Making his 7th appearance at Moisture Festival, Armitage Shanks is one of the most sought after MC/Performers on the International Burlesque, Cabaret & Vaudeville scenes, with performances throughout North America & Europe.
He was the co-founder and Ringmaster of Seattle’s, Circus Contraption.
He has a starring role as “Johnny Valentine” in the upcoming feature film, “The Burlesque Assassins”. (http://burlesqueassassins.com/)
Armitage Shanks is the co-author & director of The Handsome Little Devils, "Squirm Burpee- A Vaudevillian Melodrama", which was performed in November 2010 for a three week run "Off-Broadway", at the New Victory Theater in New York City's Times Square Theater District.
He is the artistic & show director for the 3rd year of the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA) annual gala, “Up, with a Twist”.
Dan Savage of THE STRANGER said, "Armitage Shanks has a voice like honey-coated gravel. A Victorian Music Hall barker, he struck just the right tone."
"A Cabaret Legend"- LE COOL MAGAZINE DUBLIN