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.



MOST POPULAR ARTICLES
LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES are Coming Out with Pride at Theatre DowntownBWW Review: SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES are Coming Out with Pride at Theatre Downtown
Posted: Aug. 4, 2017


BWW Review: THE BIKINIS Sing You Back to The Beach at Central Alabama TheaterBWW Review: THE BIKINIS Sing You Back to The Beach at Central Alabama Theater
Posted: Aug. 6, 2017


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
Posted: Aug. 12, 2017


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


BWW Review:  Battling Dementia in THE OTHER PLACE at Theatre TuscaloosaBWW Review: Battling Dementia in THE OTHER PLACE at Theatre Tuscaloosa
Posted: Aug. 10, 2017


LAST 365 DAYS

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 Review: DREAMGIRLS Serenades Birmingham With Song, Soul and SparkleBWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Serenades Birmingham With Song, Soul and Sparkle
Posted: May. 15, 2017


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.

BWW Review:  Battling Dementia in THE OTHER PLACE at Theatre TuscaloosaBWW Review: Battling Dementia in THE OTHER PLACE at Theatre Tuscaloosa
August 10, 2017

'The Other Place' by Sharr White is a play exposing the struggle of adjusting to declining mental ability. It's a heart-tugging and at times funny story of a sharp and empowered woman fighting with a splintering mental health dilemma. White's writing brings to light the frustration of dementia. The play gives a voice to those suffering with dementia and the effect on their caregivers. 'The Other Place' opens with Juliana (Carol DeVelice) giving narration to her backstory as a successful scientist and businesswoman. With each line Juliana's mental stability slowly begins to crack like a broken window in a storm. Her confusion leads to a string of unsettling events. Juliana suffers lack of focus and speech, memory loss and repeated sightings of a young woman in a yellow polka dot bikini. She is stubborn as a nail and rejects any diagnosis, except her own hypochondriac self-diagnosis of having brain cancer. DeVelice gives limitless emotion into Juliana exhausting internal journey on stage. Scene after scene her frustration builds to boiling points to be forgotten by another train of thought.

BWW Review: THE BIKINIS Sing You Back to The Beach at Central Alabama TheaterBWW Review: THE BIKINIS Sing You Back to The Beach at Central Alabama Theater
August 6, 2017

'The Bikinis' give due diligence to the variety show formula reminiscent of classic TV specials by Carol Burnett, Debbie Reynolds and Sonny and Cher.

BWW Review: SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES are Coming Out with Pride at Theatre DowntownBWW Review: SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES are Coming Out with Pride at Theatre Downtown
August 4, 2017

There is no grey area in the meaning of the title 'Southern Baptist Sissies'. This emotional play addresses the turmoil faced when coming out in the shadow of religion. Dell Shores has written a string of thought provoking plays (The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife','Sordid Lives','Daddy's Dyin' ... Who's Got the Will') This offering is his GLAAD Award-winning play about four young gay men as they grow up struggling with homophobia, hatred and smothering religious condemnation. The boys grow up together in a southern Baptist church in Texas. They each come to terms with their adolescent homosexuality while seeking acceptance along with love.

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.
July 21, 2017

'Newsies' is an pulse pumping musical that inspires you to stand up for what's right and fight for a cause you believe in.

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
July 18, 2017

Ragtime: The Musical is a timeless and moving musical with a powerhouse ensemble at Theatre Tuscaloosa

BWW Interview: The Soulful Sound of Morgan JamesBWW Interview: The Soulful Sound of Morgan James
June 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

The Southside Players has summoned the doorway to the classic comedy BLITHE SPIRIT

BWW Interview: Comedians Tollie (Tollie) Jones, Peter Davenport and Chris Davis  talk about the boom of comedy in Birmingham.BWW Interview: Comedians Tollie (Tollie) Jones, Peter Davenport and Chris Davis talk about the boom of comedy in Birmingham.
May 18, 2017

Three of Birmingham's best give me their thoughts on the rise of comedy in Birmingham

BWW Interview: Get Ready for Laughs at the  BIRMINGHAM COMEDY FESTIVALBWW Interview: Get Ready for Laughs at the BIRMINGHAM COMEDY FESTIVAL
May 16, 2017

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
May 15, 2017

MARTIN MORROW Brings the Funny Home to Birmingham to Record His First Comedy Album

BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Serenades Birmingham With Song, Soul and SparkleBWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Serenades Birmingham With Song, Soul and Sparkle
May 15, 2017

All you have to do is dream and baby they'll be there.

BWW Review: I Got Bit by Talent at This LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSBWW Review: I Got Bit by Talent at This LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
May 6, 2017

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.
May 5, 2017

After you visit the McGrath sisters your family issues wont seem so bad.

BWW Review: NANA'S NAUGHTY KNICKERS is a Fun Romp Into a Panty Drawer of LaughsBWW Review: NANA'S NAUGHTY KNICKERS is a Fun Romp Into a Panty Drawer of Laughs
April 29, 2017

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
April 28, 2017

Laughs are bountiful in AN ACT OF GOD at Terrific New Theatre in Birmingham.