“A brilliant actor in his own right, his comedy side continues to develop the same complexity and depth he brings to his more serious roles at other times of the year.
One of the privileges of a critic is to be able to see gifted actors like McCabe continue to develop their already considerable skills as the years go by.”
-Larry Murray, BERKSHIRE ON STAGE
Josh Aaron McCabe is an actor, teacher and director.
Josh’s regional performance credits include Shakespeare & Company, Berkshire Theatre Group, Oldcastle Theatre, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Madison Repertory Theatre, Forward Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Milwaukee’s Renaissance Theatreworks, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Director’s Company, PSNBC @Here, Third Eye Repertory, Looking Glass Theatre, DNA Theatre Group and Off-Broadway with Actor’s Playhouse.
A member of Shakespeare & Company (Lenox, MA) since 2006, Josh has been fortunate to frequently play with an incredible collection of talented artists. Highlights include playing Eilif in Mother Courage and Her Children starring Olympia Dukakis and John Douglas Thompson, Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Iachimo in Cymbeline both directed by Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer, Stephano/ Alonso in The Tempest (inaugural production to open the outdoor Roman Garden Theatre) directed by current Artistic Director Allyn Burrows, Camillo in The Winter's Tale directed by founding member Kevin G. Coleman and the American Premiere of the 3-actor quick change comedy The Hound of the Baskervilles directed by founding member Tony Simotes.
Josh has performed in various national commercials, voiceovers, daytime serials and Saturday Night Live. He enjoys regularly appearing at Canyon Ranch Resort (The Berkshires, MA) performing dramatic readings of Shakespeare, poetry and short stories for their guests.
Josh is also passionate about teaching the craft of acting. He taught and directed for 10 years in Shakespeare & Company’s nationally recognized Education Program, including 8 years working in their award-winning Shakespeare in the Courts Program (where he served as Program Director for 2 years.)
In 2016, Josh joined Wright State University in Dayton, OH. As an Associate Professor of Acting, he now serves as the Head of Acting for the BFA Training Program in the School of Fine and Performing Arts. He teaches a variety of acting courses, specializes in Shakespeare, and directs productions in their University Season.
In 2020, Josh was honored with Wright State University's Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence: Early Career Achievement, as well as an Early Career Achievement Award by the College of Liberal Arts.
Originally a Midwesterner, Josh received his BFA in Acting (as well as a BA) from Ohio University and his MFA in Acting from University of Wisconsin- Madison. He is a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.