Josh Young

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Josh Young
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Young at the 2012 Drama League Benefit Gala
Born Joshua Paul Young
(1980-05-10) May 10, 1980 (age 38)
Wallingford, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma mater Syracuse University
Occupation Actor, singer
Spouse(s) Emily Padgett (m. 2018)

Josh Young is an American stage actor. Young had performed in several shows in the Stratford Festival, including The Grapes of Wrath (Connie), Evita (Che), and Kiss Me Kate (Paul). For his role as Che in Evita, he won the Broadway World Toronto Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He also played Marius in a tour of Les Misérables.[1] Young was raised in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, and his family is Conservative Jewish.[2] He trained at the Pennsylvania Governors School for the Arts and holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University.[3] Young played the role of Judas in the revival of Jesus Christ Superstar from 2011-2012, for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. On May 8, Young won the Theatre World Award for an outstanding Broadway debut performance.

In March 2013, Young performed "Bring On The Men" from the Broadway musical Jekyll and Hyde at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraising concert Broadway Backwards [4]

In 2015 he starred in the musical Amazing Grace on Broadway in the role of John Newton. He can be heard on the Cast Recording, which was released in February 2016.

Personal life[edit]

On January 12, 2017, Young got engaged to actress Emily Padgett.[5] They were married on June 3, 2018.


  1. ^ "Josh Young Biography on". Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  2. ^ Erik Piepenburg/The New York Times (2012-02-23). "Josh Young and Patricia McGregor Among Theater Newcomers - Interactive Feature". Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  3. ^ "STAGE TUBE: Josh Young Visits WATCH WHAT HAPPENS!". Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
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  5. ^ Gioia, Michael. "Josh Young and Emily Padgett Get Engaged" Playbill, January 11, 2017

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