Joshua Mark Samuels - Drummer/Percussionist/Arranger/Teacher

Backbone. Backbeat. Same thing.

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

Joshua will be playing drums for this summer's Radio City "NY Spectacular" starring the Rockettes (2016). Click the link to buy tickets!

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: 

"Heart and Lights" Radio City 2014

"Radio City Christmas Spectacular" 2013 (Perc. 2), 2014 (Sub Perc. 1, Sub Perc. 2, Sub Drums).  2015 (Timpanist, Perc. 2)

"NY Spectacular" Radio City Summer 2016 - Drum chair

"Aladdin" (sub drums)
"Jersey Boys" (sub drums)
"On The Twentieth Century" (sub drums)
"Nice Work If You Can Get It" (sub drums)
                                                                       "Chaplin" (sub drums)
                                                                       "Godspell" (revival - sub drums)
"Anything Goes" First National Tour
"Jersey Boys" Second Nat. Tour                       
"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)


Fringe Festival's "Bunked! A New Musical" (winner best musical 2010)
NYMF shows include: 
"Single Wide"
"My Scary GIrl" (winner best musical 2009)

Off-Off Broadway:

"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)

"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     Joshua also orchestrates and arranges                the Short of It" (under the
percussion for many prominent composers          direction of William Finn
in NYC.  He is also a member of NYC's local         Barrington Stage).
802.  And check out Beyond the Gig
seminars and clinics for students, 
professionals and everyone interested in
gigging and the inner workings of the 
music industry!

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