David makes his Kokandy Productions debut! He is a New York City based director. Broadway: IF/THEN, The Trip to Bountiful, The Best Man, Guys & Dolls. Also: Talley’s Folly (Roundabout), Old Friends (Signature), Kushner’s The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide… (world premiere, Guthrie), Flashdance (1st National). New York: A Little Night Music (NYU Steinhardt), Death Note (Music by Frank Wildhorn), A Scythe of Time (by Alan Harris & Mark Swanson, NYMF), Tonya & Nancy (by Elizabeth Searle & Michael Teoli, NYMF), The Moon & The Sea (by Creighton Irons), Barnyard Follies (by Sam Carner), Rails (by Tom Kelly & Tom Kenton, NYMF), The Wonderful Mr. & Mrs. O’Leary (by Matte O’Brien), Joseph…, The Four of Us, Do Me A Little (NY International Fringe Festival), Everything is Fine (ASCAP/Stephen Schwartz), Here Today (Theatre Row), 8Minute Musicals (NYMF), Cocaine: The Band: The Musical starring Tony-Award winner Lena Hall (NYMF). Selected regional: Vayna & Sonya…(Farmers Alley Theatre), Baby with the Bathwater (Western Michigan University, Guest Artist), Urineown, Little Shop of Horrors, 1776 (Guthrie). Every year, David proudly presents the “Living for Today” concert series, which brings together Broadway performers for a night of music to benefit Gilana’s Fund, a non-profit organization that supports educational programming celebrating acceptance. The concert has attracted such stars as Idina Menzel, Vanessa Williams, Jim Dale, Alice Ripley, LaChanze, Tituss Burgess, Lena Hall, and Candice Bergen. The Fund was created in 2007 after David’s sister Gilana passed away at the age of 26, and, to date, Gilana’s Fund has raised nearly $50,000. David holds a B.A. in Directing, as well as a B.A. in Stage Management from Western Michigan University, where upon graduation he was awarded both of the Department’s top honors: the Presidential Scholar and the Conspicuous Achievement in Theatre Award. David is the Artistic Director of Headline Programming for BroadwayCon, a convention for thousands of Broadway fans held in New York City. david-alpert.com
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