News & Performances

  • BABY The Musical

    Come see Joy as Arlene in BABY The Musical at Infinity Theatre in Annapolis, MD.

    July 11 - August 2

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    Reviews are in for BABY The Musical

    "Hermalyn… delivers a powerful and searching ballad..." - Jane C. Elkin, Bay Weekly

    "Arlene Macnally played by Joy Hermalyn surely has the best range of any singer on this stage. Her low notes and her stage presence remind me of a young Bette Midler, but unlike Bette, Ms. Hermalyn has some high A’s to share! And kudos to costume designer Tristan Raines, I felt Arlene’s clothing made this younger actress fit ... into the older mother’s role." - Amy Juras, MD Theatre Guide

    "Baby, a bundle of musical joy." - Jeffrey Walker, DC Theatre Scene

  • The Mikado with Gulfshore Opera

    Joy is excited to perform the role of Katisha in Gulfshore Opera's production of The Mikado.

    February 21 & 22, March 6

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  • Nuns of NBC's Sound of Music Live! Reunite in Concert

    The Sound of Music Nuns' Christmas Party, featuring the nuns of last year's NBC live musical event, will be held Friday, December 12 at 54 Below. Join Joy and her sisters to celebrate the season with an evening of holiday spirit, majestic choral singing and hilarious storytelling from some of the finest female voices on Broadway.

    December 12 @ 9:30 PM

    More info on Playbill.com

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About Joy

Joy has been singing, acting and attempting to dance for an extremely long time. Beginning at age 8 in her first role as the title character in Oliver! (apparently there were no actual boys in Teaneck, New Jersey), Joy has been trying to stay in show business ever since. She transitioned from child actor, to regular kid, to actor with a child thanks to her very supportive family. Joy loves musical theatre, opera, symphonic music, movies and a good rock concert equally. With credits ranging from Romper Room to Serpico to Fiddler on the Roof to The Crucible, Joy loves the life that chose her, though sometimes yearns for the stability her civilian friends enjoy. Well, only sometimes.

Career Highlights

THE VISIT  Mrs. Hanke, Ambassador Theatre
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF  Fruma Sarah/Rivka/Yente, Minskoff Theatre
LA BOHEME ON BROADWAY  Joe Jonas's Mother, Broadway Theatre
CANDIDE  Old Lady/Baroness, Gershwin Theatre
A CHRISTMAS CAROL  Mrs Cratchit/Mrs Fezziwig, Madison Square Garden
CYRANO - THE MUSICAL  Chaperone, Neil Simon Theatre
7 DEADLY SINS  Patti LuPone standby, Lincoln Center
DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY  Cora, Roundabout Theatre

MUSIC IN THE AIR  Anna, ENCORES! City Center
SWEENEY TODD  Mrs Lovett, Casa Manana
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN  Annie Oakley, Utah Festival Opera Co
BRIGADOON  Meg Brockie, Paper Mill Playhouse
INTO THE WOODS  Witch, Utah Festival Opera Co
LEONCAVALLO'S LA BOHEME  Musetta, New York Grand Opera
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA  Lola, Tulsa Opera
LE COMTE ORY  Ragonde, L'Opera Francais
FAUST  Marthe, Lyric Opera of Kansas City
RIGOLETTO  Countess/Page, Spoleto Italy
HMS PINAFORE  Buttercup, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
THE MIKADO  Katisha, Dayton Opera
PIRATES OF PENZANCE  Ruth, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
THE SOUND OF MUSIC  Sister Berthe, Carnegie Hall