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Walker, Michael Patrick
Walker, Michael Patrick

Michael is an award-winningcomposer/lyricist, writer and musician who The New York Times hailed as "a skilledsongwriter" and The Huffington Post dubbed one of today's "must-know songwriters”.He has been honored with an Outer Critics’ Circle Award and multiple Drama Desknominations for his theatrical writing and his songs have been performed andrecorded by a diverse group of artists including Chita Rivera, Kelli O’Hara, CheyenneJackson, Ana Gasteyer, Telly Leung, Michael Arden and many more.

Michael’s musicals include: DOG AND PONY (with book writer Rick Elice, worldpremiere at The Old Globe Theatre, San Diego), ALTAR BOYZ (with co-composer/lyricist Gary Adler and book writer Kevin Del Aguila, Outer Critics Circle AwardWinner, Best Off Broadway Musical, 9th-longest running Off Broadway musical of alltime), BEING THEO (book, music and lyrics by Walker) and CUPID’S ERROR (book,music and lyrics by Walker).

Beyond the world of theatre, Michael’s songs can be heard on the Disney Channel'sEmmy-nominated JOHNNY AND THE SPRITES and Nick JR's OLIVIA as well as on hisdebut album OUT OF CONTEXT: THE SONGS OF MICHAEL PATRICK WALKER (YellowSound Label). Other recordings include: the ALTAR BOYZ cast album, the JOHNNYAND THE SPRITES album (co-producer) and several editions of BC/EFA's CAROLSFOR A CURE.

Michael is a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.


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In 2005, ALTAR BOYZ opened off-Broadway at New World Stages and ran for 2,032 performances over the next five years.
In 2010, ALTAR BOYZ closed its five-year off-Broadway run after 2,032 performances.