Executive Artistic and Educational Director
P.J. is thrilled to bring his many years of training and NYC experience to to students of RTW. Most recently he directed and choreographed Dreamgirls, and choreographed The Secret Garden and All Shook Up. P.J. made his return to the stage at RTW as Paul in A Chorus Line after 17 years. He grew up in Boston, where he studied dance voice and musical theatre at Riverside Theatre Works and later attended Emerson College as an acting major and a member of The Emerson Dance Company. After moving to New York, P.J. performed in many National Tours including Jesus Christ Superstar (King Herod/ Dance Captain), Guys and Dolls (Ensemble/ Dance Captain), The Wizard of Oz (Corner/Ensemble), Grease(Ensemble) and Off-Broadway as Sister Mary Leo in Nunsense, A-Men! P.J. has directed and choreographed many musicals including Oliver, The Sound of Music, Nuncrackers, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Les Miserables, Scrooge, The Full Monty, Guys and Dolls, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Pirates of Penzance, Into The Woods, La Cage Aux Folles and Sister Act. Additionally he directed the opening and closing ceremonies for The US Open in New York. His experience behind the casting table includes Smokey Joes Cafe on Broadway, where he served as Assistant Casting Director and handling replacement casting for the National Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley. P.J. is pleased to return home to Riverside Theatre Works and be a part of educating children and providing a positive creative outlet for the adult repertory Company.