I have worked with David on several occasions. He is completely professional, kind and patient. He can change keys on the spot! He always helps take out the nerves at an audition. I was always in good hands. I highly recommend him and his skills.
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P O R C H L I G H T M U S I C T H E A T R E : G Y P S Y by Jules Styne/Stephen Sondheim/Arthur Laurents ( m u s i c d i r e c t o r )
David returns to Porchlight Music Theatre to Music Direct their Fall production of G Y P S Y , starring the inimitable E. Faye Butler as Mama Rose. Featuring an all star cast including Daryn Whitney Harrell (Louise), Aalon Smith (Dainty June), Jose Antonio Garcia (Herbie), Honey West (Electra), Dawn Bless (Mazeppa), Melissa Young (Tessie Tura) and Marco Tzunux (Tulsa).
"At long last, one of Chicago’s greatest diva’s will assume the role that has been called “The King Lear of music theatre,” when E. Faye Butler makes her Porchlight Music Theatre debut in the landmark musical, G Y P S Y . The heart-wrenching story of a mother who raises her daughters to assume the heights, whether they want to or not, features one of the gold-standard musical scores including “Let Me Entertain You,” “Together (Wherever We Go),” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” and others. This production promises to be one of the must-see events of the season."
G Y P S Y will run Oct. 12 through Nov. 25 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St.
P O R C H L I G H T M U S I C T H E A T R E : C H I C A G O S I N G S : T H E M G M M U S I C A L S ( g u e s t p e r f o r m e r )
After Music Directing last year's C H I C A G O S I N G S : S I N A T R A A N D T H E R A T P A C K , this year he's back as a guest performer, singing an original arrangement of an old MGM tune with the great Nancy Voigts.
"Join Porchlight and Chicago’s music theatre and cabaret stars as they shine the spotlight this year on the company that taught audiences what a movie musical could be – Metro Goldwyn Mayer."
Featuring performances by Sean Blake, James Earl Jones II, Mark David Kaplan, Yando Lopez, Kelvin Roston, Jr., Lorenzo Rush, Jr., Stephen Schellhardt, Bethany Thomas, Michell Lauto, Jim DeSelm, Brandon Dahlquist, and many more.
The concert is August 20th at the UP Comedy Club at Second City, 7pm
P O R C H L I G H T M U S I C T H E A T R E : P R E V I E W I N T H E P A R K : a sneak peak at the upcoming 2018 - 2019 season, Aug 11, 1-2pm ( m u s i c d i r e c t o r )
David serves as Music Director for this exciting preview of some of the work you'll see in Porchlight's upcoming season. Featuring songs such as "Is Anybody There?" and "He Plays the Violin" from 1 7 7 6 , "Nothing", "What I Did For Love", and "I Can Do That" from A C H O R U S L I N E , "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and "All I Need is the Girl" from G Y P S Y, "I Don't Know What I'd Do" from A G E N T L E M A N ' S G U I D E T O L O V E A N D M U R D E R , "I Love Paris" from C A N C A N , "Mama, A Rainbow" from M I N N I E ' S B O Y S , there's something special with every performer that comes up to bat.
Plus, it's in a park in the beautiful Chicago summertime. A real must-see event featuring the fantastic James Earl Jones, II, Brandon Dahlquist, Leah Davis and Michelle Lauto.
P O R C H L I G H T M U S I C T H E A T R E : N E W F A C E S S I N G B R O A D W A Y 2 0 1 8 - 2 0 1 9 S E A S O N ( m u s i c d i r e c t o r )
David is back again for another season of the N E W F A C E S S I N G
B R O A D W A Y series at Porchlight Music Theatre. Featuring 3 great eras of Broadway, there's sure to be some showstopping favorites, some hidden gems, and a whole ton of up and coming Chicago talent! A Fall, Winter and Spring edition, as always, will keep audiences enraptured with performances, singalongs, new arrangements, musical theatre trivia, and a fabulous host from the Chicago theatre world. This season will also include some new performance spaces for the series, details to come!