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DAVID ENGEL-Broadway credits include Putting it Together, Seussical, and the original production of La Cage aux Folles. David created the role of Smudge in the original New York production of Forever Plaid, and again in Plaid Tidings and Forever Plaid: The Movie. He recently co-starred opposite Leslie Caron in the two-hander Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks at California's renowned Laguna Playhouse. He has played extensively around the country and the world and has starred in various productions such as Crazy For You, Kiss Me Kate, The Full Monty, Mary Poppins, La Cage aux Folles, Singin' in the Rain, White Christmas, and The Addams Family. David was also paired romantically opposite RuPaul in the award-winning cult musical short film Zombie Prom. He is a six-time recipient of the LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award and is a proud longtime member of Actors Equity Association.
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[Los Angeles]
Musical Theatre West Production, 2007
Harold Nichols

Original Broadway Production, 2000

Wickersham Brother

Encores! Concert, 2000
Singing Ensemble

Broadway Revival, 1999
The Observer (Standby)

The Younger Man (Standby)

[Regional (US)]
Reprise! Concert, 1999
Other Roles

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1994

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1990


Original Broadway Production, 1983

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The WYO Performing Arts and Education Center will offer an evening with Pirate Professor Billy Bones this month!

Review: Don't Take Your Eyes Off Of JERSEY BOYS Long Island Premiere At The Gateway Playhouse

What did our critic think of JERSEY BOYS at The Gateway Playhouse?

Video: Go Inside Rehearsal for JERSEY BOYS at The Gateway Playhouse

Check out rehearsal footage from The Gateway Playhouse's production of Jersey Boys!

JERSEY BOYS to Have Long Island Premiere at The Gateway Playhouse

Get ready for the long-awaited Long Island premiere of JERSEY BOYS at The Gateway Playhouse. Experience the magic of this iconic Broadway show as it takes the stage from [Date] to [Date]. Get your tickets now!

Previews: SUMMER CABARET SERIES Heats Up The Summer At Coachella Valley Repertory

COACHELLA VALLEY REPERTORY continues its 2023 SUMMER CABARET SERIES with more stellar entertainment.

Coachella Valley Repertory Announces 2023 Summer Cabaret Series

COACHELLA VALLEY REPERTORY announces its 2023 SUMMER CABARET SERIES, presented in CVRep's casual, intimate setting every Thursday evening from May 4 through August 24. Each performer is a captivating storyteller, using music, personal experiences, and passions to take audiences on memorable journeys.

Review: CLUE At The Gateway Playhouse

What did our critic think of CLUE at The Gateway Playhouse?

Ensemble Theatre Company Presents Michael Butler, Linda Purl, and Nancy Travis in THE CHILDREN

Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) presents the fourth show of its 2022-23 Season, Michael Butler, Linda Purl and Nancy Travis starring in the London and Broadway hit, THE CHILDREN,written by Lucy Kirkwood and directed by Jenny Sullivan. 

Full Cast Announced for Sally Struthers Led CLUE at The Gateway

Sally Struthers will lead an all-star cast as Mrs. Peacock in CLUE at The Gateway. See the full cast, and how to purchase tickets!

Two Family-Friendly Shows Added To Kean Stage Spring Line-Up

Two new family-friendly, sensory-inclusive shows have been added to Kean Stage's Spring 2023 season at Kean University's Wilkins Theatre in Union, NJ.

Original Cast Album Will Be Released For THE ANDREWS BROTHERS

The Wonderettes Company, in collaboration with Magic Bean Theatricals, has just announced the commercial release of the Original Cast Album for the all-new version of The Andrews Brothers by Roger Bean, creator of The Marvelous Wonderettes. The album features Jonathan Arana, David Engel, Larry Raben, and Krystle Rose Simmons, with a nine-piece orchestra conducted by Ryan O’Connell.

VIDEO: First Look at the Long Island Premiere of THE CHER SHOW at Patchogue Theater

Superstars come and go. Cher is forever. The Gateway's Long Island premiere of THE CHER SHOW will run at Patchogue theater through September 11. Get a first look at the production here!

Full Cast Announced for Long Island Premiere of THE CHER SHOW

Superstars come and go. Cher is forever. The Gateway will open the Long Island premiere of THE CHER SHOW at Patchogue theater on August 26 and it will run through September 11.  

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Begins Rehearsals At The Gateway, Full Cast Announced

The Gateway starts rehearsals this week for DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID and is set to open July 15 and runs through August 7 in Bellport.

VIDEO: First Look at the Regional Premiere of THE CHER SHOW at Ogunquit Playhouse

The regional premiere of The Cher Show, is now running at Ogunquit Playhouse through June 25. Check out all new footage from the production here!

Sara Gettelfinger, Charissa Hogeland, and Madeline Hudelson, Will Lead Regional Premiere of THE CHER SHOW in Maine

The Cher Show will feature Sara Gettelfinger (Ogunquit Playhouse's The Witches of Eastwick, Broadway's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) as Star, Charissa Hogeland (“Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert”) as Lady, Madeline Hudelson (Surflight Theatre's Nice Work if You Can Get It) as Babe, and more!

BWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Maltz Jupiter Theatre

The Tony nominated musical hit DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS offers side slitting laughs to welcome back the iconic award winning theatre. This outrageous comedy is sure to deliver the laughs and levity we all need after the past two years,” said Andrew Kato, Producing Artistic Director and Chief Executive. The melodic music and clever lyrics are a gift by David Yazbek. The hysterical book is by Jeffrey Lane. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the 1988 film of the same name.

THE ANDREWS BROTHERS Comes to Musical Theatre West in February

Musical Theatre West presents their first show of 2022! A USO performance from the Andrews Sisters is in jeopardy when they fail to appear shortly before curtain. Thankfully, three earnest stagehands are determined to go on with the show!

Photos: Go Inside the SEUSSICAL 21st Anniversary Reunion at Feinstein's/54 Below

As part of Live from Feinstein's/54 Below, original Broadway cast members from Seussical reunited just last night for one night only to perform the beloved musical from the legendary team of Ahrens and Flaherty about courage, acceptance, friendship and love.

Kevin Chamberlin, Ann Harada, and More Set for SEUSSICAL REUNION CONCERT Streaming Tonight

As part of Live from Feinstein's/54 Below, original Broadway cast members from Seussical are set to perform tonight, November 22 at 7pm ET. The concert will be simulcast from 54 Below on BroadwayWorld Events. Cameron Bowen, Kevin Chamberlin, Joyce Chittick, Natascia Diaz, David Engel, Sara Gettelfinger, Justin Gomlak Greer, Anthony Blair Hall, Ann Harada, Catrice Joseph, Eddie Korbich, Janine LaManna, Darren Lee, Tom Plotkin, Cathy Rigby, Jerome Vivona, and Stuart Zagnit are set to appear.


David Engel has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

David Engel has not appeared in the West End

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