Outstanding Performance for The Tycoons!
PJ was awarded an Outstanding Performance award for his work as Everett Mann in The Tycoons! at The RAVE Theater Festival.
His wife, Julia Knitel, was also awarded for her performance in the same production.
The Tycoons! at the RAVE Theater Festival
This Summer marks the PJ’s return to New York theater in The Tycoons! by Graham Techler. Produced by Less Than Rent and directed by Max Friedman.
On May 28th, 2018, PJ married his best friend and fellow actor, Julia Knitel, in a small rooftop ceremony in downtown New York.
Book of Mormon AUSTRALIA
PJ is picking up the good book once again as Elder McKinley in The Book of Mormon Australia! Performing at the Sydney Lyric Theater.
Royally: An Original Series
ROYALLY follows Mel, a Princess Party Con Artist in New York City. PJ stars as Damien, her Prince Charming partner in crime.
All episodes are available now!
PJ appeared on Season 3 of Madam Secretary as Samuel in the episode "Labor of Love."
The Book of Mormon
PJ is happy to announce that he will be taking over the role of Elder McKinley in The Book of Mormon Jumamosi Tour! He couldn't be happier to be “turning it off” all across the country.
Santa's Helper with Google Duo
PJ got into the holiday spirit this year as one of Santa's Elves in a new commercial for Google Duo!
1001 Nights is a New York Times Critic's Pick!
1001 Nights: A Love Story About Loving Stories has been names a Critics Pick by Laurel Graeber of the New York Times! She describes this retelling of the classic Arabian Nights as "21st-century fresh" and described PJ as "...a younger Neil Patrick Harris." The complete review can be found here!
1001 Nights with Atlantic for Kids
PJ will be making his Atlantic debut with 1001 Nights: A Love Story About Loving Stories, by Adam Koplan and Robert Lopez. This newly reimagined musical production features early songs by Oscar, Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award winner Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon, and Disney’s Frozen). Adam Koplan will direct, with puppetry by Matt Acheson, and musical direction by Madeline Smith. The production will run in September and October. Details here!
Back to NYMF with TINK!
PJ returns to The New York Musical Festival for the 3rd time with a brand new musical about the origins of Tinkerbell. Information can be found here!
Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical Finishes Strong in Ivoryton
Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical reached more than 1,400 school children during its run at The Ivoryton Playhouse in Connecticut. The show, based on the story of Ruby Bridges and the Little Rock Nine, is a beautiful vehicle for social justice, and an incredibly important piece of original theatre. PJ looks forward to seeing the show's life across the country, and couldn't be more proud to have originated the role of Sky Square in its out of town debut.
Bacchic Success and a Polka Doted Future
The Bacchae at La Mama Experimental Theatre Club has been a wonderful success, with reviewers saying: "PJ Adzima, who played King Pentheus, is the bright light and shining star of this production. Charismatic, confident and bold... Mr. Adzima is a talented, charismatic actor with a great future in the theatre." -RisingAction.com. More reviews from the production can be found in the Press section.Next up! PJ will be playing Sky Square in the premiere of POLKADOTS: The Cool Kids Musical at Ivoryton Playhouse in April! More details to follow!
"Working On It"
Over the past few months, PJ has been a part of several forthcoming projects, such as filming a new web series called Activist and a short film, Show Off with Rebecca Caplan. He has appeared in developmental readings of new works such as The Crazy Ones at the Musical Theatre Factory and 54 Below, Fratboy: The Musical at the Bowery Poetry Club, Denmark by Matthew Gasda, and appeared in How LTR Stole Christmas at the Kraine Theater.
Next up! PJ will be playing the role of Pentheus in The Bacchae at La Mama Experimental Theatre Club this March.
Sanderson is Live!
Sanderson, PJ's sketch comedy and improv troupe, has just released it's first videos! Keep up with Sanderson on YouTube for the latest online content from the trio. Watch here!
After months of work, Madcap Repertory Theatre opened their premiere season with a production of Othello entitled: The Green Eyed Monster: OTHELLO and its Players. The performance was directed by PJ Adzima, Max Meyers, and Kira Kull and ran for two weeks in Brooklyn, New York. PJ is a founding member of Madcap Rep, and is looking forward to planning the next season!
Next up! PJ is off to Ithaca, New York to shoot a short film, Show-Off, written by Rebecca Caplan, and is appearing at Feinstein's 54 below for The Songs of Fallout Boy.
The Cobalteans win big at NYMF 2015!
After a sold out run, The Cobalteans took home awards for Best Music, Lyrics, and Book! The show also received honorable mentions for Best Director, Music Director, Orchestrations, Ensemble Performance, and Best Musical.
Next up! PJ jumps headfirst into directing Othello for Madcap Repertory Theatre's inaugural season! PJ is a founding member of Madcap Rep, and couldn't be more excited to be bringing this show to life. Find more information at Madcap's Website!
Cobalt Fever and a talk with Broadway World!
Opening to a sold out weekend, The Cobalteans has been receiving great reviews from audiences and critics alike! TalkinBroadway called the production "Essentially Off-Broadway-ready today", and mentioned that the actors are "a remarkable bunch who refuse to allow even a hint of falsity creep into the proceedings. Each gives an astonishingly complex portrayal, with each beat striking a seeming symphony; there are simply no weak links here. I was particularly thrilled with Adzima's hilariously helpless (and accurate) drunk scene."
With momentum behind them, the cast charges through to the end of the run, while PJ took some time for an interview with BroadwayWorld.com as a part of their ongoing NYMF coverage.
On May 22nd, 2015 PJ graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting and a Minor in Musical Theatre. He was given the award for excellence in Musical Theatre, and was the elected class speaker for the class of 2015. He will forever be grateful for his time at MMC and looks forward to what post-grad life has in store!
Next up! PJ will be reprising his role as Davey in the new musical The Cobalteans at the New York Musical Theatre Festival! Stay tuned for more details!