Josh Grisetti (born December 1, 1981) is an American actor, director and author who works in theatre, television and film.
Broadway and Off-Broadway. 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. 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.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. 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. Publishing. 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.
Grisetti was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up outside of Roanoke, Virginia. 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.
Movies & TV shows
1921 New York. An immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of El...
1 TV show
The Knights of Prosperity
Eugene Gurkin has dreamt of opening his own bar for years, but his dead-end job as a janitor won't even fund a bottle of booze. In a serendipitous moment, he catches an episode of "E! News" and his pa...
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