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Joy Franz is a New York City based actress. 


Currently appearing as the Dowager Empress in the National Tour of Anastasia.



What Critics are Saying:


"Joy Franz is superb as the regally skeptical Dowager Empress."

- John Harding, DC Metro - Anastasia

"Ms. Franz delivers a bravura performance of a heinous monster."

-Ralph Malachowski, Out in Jersey - Lost in Yonkers

"The excellent Joy Franz...makes the character as walloping as a hammer and rigid as a nail."

-Howard Shapiro, NewsWorks - Lost In Yonkers


"When people think about Driving Miss Daisy, they recall Jessica Tandy...But after seeing the funny, heartwarming production now being staged by Harbor Lights Theater Company, folks may be more likely to recall the name Joy Franz."

-Peter Hempstead, TheaterMania - Driving Miss Daisy


"Thanks to an excellent performance by Joy Franz as Polly, the steely matriarch is the fascinating fulcrum of the play."

-Aileen Jacobson, The New York Times - Other Desert Cities

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