The Oldest Living Cater Waiter
About The Oldest Living Cater Waiter
Hungry for some great theater? Moon favorite Michael Patrick Gaffney’s original one-man show, "The Oldest Living Cater Waiter," offers up delicious insights into his complicated and hilarious careers as both a professional actor and a high-end waiter to the stars. Gaffney cooks up numerous characters from his past with just the right amount of sauciness, Shakespeare, and a soupçon of self-discovery. Come celebrate one man’s journey of a life in the theater.
Twelve years in the making, Gaffney started writing about his experiences preparing exquisite meals and preparing numerous characters for the stage. “I don’t know which is worse: an actor’s nightmare or a waiter’s? Not surprisingly, I have them both.” He was encouraged to workshop the piece and over the last few years, "Cater Waiter" has been further developed and performed at SF Fringe Festival, PianoFight, Berkeley Playhouse’s Julia Morgan Theater and at ZBelow.
Once his catering career took off, he found he could support himself with a flexible schedule while maintaining “the life of an artist.” He has spent years working multi-million dollar affairs for such notables as Bono, The Edge, Christy Turlington, Harry Belafonte, Larry Ellison, Barbara Boxer, Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and President Barack Obama.