Wallowitch, John

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John Wallowitch (1930- ) is a composer, singer and pianist born in Philadelphia, PA. He attended Temple University in Pennsylvania and received a bachelor's degree in music from the Juilliard School. During this time, he studied piano with Beveridge Webster, Abby Whiteside and Joseph Prostakoff.

Wallowitch made his concert piano debut at the Carnagie Recital Hall in 1962. Soon after, he performed in a European concert tour set forth by the U.S. State Department. After his cross-continent tour, John returned to the United States where he began composing and performing in cabaret venues. Over the years, he has composed over 1,000 songs including, "Bruce", "This Moment", "My Love Went to London", and "Come a Little Closer." During that time, he also recorded three albums of songs he wrote and performed himself.

In 1984, he partnered with dancer, Bertram Ross, to become one half of the cabaret duo, "Wallowitch and Ross," premiering at New York City's The Ballroom. He has also collaborated with such artists as Tony Scibetta and Ira Wallach. And singers such as Dixie Carter and Lynn Lobban have performed his songs.

Beginning in 1980, John also starred in his own public access television program, John's Cabaret, which continues to air on New York public access channels.

From the guide to the John Wallowitch collection of noncommercial video recordings, [videorecording], 1980-, (The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.)

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referencedIn Bertram Ross papers, 1910-2006, Bulk dates 1980-1996 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf John Wallowitch collection of noncommercial video recordings, [videorecording], 1980- The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
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associatedWith Blair, Berri person
associatedWith Burke, Delta person
associatedWith Carter, Dixie person
associatedWith Cary, Claiborne person
associatedWith Channing, Carol person
associatedWith Comstock, Eric person
associatedWith Gam, Rita person
associatedWith Gavin, James, 1964- person
associatedWith Gines, Christopher person
associatedWith Grunen, Gerta person
associatedWith Holbrook, Hal person
associatedWith Littlepage, Layne person
associatedWith Lobban, Lynn person
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith McRaney, Gerald person
associatedWith Monte, Tony person
associatedWith Moore, Gregory person
associatedWith Morris, Audrey person
associatedWith Morris, Richard person
associatedWith Ost, Bob person
associatedWith Ross, Bertram, 1920- person
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
associatedWith Scheckter, Jane person
associatedWith Shedlin, Carol person
associatedWith Shepard, Joan person
associatedWith Sherwell, Yvonne person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Cabaret songs


Birth 1926-02-11

Death 2007-08-15


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