Joseph Bowen is a New York City-based actor, singer, and director. Since relocating to NYC from Chicago in 2013, he has appeared in The Devil’s Disciple (Project Shaw), As You Like It (The Mechanicals), Merrily We Roll Along (APAC), All For Joe (The Duke on 42nd Street), Harold and Rodney Play Chess (Cherry Lane Theatre), The Eight: Reindeer Monologues (Artistic Pride Productions), and Measure for Measure (Hamlet Isn’t Dead), where he is a member of the Resident Acting Company). He was also featured in Sonnet 88, part of New York Shakespeare Exchange’s Sonnet Project.
During his time in Chicago, Joe’s credits included 17 productions as a company member of ShawChicago, Sunday in the Park with George (Ravinia Festival), Leaving Iowa (Royal George Theater), The Good Thief (Northside Productions), Lonely Planet, The Underpants, William Shakespeare’s Robin Hood, and Marisol (Equity Library Theater).
His Regional Theater credits include Richard II and Cyrano de Bergerac (PlayMaker’s Repertory Company); The Crucible, Amadeus, She Stoops to Conquer, The Importance of Being Earnest, Pride and Prejudice and All’s Well that Ends Well (New Harmony Theater); A Christmas Carol (Meadow Brook Theater), and Great Expectations (Mill Mountain Theater).
His Boston credits include The Boys Next Door (Palace Theater); Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and A Little Night Music (Turtle Lane Playhouse); Twelfth Night, Arsenic and Old Lace, and Icarus’s Mother (MIT).
He has sung with The Dessoff Choirs, Chicago Chamber Choir, Albany Pro Musica, Wicker Park Choral Singers, and professionally with several church choirs.
Joe’s directing credits include productions of After the Fall, The Golden Fleece, Botticelli, Graceland, Chapter Two, HMS Pinafore, and The Zoo Story.