David is excited to be joining the 1st National Tour of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory as Mr. Beauregarde. The musical opens on September 21st in Buffalo, NY at Shea's Performing Arts Center. For more information and to see the other cities where Charlie will be making a stop visit: https://www.charlieonbroadway.com/tour/.
David Samuel is performing as Leonardo in the Langston Hughes-translated adaptation of Fredrico Garciá Lorca's Blood Wedding, with The Williams Project, a theater company in Seattle that takes theatrical works, and re-imagines them in spaces all across Seattle.
Performances are 7pm, August 2nd-4th, 2018, at Equinox Studios (6555 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108). There will be live music, drinks, and food.
David Samuel is currently in rehearsal for Brother Toad at Kansas City Rep. The play, by Nathan Louis Jackson (Sticky Traps, Broke-ology, When I Come To Die), deals with the issues of gun violence, gun control, and how they affect the Black communities and families in Kansas City. The production is a part of Kansas City Rep's OriginKC: New Works Festival, which seeks to develop new work that will be part of the national theatre landscape. Brother Toad runs in rep with Welcome to Fear City by Kara Lee Corthron from April 27th, 2018 to May 27th, 2018. For more info: http://kcrep.org/show/brother-toad
David Samuel performed the role of Ken in the Crossroad Theatre revival of their 2011 production of Ain't Misbehavin'. The rest of the cast included Zurin Villanueva as Charlayne, Rheaume Crenshaw as Nell, Borris York as André, and Johmaalya Adelekan as Armelia. This production, which performed at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, was directed by two-time Tony-nominee André DeShields, who was an original cast member in the Broadway production and the 10th Anniversary Broadway revival.
David recently signed with Wolf Talent Group for Legit/Theatrical representation. All acting-related inquiries should be relayed to them.
David is excited to be returning to Classic Stage for the Fiasco Theater Company's production of Twelfth Night. He will be playing Antonio, alongside Jessie Austrian, Noah Brody, Tina Chilip, Paul L. Coffey, Andy Grotelueschen, Javier Ignacio, Ben Steinfeld, and Paco Tolson.
In a few weeks, David will be making his Bay Street Theater debut with the John Doyle-directed production of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT as Charles/Silvius. The cast features Ellen Burstyn as Jacques, Andre De Shields as Touchstone, Kyle Scatliffe as Orlando, Hannah Cabell as Rosalind, and Quincy Tyler Bernstine as Celia. The show also features new music composed by Stephen Schwartz, that the actors will sing and and play live on-stage. AS YOU LIKE IT runs in Sag Harbor for the month of August, and then returns to Classic Stage in September and October.
A few weeks ago, David was involved in shooting a proof-of-concept with Minneapolis-based production company, Committee Films. The project is being pitched to various networks. More details to come!
After being called back for the Williamstown Theatre Festival Non-Equity Company, and offered positions at the Guthrie Theater's Summer Actor Experience and at the Chautauqua Theater Festival, David decided to spend his summer in upstate NY, training and performing at the Chautauqua Institute.
David played the role of Richard Henry in Blues For Mr. Charlie in this limited three performance engagement at Trinity Rep. The show is running in conjunction with To Kill A Mockingbird, in which David plays Tom Robinson. The first performance had a huge response, and 100 members of the audience stayed for the talkback, which was full of emotional stories and illuminating messages of hope.
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