As an actor and singer, Patrick has been in the performing arts both onscreen and onstage for 30 years. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, he brought his Southern charm and hospitality to New York City where credits include off-Broadway world premieres, staged readings and workshops as well as regional productions of contemporary and classic musicals.
Patrick was also in the original cast of FIRST WIVES CLUB in Chicago in addition to two national tours, THE ADDAMS FAMILY and EVITA. On camera, he has appeared in several national commercials (including voiceover work for Bud Light) and co-starring roles on primetime television dramas like BLUE BLOODS and LAW & ORDER: CI. Besides the podcast, he's also hosted events ranging from large national conventions to intimate grand openings and conducted one-on-one, red carpet interviews.
But among all of his successes, there have been even more failures and setbacks such as show closings, being replaced, and hundreds of auditions that never went anywhere. “Why I’ll Never Make It” was created to explore the reasons actors and creative professionals don’t succeed and also challenge the notion of what it means to “make it” in the entertainment industry. Interviews range from such notables as co-host Tiffany Coyne (LET'S MAKE A DEAL) and actor Jelani Alladin (Broadway’s FROZEN) to work-a-day actors, composers, directors, and teachers. Yet they all share a common theme of how hard this business is, and each guest shares their passion for the arts and what keeps them going through all the ups and downs.
As the old song goes, “There’s no people like show people, they smile when they are low.” The hope is for listeners to find laughter and inspiration from the stories and experiences shared on this podcast.