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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.

David Burtka Photos


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

24 Nights
[ 1999 ] Toby
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
[ 2011 ] David Burtka
Annie and the Gypsy
[ 2012 ] Martin
[ 2014 ] JT
[ 2020 ] Bo

David Burtka TV Shows

How I Met Your Mother

David Burtka Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 1994 - Best Actor in a Musical

David BurtThe Beggar's Opera

David Burtka Videos

David Burtka News

Photos: Go Inside Bay Street Theater's 32nd Annual Benefit Gala MAYBE THEY'RE MAGIC...!

On Saturday, July 6, Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts hosted their annual EPIC full-blown gala extravaganza with special twists and exciting surprises, honoring show stopper Neil Patrick Harris, star of stage and screen (+food!) David Burtka, and East End community treasure Dr. Georgette Grier-Key. See photos here!
Photos: Inside The Bay Street Gala: 2024, Hosted by Marc Kudisch!

The 32nd Annual Bay Street Theater Summer Gala was a night to remember. See photos.
David Burtka Will Return to 54 Below, Directed by Neil Patrick Harris

 54 Below will welcome back David Burtka on November 20-23 at 7pm. 
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka to Executive Produce A HOUSE IS NOT A DISCO Documentary

According to reports, Broadway couple Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka are set to executive produce a new documentary about Fire Island Pines. The documentary, titled A House is Not a Disco, made its world premiere at the 2024 2024 SXSW Film & TV Festival. It is directed by Brian J. Smith and documents a year-in-the-life in the world’s most iconic “homo-normative” community: Fire Island Pines.
Jackie Beat's DR. JACKIE Season 2 Guests Include Jinkx Monsoon, Neil Patrick Harris & More

Everyone’s favorite unqualified, self-centered show biz shrink is all dolled-up and ready to nod her head while she pretends to be listening! That’s right, the much-anticipated Season 2 of the hilarious hit show “Dr. Jackie: Unlicensed Psychotherapist” is finally here. Season 2 of “Dr. Jackie: Unlicensed Psychotherapist” is jam-packed with amazing special guests. See the lineup here!
Photos: Go Inside THE 24 HOUR PLAYS At the New Victory Theater

This past Saturday, New Victory Theater and The 24 Hour Plays presented The 24 Hour Plays: New Victory, for one night only at the New Victory Theater. See photos from the show. 
THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NEW VICTORY to be Presented in May

New Victory Theater and The 24 Hour Plays will present The 24 Hour Plays: New Victory, featuring seven short plays. Learn more!
Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, and Dr. Georgette Grier-Key to Be Honored at Bay Street Theater's Gala

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the honorees of this year's highly anticipated Summer Gala, which will take place Saturday, July 6 at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.
Elton John's Academy Awards Viewing Party Raises Record-Breaking $10.8 Million

Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party achieves a record-breaking fundraiser, amassing $10.8 million to support the fight against HIV/AIDS. It featured an unforgettable show-stopping performance of “Are You Ready For Love” by R&B-Soul-Pop Trio Gabriels and Elton John.
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!


How many Broadway shows has David Burtka been in?

David Burtka has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has David Burtka been in?

David Burtka has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has David Burtka been nominated for?

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

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