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 has been an adventure by running the gambit doing stage, television, sketch comedy and film. Ive been nominated for a NAACP Best Actor Award for portraying Booker T. Washington in the musical Ragtime. Performed at L.A. Festival of Sketch Comedy. Created my own traveling children's show to promote literacy.

I am enjoying life in Birmingham, AL. I am still active on the stage, comedy and teaching sketch comedy. 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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BWW Review: I Got MURDERED TO DEATH by John Carroll Theater's Hilarious 1930's Style Murder MysteryBWW Review: I Got MURDERED TO DEATH by John Carroll Theater's Hilarious 1930's Style Murder Mystery
Posted: Nov. 25, 2017


BWW Interview: Insights with Director David McMahon on his 1960's version of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Virginia Samford TheatreBWW Interview: Insights with Director David McMahon on his 1960's version of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Virginia Samford Theatre
Posted: Nov. 24, 2017


BWW Review: CINDERELLA: AN OUTRAGEOUS FAIRY TALE at Birmingham Children's Theatre is Pure MagicBWW Review: CINDERELLA: AN OUTRAGEOUS FAIRY TALE at Birmingham Children's Theatre is Pure Magic
Posted: Dec. 8, 2017


BWW Review:  The Cast of 'WORKING: A MUSICAL' Worked Overtime at UAB Department Of TheatreBWW Review: The Cast of 'WORKING: A MUSICAL' Worked Overtime at UAB Department Of Theatre
Posted: Nov. 27, 2017


BWW Interview:  Musician Jeffrey Butzer on his upcoming Concert of VINCE GUARALDI'S 'A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS' at Saturn.BWW Interview: Musician Jeffrey Butzer on his upcoming Concert of VINCE GUARALDI'S 'A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS' at Saturn.
Posted: Dec. 11, 2017


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BWW Review: MIDNIGHT DREARY Brings the Terrifying Tales of Edgar Allan Poe to Theatre Downtown.BWW Review: MIDNIGHT DREARY Brings the Terrifying Tales of Edgar Allan Poe to Theatre Downtown.
Posted: Nov. 4, 2017


BWW Interview: Chatting and Singin' With DANI ARMSTRONG From POSTMODERN JUKEBOXBWW Interview: Chatting and Singin' With DANI ARMSTRONG From POSTMODERN JUKEBOX
Posted: Oct. 20, 2017


BWW Review: Alabama Talent Fills The Spotlight in A CHORUS LINE at Virginia Samford TheatreBWW Review: Alabama Talent Fills The Spotlight in A CHORUS LINE at Virginia Samford Theatre
Posted: Sep. 27, 2017


BWW Review: RAGTIME at Theatre Tuscaloosa Touches Your Heart With The American DreamBWW Review: RAGTIME at Theatre Tuscaloosa Touches Your Heart With The American Dream
Posted: Jul. 18, 2017


BWW Interview: DEBBIE GIBSON: An  Electric Youth to a Nuclear WomanBWW Interview: DEBBIE GIBSON: An Electric Youth to a Nuclear Woman
Posted: Jun. 7, 2017


BWW Review: 'Extra, Extra!'  NEWSIES is a Runaway Hit at Red Mountain Theatre.BWW Review: 'Extra, Extra!' NEWSIES is a Runaway Hit at Red Mountain Theatre.
Posted: Jul. 21, 2017


BWW Review: BLITHE SPIRIT is Marvelously Materialized by The Southside PlayersBWW Review: BLITHE SPIRIT is Marvelously Materialized by The Southside Players
Posted: May. 19, 2017


BWW Interview:  Musician Jeffrey Butzer on his upcoming Concert of VINCE GUARALDI'S 'A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS' at Saturn.BWW Interview: Musician Jeffrey Butzer on his upcoming Concert of VINCE GUARALDI'S 'A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS' at Saturn.
December 11, 2017

The music from 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' is a time capsule of a simpler time, and gets you in the proper holiday mood. This concert by Butzer, Mahony and Beshera captures the same rhythm, not by imitating the music, but by being in tune with it.

BWW Review: CINDERELLA: AN OUTRAGEOUS FAIRY TALE at Birmingham Children's Theatre is Pure MagicBWW Review: CINDERELLA: AN OUTRAGEOUS FAIRY TALE at Birmingham Children's Theatre is Pure Magic
December 8, 2017

'Cinderella: An Outrageous Fairy Tale' is a dynamic piece by Birmingham Children's Theatre. The show is a carousel of whimsy and childish glee. The actors and a live band keeps the energy up and a festive holiday spirit throughout the performance.

BWW Review:  The Cast of 'WORKING: A MUSICAL' Worked Overtime at UAB Department Of TheatreBWW Review: The Cast of 'WORKING: A MUSICAL' Worked Overtime at UAB Department Of Theatre
November 27, 2017

'Working: A Musical' is driven by the honest words of real people sharing why they work at what they do. The show is packed with with monologues and songs of people working various jobs put to music. The result of the varying talent of multiple composers sadly gives the show periodically draggy lyrics and music.

BWW Review: I Got MURDERED TO DEATH by John Carroll Theater's Hilarious 1930's Style Murder MysteryBWW Review: I Got MURDERED TO DEATH by John Carroll Theater's Hilarious 1930's Style Murder Mystery
November 25, 2017

This 1930's style comedy/murder myster features a slew of quirky characters that get tossed into a 'whodunit' during a dinner party at a ritzy estate in the English countryside. As each character arrives, motives, backstories and weapons are revealed, gradually setting up the path for one of the dinner guests to be 'Murdered to Death'

BWW Interview: Insights with Director David McMahon on his 1960's version of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Virginia Samford TheatreBWW Interview: Insights with Director David McMahon on his 1960's version of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Virginia Samford Theatre
November 24, 2017

If ever there was a time to challenge the ugly face of male chauvinism, it is now. Lets be honest, dating is rough these days. Courting in 2017 is far more complicated when compared to those in the 1500's. In today world, a line of cleverly arranged emoji's has replaced a heartfelt, handwritten sonnet composed on rose scented parchment paper. The thrilling anticipation once found from seeing a suitors initials imprinted over a wax seal is now applied to receiving a text message of 'WYD?' Complexities found in matching personalities are still a difficult factor in any relationship. William Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew' is one of the notable vintage comedy tropes about the fella trying to get the girl. But like wine, some comedy flavor becomes bitter with time. The core of 'The Taming of the Shrew' holds a tone of accepted abuse and manipulation of women. The comedy structure of an arrogant wealthy man psychologically berating a woman into submission was in the past seen as a blueprint of male behavior. Thankfully, now it is viewed as a reminder of chauvinistic dynamics in society that must be challenged.

BWW Review: THE BIG MEAL Feeds Four Generations of Family at Terrific New TheatreBWW Review: THE BIG MEAL Feeds Four Generations of Family at Terrific New Theatre
November 10, 2017

The Big Meal makes a stylized approach to watching a family tree grow on stage. Pivotal moments in the timeline of this family are played out in sequence by a gifted group of eight actors.

BWW Review: THE DRESSER Wraps You in Co-Dependency at Birmingham Festival TheatreBWW Review: THE DRESSER Wraps You in Co-Dependency at Birmingham Festival Theatre
November 8, 2017

The Dresser unveils the complexity of a co-dependent relationship between a pompous Shakespearian actor, aptly named Sir (Jack Cannon) and his dresser Norman (Judd McCluney). Norman's devotion to Sir is built upon many levels of admiration, even though Sir treats him like a second rate Sancho.

BWW Review: MIDNIGHT DREARY Brings the Terrifying Tales of Edgar Allan Poe to Theatre Downtown.BWW Review: MIDNIGHT DREARY Brings the Terrifying Tales of Edgar Allan Poe to Theatre Downtown.
November 4, 2017

Birmingham playwright/director Daniel Martin has adapted a collection of a few choice cuts of Poe's library into a scary stage production that gets your heart beating fast with fright.

BWW Review: POSTMODERN JUKEBOX  Brought Swing and Soul to Birmingham's  Iron CityBWW Review: POSTMODERN JUKEBOX Brought Swing and Soul to Birmingham's Iron City
October 26, 2017

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox lit up the stage at Iron City. The evening was filled with amazing singers and a band that threw down some hoppin' music.

BWW Interview: Chatting and Singin' With DANI ARMSTRONG From POSTMODERN JUKEBOXBWW Interview: Chatting and Singin' With DANI ARMSTRONG From POSTMODERN JUKEBOX
October 20, 2017

Dani Armstrong's smooth voice is a wonderful addition to the genre mixin' Postmodern Jukebox. Her amazing torch song renditions include The Police's 'Roxanne' and Weezers 'Say It Aint So'. I had an opportunity to chat with Armstrong before her show in Birmingham and talk more about her journey with Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox.

BWW Review:  BOOK OF MORMON Brings Comical Irreverence to BirminghamBWW Review: BOOK OF MORMON Brings Comical Irreverence to Birmingham
October 14, 2017

At its core, THE BOOK OF MORMON is a typical buddy comedy/fish out of water scenario infused with powerhouse song and dance. Added to the mix is a heavy, heavy dose of R rated flavors and an unapologetic irreverence.

BWW Review: Audrey Cardwell and Veronica Kuehn bring a BROADWAY NIGHT AT THE CABARET to Red Mountain Theatre CompanyBWW Review: Audrey Cardwell and Veronica Kuehn bring a BROADWAY NIGHT AT THE CABARET to Red Mountain Theatre Company
October 8, 2017

Audrey Cardwell returns to the Red Mountain stage where she had her humble beginnings as a child in the RMTC Conservatory. Cardwell shares the stage with her talented and hilarious friend Veronica Kuehn.

BWW Review: It is Fun Riding Shotgun in BECKY'S NEW CAR at   Birmingham Festival TheatreBWW Review: It is Fun Riding Shotgun in BECKY'S NEW CAR at Birmingham Festival Theatre
September 30, 2017

Becky's New Car is comedy where you ride shotgun with a middle aged woman's journey to find clarity in self worth, fidelity and second chances. With no map and no clue, she finds herself lost at the middle of a quirky comedy with no exit in sight.

BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS Lead You to Laughs at Theatre TuscaloosaBWW Review: THE 39 STEPS Lead You to Laughs at Theatre Tuscaloosa
September 28, 2017

THE 39 STEPS at Theatre Tuscaloosa gets many honest laughs with creative stage techniques and hilarious actors.

BWW Review: Alabama Talent Fills The Spotlight in A CHORUS LINE at Virginia Samford TheatreBWW Review: Alabama Talent Fills The Spotlight in A CHORUS LINE at Virginia Samford Theatre
September 27, 2017

Virginia Samford Theatre's production of A Chorus Line successfully leads the audience to feel the colossal emotion behind a dancer saying those six memorable words, 'God, I hope I get it!'

BWW Review:    Terrific New Theatre has a key to the Comedy Townhouse in THE TRIBUTE ARTISTBWW Review: Terrific New Theatre has a key to the Comedy Townhouse in THE TRIBUTE ARTIST
September 19, 2017

The Tribute Artist by Charles Busch has the structure of a classic 40's comedy. Silly situations, gender bending, zingy one-liners and fluctuating sexual tensions are afoot.

BWW Review:  The Dark Comedy TREVOR is not Monkeying Around at Theatre DowntownBWW Review: The Dark Comedy TREVOR is not Monkeying Around at Theatre Downtown
September 18, 2017

Trevor is no longer the cute and cuddly chimp from his old days on variety shows of the likes of Sonny and Cher and Barbara Mandrel. He's now an adult chimpanzee wracked with cabin fever and dreams to get back to Hollywood.

BWW Review:  Homewood Theatre Brings a Classy Night of Cabaret with BILL BUGG AND FRIENDS: SONGS FROM THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOKBWW Review: Homewood Theatre Brings a Classy Night of Cabaret with BILL BUGG AND FRIENDS: SONGS FROM THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
August 25, 2017

BILL BUGG AND FRIENDS: SONGS FROM THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK is a great throwback to the intimate piano bar shows that showcase hot numbers and cool singers.

BWW Review: Brick by Brick Arts Bring Back The Swinging 60's in SWEET CHARITYBWW Review: Brick by Brick Arts Bring Back The Swinging 60's in SWEET CHARITY
August 12, 2017

'Sweet Charity' is a late 60's period comedy musical with some muddy areas of sadness.

BWW Review: Montevallo Main Street Players Release the Comedy Hounds in BASKERVILLEBWW Review: Montevallo Main Street Players Release the Comedy Hounds in BASKERVILLE
August 11, 2017

'Baskerville' blends campy comedy into a fast paced Sherlock Holmes mystery.



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