Director, Actor, Stage Manager, Designer
Based in Seattle, WA
Artist's Stats & Personals
NECK: 15 1/2
The Princess Bride
Field of Dreams
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Original Star Wars Trilogy
Neil Patrick Harris
OTHER SPECIAL SKILLS:
Burping & baby noises; Juggling scarves; Graphic Design; Photography.
David is the Founding Artistic Director of
ReAct and he is usually kept very busy wearing many different hats. In addition
to his ReAct credits, David has worked locally with many theaters including Book-It Repertory, Seattle Public Theatre, 14/48, Many Hats Theatre, 5th Avenue, Centerstage, ArtsWest, Freehold.
OnWard Ho!, NWAAT, Music Theatre Works, Rain Country Players, Infinity Box, UW Opera, Seattle Opera,
the UW School of Drama, SiS Productions and the Washington
Asian American Theatre where he directed their inaugural production
of Yankee Dawg You Die.
Seattle audiences may have seen him in Book-It's productions of The Brothers K and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, as well as in The Happy Ones and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Seattle Public. He also recently starred in the world premieres of The Last Croissant with Many Hats Theatre, Death on the Supermarket Shelf at Centerstage, and Royal Blood at Onward Ho! His NWAAT stage credits include The Skin
of Our Teeth, Godzilla Comes to Little Tokyo, Miss
Minidoka 1943 (3rd Run), a staged reading of The Bird
and understudy performances in Gold Watch and Yeb-Yang-Ah.
He has appeared in Fahrenheit 451 with Music Theatre
Works and The Curious Savage with Rain Country Players.
UW Drama audiences from the late eighties may remember him
in such shows as Ubu Roi, Happy End, The
Comedy of Errors, The Shaughraun and Under the
Cross of Calatrava. He has also stage managed Dames
at Sea for UW Opera, and worked as assistant stage manager
for Relative Values at Rain Country Players. With SiS Productions, he shared the leading roles of Travis in the West Coast Premiere of Cowboy Versus Samurai and Glenn in the Seattle Premiere of Year Zero. He also directed Paper Angels and Mechanics of Love for SiS. He has also appeared in various roles as a supernumerary in Amelia, Don Pasquale, Daughter of the Regiment, Tosca, Rigoletto and Don Giovanni at Seattle Opera. He reccently stage managed Chinglish for ArtsWest, and Emboldened for Freehold and dod the scenic design for Pratidhwani's production of Dance Like a Man. David was also featured as Ito in three separate staged readings of Auntie Mame, at Annex Theatre, with Elliott Bay Theatre, and also at Endangered Species Theatre Project.
David's spare time is spent trying to see
the evergrowing list of shows his ReAct associates
are appearing in. He has served six consecutive
terms on the board of Theatre Puget Sound where he was a founding member. David's original
one-act adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being
Earnest has received international attention (most recently performed at Georgetown College in Kentucky and at the Bodensee Players in Immenstaad, Germany.) His stage
adaptation of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club was recently presented in Texas and has also received international acclaim. His original staging of
All in the Timing by David Ives was voted "Best of
the Fest" by audiences at the 1998 Seattle Fringe Theatre
Festival and the sequel production "More" All in the Timing
was voted "Audience Favorite" at the 2001 Fringe. He was the recipient of the 1984 Lake City Lions Club's Man of the Year Award, and the University Rotary's 1984 Service Above Self Award.
David has appeared on television in recent Seattle commercials for Zolastar, Lifewise Insurance, Microsoft and for the Asian Counseling & Referral Service.
In his life away from the theatre, David spent alost 30 years working in the book industry. He also spearheaded the creation of STAGES, Seattle's Drama Book Group. He dislikes
parking tickets, acne and bank service charges. Some of his pleasures
include traveling, hanging out with friends, root beer floats
and watching figure skating. He's had the great honor of
seeing in person, his all-time favorite skater, Michelle Kwan, capture her ninth U.S. title in Portland, OR and her fourth
of five World titles in Vancouver, BC. David
is eternally grateful to everyone who has worked with or supported
ReAct over the years, and sends special thanks and
love to his family and friends.
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David with legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz at the Elliott Bay Book Company. October 2006
Photo: Annie Leibovitz.
David with Tony Kushner at the Nordstrom Recital Hall. April 2005.
Photo: George Paul Glanzman.
David with Broadway superstar
Bernadette Peters at University Village.
Photo: Maydene Pang.
David with Ewan McGregor at Pravda Studios. May 2011.
David with Tony Award-winning
playwright David Henry Hwang
at O'Asian. August 2011
Photo: Agastya Kohli.
David with Hollywood royalty Anjelica Houston at Sole Repair Shop. June 2017.
David with Kevin Bacon at the Alexis Hotel. June 2015
David with Vigo Mortensen at the Uptown. June 2016.
Photo: David Hsieh.
David with bestselling writer Sherman Alexie at the Seattle Public Library. October 2007
Photo: Gregory Berry.
David with Hugh Dancy at the Seven Gables. August 2009.