David Baida

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In August of 2016, out of 60 original contestants, David was named The Metropolitan Room's 2016 MetroStar Talent Challenge winner. David's prize for winning the intense 7-week cabaret competition was having his debut cabaret show produced at the Metropolitan Room for a 4-date engagement in 2017. His show, Unexpected Surprise, won the 2018 MAC Award for New York Debut-Male as well as a 2017 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award nomination for Best Debut Show. BistroAwards.com described the show as "...clever, funny, inventive, and very entertaining. In addition, he has a robust and beautiful tenor voice..." David made his New York Cabaret Convention debut in October of 2018. BistroAwards.com praised his "excellent countertenor" while Theatrepizzazz.com said "his tenor...has charm, his performance great expression." ? On Broadway, David originated the roles of Antonio, Big Paquito and Latin DJ in On Your Feet. The Tony and Outer Critics Circle Award-nominated musical, based on the lives and music of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, played 34 previews and 746 performances at the Marquis Theatre. Theatremania.com said, "David Baida and Doreen Montalvo devastatingly play Emilio's grandfather and mother...It is the musical's most heart-wrenching scene." David originated the same roles on the 1st National Tour of the show. David also originated the role of Piragua Guy on the 1st National Tour of In The Heights, for which he won the 2010 Broadway World Seattle Theatre Award for Best Featured Actor in A Musical (Touring). The Hollywood Reporter commented that David has ?loads of stage presence? and ?a lovely tenor voice?, Variety called him ?fun? and BroadwayWorld quipped that David ?stole the show?as he should.? He traveled to Tokyo with the show and performed it with Hamilton star and creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, in both Los Angeles and Puerto Rico. He additionally reprised this role in Rachel Rockwell's critically acclaimed production of the show at the Paramount Theatre in Chicago. "A memorable turn by David Baida." said the Chicago Sun Times. Other shows include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Andrea McArdle, King Tut with Brian D'arcy James, Forever Plaid and Jesus Christ Superstar. David spent 4 years singing all over the world on Celebrity and Crystal Cruise lines. He has a Bachelor?s Degree in Drama from the University of California, Irvine.

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David Baida STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Irish Rep World Premiere Off-Broadway Production, 2022
Pig 4

[US Tour]
First National Tour, 2017
Ensemble

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Ensemble

[US Tour]
First National Tour, 2009
Piragua Guy

Kevin (Understudy)


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Ben Fankhauser and Lee Harrington to Lead Gulfshore Playhouse's SHE LOVES ME - Full Cast Announced!

Gulfshore Playhouse has announced the cast of 'She Loves Me,' set to open in March 2024.

WHERE ARE WE By Rae Covey Will Be Performed in Concert at Joe's Pub This Month

JOE'S PUB at the Public Theater presents Rae Covey's new song cycle, Where We Are, on January 31, 2024, featuring Claire Kwon (Almost Famous), Sarah Dacey Charles (Les Miserables), David Baida (On Your Feet), and Stefan Schallack (Noise).

Review: Rachel Covey Does It All In ONE WRONG TURN: THE MUSIC OF RACHEL COVEY at 54 Below

Rachel Covey's music is exciting and you want nothing more than to hear what she does next.

PRONOUN SHOWDOWN, Charles Busch, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. 

One Wrong Turn: The Music of Rachel Covey Comes to 54 Below This Month

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents One Wrong Turn: The Music of Rachel Covey on Friday, April 21st at 9:30PM. Writer and composer Rachel Covey returns to 54 Below, this time for a night of original music from across her catalog.

Kate Baldwin & Aaron Lazar, Linda Eder, and More to Play 54 Below This Month

Next month, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.

Review: SWEET CHARITY at Maltz Jupiter Theatre

From exhilarating choreography, broadway belts, hysterical physical comedy, vibrant costumes, radiant sets, ingenious videos, and lighting Sweet Charity proves Maltz Jupiter Theatre is a sweet opportunity for Broadway-bound productions.

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).

Photos: See Nicholas Barasch, David Baida, Kerry Conte & More at Opening Night of THE BUTCHER BOY World Premiere

The World Premiere of the new musical The Butcher Boy, with book, music & lyrics by Asher Muldoon, opened on August 1 for a limited run through September 11, 2022. Check out opening night photos here!

Nicholas Barasch, David Baida, Kerry Conte & More to Star in World Premiere of THE BUTCHER BOY at Irish Rep

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today casting for the World Premiere of the new musical The Butcher Boy, featuring book, music & lyrics by Asher Muldoon. The Butcher Boy will begin previews on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage on July 21, 2022 and is set to open on August 1 for a limited run through September 11, 2022.

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Join Tonight's STARS IN THE HOUSE Honoring Doreen Montalvo

Lin-Manuel Miranda, along with Mrs. Doubtfire’s Analise Scarpaci, Jake Ryan Flynn, Avery Sell, Jay Harrison Ghee, Calvin Cooper and Tony nominee Brad Oscar will join Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley in tonight’s very special episode of “Stars in The House” to remember their dear friend Doreen Montalvo, the voice behind some of Broadway’s greatest songs. 

STARS IN THE HOUSE to Honor Doreen Montalvo

 It is a time for celebrating love and those around us as well as the friends whose light still shines on us. Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley will host a very special Valentine’s Day “Stars In The House” to remember our dear friend Doreen Montalvo, the voice behind some of Broadway’s greatest songs.

Lena Hall, Sophia Anne Caruso & More to Star in Staged Reading of TWIST OF FATE

The York Theatre Company in association with Willette Klausner and Jim Kierstead, Executive Producer, will present a presentation of the musical comedy Twist of Fate with book and lyrics by Lissa Levin (Kleban Award Winner) and music by Ron Abel (Ben Jones Love Songs). 

BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL at Pioneer Theatre Company Brings Out the Inner Child

​​​​​​​Pioneer Theatre Company’s ELF THE MUSICAL (returning in a new professional production after its 2013 bow) is a fun holiday outing.  Directed by Sesame Street’s Alan Muraoka, it brings out the inner child in the characters, actors, and audience alike. 

Pioneer Theatre Company Presents ELF THE MUSICAL Directed By Alan Muraoka

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Elf The Musical, December 3 through December 18, 2021. When last produced at PTC, Elf The Musical became the theatre's most popular holiday production of all time.

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Ogunquit Playhouse

Before the end of the run, catch a glimpse of the Ogunquit Playhouse production of Young Frankenstein. The show's final performance is tomorrow on Halloween, which is very fitting.

VIDEO: First Look at YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Ogunquit Playhouse

Ogunquit Playhouse concludes its 2021 season with the perfect spooky October production: Young Frankenstein, starring John Bolton (Broadway's Anastasia) as the titular Frederick Frankenstein and featuring Ogunquit favorite Sally Struthers (Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Frau Blücher.

BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Ogunquit Playhouse

I loved every minute of the musical, Young Frankenstein, the season closer for what has been an incredible year for the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine's treasured seaside town.

Meet the Cast of Ogunquit Playhouse's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

Meet the terrifying talent residing in Ogunquit Playhouse's Castle Frankenstein! John Bolton (Broadway's Anastasia) returns to the lab as Dr. Frederick Fronk-un-steen, alongside Will Burton (Broadway's Kiss Me Kate) as Igor and Hannah Cruz (Broadway's 1776 revival), with Soara-Joye Ross (Broadway's Les Mis) as Elizabeth, David Baida (Broadway's On Your Feet!) as Inspector Kemp, Zachary James (Broadway's Addams Family) as The Monster, and TV's incomparable Sally Struthers as Frau Blücher. 

John Bolton and Sally Struthers Will Lead Ogunquit Playhouse's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

Ogunquit Playhouse concludes its 2021 season with the perfect spooky October production: Young Frankenstein, starring John Bolton (Broadway's Anastasia) as the titular Frederick Frankenstein and featuring Ogunquit favorite Sally Struthers (Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Frau Blücher.

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