Joe Tippett

Joe Tippett originated the role of Earl Hunterson in Waitress the Musical at the American Repertory Theater in 2015. He is most famous for his roles in TV and film, including playing Sam Strickland in NBC’s drama series “Rise.”

Joe has been dating Sara Bareilles since 2017, whom he met at the American Repertory Theater. He has returned to Waitress, reprising his role in the Broadway production during its run.

Selected Previous Credits


  • Airline Highway


  • Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Tour


  • A Thick Description of Harry Smith, Cherry Lane Theatre
  • Unanswered We Ride, Cherry Lane Theatre
  • Fish Eye, Cherry Lane Theatre
  • Seven Minutes In Heaven, Cherry Lane Theatre
  • The Young Left, Cherry Lane Theatre
NameJoe Tippett
Born1 March 1982
FromWashington, DC
RoleEarl Hunterson ART