Original CHICAGO Cast Member David Sabella Makes Metropolitan Room Debut this November
D. Sabella, original costar in Broadway's longest running American musical, CHICAGO, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of this iconic show with 4 special performances of "LOOPIN THE LOOP - A celebration of CHICAGO and the music of Kander and Ebb" at the Metropolitan room, November 2, 9, 16, & 23, 9:30pm.
The show features music from the iconic revival, interwoven with insider tidbits and backstage stories from the early days of the mega-smash hit, and Mr. Sabella's nearly 10 year involvement with it. Missed CHICAGO's first opening night at City Center "ENCORES!"? What happened during President Clinton's visit to see the show? And, who is really responsible for getting CHICAGO to Broadway? Come to "Loopin The Loop" to find out!
The show features songs from Chicago, 70 girls 70, Zorba, Flora The Red Menace, and a never before heard duet that was cut from The Visit (with Special Guest Star, Broadway's Jana Robbins). A trio of musicians is led by Music Director, Mark Hartman.
On Broadway: Originated the starring role of "Mary Sunshine" in the iconic revival of CHICAGO, with Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking, and Joel Grey. He returned to the Broadway company, to appear with Melanie Griffith as Roxie Hart. And, has returned as needed for the Broadway and National Touring Companies. He has also appeared in the workshop productions of Kander and Ebb's last collaboration, The Visit, with both Angela Landsbury & Chita Rivera.
Off-Broadway: Currently in development with "Jules", a two person play with music about the life of Julian Eltinge. Other Off-Bway credits include Kiss and Make Up at the Lucile Lortel Theater, as part of the New York International Fringe Festival, the HBO reading of The Green Room, as well as Hexed in The City, Foxy, Watch Your Step, So Long 174th Street. and O'Henry's Lovers (New York Musical Theater Festival).
Regional credits include: A Little Night Music, Seesaw, Godspell, The Gingerbread Lady, and The Lisbon Traviata. Voiceover: Several network television cartoon series, including Peter Pan and the Pirates for FOX and Teacher's Pet for Disney.
In Classical Music: David has won several prestigious voice competitions including The Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition, The Metropolitan Opera Eastern Regional Auditions, and The New York Oratorio Society Competition at Carnegie Hall. He starred in the title role of Giulio Cesare with Virginia Opera (available on Koch International Label), L' incoronazione di Poppea (Utah opera), and Die Fledermaus (Lincoln Center). He has appeared numerous times at both Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center as a principal soloist in such works as the Bach B-Minor Mass, Handel's Messiah, and Peter Schickele's comical Three Bargain-Counter Tenors. He has toured internationally with the now legendary La Gran Scena Opera Company.
Discography: A full length Giulio Cesare on Koch International Label; The soundtrack to the musical CHICAGO on RCA Victor; Foxy, Watch Your Step, A Special Place and Everybody's Getting Into The Act, (all on Original Cast Recordings).
In Media: Mr. Sabella appeared twice on the Rosie O'Donnell Show and has been featured in national magazines such as Opera News, In Theater, Entertainment Weekly, A&U (Cover), OUT, and Next. After the phenominal success of CHICAGO, David's personal caricature was unveiled (June 1998) and hangs in the world-famous theater restaurant, Sardi's.