David has been Music Director, Music Supervisor and/or Dance Arranger for nearly 40 Broadway productions over the last 26 years. He has two Emmy nominations for Music Direction for NBC’s live telecasts of The Sound of Music and Peter Pan, and a Grammy nomination for co-producing the Broadway cast album of Nice Work if You Can Get It. UK-specific productions include arrangements and dance music for Michael Grandage and Rob Ashford’s Guys and Dolls at the Piccadilly and Evita at the Adelphi, and Damsel in Distress at the Chichester Festival.
Beyond the theatre, David has written multiple arrangements and orchestrations for the Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus (including their signature “Twelve Days of Christmas”), the BBC Concert Orchestra (“Desert Island Hits”), the Kennedy Center Honors, Essential Voices USA , and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
Television includes conducting, arranging and orchestrating for various shows including Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and the upcoming Schmigadoon.
Other conducting includes numerous film scores as well as productions of Carousel, The King and I and My Fair Lady at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
His choral arrangements are published by Hal Leonard, including a collection of folk songs called Appalachian Stories and, debuting this summer, a song-cycle entitled Washington Women, celebrating the inspiring speeches and writings of women of all political stripes who have made a positive impact on American history.
David lives in New York City with his wife (and Drama Desk nominee) Paula Leggett Chase and their two sons.