|Michael Patrick Walker is best known as one of the creators and composer/lyricists of Altar Boyz for which he received two Drama Desk nominations (shared with Gary Adler) for both outstanding music and outstanding lyrics and won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off Broadway Musical. Altar Boyz is the 9th-longest running Off Broadway musical of all time (having run for five years) and continues to be performed around the world.
His other shows include: the upcoming original musicals Dog and Pony (with book-writer Rick Elice) and being theo as well as the Eugene O’Neill Musical Theatre Festival finalist, The Distant Bells. Beyond the world of theatre, his music and lyrics can be heard on TV on the Disney Channel’s Johnny and the Sprites and Nick JR’s Olivia and he composed the new Rockette dance number Humbugged! which debuted in the 2011 Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
Recordings include Out of Context: The Songs of Michael Patrick Walker, the Altar Boyz cast album, the Johnny and the Sprites album and several editions of BC/EFA’s Carols for a Cure. Michael is a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. www.michaelpatrickwalker.com