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David Burtka last appeared on Broadway as Tulsa in Sam Mendes’ production of Gypsy, for which he was nominated for a Fred Astaire Award. His role as The Boy in the American premiere of Edward Albee’s The Play About the Baby earned him the Clarence Derwent Award. Other New York appearances include the Broadway production of Edward Albee’s The Goat or Who is Sylvia and the Off-Broadway productions of Beautiful Thing and Bad Boy Johnny. Burtka starred in the World Premiere of the musical The Opposite of Sex in San Francisco, later reprising his role at The Williamstown Theatre Festival. He has appeared regionally at The Hollywood Bowl, Alley Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, and the Weston Playhouse. His film credits include Dance-Off, Annie and the Gypsy, Regrets Only, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas and Hollywood Ending, under the direction of Woody Allen. Known to television audiences for his recurring role on How I Met Your Mother, Burtka appears in the current season of American Horror Story: Freak Show. He earned a BFA from the University of Michigan and studied at the William Esper Studios in New York. David's one man show Burtka, David played a sold-out engagement in November 2014 at 54 Below. A trained chef, Burtka is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and has worked with Mario Batali. He resides in Manhattan with his husband Neil Patrick Harris and their twin children, Harper and Gideon.

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Theater Breaking Through Barriers Off-Broadway Production, 2023

Original Broadway Production, 2015
Brian Howard

[Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
East Coast Premiere, 2006

Broadway Revival, 2003
Farm Boy



David Burtka Movies

[1999]24 Nights Toby

[2011]A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas David Burtka

[2012]Annie and the Gypsy Martin

[2014]Dance-Off JT

[2020]Cicada Bo

David Burtka TV Shows

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Elton John's Oscars Viewing Party Returns With Elton John, David Furnish, And Co-Hosts Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka And Tiffany Haddish

The 32nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party returns with Elton John, David Furnish, and co-hosts Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, and Tiffany Haddish. R&B-Soul-Rock Trio Gabriels will perform at the sold-out event.

Photos: Neil Patrick Harris Hosts Atlantis New Year's Eve Celebration With Maroon 5, Nelly & More

Atlantis Paradise Island kicked off 2024 with its annual Party Like a Royal New Year’s Eve event. Hosted by actor Neil Patrick Harris, the festivities began with a DJ set from producer and artist Timbaland featuring his top hits, followed by a surprise set from Nelly including hits like “Just A Dream,” “Dilemma” and “Cruise.” See photos!

New York Stage and Film Gala Honoring Billy Porter Adds J Harrison Ghee, Melissa Etheridge, and David Burtka

New York Stage and Film's 2023 Annual Gala on Sunday, November 5 at The Plaza Hotel will honor Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winning artist and producer Billy Porter and GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.

Photos: Christian Slater, Jesse Eisenberg, Raul Esparza, and More Honor Warren Leight at THE 24 HOUR PLAYS

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS' 23rd Annual The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway event took place last night, honoring playwright and screenwriter Warren Leight, a longtime supporter of the organization. Check out photos from the event here!

Christian Slater, Dagmara Dominczyk, Josh Radnor and More Join THE 24 HOUR PLAYS ON BROADWAY

Additional talent has been announced for the 23rd Annual The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway. Find out who is joining the lineup here!

THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT Celebrates 5 Seasons With A Star-Studded Live Show, October 15

Join us on October 15th for a star-studded live show celebrating 5 seasons of the 'Thank You For Coming Out' podcast.

Bianca Del Rio to Host Hulu's PRIDE NEVER STOPS Campaign

Drag superstar Bianca Del Rio is hosting Hulu's upcoming 'Pride Never Stops' pass the mic campaign. The streams will feature influencers in cities like New York, Chicago, and more, who will serve as correspondents in their respective city. Their videos will be shown with the livestream to provide a larger look at Pride celebrations nationwide.

Broadway Streaming Guide: June 2023 - Where to Hear the NEW YORK, NEW YORK Cast Recording & More

June is bustin' out all over! This month, Broadway fans can kick off their summer vacation with a slew of new releases featuring some Broadway favorites, including Neil Patrck Harris, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bernadette Peters, Jinkx Monsoon, Will Chase, and more.

DRAG ME TO DINNER, THE FULL MONTY & More to Premiere as Part of Hulu's 'Pride Never Stops' Campaign

Since 2019, Hulu’s “Pride Never Stops” campaign has continued to find new and unique ways to amplify LGBTQIA+ voices as part of its ongoing commitment to celebrating these artists and their stories year-round. See this year's programming!

Wake Up With BWW 5/2: Tony Nominations, Theatre World Awards, Plus a Message From Auli'i Cravalho

Top stories: Find out who will receive Theatre World Awards, plus casting for Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's Harmony, and a message from Auli'i Cravalho!

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of GOD OF CARNAGE at Theater Breaking Through Barriers

Check out photos from opening night of God of Carnage at Theater Breaking Through Barriers!

Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka Lead Hulu's DRAG ME TO DINNER Series Featuring Jinkx Monsoon, Nina West & More

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka will star in and executive produce Hulu's Drag Me to Dinner. Judges include Neil Patrick Harris, drag superstar Bianca Del Rio, and the funny and fabulous Haneefah Wood. Burtka will serve as resident expert and the life of the party. The series is hosted by dapper NYC legend Murray Hill.

Broadway Buying Guide: May 1, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, May 1, 2023.

Interview: David Burtka is Back on Stage in GOD OF CARNAGE & Heading to Hulu With DRAG ME TO DINNER

Read BroadwayWorld's interview with David Burtka as he discusses his return to the stage in God of Carnage at Theater Breaking Through Barriers, and his new show Drag Me To Dinner on Hulu!

Yazbeck & Della Penna's DEAD OUTLAW, LANGSTON IN HARLEM, and More to Play 54 Below in May

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 is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve and expand the art of the cabaret, honor the music of Broadway, and provide an unparalleled experience to diverse communities.

Photos: See Neil Patrick Harris & More at PETER PAN GOES WRONG Opening Night

See the cast and creatives at opening night of Peter Pan Goes Wrong on Broadway!

Theater Breaking Through Barriers' GOD OF CARNAGE Begins Performances Tonight At Theater Row

​​​​​​​Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB), the only professional Off-Broadway theater company dedicated to advancing artists and developing audiences of people with disabilities, is proud to present the Off-Broadway debut with Yasmina Reza's acclaimed Tony Award-winning play God of Carnage, with a  translation by Christopher Hampton.

Jackie Hoffman, David Burtka, Mara Wilson & More to Star in 54/54/54 at 54 Below

5 Years. 4 Shows. 54/54/54 is back. Come witness the longest setlist in Feinstein’s/54 Below history as 54 singers perform 54-second versions of their favorite songs, ranging from musical theatre, to pop, to originals, and everything in between. 

Christiane Noll, David Burtka, And More To Star In GOD OF CARNAGE Off-Broadway Debut

Theater Breaking Through Barriers, the only professional Off-Broadway theater company dedicated to advancing artists and developing audiences of people with disabilities, will present the Off Broadway debut with Yasmina Reza's acclaimed Tony Award-winning play God of Carnage, with a translation by Christopher Hampton.


David Burtka has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

David Burtka has not appeared in the West End.

David Burtka has been nominated for the Best Actor in a Musical category at the Olivier Awards for his performance in The Beggar's Opera.

David Burtka's next show will be God of Carnage which opens on 4/27/2023 on Off-Broadway.

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