ABOUT JOSH M!
Josh Meredith, born and raised in Kenova, West Virginia, began his acting career at the early age of 3, taking on a different Disney Princess persona daily. After a childhood of failing miserably at sporting events, Josh’s parents enrolled him in an acting class, and that sealed the deal. He spent his youth performing with local community theatre groups. His passion for theatre and the arts grew, and pursuing a career in acting was inevitable.
Luckily for Josh, when it came time to choose a college, the theatre department at Marshall University in Huntington, WV was a perfect fit, and it was in his own backyard! During his senior year, Josh was granted the opportunity to craft a cabaret production as part of the mainstage season, and thus Josh M! was born, a one-man show chronicling his bizarre youth.
After his sophomore year at Marshall in 2011, Josh landed his first professional summer stock gig at Weathervane Playhouse (Ohio’s first regional professional summer stock theatre!). Thus began a long-lasting love affair with the Weathervane stage, where he is remembered for such roles as Huck Finn in Big River, Seymour Krelbourn in Little Shop of Horrors, Thenardier in Les Miserables, and most recently, the Emcee in Cabaret.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Marshall University in the Spring of 2013, Josh followed in the footsteps of Tom Wopat, Marin Mazzie, Dana Delaney, and fellow West Virginian Jennifer Garner performing at Michigan’s oldest resident AEA summer stock, The Barn Theatre. In 2014, Josh returned to the Barn for a second year apprenticeship, performing such fun roles as Barnaby Tucker in Hello, Dolly! alongside Guiding Light soap diva Kim Zimmer in the title role.
A lifelong dream of moving New York City came true in September 2013. Right off the bat, Josh created a performance opportunity for himself, bringing his one-man show, Josh M! to the Duplex Cabaret Theatre.
Most recently, Josh spent two years traveling with Disney Cruise Line as a Mainstage Performer on the Disney Magic.
In his spare time in the city, he enjoys bartending at Lady Gaga’s father’s restaurant Joanne Trattoria, yoga, and pretending he's in a music video during his walk home from the train.