Joe McDonald

Latest Show Bio

Joe McDonald (Harry Bright) began two new adventures later in life: math education and theatre. When he’s not on stage as Corny Collins, Lumiere, Grimsby or Pharaoh, he can be found at Illinois State University as a private tutor, statistics instructor, or loyal Redbird volleyball fan. Occasionally the two worlds blend together (Vice Principal Panch, Professor Callahan). He’s also blessed to be in his dream role: “husband of Dena and cat-dad of Cupcake.” He hopes that, like Donna, you sing along loudly with the women and forgive the men.

Roles

The Show Must Go On!

2020-2021
Give Us Cash - Parody of Be Our Guest-Beauty, the Beast
Give Us Cash - Parody of Be Our Guest-Beauty, the Beast

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (2016)

2015-2016
Lumiere
Set Construction

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

2014-2015
Andre Thibault

Shrek The Musical

2014-2015
King Harold
Pied Piper

Disney’s The Little Mermaid (2017)

2016-2017
Grimsby
Set Construction

Hairspray

2011-2012
Corny Collins

Mamma Mia!

2021-2022
Harry Bright