The 7 PM concert, which will celebrate the release of Walker's new album, "Out of Context" (Yellow Sound Label), will feature the talents of Ann Harada, Lisa Howard, Peter Friedman, John Tartaglia, Julie Foldesi, Noah Galvin, Andy Karl, Tyler Maynard, Betsy Wolfe, Andy Mientus and Jim Stanek.
Michael Patrick Walker’s debut musical, Altar Boyz, garnered him two Drama Desk nominations (shared with Gary Adler), won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and ran for five years. His new musical, The Distant Bells, 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 and developing a dance musical with director Stafford Arima and choreographer Andrew Palermo.
Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street. There is a $25 cover and a $10 food/drink minimum; for reservations call (212) 581-3080 or visit www.BirdlandJazz.com.