PATRICK CASSIDY, the son of Oscar winner Shirley Jones and Tony winner Jack Cassidy, has amassed impressive credits as a director, producer and acting teacher. He directed and starred in THE MUSIC MAN at the Kennedy Center, helmed Point Park University’s acclaimed production of OKLAHOMA! at the Pittsburgh Playhouse and produced and starred in a musical valentine to his mom called HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES?. At the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, he served as resident director of the mammoth musical revue “Showstoppers” and acting coach for the aquatic production show LE RÉVE. In April at Western Michigan University, he put his own directorial spin on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, taking the musical’s rock opera aesthetic and hurtling it into the 21st century, complete with bold visuals and hip-hop choreography.
As a performer, Cassidy burst onto the Broadway theater scene in 1982 as Frederic in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE opposite Kevin Kline, played Jeff Barry in the Tony-nominated LEADER OF THE PACK and originated the role of the Balladeer in Stephen Sondheim’s ASSASSINS. When he and his mom joined the revival cast of 42ND STREET they became the first mother and son to ever star together in a Broadway show. Also on Broadway, he played Egyptian captain Radames in Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA and sharp-shooter Frank Butler in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. He’s drawn rave reviews for his work on television, film, national tours, and more.