Josh Prince (Choreographer)
After gratuating with a BFA in Musical Theatre from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Josh appeared on Broadway in Little Me, starring Martin Short and Faith Prince, as well as Saturday Night Fever, where he understudied the role of “Bobby C”. He starred Off-Broadway in Forbidden Broadway and the play, In The Wings. He also toured the country as “Skimbleshanks” in Cats and played “Carmen Ghia” in The Producers (opposite Jason Alexander and Martin Short) at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. In addition to many concert appearances (NYC’s Town Hall, London’s Royal Festival Hall, Dublin’s National Concert Hall to name a few) and numerous roles in regional theater, Josh has also appeared on Law and Order: SVU and can be seen in the movie A Cinderella Story with Hillary Duff and Jennifer Coolidge. He can also be heard as “Cat” on the 2001 US recording of the Olivier Award Winning musical, Honk!.
In 2006, Josh turned his attention toward Direction and Choreography and presented his work at a prestigious industry showcase, Dance Break. Three weeks later, Josh was asked to join the creative team of the Tony nominated Shrek, The Musical, which opened on Broadway at the Broadway Theater in December, 2008 and went on to tour the US and play in London’s West End at the Theater Royal Drury Lane. For his choreography in Shrek, The Musical he received an Outer Critics Circle Nomination. Since then, he has had the pleasure of working at Carnegie Hall (The Jerry Springer Opera, starring Harvey Keitel), Lincoln Center (Camelot, starring Gabriel Byrne – PBS), The Kennedy Center (Spring Gala, hosted by Liza Minelli; Latino Inaugural Celebration in 2013 with Chita Rivera and Rita Moreno), Town Hall (All Singing All Dancing, co-director), The Brooklyn Academy of Music (The Bridge Project 2009/10, directed by Sam Mendes), and The New Group (The Kid; Bunty Berman Presents, directed by Scott Elliott). In London, he has worked at The Old Vic (The Bridge Project), The Royal Festival Hall (Singin’ In The Rain) and The Royal Albert Hall (My Fair Lady, Chor.; BBC Prom 59 starring Family Guy creator, Seth MacFarlane. Dir./chor.). Josh had the pleasure of working with award winning director, James Lapine, and composer William Finn on the revival of A New Brain for City Center Encores! Off-Center and later adapted the blockbuster Disney hit Frozen for Disney Cruise Lines with Tony nominated director, Sheryl Kaller.
Josh is currently the choreographer for the hit Broadway show, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, which is running at the Stephen Sondheim Theater. Beautiful was nominated for a Tony in 2014 and an Olivier Award after it opened in the London’s West End in Feburary 2015 at the Aldwych Theatre. For his work on Beautiful, Josh was nominated for the Fred and Adele Astaire Award, Australia’s Helpmann Award, and the Olivier Award. Beautiful launched its US National Tour tour in September of 2015 and has mounted productions in Australia, Japan, and the UK.
Josh is the Founder and Artistic Director of Broadway Dance Lab (BDL)- the first non-profit organization in NYC specifically dedicated to giving musical theater choreographers the resources they need to practice their craft, test their ideas, and collaborate more effectively with other artists in the field. BDL has appeared at the Guggenheim as part of their Works and Process series, as well as the prestigious PBS program NYC ARTS (with Paula Zahn and Philippe de Montebello). The company has been featured in Dance Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and “Working In The Theatre” produced by the American Theatre Wing. (www.broadwaydancelab.org)