David Edward Perry

David Edward Perry I was born and raised in Takoma Park, Maryland. Exposure to arts was a huge part of my childhood, especially theater. In 1975 we went to New York to see the original Broadway production of The Wiz. I will never forget the power of that performance and how wonderful it made me feel. I knew right then that I wanted to be an actor.

My acting career is an adventure leading to landing commercials, TV shows and film. In 2000, I created my own traveling stage show to get kids to read more. The Bear Show: Reading Adventures for Children became a fast success. I am one of the founding member of the sketch comedy company The Strait Jacket Society. Performed at L.A. Festival of Sketch Comedy. Been nominated for a NAACP Best Actor Award, for portraying Booker T. Washington in the musical Ragtime.

Now living Birmingham, AL I am still active on the stage, comedy and teaching at the Alabama School of Fine Arts.

My soul smiles when I experience art that is enriching and memorable. Looking forward to sharing this feeling and spreading the word of amazing arts in our world.



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Morgan James sings with soulful emotion and powerful skills that touches you to the core.

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Debbie Gibson's career is one of consistent determination in the studio and on the stage.

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THE BIRMINGHAM COMEDY FESTIVAL is first and only comedy festival in the state of Alabama.

BWW Interview: MARTIN MORROW ALBUM RECORDING at the Birmingham Comedy FestivalBWW Interview: MARTIN MORROW ALBUM RECORDING at the Birmingham Comedy Festival
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BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Serenades Birmingham With Song, Soul and SparkleBWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Serenades Birmingham With Song, Soul and Sparkle
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All you have to do is dream and baby they'll be there.

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Spain Park High School Theater delivers a killer performance of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.

BWW Review: CRIMES OF THE HEART  is Guilty of Pulling at Your Heartstrings.BWW Review: CRIMES OF THE HEART is Guilty of Pulling at Your Heartstrings.
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After you visit the McGrath sisters your family issues wont seem so bad.

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You will leave Theatre Downtown laughing with 'bras on the brain.'

BWW Review:  AN ACT OF GOD is a Hilarious Offering to Partake OfBWW Review: AN ACT OF GOD is a Hilarious Offering to Partake Of
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Laughs are bountiful in AN ACT OF GOD at Terrific New Theatre in Birmingham.