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Artist Profile: Joe Foronda
May 9, 2015
Selected Theatres: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Roundabout Theatre Company, American Conservatory Theater, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Donmar Warehouse, UK
Film: Contagion, Formosa Betrayed, Hunter
Awards: Joseph Jefferson Awards for Miss Saigon and Pacific Overtures (Chicago); Ginny Award for Little Mary Sunshine; National Broadway Theatre Award Nomination
Training: BA in Music, San Jose State University
THOUGHTS ON INCLUSION
Usually cast: Mostly low-class, characters, grandfather... OLDER MEN-type of Asian, um... generic-Asian type of thing
Dream role: A lead in a big, legit-voiced musical. That would be great. Not necessarily romantic [lead], but something more, old-time-baritone type of musical lead.
Most diverse play in Chicago: In Chicago there's not that much. I was in a production of Brigadoon at the Goodman, and it was... sorta diverse. At least there was an inclusion of other races, whereas, you know, in Brigadoon it's all European Scottish people, and I think the director had the insight to bring in a little more inclusion of culturally-different races into the show. Which was great-- she didn't have to do that.