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David Auxier

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David Auxier is a performer who runs the gamut of show business. He has been seen on stages all around the country and abroad, whether playing the “hysterically funny” Sergeant of Police in The Pirates of Penzance, the “droll & spirited” Captain Corcoran in HMS Pinafore, or as the Master of Ceremonies, creator/writer/director of his 2009 Bistro Award winning Gilbert & Sullivan cabaret I’ve Got a Little Twist,which continues to tour the country (and recently, England!).

David’s musical theatre and dance education started in Omaha, Nebraska, at Benson High School, the very same school from which the unmatched queen of cabaret Julie Wilson graduated 45 years earlier. After a short layover getting his degree in Musical Theatre at Oklahoma City University, where he studied with voice teacher extraordinaire Florence Birdwell, he moved to New York where he now lives and works.

David has been a principle performer with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players since 1992, as well as co-director and company choreographer since 2010, starting with NYGASP’s new production of Ruddigore at NY City Center, followed by Iolanthe, Patience, Utopia, Limited, The Grand Duke, The Sorcerer and The Gondoliers. David is the recipient of the 2015 Isaac Asimov Award for Artistic Excellence.
Besides the writing of I’ve Got a Little Twist, David also wrote the script for and directed NYGASP’s successful revue G&S a la Carte.
David is a 2007 Mac Award Nominee as composer/lyricist for special Musical Material (a fancy name for “comedy song”), and is currently working on his original musical The EnGAYgement, playing at The Metropolitan Room in 2015-2016.

David also choreographs and performs with The Ziegfeld Society.

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Review: NYGASP's TRIAL BY JURY and THE SORCERER Hit the Right Notes


This reviewer was completely in awe of such talent at the double-header of Gilbert and Sullivan's TRIAL BY JURY and THE SORCERER at Kaye Playhouse on April 7th!

Cast Set For New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' THE SORCERER and TRIAL BY JURY


New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players will conclude the 49th season with a double bill of Gilbert & Sullivan’s first two extant collaborations, The Sorcerer and Trial By Jury. 

Interview: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' Executive Director David Wannen Talks New Production of THE MIKADO


BroadwayWorld spoke with NYGASP's Executive Director David Wannen about the new production and its upcoming tour across the country. Read what he had to say here!

THE MIKADO Returns to New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players in January


New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) continues its expanded 49th season with its critically acclaimed new production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado.

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Begin 49th Season With PATIENCE


New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) begins its expanded 49th season with its picturesque production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic send up of generational fads, Patience, not seen since 2017. Learn more about the show and how to get tickets here!

H.M.S. PINAFORE to be Presented at New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players This Winter


New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' 48th season will continue December 30-31, 2022 and January 7 -8, 2023 with the mounting of a Gilbert & Sullivan staple, H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College.

One Heart One Cure Cancer Awareness Concert Returns Live This Month


Joseph Macchia Events and Productions presents One Heart- One Cure, a benefit concert and an evening of tributes for Cancer Awareness on Oct. 17th at The Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan (at Baruch college).

THE GONDOLIERS to be Presented by New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players in October


New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players will begin its 48th season with its colorful and vivacious production of the Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic send up of Republican (in the generic sense) principles and class distinction The Gondoliers.  The she will run from Friday, October 28th through Sunday, October 30th. 

This Weekend At Music Mountain: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players And Tabea Debus, Recorder & Adam Cockerham


Now in its forty-seventh year of operation, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) is America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble.

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players to Return With THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE


New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players will return to New York for its 47th season, and its first full production since January 2020, with one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most famed works, The Pirates of Penzance.

The New York Gilbert And Sullivan Players Bring Their Highly Acclaimed Production Of THE MIKADO To The McCallum


The McCallum Theatre welcomes the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players to Palm Desert for a performance of the company's all-new, critically acclaimed production of The Mikado, at 7:00pm, Monday, March 9. The Mikado sets the real-life characters of Victorian London's D'Oyly Carte Opera Company within the imagined Japanese town of Titipu. Audiences will meet Messrs. Gilbert, Sullivan, and D'Oyly Carte themselves, and join them on a fantastic voyage to a land where the timeless libretto, beautiful music, and a fantastical cast of characters await.

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Will Stage a New Production of THE MIKADO


The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) stage a brand-new production of The Mikado on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:30 pm. The updated production, complete with culturally-sensitive costumes and scenes, honors the delightfully droll libretto and score Gilbert and Sullivan fans have come to love.

BWW Review: THE MIKADO Brings a Hundred-Year-Old Operetta to Life at The Kaye Playhouse At Hunter College


Die-hard musical theater enthusiasts and fans of opera will love the Mikado, one of Gilbert and Sullivan's strongest scores. With quick-witted and clever lyrics that satirize society, you can easily see the influence G&S's works like The Mikado had on the works of American musical theater composers Rodgers and Hart, Stephen Sondheim, and Harnick and Bock. Some of the standout numbers from the score that you're probably already familiar with (or if not, you should be) include a?oeThree Little Maids,a?? a?oeThe Flowers That Bloom in the Spring (Tra La)a?? and a?oeTit-Willow.a??

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Presents THE MIKADO


Since its founding in 1974, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) has presented more than 2,000 performances of the Gilbert & Sullivan masterpieces throughout the United States, Canada and England, captivating audiences of all ages. America's preeminent Gilbert & Sullivan Repertory Ensemble, continues its 45th season with its novel production of The Mikado, one of the most enduring musicals in theatrical history.

BWW Exclusive: Go Speed-Dating with the Company of NYGASP's THE MIKADO!


There is nothing like blind dating in NYC, particularly when those dates are with the characters from the absurd word of Gilbert & Sullivan! Broadway World gets a first-look exclusive at New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' all-new content featuring many recognizable characters and songs from their critically acclaimed production of The Mikado, returning to The Kaye Playhouse at 68th between Park and Lexington this Dec 27-January 5. Stay tuned throughout the next two months as more scenes are revealed in this fun web series. Make a date to see The Mikado and get your tickets here! 

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Presents IOLANTHE


Parliamentary hijinks, hearsay, political extremes, and conflict of interest a?' 19th century Gilbertian storytelling never seemed so relevant!

BWW Review: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' Rollickingly Fun THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE


Though there's nary a mention of snowfall or jingle bells in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, the abundance of joy and good clean humor, not to mention some terrific voices, in the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players' frothily charming production of G&S's 1879 romantic romp makes it a grand choice for holiday entertainment.

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Announce THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Plus NYE Celebration


New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) continues its 44th season beginning Thursday, December 27 with five performances of The Pirates of Penzance at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (E. 68th Street Between Park and Lexington Avenues).

NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players 18-19 Season Starts With THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD


New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players 44th season kicks off with Gilbert & Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard which tells the story of a falsely accused prisoner in the Tower of London, the two girls who loved him, and an out of work itinerant jester in grand and colorful fashion - with humor and a touch of pathos. Performances are on Saturday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, October 28 at 3:00 p.m. at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (E. 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues near Lexington).

NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players Kickoff 18-19 Season With THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD


New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players 44th season kicks off with Gilbert & Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard which tells the story of a falsely accused prisoner in the Tower of London, the two girls who loved him, and an out of work itinerant jester in grand and colorful fashion - with humor and a touch of pathos. Performances are on Saturday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, October 28 at 3:00 p.m. at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (E. 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues near Lexington).

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