Joshua Turchin recently finished a successful run of The Perfect Fit at the Rave Theater Festival, his first original full-length musical which he wrote the book, music and lyrics for, and which won awards for best book of a musical and best ensemble, as well as critical acclaim. Joshua was then cast immediately after in Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation, where he was the youngest cast member in the show's 38-year history. A week after Forbidden Broadway closed, Joshua began rehearsals for the new musical, Trevor the Musical, which was set to open Off-Broadway at the end of April. Rehearsals for Trevor came to a sudden halt when Broadway shut down mid-March.
Joshua thought to bring back The Early Night Show in a virtual setting to help raise funds and awareness to The Actors Fund, which supports those in the entertainment industry who were suddenly unemployed. Joshua previously performed as Young Ebeneezer in The Actors Fund benefit concert of Mr. Magoo's A Christmas Carol alongside Gavin Lee, Sierra Boggess and more. He has worked as a professional accompanist in and around NYC since he was 10, including music directing at 54 Below, The Green Room 42 and more. Joshua has performed around the U.S. in two Broadway National Tours, and has numerous developmental works, concerts and national voice-overs on his resume. His musical theater experience along with his naturally charismatic personality and extensive work as a professional musician and host led him to write the cabaret series. His YouTube channel can be found at https://www.youtube.com/c/JoshuaTurchin1 and his Instagram handle is @joshuaturchin.