DAVID GURSKY is a New York City-based theater composer, conductor, pianist, and vocal coach. On Broadway, David was the Music Director of DAMES AT SEA and the Conductor of THE NANCE. He has led the orchestras of several other Broadway shows, including THE PRODUCERS, ANYTHING GOES, FINIAN'S RAINBOW, WHITE CHRISTMAS, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, and JANE EYRE, as well as the Off-Broadway productions of FOREVER PLAID and FORBIDDEN BROADWAY. He appeared on stage as "The Fingers on the Keyboard" with Dame Edna Everage in her Tony Award-winning Broadway debut production, DAME EDNA: THE ROYAL TOUR. He has held various music deparment positions for twenty Encores! productions at New York City Center. On national tour, David conducted THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE PRODUCERS and BIG. Regionally, he conducted A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at the St. Louis Muny, as well as several companies of FOREVER PLAID from coast to coast. For television, he conducted THE WONDER PETS.
David is the composer of the musical PALM BEACH, which had its world premiere on the mainstage of the La Jolla Playhouse in June 2005, directed by Des McAnuff. He also composed the musical stage adaptations of the MGM films HEARTBREAKERS and THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, both commissioned by MGM On Stage. HEARTBREAKERS was presented in the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's 2010 Festival of New Musicals, directed by Christopher Ashley.
David has worked with many actors and entertainers as a musical director, conductor, vocal coach, and pianist, including Kaye Ballard, Christine Baranski, Roger Bart, Gary Beach, Michael Crawford, Tony Danza, Christine Ebersole, Dame Edna, Sutton Foster, Joanna Gleason, Whoopi Goldberg, Joel Grey, Julie Halston, Sean Hayes, Cheyenne Jackson, Nathan Lane, Andrea Martin, Michael McGrath, John McMartin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Donna Murphy, Laura Osnes, Bernadette Peters, Lee Roy Reams, Chita Rivera, Michael Urie, Jessica Walter, Margaret Whiting, and Vanessa Williams.
David holds a B.A. in Music from Yale College.
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