Since graduating from SUNY Geneseo with a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications, Joe has wholeheartedly pursued his passion for theatre, having worked as a director/choreographer, casting director, performer and teacher.
Joe made his Broadway debut in 1989 in the original production of Michael Bennett’s A Chorus Line
and went on to perform in many other Broadway productions, including the original company of Ragtime
and the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Follies
. Joe has also toured internationally with such shows as The Who’s Tommy
, West Side Story
, Thoroughly Modern Millie
, and the Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of South Pacific
. He has worked regionally across the country, from the La Jolla Playhouse in California to the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. In Las Vegas, he had the pleasure of performing alongside screen legend Ann-Margret in her live stage show at Ceasar’s Palace.
As a casting director with Telsey + Company, Joe contributed to numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway productions including In The Heights
, Dirty Dancing
, South Pacific
, High Fidelity
As a director, Joe helped develop numerous new plays and musicals alike and is currently writing his own piece with writing partner, Steve Marzullo. 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 Tony Award winner Paulo Szot in his highly acclaimed concert which debuted at The Spoleto Festival and went on to play New York’s 54 Below. As an assoicate, Joe has worked alongside 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.
Having worn many hats throughout his career, Joe is equipped with a unique set of skills which he now shares with the new generation of theatre artists. Joe is currently a professor with the theatre department at SUNY New Paltz and has been a guest with various other training programs including , NYU, Julliard, Cap 21, AMDA, Broadway Artists Alliance, Actor’s Connection, University of Hawaii, SUNY Ulster and SUNY Geneseo.