Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Josh Salt ’14, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, will return to Broadway this fall in one of the theatre season’s most hotly anticipated productions: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, running October 8-January 22 at the Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St., New York.
The production, a transfer from London’s prestigious Donmar Warehouse, stars British actress Janet McTeer and American actor Liev Schreiber, both Tony Award winners. Salt will play Azolan, valet to the amoral Vicomte de Valmont, who will be played by Schrieber.
Salt made his Broadway debut in 2014 — the same year he graduated from Columbia College — when he was the understudy for British actor Daniel Radcliffe in the title role of The Cripple of Inishmaan on Broadway. Salt went on for Radcliffe during the New York run of Cripple. While still a student at the Columbia College Theatre Department, Salt had played the lead role in Cripple in a production at Chicago’s Redtwist Theatre.
Salt is also the co-founder of Stag Entertainment Company, a new production company devoted to developing independent film projects. Salt is currently SEC’s first effort, a film called Deb’s House. “It’s a Christopher Guest-like mockumentary,” says Salt. “I play the role of a 59-year-old British woman called Debbie Jean Gulliver. It’s very fun, with a similar feel to The Office or Summer Heights High.” Salt hopes to expand Deb’s House into a feature film.