NEVER NOT DOING SOMETHING
Joseph Paul Branca is an actor, singer, and dancer based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Recent performances include: the world premiere production’s of Paul Michael Thomson’s Fremont Jr. High is NOT Doing Oklahoma! (Chrysanthemum) with Good Company Theatre; SLACabaret: Down the Rabbit Hole (Stryker) and Saturday’s Voyeur (Elder DeLay Mortenson) with Salt Lake Acting Company; Man of La Mancha (José) with Utah Opera directed by Paul Curran; Guys and Dolls (Rusty Charlie), Mary Poppins (Robertson Ay), A Christmas Carol (Eben, Dick Wilkins, the Octet), and Matilda (Big Kid) with Hale Centre Theatre; The Foreigner (Charlie Baker) with West Valley Arts; Sister Act (TJ), Newsies (Crutchie), A Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge), and Spookley the Square Pumpkin (Little Tom) with Hale Center Theater Orem; and as a main stage performer for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka in their productions of Wand Studies, Expecto Patronum Night Show, and Hogwarts Magical Nights.
Other recent theatrical performances include: Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly (Ant), and Just for Laughs (The Angel Moroni) with Salt Lake Acting Company; the touring educational outreach production of Story Weavers (Man 2) with Hale Centre Theatre; Peter Pan (Michael Darling), Joseph… Dreamcoat (Benjamin), Annie (Rooster Hannigan), Winnie-the-Pooh (Tigger), and the world premiere production of The Velveteen Rabbit (The Narrator) by David Paul Smith with Hale Center Theater Orem; the touring production of Euripides Hecuba (Polydorus) with the Greek Theatre Festival by Westminster College; as a repertory cast member at Desert Star Playhouse; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius) with Salt Lake Shakespeare; and as a guest artist in A Little Night Music with the Westminster College Opera Program.
Joseph works regularly in television and film, with recent performances as James in Blood of the Undying; as Gordon Church in Dog Valley; and as Rudi Wobbe in the Emmy Award Winning Resistance Movement. Other film work includes Being Charlie starring Carey Elwes, directed by Rob Reiner; and Brigsby Bear starring Kyle Mooney, Andy Samberg, Claire Danes, and Mark Hamill.
Joseph has received several awards for his work including two BroadwayWorld Awards for Best Actor in a Play and Musical for his performance in The Foreigner and Newsies respectively, a Utah Film Award for his performance in Resistance Movement, and a Westminster Theatre Society Award for his performance in the one-man show I Am Not Batman.
Joseph also works as the Director of Communications for Salt Lake Acting Company, and as the Senior Project Manager for Hale Center Theater Orem. He is both Actors' Equity and SAG-AFTRA eligible.