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! 

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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)

"Aladdin" (sub drums)
"Jersey Boys" (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: 
"My Scary GIrl" (winner best musical 2009)

Off-Off Broadway:

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." (52nd Street Project/iTheatrics)
"A Lasting Impression" (Fourth St. Theatre)


"Sing For Your Shakespeare" (Westport Country Playhouse)
"Honk!" (Two River Theater Company)
"The Wild Party" LaChiusa version (Bucknell University)
"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" (Two River Theater Company)
"Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris" (Two River Theater Company)
Daniel Mate's "The Longing and the Short of It" (under the direction of William Finn Barrington Stage).       

Joshua also orchestrates and arranges percussion for many prominent composers in NYC.  He is also a member of NYC's local 802.

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