Josh Grisetti

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Josh Grisetti
Joshua Steven Grisetti

(1981-12-01) December 1, 1981 (age 42)
Washington, D.C., United States
EducationUNCSA (Diploma in Drama)
Boston Conservatory (BFA)
Loyola Marymount University (MFA)
Occupation(s)Actor, director, author
Years active2004–present
Candice Ross
(m. 2009; div. 2015)
Mackenzie Perpich
(m. 2020)

Josh Grisetti (born December 1, 1981)[1] is an American actor, director and author who works in theatre, television and film.

Early life[edit]

Grisetti was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up outside of Roanoke, Virginia.[2] He attended high school at the North Carolina School of the Arts to graduate in 2000 with a diploma in Drama. He attended college at The Boston Conservatory where he graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre.


Broadway and Off-Broadway[edit]

Grisetti starred in the York Theatre's 2008–2009 musical adaption of Enter Laughing (originally titled So Long, 174th Street), garnering a Theatre World Award for "Outstanding Debut Performance" as well as Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Drama League Award nominations. Grisetti was supposed to have made his Broadway debut in the 2009–2010 season, starring as "Eugene Morris Jerome" in the Neil Simon revival of Broadway Bound, directed by David Cromer.[3][4] Because of poor ticket sales, Broadway Bound's sister show (Brighton Beach Memoirs) closed just days after opening at the Nederlander Theatre, canceling Broadway Bound two weeks before its scheduled premiere.[5] In 2011, he portrayed Mordred in a Broadway concert of Camelot.[6]

Grisetti's actual Broadway debut took place in the original musical It Shoulda Been You in 2015, playing the role of Marty Kaufman. He received nominations from the Drama Desk Awards and the Outer Critics Circle for his performance, and won one of two 2015 Clarence Derwent Awards. He returned to Broadway in 2016 to replace John Cariani as Nigel Bottom in "Something Rotten!"

Television and film[edit]

In 2007, Grisetti starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom The Knights of Prosperity. On film, he has appeared in The Immigrant (2013 film), The Namesake (2007 film), and others. He also starred in two pilots for NBC, The Gates (2013) and Like Magic (2019), that were not ordered to series.[7][8]


In February 2016, under his full name of Joshua Steven Grisetti, he published a memoir entitled God in my Head: the true story of an ex-Christian who accidentally met God. In this memoir, Grisetti claims he overdosed on pain medications while at his dentist's office and experienced a Near Death Experience in which God essentially explained to him the secrets of the Universe. These 'secrets' are New Age in orientation, similar to the writings of Eckhart Tolle (A New Earth) and William Young (The Shack). The book was originally self-published, but subsequently purchased by Tantor Media and republished as an audiobook.

Theatre credits[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Camelot Mordred North Shore Music Theatre
2007-2008 Spamalot Prince Herbert / Minstrel / French Guard / Not Dead Fred / The Historian Las Vegas
2008-2009 Enter Laughing The Musical David Kolowitz Off-Broadway
2009 The Neil Simon Plays: Broadway Bound Eugene Jerome Nederlander Theatre
2010 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying J. Pierrepont Finch Freud Playhouse
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Hysterium Williamstown Theatre Festival
2011 Camelot Mordred Broadway Concert
Enter Laughing The Musical David Kolowitz Bay Street Theatre
2012 Rent Mark Cohen Off-Broadway
2013-2014 Peter and the Starcatcher Fighting Prawn
2014 Camelot Mordred Kennedy Center
Granada Theatre
2014–2015 Diner Shrevie Signature Theatre
2015 It Shoulda Been You Marty Kaufman Broadway
2016-2017 Something Rotten! Nigel Bottom
2017-2018 US National Tour
2019 Beauty and the Beast Lumiere La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
Matilda Mr. Wormwood The Muny
2021 Spamalot Sir Robin / 1st Sentry / Brother Maynard / 2nd Guard Ogunquit Playhouse
2023 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Simeon La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
Ragtime Tateh Broadway Sacramento

Awards and nominations[edit]




  1. ^ Josh Grisetti biography
  2. ^ "Q & A Interview" Archived 2009-05-24 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Neil Simon Plays Archived 2009-05-30 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ " 'Broadway Bound' Casts are Nemed" New York Times
  5. ^ "Broadways Neil Simon Plays Will Close Nov 1" Archived 2012-06-06 at the Wayback Machine,
  6. ^ Camelot 2011
  7. ^, official website.
  8. ^, Josh Grisetti filmography.
  9. ^ " 'HAMILTON' 's Phillipa Soo and 'IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU' 's Josh Grisetti Receive 2015 Derwent Awards
  10. ^ "2011 Garland Award winners announcement"
  11. ^ "2010 Ovation Awards announcement"
  12. ^ "Theatre World Awards announcement"
  13. ^ "2020 Ovation Awards announcement"
  14. ^, 2015 Drama Desk nominations.
  15. ^ [1], 2015 Outer Critics Circle nominations.
  16. ^ Clive Barnes Foundation, 2012 Clive Barnes Award announcement.
  17. ^ NY Times, 2009 Lucille Lortel nominations announcement.
  18. ^ Archived 2009-06-19 at the Wayback Machine, 2009 Outer Critics Circle nominations announcement.
  19. ^ Drama League Archived 2009-04-26 at the Wayback Machine, official website.
  20. ^ Archived 2009-04-30 at the Wayback Machine, 2009 Drama Desk nominations announcement.
  21. ^ NCSA Alumni newsletter Archived 2007-12-15 at the Wayback Machine, Summer 2006 .pdf.

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