Biography

Jim Walton has written with his brother, Bob, since 1991 when they wrote and performed in, MY BROTHER'S KEEPER, originally a Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit. This show later played the Pasadena Playhouse and several other regional theaters. Jim and Bob went on to collaborate on a two-actor musical, DOUBLE TROUBLE, in which they performed at Goodspeed at Chester and Stage One in Wichita, Kansas.

Jim Walton has written with his brother, Bob, since 1991 when they wrote and performed in, MY BROTHER'S KEEPER, originally a Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit. This show later played the Pasadena Playhouse and several other regional theaters. Jim and Bob went on to collaborate on a two-actor musical, DOUBLE TROUBLE, in which they performed at Goodspeed at Chester and Stage One in Wichita, Kansas. This led to their creation of MID-LIFE! THE CRISIS MUSICAL, which along the way to its production at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres has starred notables such as Beth Leavel, Pam Myers and Michelle Pawk. Jim also appeared with Bob in THE ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1936 (revival) for Encore Presentations. His Broadway credits as an actor include: THE MUSIC MAN (2000 revival), SWEENEY TODD (1989 revival), 42ND STREET and MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, among others. Off-Broadway credits are: AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, CLOSER THAN EVER and SCRAMBLED FEET. Jim also starred as Bobby Child in CRAZY FOR YOU, Young Buddy in FOLLIES: IN CONCERT and as a principal in THE ALL NIGHT STRUT, all taped by PBS. He has performed in countless musicals across the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe. Jim was born in Tachikawa, Japan, raised in Marion, Indiana and graduated from the University of Cincinnati's, College-Conservatory of Music.

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