Joy Clark

Joy Clark

Joy is a New York City and California based union musical theatre performer, collaborator and educator. She attended the Boston Conservatory, receiving her Masters of Fine Arts in Musical Theater. She studied under Tony Award nominee, Maureen Brennan, and was chosen to workshop with Broadway songwriting team, Richard Maltby and David Shire on their own material from the musical Baby. As a performer, Joy’s career has spanned theaters from the East Coast to the West, her work ranging from the comedic to the dramatic; from Shakespeare to musicals, being described as a “chameleon” in the industry. Her performance as Fraulein Kost in Boston’s Moonbox Productions’ Cabaret earned her an IRNE Award nomination. As a theatre educator, Joy teaches all ages. From the New York City public school system, to musical theatre summer camps, and institutions like NYC’s Success Academy, CMT San Jose, and Wakefield High School. Joy teaches masterclasses from coast to coast, and she and her partner, Ryan Mardesich, privately coach song and monologue interpretation, and give lectures on audition technique, and theatre as a business. As a choreographer, Joy choreographs for professional and youth theatres alike. Recent productions include Fiddler on the Roof, for which Joy restaged Jerome Robbins’ original Broadway choreography. Joy’s choreography for professional productions of Seussical and Stuart Little were seen by hundreds of families at the Boston Children’s Museum, and Wheelock Family Theater