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 PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS CHECK OUT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS BY CLICKING ON EACH PICTURE! JOSHUA STARS AS THE HUSBAND DAVID IN THE NEW PROMO VIDEO FOR THE NEW HOLIDAY MUSICAL HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. CHECK IT OUT HERE: DECEMBER 1-25 JOSHUA IS CAROLING ALL OVER THE LOS ANGELES AREA WITH MICHETTI/KNOWLES ENTERTAINMENT YULETIDE CAROLERS. HE'D LOVE TO SPREAD THE JOY OF THE SEASON AT YOUR UPCOMING HOLIDAY EVENT. CHECK THEM OUT AT https://linktr.ee/holidaycarolers AND ON ALL SOCIAL MEDIA @holidaycarolers https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzNUxHskpklvt-Bgx8X8FGHWodQtp_2nI JOSHUA REPRISES HIS WORK IN MUSICAL THEATRE GUILD'S TRIBUTE TO STEPHEN SONDHEIM LIVE, LAUGH LOVE 2 PERFORMANCES THURSDAY JANUARY 18, 2024 7PM: RANCHO MIRAGE, CA SUNDAY JANUARY 21, 2024 : COLONY THEATRE, BURBANK CA _____________________________________________________________________ JOSHUA DIRECTS, CHOREOGRAPHS AND STARS IN THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICAL REVUE, HOLLYWOOD REVISITED 2024 PERFORMANCES SO FAR: THURSDAY JANUARY 11TH : MOUNT SAINT ANTONIO GARDENS, CLAREMONT CA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 31ST : TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN (TO BE CONFIRMED) FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23 : MORNINGSIDE OF FULLERTON, FULLERTON CA MARCH (DATE TBA) : SANTA BARBARA CA WED. APRIL 10TH : WILSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS, MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN, 1PM-3PM MATINEE SATURDAY APRIL 13TH : ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE ARTS CENTER, ELGIN ILLINOIS JUNE 11TH : POMONA CA (TO BE CONFIRMED) JOSHUA HAD A GREAT SEASON BEING THE NAME READER AT THE FOLLOWING COMMENCEMENTS IN WINTER 2023 WITH VOICE TALENT INTERNATIONAL MONDAY DECEMBER 18: UC-IRVINE JOSHUA WILL BE DIRECTING AND DEVELOPING THE NEW MUSICAL, LOBSTER BOY WITH MUSIC /LYRICS BY DAVID PHILP AND BOOK BY DREW VANDIVER IN EARLY 2024 AS WELL AS STARRING IN AND DIRECTING THE NEW MUSICAL ADAPTATION OF THE SCI-FI CAMP CLASSIC: SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS MUSIC/LYRICS RON BARNETT AND BOOK BY GREG EDWARDS