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Save the drama for the stage, darling!

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"To this day, I still think back on my time as Angel and pinch myself to make sure it was real. It was such an incredible opportunity and I’m eternally grateful that I got to step into those iconic heels every night. Angel taught me so much about myself including how to celebrate all parts of me unapologetically and how to truly lead from love and compassion. Performing in Hawai’i at the Blaisdell Concert Hall (the theatre where I saw my first Broadway touring show, The Lion King) was a full circle moment and one of those experiences in life where the stars aligned and the universe whispered in my ear, “relish this moment, baby - it’s all for you.” Measure in aloha.

we’re everything.”

Josh is Interviewed by Theatre Geek while touring with the National tour of Rent

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-The Rogers Revue

 "Joshua Tavares’s performance as the gender fluid and wonderfully carefree Angel truly blew our minds! Tavares’s fierce dance moves, smooth drum playing and impeccable comedic timing won over the audience and had us cheering him on the entire night."

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- Theatre Bloom

"Truly the epicenter of joy in this production, Angel (Tavares) is a radiant ball of compassion and love and acceptance and all of the things that Rent truly is at its core. There is a sassy simplicity to Tavares’ Angel that just melts your heart and warms your soul, driving the show to have a happy heart at its core."

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- Review STL

"Joshua Tavares is fantastic as Angel, and gave an impressive display of physicality during “Today 4 U,” jumping from floor to table and just generally giving it his all."

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- Broadway World Ottawa

"The scenes between Tavares and Hicks were touching and utterly captivating in their sincerity."

New York city Theatre Credits

Angelina Ballerina Holiday

Zuccotti Park (Original Cast)

The Dooples (Original Cast)

Curtain Up A Musical Vaudeville

Off The Edge

Thoroughly Modern Mille


Joe (NY Fringe Festival)


Featured Soloist

Featured Actor

Ensemble / (Vocal Coach)

Vital Theatre Co.; Dir/ Choreo. Sam Viverito

Salgado Productions; Dir/Choreo. Luis Salgado

Roy Arias Theatre; Dir. Charles Mandracchia

AMDA New York; Dir. Andrews / DiPietrpolo

AMDA New York; Dir. Jason Chaet

Zeigeist Productions

national tour credits

RENT, 20th Anniversary Tour

Angel Dumott Schunard

Worklight Productions; Dir. Evan Ensign

Original Broadway Staging/Choreography Marlies Yeraby

television commercials

One Voice (National Broadcast)

Saint Peter's College Promo

Bud Light Advertisement

Budweiser Advertisement

Lays Potato Chips Commercial


Lead Student

Bar Patron

Bar Patron

Featured Extra

Pacific Islanders in Communication

SEPE Inc./ Dir. Greg Buyalos

VaynerMedia NYC

VaynerMedia NYC

Variable Productions NYC


University of  Hawaiʻi at Hilo - BA in Drama, Minor in Hawaiian Studies

American Musical and Dramatic Academy NYC – Musical Theatre

Matthew Newton Acting Studio NYC – Film/TV/Commercial

Steps on Broadway NYC – Dance Work Study Program


Special Skills

Fluent in ʻŌlelo Hawai ʻi (Hawaiian), Tumbling, Basic ‘Ukulele, Basic Guitar, Sight Singing/Reads Music, Swimming, Drivers License.

Dance: Theatre, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hula and Heels.

VoiceOver work 

Songs For A New World - Radio SpotJoshua Tavares
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Queen of Makaha - Radio SpotJoshua Tavares
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