Josh Totora is an actor, musician, and composer based out of the Philadelphia area. He has performed with theaters all over the region including the Walnut Street Theater, Arden Theatre Co., the Wilma Theater, Delaware Theatre Co., and Pig Iron Theatre Co. among many others. He is a Barrymore Award nominee for "Outstanding Supporting Actor (Musical)" in Sleeping Beauty: A Musical Panto at People's Light.
In addition to being an actor, Josh is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in hand percussion (namely the doumbek or darbuka). He also plays guitar, banjo, accordion, piano, bass, and all manner of percussion including drum set and mallet percussion. A bit of a band rat, Josh has performed original work with many bands over the years, including most recently bluegrass/indie/folk band The Nimble Cats.
His musical compositions have been featured in productions all over the country with Experiential Theater Co; Florida Rep in Fort Myers, FL; Trike Theater in Bentonville, AR; and the Children's Theatre of Charlotte in Charlotte, NC. He is a Barrymore Award winner for "Outstanding Original Music" for his score of He Who Gets Slapped at Philadelphia Artists' Collective. Josh has also toured his work internationally across Ireland, including the Baboro International Arts Festival for Children in Galway.
News and Updates
THE INVISIBLE BOY at The Children's Theatre of Charlotte
November 2019, Catch the world premier of the new musical-
THE INVISIBLE BOY
By Trudy Ludwig, Illustrated by Patrice Barton
Adapted for the stage by Christopher Parks
Composed for the stage by Josh Totora
Commissioned by the Children's Theatre of Charlotte for The Kindness Project!
www.ctcharlotte.org for details!
INTO THE WOODS at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
August 1 - September 8, 2019
Josh will be playing percussion and accordion in Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's production of INTO THE WOODS by Stephen Sondheim.
www.hvshakespeare.org for more details.