(Professor Josef Mashkan, Old Wicked Songs
) has made his living as a professional actor for the past forty years and has acted and sung
on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in many theatres across the country.
was a member of the acting companies for three seasons each at The
Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., The Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, and
The Public Theatre in New York. He has also performed in two
productions at The Pasadena Playhouse, five at The Mark Taper Forum, and
five at The John Anson Ford Theatre.
Under the direction of Sir Peter
Hall, he was seen in three Shakespeare productions and a revival of Amadeus
The Ahmanson Theatre which had a five-month run on Broadway in 2000.
has also guest-starred in over 40 television shows and films including Murphy Brown, Empty Nest, The X-Files,
and Crossing Jordan.
Though he makes his living as an actor, he has continued to pursue his
passion for playing the piano. Over the past ten years, he has been
entertaining regularly at many retirement homes throughout southern