Joe Joseph watched “The Band’s Visit” during previews on Broadway. At the time, he didn’t think he’d end up on stage performing in the musical — one of the most Tony Award-winning musicals of all time.
But that’s how it went. And now the Detroit native is performing as the charming, somewhat mischievous Haled in “The Band’s Visit,” which is being staged at the Fisher Theatre now through May 1 as part of this year’s Broadway in Detroit season.
“I covered five of the roles on Broadway, which was an incredible responsibility but I was thrilled to do it,” says Joseph. “I had the opportunity to meet the incredible cast and crew that worked on ‘The Band’s Visit.’ Now, I have the opportunity to tour it. I love the show and I wanted to bring it everywhere around the country — not just New York City.”
Listen: Actor Joe Joseph talks about the importance of Arab American representation on the Broadway stage.