Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

It would be my great joy to create a ceremony for you that is both spiritual and spirited, reflecting my background as an ordained Interfaith/Interspiritual minister and a Broadway theatre professional.

As a non-denominational and multicultural celebrant, I am comfortable working with couples of all faiths and spiritual paths including atheists, agnostics, and those who feel spiritual but not religious.

If you wish to honor specific faith traditions, we'll do that. If you want something non-traditional and/or blending traditions, know there are no limitations to where our imaginations can take us. I will create your wedding script, officiate at your ceremony and walk you through all phases of the process, from obtaining your marriage license to saying “I do!”.

I am honored to work with straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples.

I approached Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick, asking if he would consider writing new lyrics for his immortal classic, “Sunrise, Sunset” from FIDDLER OF THE ROOF, specifically for same-sex couples getting married. Here is the song with Mr. Harnick’s wonderful new lyrics having its world premiere at the wedding of Richard Skipper and Daniel Sherman, performed by Jana Robbins.

I was ordained a minister by New York City’s One Spirit Interfaith Seminary

Please call or email me to discuss your specific plans. (212) 307-1440 or

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"From the moment we asked Rev. Joshua to officiate our wedding, we were in GREAT hands!"  — Daniel Sherman and Richard Skipper

"Being married by Rev. Joshua made getting married even better. He was flexible and fun…the whole ceremony was beautiful and unforgettable. Thank you, Joshua!”  — David Zippel and Michael Johnston

“The words of Rev. Ellis brought a voice of love, sincerity, humor, grace and beauty to the ceremony of our union making it an even more memorable occasion.”  — Jane A. Johnston and Jack Shearing

“He will forever be in our hearts as the guy who sealed the deal for our wedding day in Central Park. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, Joshua!”  — Laura Lee Juiliano and David Henson

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