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Joseph C. Townsend is a Middle Eastern-American actor and singer best known for his “gargantuan voice” and “emotional commitment” (Broadway World). Joseph booked his first job on the national tour of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical. Post tour, he studied at the Manhattan School of Music and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. He has since performed at various regional theaters including in Oliver at Paper Mill Playhouse and a contemporary reimagining of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro in Italy. Most recently, he was seen at ACT of Connecticut as Fakir in The Secret Garden.

Joseph has performed regularly as a guest star in concerts at Lincoln Center, The Town Hall, Birdland Jazz, Feinstein’s/54 Below, and The Green Room 42 in New York City. Joe had the honor of singing “Over the Rainbow” at the Smithsonian Institute of American History in Washington, D.C. for the unveiling ceremony of Judy Garland's ruby slippers after their two-year restoration process was complete. Joseph has performed the National Anthem a whopping 90 times for various veterans, sporting, political, and ceremonial events including at the NYC FBI Headquarters and The Wall That Heals. In 2020, Joseph was nominated “Best Vocalist of the Decade” by Broadway World, following his cabaret début.



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