Joe Mason (BFA, MFA in Musical Theatre) is an Assistant Professor in Theatre from Mesa, Arizona.
As an actor, some of Joe’s credits include The Secret Garden, She Loves Me, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Forever Plaid, Sweeney Todd, Candide, Rags, Little Women, Urinetown, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (starring David Osmond), Annie Get Your Gun, and Oliver! (Robert Redford’s Sundance, starring Christopher Lloyd). Joe was also a featured soloist in the Rockin’ the Boat Show at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, and in the Boston Pops’ Holiday Concert at Boston Symphony Hall.
As a music director, Joe’s credits include The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Aida, Sweeney Todd, The Rocky Horror Show, West Side Story, Curtains, Little Shop of Horrors, The Drowsy Chaperone, Carousel, Once On This Island, Anything Goes, Into the Woods, The Pajama Game, Grease, Annie, Legally Blonde, Peter Pan, Nunsense, Hairspray, and The King and I.
Joe has been fortunate to work with such theatres and companies as Jackson Hole Playhouse, Lagoon Theme Park, Busch Gardens Entertainment, Tuacahn Amphitheatre, Sundance, Disney Theatricals (The Lion King), Boston Theatre Marathon, Walnut Hill School, and North Shore Music Theatre.
Before joining VSU’s faculty, he was an instructor, music director, and accompanist at Southeast Missouri State University.