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: THE DIVINERS Washes You Over With Emotions at Birmingham Festival TheatreBWW Review: THE DIVINERS Washes You Over With Emotions at Birmingham Festival Theatre
Posted: May. 18, 2018


BWW Review: SMOKEY JOES CAFE is a Vibrant Jukebox of Hits Come to Life at RED MOUNTAIN THEATRE COMPANY.BWW Review: SMOKEY JOES CAFE is a Vibrant Jukebox of Hits Come to Life at RED MOUNTAIN THEATRE COMPANY.
Posted: May. 11, 2018


BWW Review: Get Yourself a Slice of THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR at THEATRE DOWNTOWNBWW Review: Get Yourself a Slice of THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR at THEATRE DOWNTOWN
Posted: May. 8, 2018


BWW Review: THE FOREIGNER is Full of Laughs and Surprises at Covered Bridge PlayersBWW Review: THE FOREIGNER is Full of Laughs and Surprises at Covered Bridge Players
Posted: May. 9, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

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: THE COLOR PURPLE is Vibrant with Song and Success at Red Mountain Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE is Vibrant with Song and Success at Red Mountain Theatre Company
Posted: Feb. 5, 2018


BWW Review: THE DIVINERS Washes You Over With Emotions at Birmingham Festival TheatreBWW Review: THE DIVINERS Washes You Over With Emotions at Birmingham Festival Theatre
May 18, 2018

'The Diviners' is packed with layered personalities leading toward unexpected emotions. The warmth of the play is found in its endearing characters and well thought out storyline. This high caliber production is worthy of a visit before the rain washes it away this weekend.

BWW Review: SMOKEY JOES CAFE is a Vibrant Jukebox of Hits Come to Life at RED MOUNTAIN THEATRE COMPANY.BWW Review: SMOKEY JOES CAFE is a Vibrant Jukebox of Hits Come to Life at RED MOUNTAIN THEATRE COMPANY.
May 11, 2018

'Smokey Joe's Cafe' is a show stopping revue celebrating the legendary music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. 'Stand By Me,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Charlie Brown,' Poison Ivy' and many more hits are booming from the voices of this powerful cast.

BWW Review: THE FOREIGNER is Full of Laughs and Surprises at Covered Bridge PlayersBWW Review: THE FOREIGNER is Full of Laughs and Surprises at Covered Bridge Players
May 9, 2018

'The Foreigner' is hilarious comedy set in a fishing lodge that is 'way back' deep in them Georgia woods. If you're not familiar with southern terminology, 'way back' is a further distance than 'there yonder.' Misdirection leads a handful of colorful characters on a three day weekend with nothing being the same afterwards.

BWW Review: Get Yourself a Slice of THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR at THEATRE DOWNTOWNBWW Review: Get Yourself a Slice of THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR at THEATRE DOWNTOWN
May 8, 2018

'The Red Velvet Cake War' captures all of the drama and love found in family get togethers. No matter what side of the Mason-Dixon line you are from. The charm of the play is its hodgepodge of southern sweetness, sass and shenanigans. It is a silly, lighthearted play, seasoned like a southern sitcom set in good ol' Sweetgum Texas.

BWW Review: These Comical Ladies are ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID at HOMEWOOD THEATREBWW Review: These Comical Ladies are ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID at HOMEWOOD THEATRE
April 6, 2018

'Always a Bridesmaid' is a witty and fun comedy to enjoy with good friends. On one hand, you can relate to the bond these friends share. But mainly you can lean over and tell them during moment of hilarity, 'See, that's exactly what how your act sometimes!'

BWW Review: INTERNATIONAL DELIGHTS Takes You on an Emotional Journey to Love at THEATRE DOWNTOWNBWW Review: INTERNATIONAL DELIGHTS Takes You on an Emotional Journey to Love at THEATRE DOWNTOWN
March 30, 2018

Theatre Downtown is offering 'International Delights' as a tapestry of six plays that are set in various locations all over the world. These plays are written by Rich Mansfield & Daniel Martin. Each play has a different director and cast. There is a through line in each of the plays that embrace the power of love and its many complicated layers.

BWW Review: Angelic Voices Brings the Sunrise to ROMEO AND JULIET at OPERA BIRMINGHAMBWW Review: Angelic Voices Brings the Sunrise to ROMEO AND JULIET at OPERA BIRMINGHAM
March 27, 2018

There is a real pleasure in enjoying amazing voices telling a story in a language you do not know, and be able to understand the emotion conveyed by singers of exceptional skill. Opera Birmingham provided such wonder in 'Romeo and Juliet.'

BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LION KING Roars With Excitement and Creative Wonder at BJCC CONCERT HALLBWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LION KING Roars With Excitement and Creative Wonder at BJCC CONCERT HALL
March 20, 2018

There is no comparison to the amazing creative expression director Julie Taymor has woven into Disney's 'The Lion King.' This beautiful presentation of the iconic animated film is built on a collective of striking theatrical elements indicative of theatre styles found on a global scale. The artistic expression found in this touring company is candy for your eyes and ears that you cannot get enough of.

BWW Interview: Actor Nick Cordileone Goes Green Sharing his Life as Timon in the National Tour of Disney's THE LION KING at the BJCCBWW Interview: Actor Nick Cordileone Goes Green Sharing his Life as Timon in the National Tour of Disney's THE LION KING at the BJCC
March 18, 2018

Nick Cordileone has spent the past eight years giving life to the wise cracking meerkat Timon in the national tour of Disney's The Lion King. His hilarious performance is accentuated with impressive puppetry. Cordileone brings a sharp wit and tender heart to the loyal friend of Simba and Pumbaa. Attributes that he is no stranger to.

BWW Previews: Compelling new Plays in the HUMAN RIGHTS NEW WORKS FESTIVAL at Red Mountain Theatre CompanyBWW Previews: Compelling new Plays in the HUMAN RIGHTS NEW WORKS FESTIVAL at Red Mountain Theatre Company
March 5, 2018

A series of fresh new plays and musicals are coming to Birmingham in the Human Rights New Works Festival at Red Mountain Theatre Company. You will be treated to a intimate format of staged readings with some of Birminghams top actors and singers. Festival runs March 15-18

BWW Review: Theatre Tuscaloosa's  CABARET Entertains with Song, Dance and Decadences of the Dark Side of Love.BWW Review: Theatre Tuscaloosa's CABARET Entertains with Song, Dance and Decadences of the Dark Side of Love.
February 27, 2018

The production leaves you breathless with a wagon train of thoughts and emotions to process. I was entertained and at the same time shaken. This show acts as a bridge to the raw emotions of those struggling toward acceptance.

BWW Feature: FORMA ARTS AND WELLNESS is a New Space for Birmingham's Artists and Teachers to ShineBWW Feature: FORMA ARTS AND WELLNESS is a New Space for Birmingham's Artists and Teachers to Shine
February 20, 2018

Forma Arts and Wellness is a new performing arts space located in downtown Birmingham. Creators Whitney Renfroe and Brandon Barranco have a passion to offer artists in all mediums a place to craft, rehearse and perform.

BWW Interview: Making Black History - Actor PHIL LAMARR: In Voice and VisionBWW Interview: Making Black History - Actor PHIL LAMARR: In Voice and Vision
February 13, 2018

Phil LaMarr has been delivering incredibly rich characters to animation, film and the stage for the past thirty years. If you are not familiar with his name, you are sure to know his voice.

BWW Review: Birmingham Festival Theatre got you Laughing when Einstein meets PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILEBWW Review: Birmingham Festival Theatre got you Laughing when Einstein meets PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE
February 9, 2018

"Picasso at the Lapin Agile" is a play with a playful heart and much optimism. Birmingham Festival Theatre brought this Steve Martin comedy to life with a hilarious cast. If you have ever wondered what would happen if Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein met in a bar, this is for you.

BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE is Vibrant with Song and Success at Red Mountain Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE is Vibrant with Song and Success at Red Mountain Theatre Company
February 5, 2018

'The Color Purple' was riveting due to its top talent, high energy and high production quality in every aspect of the performance.The vocals throughout the performance are rich with full harmonies, belting solos. The intimate stage springs alive with swashes of vibrant colors combined with familiar visual elements of traditional southern charm.

BWW Review: It Was Hilarious Going BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Homewood TheatreBWW Review: It Was Hilarious Going BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Homewood Theatre
February 1, 2018

'Barefoot in the Park' has all the elements of a traditional good ol' American sitcom. Newlyweds discovering emotional peaks and pitfalls, a tense parent-child dynamic, unresolved family issues, wise advice from a telephone repairman and a bohemian continental who lives in mystery upstairs.

BWW Review: Divine Comedy is Found in NUNSENSE at Terrific New TheatreBWW Review: Divine Comedy is Found in NUNSENSE at Terrific New Theatre
January 29, 2018

Five nuns sing, joke it up and dance in this hilarious musical. While frequently breaking the fourth wall to engage with the audience, the approachable cast makes 'Nunsense' funny and lighthearted. You'll feel as if you are at a live Las Vegas style variety show.

BWW Review: The Heat of CHICAGO Cools at Virginia Samford TheatreBWW Review: The Heat of CHICAGO Cools at Virginia Samford Theatre
January 26, 2018

This production of CHICAGO is enjoyable. I was expecting more of an energetic 'umph' from the leads. Without that, I felt the show's energy lacked cohesion from the beginning. It's opening weekend. If they can find that spark, this show will be one hot CHICAGO.

BWW Review: I Found Wicked Temptation in THE TRAGEDY OF CARMEN at Opera BirminghamBWW Review: I Found Wicked Temptation in THE TRAGEDY OF CARMEN at Opera Birmingham
January 25, 2018

Opera Birmingham delivered a trimmed version of "The Tragedy of Carmen" that did not loose a bit of its luster. The cabaret theater at the Red Mountain Theatre Company provided a perfect venue for this cast of powerful singers.

BWW Interview: Nick Crawford and Jacob Simmons talk about bringing vaudeville back to Birmingham in NICK & JACOB: A TWO-MAN VARIETY SHOWBWW Interview: Nick Crawford and Jacob Simmons talk about bringing vaudeville back to Birmingham in NICK & JACOB: A TWO-MAN VARIETY SHOW
January 10, 2018

With growing Birmingham audiences looking for new and fun ways to laugh and be entertained, it looks like 'Nick & Jacob: A Two-Man Variety Show' is the right show at the right time.



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