Joseph Self

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Reviews

Guys And Dolls
“Another lovely voice was heard from Joseph Self, who plays Brother Abernathy, Sister Sarah’s grandfather.”
Johnson City Press-Chronicle by Elaine Cloud Goller

“Joseph Self makes a sterling performance as the aging Abernathy…..His beautiful rendition of More I Cannot Wish You is a nice contrast to the activity on stage earlier and later.”
Johnson City Press by Jon Ruetz

The Pajama Game
“By far the singing star of the heavily scored play is the crooning Sid (played by Joseph Self), in such songs as A New Town is a Blue Town, There Once Was a Man, and the heart-rendering Hey There.”
Johnson City Press-Chronicle by Elaine Cloud Goller

The Wataugans
“For the 10th year, Henderson is played by Joseph Self in The Wataugans……Self portrays Henderson as a polished, pioneer, wheeler-dealer who drives a hard bargain.”
Kingsport Times-News by Bill Williams

Look Homeward Angel
“One could not ask for better casting. Self plays the ailing Ben with such believability that we want to rush onstage and give him megadoses of vitamin C.”
Kingsport Times-News by Bill Williams

The Rainmaker
“Joseph Self brings many years of experience at JCCT to the stage and proves that he is able to take almost any part and turn it into a good role.”
Johnson City Press by Jon Ruetz

The Best Of Broadway Christmas
“Bassman for the group is Joseph Self…..Self’s fine range makes him the anchor for the two sets of madrigals, and he also proves that he does a pretty fair Elvis impression by singing Blue Christmas, with not only the voice, but the moves, too, of the late king of rock ‘n’ roll.”
The Chapel Hill News by Alan R. Hall

“They (Albert Alston, Dena Byers, Bob Dellert, Wendy Hayes and Joseph Self) conveyed the season’s merriest moments…But the real show stopper was Joseph’s performance as a gray bearded Elvis grinding his way through Blue Christmas.”
The Sanford Herald by Susan Farrington

Hay Fever
“Richard Greatham (Joseph Self) is the perfectly portrayed reluctant sort…..Joseph Self is well cast as the man upon whom Judith casts her affections.”
Kingsport Times-News by John Newland

Bells Are Ringing
“Perhaps one of the best performances by a minor character was that of Joseph Self, who played a zany dentist with the secret desire of becoming a songwriter.”
Johnson City Press by Mark Stevens

On Borrowed Time
“Having seen him in many shows, I can safely say Self is at his absolute best in this play.”
Kingsport Times-News by John Newland

“The rapport between Gramps (played by Joseph Self) and Pud (played by Daniel Lewis) was present in both the story and reality. The two work wonderfully together.”
The Elizabethton Star by Debbie Sarver

“Gramps, played by Joseph Self, and Granny, played by *Emma Good, are the stereotypical grandparents who are both instantly loved by the audience.”
Johnson City Press by Leisa Paine

*Emma Good was the director of the first play I was in. I worked with her many times after that. She passed to the great stage in the sky in 1997. Emma was a lady who forgot more about theatre than I’ll ever know. No way could I ever repay her for all she did for me. There will always be an empty place in my heart where she made her exit.

The Sound of Murder
“Self portrays the role of Charles Norbury so well that that he is quickly hated by everyone in the audience. He’s obnoxious, hateful and uncaring…….He grinds on the sensibilities of everyone who is near him. Apparently, that is the key to this play’s success. The individual who plays Charles must do it in a way that makes him absolutely hated by every one. Self does that extremely well.”
Burlington Times-News by Don Bolden

Crimes of the Heart
“Self slips into the role of Doc Porter in Crimes of the Heart and fits it so well that audiences feel they actually know the character personally.”
From a letter to the editor of the Johnson City Press by M. Shackelford, Jr.

Tenderloin
“Self, as the reporter Howatt, is quite good both as he tries to court the lovely Laura (Marcia Meyer), putting on an act of a moneyed gentleman, and as he visits the more familiar territory of the Tenderloin. The best part of Self’s performance, and what is integral to his character, is his marvelous singing voice.”
Kingsport Times-News by Becky Whitlock

Pathway to Freedom
“This years Pathway to Freedom features a returning principal actor, Joseph Self, who created the role of Jeter Hatfield when the show opened four years ago….It’s good to see him back in harness in the role that he has truly made his.”
The Chapel Hill News by Alan R. Hall

The Big White Wall (movie)
“In The Big White Wall, The Old Man (Joseph Self) confronts an enormous white wall which is directly in front of his house, blocking it from sunlight…Self doesn’t say one word throughout the entire film, but he doesn’t need to. Self is able to communicate the helplessness felt by The Old Man, through raised eyebrows, a strained glance or shallow sighs. Watching Self always is a pleasure, even when his performance moves you to tears.”
Burlington Times-News by Charity Apple

Annie Get Your Gun
“Self…electrifying…as the western showman aka William F. Cody.”
Charlotte Herald-Tribune by Naomi Donson

Naturally, there have been some reviews that weren’t as complimentary, but you’ll not see them here.