Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

David Geffen

 
David Geffen Headshot
Date of Birth: February 21, 1943 (79)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1988]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1986]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1982]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1982]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1982]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1982]
Producer

Photos

Norm Lewis, Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes performing during the MCP Production of "The Photo

Norm Lewis, Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes performing during the MCP Production of "The Scarlet Pimpernel" Concert at the David Geffen Hall on February 18, 2019 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
12/28/2019
Tony Yazbeck performing during the MCP Production of "The Scarlet Pimpernel" Concert  Photo

Tony Yazbeck performing during the MCP Production of "The Scarlet Pimpernel" Concert at the David Geffen Hall on February 18, 2019 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
12/28/2019
Kevin Kern, John Treacy Egan, Corey Cott, Tony Yazbeck, Chris Dwan, Alex Newell and c Photo

Kevin Kern, John Treacy Egan, Corey Cott, Tony Yazbeck, Chris Dwan, Alex Newell and cast performing during the MCP Production of "The Scarlet Pimpernel" Concert at the David Geffen Hall on February 18, 2019 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
12/28/2019
Jaap van Zweden conducts the New York Philharmonic performing Schoenberg "Erwartung"  Photo

Jaap van Zweden conducts the New York Philharmonic performing Schoenberg "Erwartung" with soprano Katarina Martin Kränzle at David Geffen Hall, 9/26/19. Photo by Chris Lee

From: 
Date:
10/04/2019
Jaap van Zweden conducts the New York Philharmonic performing Bartók "Bluebeaerd's Photo

Jaap van Zweden conducts the New York Philharmonic performing Bartók "Bluebeaerd's Castle" with baritone Johannes Martin Kränzle and soprano Nina St;emme at David Geffen Hall, 9/26/19. Photo by Chris Lee

From: 
Date:
10/04/2019

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 1988]
Producer

[Broadway, 1986]
Producer

[Broadway, 1982]
Producer

[Broadway, 1982]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 1982]
Producer

[Broadway, 1982]
Producer


David Geffen Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Play Gold Star
David Geffen, M. Butterfly
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Musical Gold Star
David Geffen, Cats
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Musical Gold Star
David Geffen, Cats
 
Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Play
David Geffen, 'Master Harold'...and the Boys

David Geffen News

Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS To Play Cleveland's Playhouse Square, November 1 To Novem Photo Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS To Play Cleveland's Playhouse Square, November 1 To November 20
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 16, 2022

One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will come to Playhouse Square from November 1 ‚Äď 20, 2022, as part of a new North American tour.

Cast Announced for the World Premiere of ALMA at American Blues Theater Photo Cast Announced for the World Premiere of ALMA at American Blues Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2022

American Blues Theater will present the World Premiere production of¬†Alma,¬†in cooperation with Center Theatre Group. The production will run at¬†Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 Ridge¬†Avenue in Chicago,¬†September 22 ‚Äď October 22, 2022.¬†

Elizabeth Stanley, Tony Yazbeck, and J. Harrison Ghee Join Arts Ignite's Education Ce Photo Elizabeth Stanley, Tony Yazbeck, and J. Harrison Ghee Join Arts Ignite's Education Celebration
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2022

For one afternoon only, a cast of Broadway performers led by acclaimed conductor, music director, orchestrator, composer, arranger, and Arts Ignite Founder, Mary-Mitchell Campbell (The Prom, Mean Girls, Company) will gather for an arts education celebration called Our Stories, Our Songs on September 18, 2022 at 3:00pm at Ramscale Studio (463 West St, New York, NY).

2022 Princess Grace Award Winners Announced Photo 2022 Princess Grace Award Winners Announced
by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2022

The Princess Grace Foundation has announced the 2022 Princess Grace Award winners, along with the recipients of the Princess Grace Foundation’s Advancement grants and the Grace Kelly Scholarship recipients.

Bloomingdale School Of Music to Participate In New York Philharmonic's Summer Practic Photo Bloomingdale School Of Music to Participate In New York Philharmonic's Summer Practice Challenge
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022

Bloomingdale School of Music, in partnership with the New York Philharmonic, will present the We Can Do It 2! Practice Challenge from August 22-26, 2022. Student musicians are challenged to take out their instruments for five days of practice in a closed and safe environment.

Industry Pro Newsletter: New Leadership Model at Pennsylvania Shakes, New Auditions a Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: New Leadership Model at Pennsylvania Shakes, New Auditions at Princeton
by Alex Freeman - Aug 8, 2022

Our two Industry Trend stories this week take a look at a few of the different ways that people are trying to bring change to the theatre industry: reforming the work environment that has long been problematic, and the way Princeton is working on developing a new audition process to help bring more people into theatre in an educational environment.

Indie Rock Musical WEIGHTLESS to Play Limited Off-Broadway Engagement at WP Theater i Photo Indie Rock Musical WEIGHTLESS to Play Limited Off-Broadway Engagement at WP Theater in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022

Weightless¬†will play a limited engagement from¬†September 17‚ÄďOctober 16, 2022¬†at WP Theater, with support from¬†piece by piece productions. The off-Broadway stage premiere of this soaring and dynamic indie rock musical follows the smash success of¬†Weightless¬†on screen, which was reconceived for film and live-streamed by WP in a limited run in 2021.

CATS Returns To San Jose's Center For The Performing Arts Next Month Photo CATS Returns To San Jose's Center For The Performing Arts Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2022

One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS, will return to San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) for a limited one-week engagement as part of a new North American tour beginning Tuesday, September 20 and running through Sunday, September 25, 2022.

Theater in New David Geffen Hall Named 'Wu Tsai Theater' to Honor Gift by Clara Wu Ts Photo Theater in New David Geffen Hall Named 'Wu Tsai Theater' to Honor Gift by Clara Wu Tsai and Joe Tsai
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022

The theater in the new David Geffen Hall will be named the ‚ÄėWu Tsai Theater‚Äô in honor of a catalytic gift by Joe Tsai and Clara Wu Tsai, philanthropist and Lincoln Center Board Member.

Ucross Welcomes Artists To Wyoming For Fall 2022 Residency Session Photo Ucross Welcomes Artists To Wyoming For Fall 2022 Residency Session
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 2, 2022

From August through early December, 55 visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers and interdisciplinary artists will be at Ucross, which is located on a historic 20,000-acre ranch in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains in northern Wyoming. An independent jury comprised of artists and leaders in the field selected the fellows from nearly 400 applicants, as well as a dozen partners.

David Geffen Videos

CATS Comes To South Bend Through December 5th VideoCATS Comes To South Bend Through December 5th
by Alan Henry - Dec 3, 2021

CATS will perform in South Bend this weekend through Sunday, December 5th, 2021. Get a first look at the national tour cast in action!

New York Philharmonic Announces 2021‚Ä"22 Season VideoNew York Philharmonic Announces 2021‚Ä"22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2021

The New York Philharmonic has announced¬†its 2021‚Äď22 season, marking the Orchestra‚Äôs long-awaited return to subscription performances following an 18-month period of cancellations due to the pandemic.¬†For the first time in modern history the Philharmonic will be performing outside its home for an entire season.¬†

VIDEO: NY Phil Members Perform Berlioz's 'Symphonie Fantastique' From Coast to Coast VideoVIDEO: NY Phil Members Perform Berlioz's 'Symphonie Fantastique' From Coast to Coast
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2020

Until the Orchestra can return to David Geffen Hall, English Horn / Oboe Ryan Roberts is living in California and Associate Principal Oboe Sherry Sylar remains in New York City. 

VIDEO: Jaap van Zweden Conducts New York Philharmonic's Performance of Wagner's DIE W VideoVIDEO: Jaap van Zweden Conducts New York Philharmonic's Performance of Wagner's DIE WALKURE
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2020

New York Philharmonic has released a video of Jaap van Zweden conducting Act I of Wagner's 'Die Walk√ľre'.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from MCP's Star-Studded JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR D VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights from MCP's Star-Studded JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2020

Just last night, Manhattan Concert Productions presented a 50th Anniversary Celebration of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. Michael Arden (Stage Director) and Stephen Oremus (Music Director) lead this one-night-only performance, featuring a chorus of over 300 singers from across the United States, professional cast and creative team, and the New York City Chamber Orchestra.

BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of MCP's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT! VideoBWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of MCP's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT!
by TV - Press Previews - Feb 15, 2020

On Monday night, Manhattan Concert Productions will present a 50th Anniversary Celebration of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. Michael Arden (Stage Director) and Stephen Oremus (Music Director) lead this one-night-only performance, featuring a chorus of over 300 singers from across the United States, professional cast and creative team, and the New York City Chamber Orchestra.

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes Of CATS On Tour VideoVIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes Of CATS On Tour
by Alan Henry - Aug 1, 2019

Go behind the scenes at Cats the Musical with Keri René Fuller as she prepares for a performance and transforms into Grizabella the Glamour Cat while in Chicago! Check out the video!

VIDEO: Learn the Clarence Avant Story in the Trailer for THE BLACK GODFATHER VideoVIDEO: Learn the Clarence Avant Story in the Trailer for THE BLACK GODFATHER
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2019

For decades, the world's most high profile entertainers, athletes and politicians have turned to a single man for advice during the most pivotal moments in their lives and careers, including Grammy Award¬ģ winners, Hall of Famers, a Heavyweight Champion of the World and two U.S. Presidents. That man is Clarence Avant.

BREAKING VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Sings 'Memory' From The CATS Film VideoBREAKING VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Sings 'Memory' From The CATS Film
by Alan Henry - Apr 3, 2019

BroadwayWorld has just learned that at a special CinemaCon event today, Jennifer Hudson performed 'Memory' - Grizabella's soaring second act ballad which convinces the Jellicles to select her to be the cat which is reborn to a new Jellicle life.

VIDEO: CATS Opens at the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles VideoVIDEO: CATS Opens at the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 28, 2019

CATS opened in Los Angeles last night, and Hollywood came out to walk the Jellicle carpet! Check out video from the opening night below!


David Geffen Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has David Geffen been nominated for?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for M. Butterfly , Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Cats Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Cats and Best Play (Tony Awards) for 'Master Harold'...and the Boys .

What awards has David Geffen won?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for M. Butterfly Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Catsand Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Cats.