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Michael Patrick Walker

“[One of] today’s must-know songwriters. A bona fide winner.”
- David Finkle, Huffington Post
“The songs are the show’s substance…sly parodies cooked up by the skilled songwriters Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker…”
- Charles Isherwood, NY Times

“Michael Patrick Walker proves his amazing mettle with words and music.”
- Bill Bliss, Edge

“The soulful showstopper is Mark’s 11 o’clock number, ‘Epiphany’, a hilarious Catholic coming-out.”
- David Rooney, Variety

“With smart, clever lyrics and tuneful melodies, Walker’s disc is a hit!”
- David Hurst, Next Magazine

“Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker’s score…is tuneful and the lyrics are consistently amusing.”

- Frank Scheck, NY Post

Out of Context is just one great song after another from a talent that deserves much wider exposure.”
- Eric Henrickson,
The Detroit News

“Thank the Lord that many of those songs are very funny indeed”
- Gordon Cox, Newsday

“Michael Patrick Walker proves his amazing mettle with words and music.”
- Bill Bliss, Edge
“As for the Adler-Walker score, the first thing to be said about it is this: Every single one of the dozen songs is melodic and funny.”
- David Finkle, Theatermania

“A delightful array of touching and quirky stories... rich narratives and melodies.”
- Andy Propst, Theatermania
“Walker continues to prove he has the chops to follow in the footsteps of Stephen Sondheim or Cy Coleman. There is an intricate blend of wit, heart and depth to his repertoire.”
- Bill Bliss, Edge
“Don’t expect any shortness of ideas, emotion, thoughts, details or power in...this often dazzling album!”
- Lester, Sound Advice,
Talkin’ Broadway
Inspired, a benefit concert
1 November 2013

The private industry reading of Michael’s newest show, Dog and Pony (music and lyrics by Michael, book by Rick Elice) happens today in NYC! Produced by the Old Globe Theatre ahead of the show’s world premiere there next spring, the reading will feature the amazing talents of Christian Borle, Annaleigh Ashford, Heidi Blickenstaff, Beth Leavel and Derek Klena! Read the Playbill article here!
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