Awards

 

Nomination for Best Actor - Nick Wilkinson in "No Turning Back," Ace of Diamonds Productions (Remi Awards, WorldFest-Houston)

Nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy - Henry Higgins in Pygmalion, Michigan Shakespeare Festival (Wilde Awards)

Nomination for Best Actor in a Principal Role - Elyot in Private Lives, First Folio Theatre (Joseph Jefferson Awards)

Nomination for Best Actor in a Principal Role - Henry in now then again, Bailiwick Theatre (Joseph Jefferson Awards)

Nomination for Best Actor in a Principal Role - Hamlet in Hamlet, StreetSigns Theatre (Joseph Jefferson Awards)

Win for Best Supporting Actor - Esmond/Gussie in Jeeves & the Mating Season, City Lit Theatre (Joseph Jefferson Awards)

 

Reviews

"Joseph Wycoff's portrayal of Segismundo is mesmerizing, full of humor and emotion, humanizing the play's message. ." The Chicago Reader, review of Life is a Dream with Magellan Theatre

 

"Actor Joseph Wycoff  is having a year that transcends awards. In the spring, he simply vanished – slipped into the role of a pedophile child murderer for the Next Theatre's production of Frozen and emerged onstage as one of the most profoundly disturbing characters and horrifyingly memorable characters I’ve seen in (and the numbers here are offered just for context not self-aggrandizement) 20+ years of four-nights-a-week theater going. It was the kind of performance that makes celebratory hardware seem superfluous. " The Examiner, review of Defiance at Next Theatre

 

"...this production has Joseph Wycoff portraying the irascible phonetics professor, Henry Higgins, and Wycoff gives a truly memorable performance. And yes, I'm ranking him right up there with Rex Harrison in the musical or Leslie Howard in the 1938 movie version of "Pygmalion. One hundred years after the play first opened in London, Wycoff plays the role as if it were written just for him." Encore Michigan, review of Pygmalion with the Michigan Shakespeare Festival

 

"Most important, Goldman has cast an exceptionally smart, classically modern actor, Joseph M. Wycoff , in the title role. Tall, casually athletic and traditionally good-looking, Wycoff possesses a rich baritone voice capable of remarkably subtle shifts and colors. And the actor has crafted a portrayal that makes the Danish prince (who, like Shakespeare himself, clearly has a passion for theater, and a gift for writing, directing and acting) seem less like a Freudian textbook case than a man of thought and action who is suddenly confronted by a massive and continually escalating series of betrayals. Even the major and potentially self-mocking speeches - from "What a piece of work is a man!" to "To be or not to be" - seem freshly minted and imaginatively rendered. This is no mean feat." Chicago Sun-Times, review of Hamlet with StreetSigns 

 

"All but stealing the thunder here is Joseph Wycoff who plays Jesus (hilariously deflecting Sylvia's efforts to extract a date for the end of days), but is especially brilliant as Hawking. His portrayal of this genius (and Laufer's aptly droll lines), are worth the price of a ticket." Chicago Sun-Times, review of End Days at Next Theatre 

 

"Likewise the rubber-faced Joseph Wycoff as the protagonist wins the audience over from his first entrance and proves himself again and again a master of the comic arts, both verbal and physical." The Chicago Reader, review of The Mandrake with greasy joan & co.