Josie Todd is a 14 year old actress from Memphis, Tennessee. Acting since the age of 3, she is no stranger to the stage or screen.
On stage, Josie is best known for her role as Opal in "Because of Winn Dixie the Musical" directed by John Rando, written by Nell Benjamin (book & lyrics) and Duncan Sheik (music) at the historic Goodspeed Opera House. Josie was the 2019 Broadway World Connecticut winner for Best Actress in a Musical (Equity) for this performance.
She played the role of Annie at Casa Mañana in Ft. Worth, TX. She again played the role of Annie at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (produced by Ogunquit Playhouse) sharing the stage with Sally Struthers as Miss Hannigan.
Josie has been cast in over twenty productions across Memphis and the Mid-south. At the age of 6, she was nominated for an Allie Award in the Best Actress under the age of 12 category for her portrayal as Molly in "Annie" at Desoto Family Theatre. On screen, Josie had a guest role on the hit TV show Nashville on ABC, has been in several commercials and has done voice-over work on many projects.
Josie loves to sing and is trained by some of the best voice teachers in the business. At the age of 10, she competed with a vocal solo and won the title of Junior Grand Award winner at the renowned Mid-South Fair Youth Talent contest. In the same year, she also won 1st place at the Jr. Star of the Delta Fair contest.
When not performing professionally, you will find Josie volunteering, hanging out with her friends and spending time with her family and pets. Having a brother with an intellectual and developmental disability, Josie is an advocate for social inclusion and diversity. Josie also volunteers her time at the Humane Society.