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Dave Malloy

 
Bio:
Dave Malloy is a composer/sound designer/performer, winner of a 2009 Jonathan Larson Grant and a recipient of the 2009-11 NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Theatre Designers. His most recent large-scale work, Beowulf ‚Äď A Thousand Years of Baggage, a Banana Bag & Bodice SongPlay commissioned ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Dave Malloy is a composer/sound designer/performer, winner of a 2009 Jonathan Larson Grant and a recipient of the 2009-11 NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Theatre Designers. His most recent large-scale work, Beowulf ‚Äď A Thousand Years of Baggage, a Banana Bag & Bodice SongPlay commissioned ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Boston]
American Repertory Theater's World Premiere Musical, 2019
Melville
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Pierre (Alternate) [Replacement]
Pierre [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2013
Pierre

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Book
Lyrics
Music
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Author
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Piano
Orchestrator

Writing

Creator
Composer
Lyricist
Creator
Author
Bookwriter, Composer, & Lyricist
Book, Music and Lyrics

Photos

(first row, kneeling) Justin Gregory Lopez (Toby), Margo Seibert (Jessica), and Kim B Photo

(first row, kneeling) Justin Gregory Lopez (Toby), Margo Seibert (Jessica), and Kim Blanck (Karly) (second row) Kuhoo Verma, J.D. Mollison, and Isabel Santiago (back row, l to r) Adam Bashian (Ed) and Alex Gibson (Henry) in the West Coast premiere of Dave Malloy’s Octet directed by Annie Tippe.

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Date:
04/28/2022
Dave Malloy (Music, Lyrics, Book, and Orchestrations) and Rachel Chavkin (Director/Co Photo

Dave Malloy (Music, Lyrics, Book, and Orchestrations) and Rachel Chavkin (Director/Co-Developer)

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Date:
12/13/2019
Reunited from A.R.T.√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812: Manik Choksi Photo

Reunited from A.R.T.√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812: Manik Choksi), Brittain Ashford, and Dave Malloy

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Date:
12/13/2019
L-RL Skye Dearborn (Trombone), Lev Mamuya (Cello), Robert Shultz (Drums/Percussion),  Photo

L-RL Skye Dearborn (Trombone), Lev Mamuya (Cello), Robert Shultz (Drums/Percussion), Dave Malloy (Music, Lyrics, Book, and Orchestrations), J. Oconer Navarro (Conductor/Piano), Marissa Licata (Violin), Jason Fisher (Music Contractor/Viola), Lizzie Burns (Bass), Austin Yancey (Alto & Soprano Saxophone/Flute) Absent: Paul Mardy (Tenor Saxophone/Flute)

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Date:
12/13/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Boston]
American Repertory Theater's World Premiere Musical, 2019
Melville

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Pierre (Alternate) [Replacement]

Pierre [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2013
Pierre

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Book

Lyrics

Music

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Author

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Piano

Orchestrator

Writing
Creator
Composer
Lyricist
Creator
Author
Bookwriter, Composer, & Lyricist
Book, Music and Lyrics

Dave Malloy Biography

Dave Malloy is a composer/sound designer/performer, winner of a 2009 Jonathan Larson Grant and a recipient of the 2009-11 NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Theatre Designers. His most recent large-scale work, Beowulf ‚Äď A Thousand Years of Baggage, a Banana Bag & Bodice SongPlay commissioned by Berkeley's Shotgun Players featuring dueling trombones and 40's vocal jazz harmonies, enjoyed sold out runs in Berkeley and NYC, received the 2008 Glickman Award and appeared on the Best of 2008 lists of every major Bay Area paper (including two #1 spots).

Dave Malloy Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Dave Malloy, Octet
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Lyrics
Dave Malloy, Octet
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Dave Malloy, Octet
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Orchestrations
Dave Malloy, Octet
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding New Score Gold Star
Dave Malloy, Octet
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Music
Dave Malloy, Beardo
 
Theatre World Awards - 2017 - Special Theatre World Honoree Gold Star
Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Book of a Musical
Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Orchestrations
Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Music
Dave Malloy, Ghost Quartet
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Lyrics
Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Music
Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
 
Obie Awards - 2013 - Special Citation Gold Star
Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
 
Richard Rodgers Award - 2013 - Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award Gold Star
Dave Malloy
 
IT Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Original Music
Dave MalloyBeowulf - A Thousand Years Of Baggage

Dave Malloy News

THREE MEN AND A BABY GRAND to Return to the Laurie Beechman Photo THREE MEN AND A BABY GRAND to Return to the Laurie Beechman
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022

Richard Rodgers Award Winner Brandon James Gwinn (TL;DR: Thelma Louise;Dyke Remix, Trixie Mattel’s Moving Parts), Dylan Hartwell (NEWSical, A Musical About Star Wars) and Greg Sullivan (Seussical, Naked Boys Singing) will bring encore performances of their hilarious show Three Men and a Baby Grand to The Laurie Beechman. 

Signature Theatre to Honor Playwright Katori Hall and Donna Walker-Kuhne at 2022 Gala Photo Signature Theatre to Honor Playwright Katori Hall and Donna Walker-Kuhne at 2022 Gala
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022

Signature Theatre, which makes an extended commitment to producing a playwright's body of work, announces its 2022 Gala in the sweeping lobby of its own Frank Gehry-designed home, The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street).

Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present DEJA VU Featuring World Premiere by Samuel D. Photo Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present DEJA VU Featuring World Premiere by Samuel D. Hunter & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

Signature Theatre’s SigSpace will reteam this June with Theatre For One to present six one-on-one, five-to-six minute theater experiences. Titled Déjà Vu (referencing a featured work by the same name), this iteration of Theatre For One revisits five selected works from the visionary and unconventional organization.

NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Extends at Wilbury Theatre Photo NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Extends at Wilbury Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022

Wilbury Theatre Group presents Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812; an electropop opera based on a scandalous slice of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, from the celebrated and award-winning composer Dave Malloy (Beowulf ‚Äď A Thousand Years of Baggage, Three Pianos and Ghost Quartet).¬†

Second Stage Announces Two New Plays, Featuring First Female Native American Playwrig Photo Second Stage Announces Two New Plays, Featuring First Female Native American Playwright Produced on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced two new productions for its upcoming 2022-23 Season. Tony Award-nominee Bess Wohl will return to the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) this Fall with the New York premiere of CAMP SIEGFRIED. Spring 2023 will see the Broadway premiere of Larissa FastHorse's THE THANKSGIVING PLAY,

BWW Review: Radiant NATASHA, PIERRE, & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 At Wilbury Theatre Gro Photo BWW Review: Radiant NATASHA, PIERRE, & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 At Wilbury Theatre Group
by Erica Cataldi-Roberts - May 31, 2022

When Dave Malloy’s NATASHA, PIERRE, & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 closed on Broadway in late 2017, fans of the show (myself included) lamented when, or if, it would be possible to see any iteration of this show again. Thanks to the Wilbury Theatre Group, our hopes have been answered! Known for its eclectic score, ranging through music styles from electronic dance music to folk, GREAT COMET featured a 360 degree, interactive experience no matter where one sat in the theatre. And, with a cast who could act, sing, and play instruments, it seemed unlikely that the show would ever have legs in a regional setting. Fortunately, the Wilbury Theatre Group is more than up to the challenge.

Anthony Norman to Star as 'Evan Hansen' in DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour Year Four - Full Cas Photo Anthony Norman to Star as 'Evan Hansen' in DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour Year Four - Full Cast Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2022

Complete casting has been announced for year four of the Tony Award-winning musical’s North American Tour. Find out who is in the cast, the tour schedule and how to get tickets.

Meet the New, Broadway-Bound Cast of INTO THE WOODS Photo Meet the New, Broadway-Bound Cast of INTO THE WOODS
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022

Meet the Broadway bound cast of INTO THE WOODS for Summer 2022, which includes Sara Bareilles, Brian D'Arcy James, Patina Miller, Phillipa Soo, and more!

Photos: First Look At NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 at Wilbury Theatre Gr Photo Photos: First Look At NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 at Wilbury Theatre Group
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022

Wilbury Theatre Group presents Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812; an electropop opera based on a scandalous slice of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, from the celebrated and award-winning composer Dave Malloy (Beowulf - A Thousand Years of Baggage, Three Pianos and Ghost Quartet).

OBIE-Winning Theater Company Hoi Polloi Returns to JACK with WHITE ON WHITE Photo OBIE-Winning Theater Company Hoi Polloi Returns to JACK with WHITE ON WHITE
by Marissa Tomeo - May 21, 2022

OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi (Three Pianos; All Hands) returns to JACK with a peek inside the meeting of a white anti-racist group. As the members reckon with sacrifices they must make to live up to their principles, other forces begin to disrupt and unsettle their efforts. An uncanny ode to honesty, forgiveness, and accountability, this ensemble tour de force pulls the audience on a descent from the too-real to the sub-real.  

Dave Malloy Videos

VIDEO: Dave Malloy and Annie Tippe Talk West Coast Premiere of OCTET VideoVIDEO: Dave Malloy and Annie Tippe Talk West Coast Premiere of OCTET
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

Writer composer Dave Malloy and director Annie Tippe came together to discuss the West Coast premiere of OCTET, running April 20-May 29, 2022 at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

Broadway Rewind: NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Cast Performs at Broadw VideoBroadway Rewind: NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Cast Performs at Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 11, 2020

Today we flashback to 2016, when Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 performed on the Bryant Park stage. Dave Malloy's musical played off Broadway before opening in 2016 at the Imperial Theatre, where it played for 336 performances.

VIDEO: Phillipa Soo Talks About the All-Asian Cast of OVER THE MOON VideoVIDEO: Phillipa Soo Talks About the All-Asian Cast of OVER THE MOON
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2020

Tony-nominated actress Phillipa Soo joins Hoda and Jenna to talk about her experience as the original Eliza Hamilton in 'Hamilton' on Broadway, how she is getting by as the pandemic has forced Broadway to close, and her upcoming film, 'Over the Moon.' She also answers questions from young fans.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for OVER THE MOON, Starring Phillipa Soo, Ruthie Anne Miles, VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for OVER THE MOON, Starring Phillipa Soo, Ruthie Anne Miles, Kimiko Glenn, & More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 22, 2020

Fueled with determination and a passion for science, a bright young girl builds a rocket ship to the moon to prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess. There she ends up on an unexpected quest, and discovers a whimsical land of fantastical creatures.

Broadway Rewind: NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Blazes Through Bryant Pa VideoBroadway Rewind: NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Blazes Through Bryant Park in 2013!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 23, 2020

Today we flashback to 2013, when Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 first performed on the Bryant Park stage. Dave Malloy's musical played off Broadway before opening in 2016 at the Imperial Theatre, where it played for 336 performances.

VIDEO: Dave Malloy Announces NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Will Make W VideoVIDEO: Dave Malloy Announces NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Will Make West Coast Premiere With the Shotgun Players
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2020

Dave Malloy made an exciting announcement on Shotgun Players' 2020 Sassafras Virtual Gala! He announced that Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 will have its West Coast premiere as part of Shotgun's spring 2021 season.

Living Room Concerts: Jordan Li-Smith Performs 'Make Them Hear You' From RAGTIME VideoLiving Room Concerts: Jordan Li-Smith Performs 'Make Them Hear You' From RAGTIME
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Apr 20, 2020

For today's Living Room Concert, we've got the multi-talented Jordan Li-Smith giving us a gorgeous version of 'Make Them Hear You' from musical Ragtime. Watch the video below!

VIDEO: Dave Malloy Releases Full Production of GHOST QUARTET at the McKittrick VideoVIDEO: Dave Malloy Releases Full Production of GHOST QUARTET at the McKittrick
by Stage Tube - Mar 16, 2020

Dave Malloy took to Twitter to release the full production of Ghost Quartet from 2015 at the McKittrick Hotel.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of GHOST QUARTET Perform 'Starchild' VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of GHOST QUARTET Perform 'Starchild'
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2019

Check out the London cast of Dave Malloy's Ghost Quartet, directed by Bill Buckhurst, performing Starchild. Video below!

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For MOBY-DICK at ART! VideoVIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For MOBY-DICK at ART!
by Stage Tube - Dec 3, 2019

Moby-Dick begins previews tonight, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA. It opens Wednesday, December 11, and plays through Sunday, January 12, 2020. Tickets on sale now: online at AmericanRepertoryTheater.org, by phone at 617.547.8300, and in person at the Loeb Drama Center Ticket Services Offices (64 Brattle Street, Cambridge).


Dave Malloy Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Dave Malloy been in?
Dave Malloy has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Dave Malloy been in?
Dave Malloy has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Dave Malloy been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Octet , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Octet , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Octet , Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Octet , Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Octet , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Beardo , Special Theatre World Honoree (Theatre World Awards) for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 , Best Orchestrations (Tony Awards) for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Ghost Quartet , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 , Special Citation (Obie Awards) for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award (Richard Rodgers Award) and Outstanding Original Music (IT Awards) for Beowulf - A Thousand Years Of Baggage .

What awards has Dave Malloy won?
Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Octet, Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Octet, Special Theatre World Honoree (Theatre World Awards) for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Special Citation (Obie Awards) for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812and Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award (Richard Rodgers Award).

How many shows has Dave Malloy written?
Dave Malloy has written 4 shows including Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (Composer), Preludes (Author), Octet (Bookwriter, Composer, & Lyricist), Moby Dick (Book, Music and Lyrics).