Joe was recently awarded the 2019 Off West End Award for Musical Director for his work on The Rink at Southwark Playhouse.

The Rink won five 2019 Offies in total, including Best Musical Production.

This success follows the 2018 awards, in which Superhero - another musical with direction by Adam Lenson and musical direction by Joe - won two Offies, including Best New Musical.

Joe’s next project is a production of Tim Connor and Susannah Pearce’s new British musical, The Station Master, at Chichester University in June 2019.


Joe’s musical / vocal direction credits include: Wasted; The Rink; Superhero: A One Dad Musical (Southwark Playhouse); My Fair Lady (The Mill at Sonning); 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (The Other Palace); Seven Crazy Bitches (The Vaults); The Events (UK & US Tour / Queen Elizabeth Hall); Rock City (Celebrity Cruises); West End Recast (Duke of York’s); Gone Fishing (Royal Opera House Linbury Studio); Assassins (Pleasance Theatre); Just Another Love Story (London Theatre Workshop); Side by Side by Sondheim (Headliners Club). 

Joe was the onstage pianist for two UK and one US tour of David Grieg’s award-winning play, The Events, and was the co-MD for a special one-off performance of the play at the South Bank's Queen Elizabeth Hall in 2014 which featured a choir of 250 singers from all over the UK and Ireland.

He has been MD for student productions of Sister ActCabaretMe and My GirlThe Hot MikadoThe Last Five YearsThe Witches of Eastwick, Bare: A Pop Opera, Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Teaching at Arts Ed. Photography: Tom Packer

Teaching at Arts Ed. Photography: Tom Packer


Rehearsal for Our Town (Almeida, 2014). Photography: Marc Brenner


In 2014, Joe played the role of Professor Willard in David Cromer’s acclaimed re-imagining of the Thornton Wilder play Our Town at the Almeida Theatre.

During that run, he curated and compèred a charity cabaret at the Almeida, featuring the entire cast of Our Town, including Annette McClaughlin, Anna Francolini, Richard Lumsden, Rhashan Stone and David Cromer. 

Joe’s other cabaret MD work includes concerts and open mic nights at the Phoenix Artist Club, and two star-studded concerts at the Other Palace: Crazytown: The Musical World of Ryan Scott Oliver, and Adam Gwon: The New American Musical, which celebrated the work of these American composers, with performances by Fra Fee, Alexia Khadime, Stuart Matthew Price, Helena Blackman, Cassie Compton and the composers themselves.

Banner image credit: Marc Brenner