I’m a song-and-dance guy. Musical Theater has been a part of my life since I was a little boy, and I am fortunate to have made it all the way to Broadway – first as an actor and now as a choreographer. But it may surprise you to hear that there is no place for choreographers and their collaborators to test their dance-driven ideas.
I decided it was time to create a solution to this problem facing our industry. So in October, 2012, I launched a new non-profit organization called Broadway Dance Lab (BDL) – a choreography incubator designed to give theater dance makers the proper tools they need to practice their craft and test their ideas. Broadway Dance Lab provides space, dancers, and private creative time to choreographers of all backgrounds so that they may grow their own ideas from the ground up and collaborate more effectively with their colleagues in the field.
Please join me in supporting the people who make Broadway dance. Give them the opportunity to succeed and you, too, will one day go to the theater to see a big dance show that was inspired, nurtured, and/or developed right here at Broadway Dance Lab!
ABOUT JOSH PRINCE
After graduating 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 recently 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 is currently working with Tony nominated director, Sheryl Kaller, on adapting the blockbuster animated film, Frozen, for Disney Cruise Line.
Josh is the choreographer for the hit Broadway show, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, which 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 and the Olivier Award. Beautiful launched its US National Tour tour in September of 2015 In 2017, Josh will direct the new musical “Fabulous Fitches” for Kansas City Rep and will open a fourth company of Beautiful in Australia later that fall.
Josh has enjoyed teaching at such universities as Yale, NYU, CCM, CSFU, OU, FSU as well as Steps On Broadway and Broadway Dance Center.