David was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Hershey, Chocolatetown, USA. He attended Grove City College where he threw javelin, majored in religion, and fostered his newfound love for singing. After college, David moved to Nashville. He tried his hand at country and contemporary Christian music, but soon realized a love for musical theatre.
David’s Broadway and National Tour credits include: Frank Wildhorn’s The Civil War, Schonberg and Boubil’s Les Miserables (Jean Valjean), and American Rhapsody: a Gershwin review. David has appeared on Star Search in two categories and was a guest on Nashville Now on CMT. He has done various recordings and TV appearances. You may have seen David on stage at Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, PA. There he appeared in Ruth (Boaz), In the Beginning (Lucifer/Satan), Daniel (Nebonidus), and Miracle of Christmas (Mary’s father).
On February 21st, 2013, David, his wife, and son took the stage together in Riverside Theatre’s production of Les Miserables that ran through March. (David was nominated for a Carbonell award for his appearance as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables at the Actor’s Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Florida in 2009.) David reprised his role as Valjean at Riverside.
“The theatre needs more actors that can be salt and light in an industry that desperately needs their influence.” — Mr. Felty