Joseph McGrath, Leontes
Joe McGrath is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Drama, where he studied with Michael Kahn and Michael Langham. A member of Actors’ Equity Association, he has toured with John Houseman’s Acting Company, appearing in Pericles, Tartuffe, Twelfth Night, and The Country Wife. At the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Joe appeared as Horatio in Hamlet, Glendower in Henry IV, Part I, and Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing. In New York City, he directed Rough Magic: A Shakespeare Quartet. In Tucson, he is a frequent performer with Ballet Tucson appearing as Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a Stepsister in Cinderella, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, VanHelsing in Dracula and, perennially, as Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker. He has also performed with Arizona Theatre Company, Arizona Opera, Tucson Art Theatre, Arizona OnStage, Green Thursday, Damesrocket Theatre, and Old Pueblo Playwrights in such roles as Trigorin inThe Seagull, Sam Byck in Assassins, John in Oleanna, and This Rock in Anger Box. For The Rogue Theatre, Joe authored and directedImmortal Longings, directed As I Lay Dying, The Real Inspector Hound, The Decameron, Our Town, Red Noses, The Maids (winner of theArizona Daily Star 2007 Mac Award for Best Play), The Balcony and Endymion, and performed in Major Barbara, New-Found-Land, Old Times, The Tempest, Ghosts, Naga Mandala, Othello, Krapp’s Last Tape, A Delicate Balance (winner of the Arizona Daily Star 2009 Mac Award for Best Actor), Animal Farm, Orlando, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Happy Days, The Goat, The Cherry Orchard, The Good Woman of Setzuan, The Dead and The Fever. Joe is also a scenic designer and owns, with his wife Regina Gagliano, Sonora Theatre Works, which produces theatrical scenery and draperies.