Actor, Singer, MC
Date of Birth: 30 September 1955
Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Skills: Singing, Dancing, MC, Presenting
With his extensive ballet and musical theatre background, Joseph mainly does corporate entertainment in South Africa, Europe, USA and enjoys singing with symphony orchestras all over. He recently returned from the Netherlands as lead vocalist in The Queen Experience staged in Gelredome Soccer Stadium to over 30,000 people, as well as 13 concerts in The Hague and Amsterdam’s Rai Theatre.
In September 2009 & 2010 he toured with the NNO (Northern Netherland Philharmonic Orchestra) singing Queen’s music with Syb van der Ploeg (singer of the band “de Kast”) in 13 concerts throughout the Netherlands.
In 2004 he toured Italy and Germany performing the music of QUEEN. His CD’s The Queen Experience, The Music Of Queen, Unplugged Covered, and InStream are available at his live performances and online:
Joseph Clark was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas, USA, left his ballet career in New York and Salt Lake City when he was brought to South Africa by the PACT Ballet Co. to dance the leading roles in Swan Lake, Papillion, Romeo & Juliet and Witchboy. He decided to stay after he was offered a lucrative contract at NAPAC as dancer, actor and singer. He is a regular soloist with all the symphony orchestras across South Africa and his performances include Pops Concerts, Miss SA Pageant, International AIDS Conference with the late R&B singer TK and Nelson Mandela’s 85th Birthday Celebration.
In 1987 he started his musical theatre career in the national touring production of Singing In The Rain. Other highlights include the leading roles in The Buddy Holly Story, West Side Story, The Fantasticks (opposite pop star Jason Donovan), Jesus Christ Superstar, The Little Shop Of Horrors, Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Sweeney Todd, March Of The Falsettos / Falsettoland and QUEEN At The Opera. In 2000, he was nominated as best actor in a comedy for the one-man-play The Male Intellect – an oxymoron?
He has been touring South Africa with Joseph Clark – The Music of Queen as well as with the shows Vivere (with Jannie Moolman) and Joseph Clark – “Unplugged”. In 2008 he did two performances in Hamburg of African Crossing, a show comprising a 12-piece cast, featuring the Gaabo Motho Tenors, soprano Yollandi Nortjie and the Amakhono We Sintu Dancers.
As lead vocalist in QUEEN At The Opera he toured South Africa with this successful production playing The Durban Playhouse, The Standard Bank Arena, The Johannesburg Civic Theatre, The State Theatre, Pretoria, The Artscape Theatre and The Sand du Plessis Theatre in Bloemfontein. In 2002, Joseph (along with fellow QUEEN At The Opera soloist – Luciano Zuppa) appeared with the JPO in QUEEN – The Concert at the Sandton Convention Centre, The Durban Playhouse Theatre (with the KZNPO), the Spier Festival (with the CPO) and at the Feather Market Centre in Port Elizabeth (with the ECPO).