Margret’s boys” in her live stage show at Ceasar’s Palace in Las Vegas.
Joe now shares his skills with the new generation of theatre artists. He is a former professor with the theatre department at SUNY New Paltz and has been a guest of many other training programs including, NYU, Julliard, Cap 21, AMDA, Broadway Artists Alliance, Actor’s Connection, University of Hawaii, SUNY Ulster and his alma mater, SUNY Geneseo.