Singer and actor Josh Strickland is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. He attended high school at the Charleston County School of the Arts, and graduated from Middleton High School in Charleston. He attended the College of Charleston where he studied voice with Deanna McBroom, who is recognized as one of the Southeast's leading sopranos and voice teachers.
In 2002, Strickland was a national finalist in season 2 of Fox television's, American Idol and was later on the ABC's season premiere of "Star Search 2004."
Strickland created the leading role of "Tarzan" in Disney's Tarzan: The Broadway Musical and had several TV performances with Phil Collins on shows such as "Good Morning America," "The Today Show," "The Early Show" and "The View."
Other credits include ABC’s All My Children where he played himself and the National Tour of Rent where he performed the roles of Mark and Roger. Strickland was honored Outstanding Individual Performance in Play It Cool for his role of Will in the New York Music Festival 2008 'Best of Fest' Awards.
In 2009, the Broadway star became an original cast member of PEEPSHOW at Planet Hollywood Casino & Resort in Las Vegas. In 2013, he joined the cast of VEGAS! The Show at Saxe Theater and is starring as a lead male singer in the show. Strickland also co-starred with his best friend and PEEPSHOW former leading lady Holly Madison in her hit E! reality show Holly's World, which is currently being shown worldwide, thus garnering Josh an enthusiastic international following.
Strickland debuted his first single "Report to the Floor" off his much anticipated EP, in which he collaborated with Grammy Award winning producer Damon Elliott and Norwegian pop/dance producer Axident. In just its first week, "Report to the Floor" skyrockeded into the top ten on the iTunes Dance Charts. Subsequently, Josh released "Last Dance", another international chart topper. With his newfound music success, it appears that Strickland's star will only continue to rise.