David Kirshenbaum has written the music and lyrics for Vanities, A New Musical (book by Jack Heifner) and Summer of '42 (book by Hunter Foster)
off-Broadway, Party Come Here (book
by Daniel Goldfarb) at Williamstown Theatre Festival, and the holiday musical Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus
(book by Myles McDonnell). Regional theatres that have produced his work
include Goodspeed Musicals (CT), TheatreWorks (CA), Casa Manana (TX), Round
House Theatre (MD), and Pasadena Playhouse (CA). TV: "Johnny and the
Sprites" (Disney Channel). Grants: The Jonathan Larson Foundation
and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's Producer-Writer Initiative. CDs: The original cast
recordings of Vanities (Ghostlight
Records) and Summer of '42 (JAY
Records), as well as solo albums by Lauren Kennedy, Alice Ripley, and Kate
Shindle. Now: Party Come Here is
in rehearsal for a spring 2010 production at NYU, He is currently
writing his first (non-musical) play, among other forthcoming projects.
David is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he received a Bachelor of Musical Arts.