Joshua Mark Samuels

Backbone. Backbeat. Same thing.

Joshua has traveled the world playing drums/percussion. Currently residing in NYC, you'll find him everywhere! 

Joshua is currently playing Percussion on Beetlejuice The Musical on Broadway!

A recent photo from the Beetlejuice Cast recording at the DiMenna Center in midtown Manhattan! Photo credit: Walter Karling

From musical theater to pop albums, jazz lounges to parades, wherever there is a drum, Josh is playing it!

Classically trained, Joshua's experience as a percussionist has led him to many different genres of music, allowing him to perform for many different music groups, not only orchestras.

Theater credits include: 

Radio City Christmas Spectacular (multiple seasons)

"Heart and Lights" Radio City 2014 - Percussionist

"NY Spectacular" Radio City Summer 2016 - Drum chair

Broadway:

"Beetlejuice" (Percussion)

"Aladdin" (sub drums)

"Miss Saigon" (sub drums)

"Sunset Boulevard" (sub drums)

"Jersey Boys" (sub drums)

"A Bronx Tale" (sub percussion)

"On The Twentieth Century" (sub drums)

Nice Work If You Can Get It" (sub drums)

"Chaplin" (sub drums)

"Godspell" (revival - sub drums)

Tours:

"Aladdin" First National Tour (Percussion)

"Anything Goes" First National Tour (Drums)

"Jersey Boys" Second National Tour (Drums) 

Off-Broadway:

"Sister's Follies" (drums/perc.)

"Heathers" (sub drums)

"Carrie" (revival - sub drums)

"Altar Boyz" (sub drums)

"The Marvelous Wonderettes"

(sub drums/drums)

"Triassic Parq" (sub drums)

"Peter and I" (drums, perc.)

"Two By Two" (drums, perc.)

"Mardi Gras/The Last Word"(drums, perc.)

"The Rescignos" (drums)

"Hot Mess in Manhattan" (drums)

"Top 8 the Musical" (drums)

Festivals:

Fringe Festival's "Bunked! A New Musical" (winner best musical 2010)

NYMF shows include:

"Numbers Nerds"

"Single Wide"

"Plauged"

"My Scary GIrl" (winner best musical 2009)

Off-Off Broadway:

"A Lasting Impression" (Fourth Street Theatre)

"Pool Boy" (Provincetown Theater, NYU)

Andrew Lippa's "The Wild Party" (Circle in the Square)

"Children of Eden" (Astoria Center)

"John and Jen" (45th St. Theater)

"Once On This Island" (York Theater)

"The Trouble with Doug" (Cap 21 & NAMT production)

"Shrek Jr."/"Heathers "/"Rock of Ages" (52nd Street Project/iTheatrics)

"A Lasting Impression" (Fourth St. Theatre)

Regional:

"Toast" (Bloomington Playwrights Project) "Up Here" (La Jolla Playhouse)

"Song of Solomon" (Wick Theatre)

"Sing For Your Shakespeare" (Westport Country Playhouse)

"Honk!" (Two River Theater)

"The Wild Party" LaChiusa version (Bucknell University)

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" (Two River Theater) "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris" (Two River Theater)

Daniel Mate's "The Longing and the Short of It" (under the

direction of William Finn

Barrington Stage).

Thanks for visiting!