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    Posted April 23, 2015


A Historic 60-Year Backstage Tradition on Broadway

Joseph Medeiros Went From a ‘Big’ Broadway Debut at the Tender Age of 11 to ‘Zhivago’ History

“It’s a moment like no other. There’s so much support, love and excitement from everyone on that stage, in that circle. It’s a symbolic and thrilling experience to mark a new Broadway opening, especially for the actors making their debuts and for the innumerable chorus members who have ever danced or sung on a Broadway stage.” - Joseph Medeiros

The sweeping, romantic musical Doctor Zhivago, based on Boris Pasternak’s Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century masterpiece, brings Russia to Broadway in its world premiere staging.


Joseph Medeiros

photo: Walter McBride


Name Joseph Medeiros
Show Doctor Zhivago
Theater Broadway Theatre
Opening Night April 21, 2015




About Joseph

Hometown Modesto, CA
Broadway Debut Big, the Musical (1996)
Professional Training “I currently study with two amazing teachers: Patricia Angelin, who teaches a breath/body technique called Alba Emoting, and Scott Miller, who teaches voice/vocal production.” BFA, Musical Theatre (College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati).
Year Joined AEA 1995
How I Got My Equity Card “I was 11 and was cast in the original company of Big, the Musical as a swing. I'll never forget what a disaster my first night was!”
Broadway Chorus Credits 7
Fun Fact “I study the turn/meditation of the whirling dervish. It's a beautiful practice that is a real perspective-shifter.”

Moments from the Gypsy Robe® Ceremony

Joseph Medeiros with Kelly Devine and the cast of Doctor Zhivago

Paul Alexander Nolan, Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt, Lora Lee Gayer, Joseph Medeiros and Tam Mutu

(Photos by Walter McBride)

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