My First Magic Trick Age 2 1/2

Patrick grew up in the coalfields of southern West Virginia with few outlets for creative expression. Although an avid fan of the basketball empire helmed by his late father, Coach Jennings Boyd, sports was not to be his destiny. 


Patrick enrolled at West Virginia University to pursue a career in musical theatre and further his skills as a professional magician. While training at WVU, he performed in numerous stage productions and was requested by the university president to perform his amazing legerdemain at several black tie functions.

 

click here to see me perform one of my favorite card tricks!

 

Patrick transferred to East Carolina  University to finish his education and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1988 with degrees in Theatre Arts and Dance.  Now a resident of New York City since 1990, his career has spanned Broadway, film and television, appearances on “The Tonight Show,” The TONY  Awards, and cabaret stages around the world.  Broadway  credits include the original revival company and cast recording of “GREASE!” starring Rosie O’Donnell and later Brooke Shields, and the role of the Tin Man in “THE WIZARD OF OZ” starring Roseanne. 


Off-Broadway, Patrick was featured in the hit Off-Broadway musical
revue, “NAKED BOYS SINGING,” Dorothy Parker’s “The Ladies of the Corridor,” Bill Snipson in "ME AND MY GIRL," starring the legendary George Irving, and most recently in the sold out run of the NYMF hit, "GREENWOOD, THE MUSICAL." 

Patrick starred as Bobby Child in the Tony Award winning musical “Crazy For You” in the European Tour.  Cities included Hamburg, Munich, Berlin, and Basel, Switzerland.

 

In 1993, he was thrilled to work side by side with his favorite icon, Bette Midler, in the Emmy Award Winning CBS movie “GYPSY”; the first ever TV film of a Broadway musical. Other notable collaborations include work with include Kim Zimmer, Jason Alexander, Martin Short, Alan Ruck, Ann B. Davis and Maureen McCormick (both of Brady Bunch fame), Mickey Dolenz, Andrea Martin, Eddie Bracken, Tony Danza, David Hasselhoff, and Bob Mackie.

 

Patrick recently toured the country in the first National Tour of Dolly Parton's musical, "9 to 5."  Other tours include “THE PRODUCERS,” performing the lead roles of Leo Bloom and the campy  Carmen Ghia, "GYPSY" (Tulsa), "WEST SIDE STORY" (Tony), and "GREASE!" (pre-Broadway tour)  He also enjoyed a 13 month run of “THE PRODUCERS” at the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

 

Patrick thanks his family and friends for their constant support and love as they are the real magic in his life.