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David Byrne

 
Birth Place:
Dumbarton, Dunbarstonshire, SCOTLAND
Bio:
Broadway: American Utopia (2019). Byrne works in a variety of mediums. Born in Dumbarton, Scotland, he grew up in North America and was educated at art schools in Maryland and Rhode Island. Since leaving the Talking Heads, the band he co-founded in the 1970s, Byrne has released nine solo albums, ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: May 14, 1952 (70)

Birth Place: Dumbarton, Dunbarstonshire, SCOTLAND

Bio:
Broadway: American Utopia (2019). Byrne works in a variety of mediums. Born in Dumbarton, Scotland, he grew up in North America and was educated at art schools in Maryland and Rhode Island. Since leaving the Talking Heads, the band he co-founded in the 1970s, Byrne has released nine solo albums, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Return Engagement, 2021
Guitar/Vocals

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Orchestrations and Arrangements

Writing

Lyricist
Author
Composer
Book, Music, and Lyrics
Music, Lyrics
Composer/Lyricist
Composer
Lyricist

Photos

David Byrne, Senator Chuck Schumer Photo

David Byrne, Senator Chuck Schumer

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David Byrne, Senator Chuck Schumer Photo

David Byrne, Senator Chuck Schumer

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David Byrne, Senator Chuck Schumer Photo

David Byrne, Senator Chuck Schumer

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11/08/2021
David Byrne, Senator Chuck Schumer Photo

David Byrne, Senator Chuck Schumer

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11/08/2021
David Byrne, Senator Chuck Schumer Photo

David Byrne, Senator Chuck Schumer

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11/08/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Return Engagement, 2021
Guitar/Vocals

Productions

Orchestrations and Arrangements

Writing
Lyricist
Author
Composer
Book, Music, and Lyrics
Music, Lyrics
Composer/Lyricist
Composer
Lyricist

David Byrne Biography

Broadway: American Utopia (2019). Byrne works in a variety of mediums. Born in Dumbarton, Scotland, he grew up in North America and was educated at art schools in Maryland and Rhode Island. Since leaving the Talking Heads, the band he co-founded in the 1970s, Byrne has released nine solo albums, most recently American Utopia (2018). Byrne has been honored with an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Grammy awards, along with Obie, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel and the Theatre World awards for Here Lies Love.

David Byrne Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Achievement in Music
David ByrneHere Lies Love
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Music
David Byrne, Here Lies Love
 
Obie Awards - 2013 - Music And Lyrics Gold Star
David Byrne, Here Lies Love

David Byrne News

The Green Room 42 Announces August Cabaret Lineup, Including Sis, Joe Serafini, and M Photo The Green Room 42 Announces August Cabaret Lineup, Including Sis, Joe Serafini, and More
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced their August line-up for in-person cabaret performances. L

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022

New Diorama Theatre Announces a New Season of No Shows Photo New Diorama Theatre Announces a New Season of No Shows
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 1, 2022

New Diorama announces that it will present no public programme for the rest of the year.

Maggie Rogers' New Album, Surrender, Is Out Today Photo Maggie Rogers' New Album, Surrender, Is Out Today
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 29, 2022

Today, Capitol Records released Maggie Rogers new album, Surrender – the follow-up to 2019's Heard It in a Past Life, which entered Billboard's Top Album Sales chart at No. 1, landed her a GRAMMY nomination for Best New Artist and went on to amass over one billion combined global streams.

Loren Beri Shares Debut EP 'Stray Cat Kingdom' Photo Loren Beri Shares Debut EP 'Stray Cat Kingdom'
by Michael Major - Jul 20, 2022

Loren BerĂ­ shares long-awaited debut EP, Stray Cat Kingdom, which chronicles BerĂ­'s own fictionalized version of New York City. The five track collection, out everywhere now, was written and recorded by BerĂ­ and inspired by his own community of artists and creatives he found while living in Brooklyn.

World Music Institute Announces Fall/Winter 2022-2023 Season Photo World Music Institute Announces Fall/Winter 2022-2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2022

WMI celebrates its 37th year in NYC with 18 performances featuring artists from over 20 countries, including Botswana, Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, England, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Korea, Mali, Morocco, South Africa, Spain, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela, and Wales.

Student Blog: Theater of the Mind Photo Student Blog: Theater of the Mind
by Student Blogger: Kat Mokrynski - Jul 13, 2022

Caution: the brain may wander. Side effects may include a distrust of your own senses, a disorientation of self, and a mild to severely good time. You may not be who you think you are. But we’re all in it together. Welcome to Theatre of the Mind, created by David Byrne and Mala Gaonkar.

BRITS OFF-BROADWAY FESTIVAL to Return in Spring/Summer 2023 Photo BRITS OFF-BROADWAY FESTIVAL to Return in Spring/Summer 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2022

New Diorama Theatre in London and 59E59 Theaters in New York have partnered again and will co-curate the 2023 Brits Off-Broadway Festival.

Photos: First Look At AIN'T TOO PROUD and THE LION KING's Jelani Remy Performing at B Photo Photos: First Look At AIN'T TOO PROUD and THE LION KING's Jelani Remy Performing at Broadway and Vine
by Grace Cutler - Jul 12, 2022

Broadway and Vine, intersecting the best of Broadway with the best of Wine Country continued its second season Monday with Jelani Remy (Disney’s The Lion King, Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations).

5 Books Every Music Student Should Read Photo 5 Books Every Music Student Should Read
by Carian Lynée Parker - Jul 12, 2022

Whether your focus is musical theatre, opera, vocal performance, piano, music education, orchestral instruments, conducting, sacred music, or theory and composition; having a vast understanding of music is vitally important. Here are the five books every music student should read at least once!​

David Byrne Videos

VIDEO: David Byrne & AMERICAN UTOPIA Cast Perform 'Like Humans Do' on THE TONIGHT SHO VideoVIDEO: David Byrne & AMERICAN UTOPIA Cast Perform 'Like Humans Do' on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Michael Major - Mar 8, 2022

David Byrne and the cast of American Utopia appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to perform 'Like Humans Do.' Byrne also sat down with Fallon for an interview, during which they discussed his 'Stop Making Sense' suit, his book, and writing music in his car. Watch the performance and interview now!

VIDEO: David Byrne Discusses AMERICAN UTOPIA on CBS Saturday Morning VideoVIDEO: David Byrne Discusses AMERICAN UTOPIA on CBS Saturday Morning
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 6, 2022

Broadway star, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, and musical legend David Byrne stopped by CBS Saturday Morning to talk with Anthony Mason about his show, American Utopia.

VIDEO: David Byrne Talks AMERICAN UTOPIA 'Unchained' Performances on LATE NIGHT VideoVIDEO: David Byrne Talks AMERICAN UTOPIA 'Unchained' Performances on LATE NIGHT
by Michael Major - Jan 4, 2022

David Byrne appeared on The Late Show with Seth Meyers last night to discuss the current Broadway engagement of American Utopia. Recently, after several members of the cast and crew tested positive, Byrne performed an 'Unchained' version of the show to avoid cancelling performances.

VIDEO: Jose Llana Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! VideoVIDEO: Jose Llana Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Dec 3, 2021

Watch as Richard Ridge chats with Broadway favorite Jose Llana, who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for Seth's Concert Series, airing Sunday, December 5 at 8pm ET.

VIDEO: Jose Llana Sings from COMPANY in Rehearsal for The Seth Concert Series VideoVIDEO: Jose Llana Sings from COMPANY in Rehearsal for The Seth Concert Series
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 2, 2021

Jose Llana is the next guest on The Seth Concert Series with Seth Rudetsky! Watch him perform 'Being Alive' from Company in rehearsal for this weekend's concert.

VIDEO: David Byrne & AMERICAN UTOPIA Perform 'I Zimbra' on THE LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: David Byrne & AMERICAN UTOPIA Perform 'I Zimbra' on THE LATE SHOW
by Michael Major - Nov 2, 2021

David Byrne and the cast of American Utopia appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform 'I Zimbra'. The cast also features Jacquelene Acevedo, Gustavo Di Dalva, Daniel Freedman, Chris Giarmo, Tim Keiper, Tendayi Kuumba, Karl Mansfield, Mauro Refosco, Stéphane San Juan, Angie Swan and Bobby Wooten III. Watch the full performance now!

VIDEO: Go Inside AMERICAN UTOPIA's Broadway Re-Opening Night VideoVIDEO: Go Inside AMERICAN UTOPIA's Broadway Re-Opening Night
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 18, 2021

Nineteen months after the band’s last performance together, David Byrne’s American Utopia returned to the live stage this evening – Friday, September 17 – at the St. James Theatre on Broadway (246 West 44th Street).

VIDEO: Alex Timbers Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! VideoVIDEO: Alex Timbers Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 27, 2021

Watch as he chats with Broadway director extraordinaire Alex Timbers, who is currently nominated for a Tony Award for his incredible work on Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

VIDEO: Rufus Wainwright Discusses 'Road Trip Elegies', Wanting to Star in ANNIE, and  VideoVIDEO: Rufus Wainwright Discusses 'Road Trip Elegies', Wanting to Star in ANNIE, and More!
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2021

Wainwright’s latest album, “Unfollow The Rules” is nominated for a Grammy but it’s his unique audio autobiography, “Road Trip Elegies,” a conversation with his therapist on a road trip from Montreal to New York City, that delivers insight about his musical journey and the relationships that shaped him and his music. 

VIDEO: David Byrne Talks About Conquering Staten Island on THE LATE LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: David Byrne Talks About Conquering Staten Island on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2020

James Corden connects with David Byrne, who has been in New York and is happy to report it is not the ghost town President Donald Trump has been describing it as. After James asks David about what he learned about a bike trip to Staten Island, David tells James about his project with Spike Lee, 'American Utopia.'


David Byrne Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has David Byrne been in?
David Byrne has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has David Byrne been in?
David Byrne has not appeared in the West End

What awards has David Byrne been nominated for?
Outstanding Achievement in Music (Olivier Awards) for Here Lies Love Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Here Lies Love and Music And Lyrics (Obie Awards) for Here Lies Love .

What awards has David Byrne won?
Music And Lyrics (Obie Awards) for Here Lies Love.

How many shows has David Byrne written?
David Byrne has written 4 shows including The Catherine Wheel (Composer/Lyricist), Here Lies Love (Lyricist), Joan of Arc: Into the Fire (Book, Music, and Lyrics), American Utopia (Music, Lyrics).