Joe Patrick Ward with "GWW" Cast
Craig A. Curtis, Joe Patrick Ward, Shannon Stoeke, Lesli Margherita, Amy Rutberg and Andrew Makay.
Joe Patrick Ward with John Raitt
A true Broadway legend, star of the original productions of "Carousel" and "The Pajama Game" appeared in "The Grave White Way" to sing my song "Darlin' Sally (from Death Valley). Needless to say, he stopped the show!
With Karen Morrow and Joanne Worley
After a performance of "The Grave White Way" at the Cinegrill in Hollywood.
Joe Patrick Ward and Levi Kreis
Levi, Debby Holiday and I cowrote the song "I Won't Listen" from "Blues for Willadean".
"Judy's Christmas" NYC Reading
With my collaborators, David Church and Jim Webber (who wrote the book), director Leonard Foglia, Isabel Keating ("Judy") and Kristine Zbornak ("Ethel").
Stephen Schwartz & Joe Patrick Ward
The legendary composer/lyricist of "Wicked", "Godspell" and "Pippin" guest-starred in "The Grave White Way" to sing one of my showtunes! How awesome is that?
Ken Page and Joe Patrick Ward
Ken Page is probably best remembered for the Fats Waller musical "Ain't Misbehavin'". He was a great sport to sing one of my parodies called "You're the Only Freak for Me" (by the fictitious composer Skinny Bollocks!). I also composed the title tune for Ken's successful one-man show "Page By Page" which toured all over the country.
Joe Patrick Ward and Loretta Devine
The divine Miss Devine, star of stage and screen, sang a song from "Bean Dip Divas", my parody of the musical "Dreamgirls" (in which she starred on Broadway).
Yeardley Smith and Joe Patrick Ward
Yeardley (aka "Lisa Simpson") brought the house down when she sang my tune "It Always Hurts the First Time".
Delta Burke and Joe Patrick Ward
Delta played "The Mothers" in a production of "Southern Baptist Sissies" in L.A. and in the National Tour.
Joe Patrick Ward and Dale Dickey
From "Winter's Bone" to "Breaking Bad" to "Iron Man 3" to "True Blood", Dale is of the finest actresses I'm privileged to know, and the most down-to-earth.
With the sensational Debby Holiday
Debby portrayed "The Blues Singer" on stage in "Trailer Trash Housewife", then on film in "Blues for Willadean".
A few kind words from Mel Brooks
I had the privilege of befriending one of my childhood idols, Mel Brooks (whose film "The Producers" served as inspiration for my musical "The Grave White Way"). Mr. Brooks actually took time to listen to some of my songs and offer comedic guidance.
With Emerson Collins & "Aunt Booger"
My real "Aunt B" (whose actual name is Nita) inspired Del Shores to use the name "Aunt Booger" in the script for "Sissies".
On the "Sordid Lives: Series" Set
With cast members Chris Pudlo, Kat Bayless, Ann Walker and Emerson Collins.