Michael Patrick Walker Biography

 
Bio:
Michael Patrick Walker’s debut musical, Altar Boyz, garnered him two Drama Desk nominations (shared with Gary Adler) for both outstanding music and outstanding lyrics, won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off Broadway Musical and ran for five years. He also co-conceived and wrote the score ... (read more)
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Bio:
Michael Patrick Walker’s debut musical, Altar Boyz, garnered him two Drama Desk nominations (shared with Gary Adler) for both outstanding music and outstanding lyrics, won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off Broadway Musical and ran for five years. He also co-conceived and wrote the score ... (read more)

Michael Patrick Walker’s debut musical, Altar Boyz, garnered him two Drama Desk nominations (shared with Gary Adler) for both outstanding music and outstanding lyrics, won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off Broadway Musical and ran for five years. He also co-conceived and wrote the score for The Distant Bells which was a finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Musical Theatre Festival and received a reading at the Roundabout Theatre in early 2011 starring Chita Rivera, Ana Gasteyer and Rachel York. He is currently writing an original new musical with book-writer Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher) and developing a dance musical with director Stafford Arima (Carrie, Altar Boyz) and choreographer Andrew Palermo (artistic director of dre.dance). Beyond the world of theatre, he composed the new Rockette dance number Humbugged! for the 2011 Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and his music and lyrics can be heard on TV on the Disney Channel’s “Johnny and the Sprites” and Nick JR’s “Olivia”. Recordings include the Altar Boyz cast album, Out of Context: The Songs of Michael Patrick Walker and several editions of BC/EFA’s Carols for a Cure.