David Levi to Make Stage Debut in DEATH OF A SALESMAN Off-Broadway
Film and TV actor David Levi is ready for the challenge the part of 'Happy' in Death of a Salesman brings. Ernest Barzaga has created a platform where young artists like him can use Arthur Miller's masterpiece as a way to express their own angst.
This is David's professional stage debut and a prime opportunity to emerge as a serious actor.
David Levi was born into an arts family in an artistic neighborhood. Raised in Greenwich Village, David, the son of a documentary filmmaker father, was surrounded by family and friends who worked in creative fields. He was immersed in a culture of cinematic and artistic endeavors from an early age.
He began professionally acting at the age 9, when he starred in The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie. Picked up by Nickelodeon and converted into a television series, it centered on the adventures of a famous rock band comprised entirely of preteen musicians. The series was a success and ran for multiple seasons.
With more and more young people attaining higher degrees but unable to find comparable employment after graduation, the message of Death of a Salesman still hits as a powerful cord. Reminiscent of Dustin Hoffman's 1985 teleplay, this production is re-imagined with young actors portraying the iconic Loman Family including traveling salesman, Willy Loman, who takes his family - and the audience - on a surreal journey filled with flashbacks from his crumbling mind. We witness the painful end of his career ... and of a nationwide ideal.
ERNEST BARZAGA presents a revival of Arthur Miller's DEATH OF A SALESMAN. Opening Aug 18 at the John Cullum Theatre of the American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54th Street, New York City. tix.smarttix.com. One of the opening productions of the 41st Season of the American Theatre of Actors.