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David Foster

 
Birth Place:
CANADA
Bio:
David Foster is a Canadian-born musician, songwriter, record producer, and composer who has led the industry by shepherding albums that have collectively sold in the hundreds of millions. He has created hit songs and award-winning gold and platinum albums for diverse artists including Barbra ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: CANADA

Bio:
David Foster is a Canadian-born musician, songwriter, record producer, and composer who has led the industry by shepherding albums that have collectively sold in the hundreds of millions. He has created hit songs and award-winning gold and platinum albums for diverse artists including Barbra ... (read complete bio)

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David Foster Biography

David Foster is a Canadian-born musician, songwriter, record producer, and composer who has led the industry by shepherding albums that have collectively sold in the hundreds of millions. He has created hit songs and award-winning gold and platinum albums for diverse artists including Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and Madonna. He has escorted singers who have straddled both pop and classical styles like Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban into the mainstream. Foster is also a celebrity judge on Asia’s biggest talent competition show, Asia’s Got Talent and World Got Talent, which airs in China to 150 million viewers a night. For his legendary work, Foster has won 16 GRAMMY Awards, including three for Producer of the Year, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe, and was a three-time nominee for Best Original Song.

Apart from returning to the road, Foster is preparing for the release of his feature documentary on his life and career – David Foster: Off the Record. The film premiered in Toronto on September 9 as part of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Later this year, Foster’s new PBS special, An Intimate Evening with David Foster, will air nationwide as part of Great Performances on PBS. Foster is also gearing up to take on the Broadway stage with several projects including a new musical about the classic, animated character Betty Boop, along with writing the music for a musical based on the Amy Bloom novel and New York Times bestseller Lucky Us.

Foster is also known for his philanthropic efforts, creating The David Foster Foundation in 1986 and volunteering his time and talent to more than 400 charities. The David Foster Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to Canadian families with children in need of life-saving organ transplants, along with a new focus on organ donor awareness.





David Foster News

Providence Performing Arts Center And The VETS Announce Cyber Monday And Holiday Sale Photo Providence Performing Arts Center And The VETS Announce Cyber Monday And Holiday Sale Offerings
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2022

The holiday season is fast approaching! The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and The VETS have announced their Cyber Monday sale on Monday, November 28, 2022.

NBC Celebrates 90 Years of Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony With CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLE Photo NBC Celebrates 90 Years of Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony With CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER Special
by Michael Major - Nov 18, 2022

Viewers will be treated to festive performances by Jimmie Allen, Andrea Bocelli along with Matteo Bocelli and Virginia Bocelli, David Foster and Katharine McPhee, Brett Eldredge, Mickey Guyton, Alicia Keys, The Muppets of Sesame Street, Dan + Shay, Blake Shelton, The Shindellas, Gwen Stefani, Louis York and more.

ABC & Disney Parks Announce Holiday Specials Photo ABC & Disney Parks Announce Holiday Specials
by Michael Major - Nov 16, 2022

Derek Hough and Julianne Hough return as hosts for ABC’s festive annual special “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration,” and will be joined by co-hosts, Freeform’s Sherry Cola (“Good Trouble”) and Marcus Scribner (“grown-ish”), as they host “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade.”

David Foster And Katharine McPhee Comes To MPAC This December Photo David Foster And Katharine McPhee Comes To MPAC This December
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2022

Sixteen-time Grammy award-winning musician, songwriter and producer David Foster and acclaimed singer, television and Broadway star Katharine McPhee perform An Intimate Evening with David Foster and Katharine McPhee, a concert packed with David's hits from Chicago, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Michael Buble and more, and Kat's biggest songs from American Idol, Smash and Waitress. 

David Foster, Kat McPhee & More to Perform on 24TH ANNUAL A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS AT  Photo David Foster, Kat McPhee & More to Perform on 24TH ANNUAL A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS AT THE GROVE
by Michael Major - Nov 3, 2022

The special, which takes place at The Grove in Los Angeles, will enhance the inspirational stories of several American families with performances by extraordinary artists, including Estefan, Andy Grammer, Little Big Town and David Foster & Kat McPhee.

FSCJ Artist Series Beyond Broadway Presents SPACE ODDITY: THE ULTIMATE DAVID BOWIE EX Photo FSCJ Artist Series Beyond Broadway Presents SPACE ODDITY: THE ULTIMATE DAVID BOWIE EXPERIENCE
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2022

SPACE ODDITY: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience will be presented by the FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by VyStar Credit Union, Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 8:00 p.m., at the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts.

AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH DAVID FOSTER AND KATHARINE MCPHEE Plays The Providence Perfo Photo AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH DAVID FOSTER AND KATHARINE MCPHEE Plays The Providence Performing Arts Center, This December
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2022

16-time Grammy award-winning musician, songwriter, and producer DAVID FOSTER and acclaimed singer, television and Broadway star, KATHARINE MCPHEE are taking their viral Instagram show on the road this December.   

Review: STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL, Birmingham Hippodrome Photo Review: STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL, Birmingham Hippodrome
by Laura Lott - Nov 1, 2022

The cast and creatives attached to this production of Strictly Ballroom the Musical are enough to make any Strictly Come Dancing fan salivate. Yet despite what should be a winning team, this production fails to find all the right moves.

Broadway Buying Guide: October 31, 2022 Photo Broadway Buying Guide: October 31, 2022
by Team BWW - Oct 31, 2022

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, October 31, 2022.

David Foster & Katharine McPhee Announce New Christmas Album Photo David Foster & Katharine McPhee Announce New Christmas Album
by Michael Major - Oct 28, 2022

David Foster and Katharine McPhee have not recorded together in 17 years. What better excuse to get back into the studio than Christmas. The two will release their first Christmas album together this Holiday season. The lead single, Jingle Bell Rock, is out now.  

David Foster Videos

VIDEO: David Foster Shares an Update on the BETTY BOOP Musical Videoplay
VIDEO: David Foster Shares an Update on the BETTY BOOP Musical

by Michael Major - Jun 3, 2022

The musical new musical based on Betty Boop will feature music from David Foster, a book by Tony Award-winner Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone, The Prom) and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead (Jelly's Last Jam, High Society). Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde) will direct and choreograph.

VIDEO: Shoshana Bean Sings 'Waving Through a Window' In Rehearsal For Tonight's Live  Videoplay
VIDEO: Shoshana Bean Sings 'Waving Through a Window' In Rehearsal For Tonight's Live Concert

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 31, 2021

Watch as Seth Rudetsky and Shoshana Bean rehearse 'Waving Through a Window' from Dear Evan Hansen in rehearsal for tonight's live streaming concert! Tune in at 8pm ET to watch the one-time only live event.

VIDEO: Shoshana Bean Sings 'Back to Before' from RAGTIME In Rehearsal for The Seth Co Videoplay
VIDEO: Shoshana Bean Sings 'Back to Before' from RAGTIME In Rehearsal for The Seth Concert Series

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 31, 2021

Watch as Seth Rudetsky and Shoshana Bean rehearse a Ragtime classic for tonight's live streaming concert! Tune in at 8pm ET on October 31 to watch the one-time only live event!

VIDEO: See André De Shields in the Promo for Upcoming NEW AMSTERDAM Episode Videoplay
VIDEO: See André De Shields in the Promo for Upcoming NEW AMSTERDAM Episode

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 13, 2021

Tony winner André De Shields guest stars in the latest New Amsterdam episode, premiering April 13 at 10pm ET on NBC.

VIDEO: Alexa Green Releases Music Video for New Song 'Get Brave' Videoplay
VIDEO: Alexa Green Releases Music Video for New Song 'Get Brave'

by Stage Tube - Apr 30, 2020

Hollow Spirit Studios has released a brand new music video featuring recording artist Alexa Green. The empowering pop anthem a?oeGet Bravea?? was written by Barry Anderson & Mark Petty. The music video celebrates the life-saving acts of kindness and courage that are happening on a global scale because of the coronavirus pandemic.

VIDEO: Watch Katharine McPhee Sing 'My Heart Will Go On' With David Foster Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Katharine McPhee Sing 'My Heart Will Go On' With David Foster

by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2020

Katharine McPhee and David Foster are treating the world to beautiful music during this time of social distancing. 

VIDEO: Darren Criss Performs Acoustic "Being Alive" For THE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW Bene Videoplay
VIDEO: Darren Criss Performs Acoustic "Being Alive" For THE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW Benefit Concert

by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2020

Emmy and Golden Globe-winner, Darren Criss, performs an acoustic rendition of the song, 'Being Alive' from Company.

BWW TV:  Watch Katharine McPhee and David Foster Sing With Guest Jeremy Jordan in Ins Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Katharine McPhee and David Foster Sing With Guest Jeremy Jordan in Instagram Live Concert!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 20, 2020

Watch Katharine McPhee and David Foster sing with special guest Jeremy Jordan in their Instagram Live concert!

VIDEO: David Foster And Katharine McPhee-Foster Talk About Their Recent Marriage on T Videoplay
VIDEO: David Foster And Katharine McPhee-Foster Talk About Their Recent Marriage on TODAY SHOW

by Stage Tube - Nov 19, 2019

For his new album, Grammy-winning songwriter and producer David Foster re-recorded some of his classic songs with guest artists a?" including his recently wedded wife, Katharine McPhee-Foster. She talks about meeting him on a?oeAmerican Idol,a?? and he calls her a?oean amazing singera??.

VIDEO: David Foster Releases 'Something To Shout About' From BETTY BOOP Musical, Sung Videoplay
VIDEO: David Foster Releases 'Something To Shout About' From BETTY BOOP Musical, Sung By Katharine McPhee

by Stage Tube - Nov 15, 2019

David Foster has released a new song called 'Something to Shout About' from the Betty Boop musical he is working on. The track is sung by Katharine McPhee.


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How many shows has David Foster written?
David Foster has written 1 shows including Hot Feet (Composer/Lyricist).


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@officialdfoster - 11/12/22 09:43pm Listen to ‘Blue Christmas’ off our new EP ‘Christmas Songs’ available now on all streaming platforms, and pre-order… https://t.co/vqx5UrvVm7


@officialdfoster - 11/11/22 06:07pm ? This year, bring in the Christmas cheer the Foster family way, with great music & company. Listen to my new song… https://t.co/6VvXhmhBNE


@officialdfoster - 11/11/22 06:06pm ? This year, bring in the Christmas cheer the Foster family way, with great music & company. Listen to my new song… https://t.co/EjqeROzfUN


@officialdfoster - 11/10/22 04:29am Catch @katharinemcphee and me on @talkshoplive Nov 15th at 8pm ET to talk all about our new Christmas EP ‘Christmas… https://t.co/a9Tm77BFzB


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