OVER THERE: Comedian PJ Walsh's Adventures in Military Life
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After dazzling audiences in New York and Boston -- and winning the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical revival -- this exciting new staging of Pippin comes to the Pantages. This updated version of the Broadway classic infuses the production with amazing acrobatics and wondrous magical feats, along with the music and lyrics of Stephen Schwartz, award-winning composer of Wicked and Godspell. With classic songs "Corner of the Sky," "No Time at All," "Magic to Do" and "Extraordinary," and recreated versions of Bob Fosse's original choreography, this sexy and sophisticated version of Pippin tells the story of the son of Charlemagne, leader of the Holy Roman Empire, who goes on a death-defying journey to find meaning in life. He encounters love, sex, war and politics, and must ultimately choose between a life that's ordinary or a flash of singular glory. Learn More
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As a first generation Irish-American with a blue collar upbringing, PJ Walsh is instinctively aware of the power of laughter and its ability to transcend generations. Regarded as one of the hardest working comics behind the microphone, he is known for his quick wit, boundless energy and his often insightful observations on the things he cherishes most: the military, family, and being American.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, PJ discovered his talent for comedy while stationed in Bethesda, Maryland where he served as the primary dental care technician for the White House. While there, he flossed the teeth of such high-ranking military and government officials, as former President Bill Clinton, former Vice-President Al Gore and their families.
PJ was a natural fit as the opener on Larry the Cable Guy’s hugely successful “Tour of America” and “The Right to Bare Arms” tours. PJ has also made a name for himself opening for other famous blue collar comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Ron White. He can be found also on tour headlining comedy clubs nationwide.
PJ was the host of hit show “Wall2Wall Good Stuff” on Blue Collar Radio channel 103 on Sirius Satellite Radio. He can be seen in Larry the Cable Guy’s “Git-R-Done” DVD, Ron White’s “They Call Me Tater Salad” DVD and plays a role in the Lionsgate feature film “Delta Farce” starring DJ Qualls, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy. In 2007, PJ had the distinct honor of performing with Larry at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
During his career, PJ has also performed at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, he took first place in the Rocky Mountain Laugh-Off and was a finalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition. He hit national television with his appearance on CBS’ “Star Search” and received much acclaim at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, CO.
As a veteran, PJ has never forgotten the sacrifices made by U.S. military men and women and he understands how important a laugh can be to troops stationed thousands of miles from home. He has performed at Armed Forces facilities in Japan, Korea and the Balkans, as well as with the “Comics on Duty” tour throughout Iraq and Afghanistan. He was later featured on the CNN profile of the “Comics on Duty” program.
PJ resides in New York City where he has completed a two-year acting intensive at the prestigious William Esper Acting studio. He just took his eleventh trip overseas to entertain our service members. On Christmas day he “Tailhooked” onto the U.S.S. Nimitz Aircraft Carrier to bring a little bit of home to those sailors.
Currently PJ is in the process of premiering his first solo show, OVER THERE.