Joel Karie is a New York City-based theater artist. He is currently performing in Disney's Lion King on Broadway, as well as pursuing his MFA in Theatre at Sarah Lawrence College.


Born in Boston, Joel earned his BFA  in Performance from the University of Miami. Since graduating, Joel has appeared in regional, International, and West End productions.


As the child of an Art teacher, Joel is passionate about arts education. In addition to his work on-stage, Joel has worked as an Arts educator and coordinator at American and European institutions.


Joel is currently involved in various projects combining interests in Theater, Education, Language, and Cross-Cultural Communication.

Joel Karie in blazer

photos by Dennis Johnston