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David Lai

 
Bio:
Broadway: Evita, Mary Poppins, Bonnie & Clyde, Wonderland, South Pacific, Woman In White, Jesus Christ Superstar, Riverdance. Broadway conductor: Miss Saigon and The Phantom of the Opera for last 15 years. Producer: West Side Story (Grammy); Promises, Promises, South Pacific (Grammy noms). (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Evita, Mary Poppins, Bonnie & Clyde, Wonderland, South Pacific, Woman In White, Jesus Christ Superstar, Riverdance. Broadway conductor: Miss Saigon and The Phantom of the Opera for last 15 years. Producer: West Side Story (Grammy); Promises, Promises, South Pacific (Grammy noms). (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2021]
Music Coordinator
 
[US Tour, 2016]
Music Coordinator
 
[US Tour, 2013]
Musical Coordinator
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Musical Coordinator
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Music Contractor
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Musical Coordinator
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Musical Coordinator
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Musical Coordinator
 
[Broadway, 1988] [Replacement]
Musical Director[Replacement]
Conductor[Replacement]

Photos

Brian Stokes Mitchell & David Lai Photo

Brian Stokes Mitchell & David Lai

From: 
Date:
09/16/2015
David Lai with Hugh Panaro Photo

David Lai with Hugh Panaro

From: 
Date:
03/09/2011
David Lai with Hugh Panaro
 Photo

David Lai with Hugh Panaro

From: 
Date:
03/09/2011

 

Stage

Productions

[US Tour, 2021]
Music Coordinator

[US Tour, 2016]
Music Coordinator

[US Tour, 2013]
Musical Coordinator

[Broadway, 2008]
Musical Coordinator

[Broadway, 2006]
Music Contractor

[Broadway, 2005]
Musical Coordinator

[Broadway, 2000]
Musical Coordinator

[Broadway, 2000]
Musical Coordinator

[Broadway, 1988] [Replacement]
Musical Director[Replacement]

Conductor[Replacement]

David Lai Biography

Broadway: Evita, Mary Poppins, Bonnie & Clyde, Wonderland, South Pacific, Woman In White, Jesus Christ Superstar, Riverdance. Broadway conductor: Miss Saigon and The Phantom of the Opera for last 15 years. Producer: West Side Story (Grammy); Promises, Promises, South Pacific (Grammy noms).




David Lai News

COME FROM AWAY Canceled Tonight Due to Covid-19 Photo COME FROM AWAY Canceled Tonight Due to Covid-19
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2022

Come From Away on Broadway has been canceled tonight due to the detection of Covid-19 cases within the company.

Review: COME FROM AWAY at ASU Gammage Photo Review: COME FROM AWAY at ASU Gammage
by Emily Noxon - Jun 16, 2022

This amazing show is not to be missed.

COME FROM AWAY Becomes Longest Running Show in Schoenfeld Theatre History Tonight Photo COME FROM AWAY Becomes Longest Running Show in Schoenfeld Theatre History Tonight
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

Come From Away officially becomes the longest running show in the 105-year history of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre today with its 1,544th Broadway performance, surpassing the original production of JEKYLL & HYDE.

COME FROM AWAY Tickets On Sale at the Centennial Concert Hall, June 20!  Photo COME FROM AWAY Tickets On Sale at the Centennial Concert Hall, June 20! 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2022

Winnipeg has announced that the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical¬† about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its Winnipeg return at the Centennial Concert Hall for a limited engagement October 25 ‚Äď 30, 2022.

COME FROM AWAY in Concert Featuring Toronto Cast to be Presented as Part of COME HOME Photo COME FROM AWAY in Concert Featuring Toronto Cast to be Presented as Part of COME HOME 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022

Come From Away will return home in a concert version that takes you into the heart of the true story of 7000 stranded passengers and how the people of Gander, Appleton, Gambo, Glenwood, Norris Arm and Lewisporte welcomed them. The 100-minute concert production will reunite the Toronto cast and band with Petrina Bromley.

COME FROM AWAY Will Play Final Broadway Performance This Fall Photo COME FROM AWAY Will Play Final Broadway Performance This Fall
by Alan Henry - Jun 8, 2022

After 1,670 performances and 25 previews on Broadway, the Tony & Olivier Award-winning smash hit musical COME FROM AWAY will play its final Broadway performance this fall. Find out when the show is closing, how to get tickets & more.

Tony-Nominee Jenn Colella To Return To COME FROM AWAY This Summer Photo Tony-Nominee Jenn Colella To Return To COME FROM AWAY This Summer
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2022

The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical COME FROM AWAY will welcome original Broadway cast¬† member Jenn Colella back to ‚ÄúThe Rock‚ÄĚ as ‚ÄėBeverley/Annette & others,‚Äô this summer - a performance that earned her a 2017 Tony¬† Award nomination and Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Craig Noel, Helen Hayes and Dora Awards, for a strictly limited engagement.

COME FROM AWAY Begins Performances Today At The Ahmanson Theatre Photo COME FROM AWAY Begins Performances Today At The Ahmanson Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2022

Critically acclaimed and widely celebrated, ‚ÄúCome From Away,‚ÄĚ a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will open on June 1 in Los Angeles at Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre for a limited engagement through June 12, 2022.

Nicholas Barasch to Play Final Performance in HADESTOWN in June; Chibueze Ihuoma to T Photo Nicholas Barasch to Play Final Performance in HADESTOWN in June; Chibueze Ihuoma to Take Over as Orpheus
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

Nicholas Barasch, who launched the North American Tour of Hadestown last fall in the role of Orpheus, will play his final performance at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, CA, on Sunday, June 12. Meet the new Orpheus here.

COME FROM AWAY is Coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts Photo COME FROM AWAY is Coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced that the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, is returning to Costa Mesa at Segerstrom Hall for a limited one week engagement from June 21-26.

David Lai Videos

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek Inside the Studio for the COME FROM AWAY Cast Album
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2017

Junkyard Dog Productions recently announced that The Musical Company will release the original Broadway cast recording of the much-anticipated new musical Come From Away. Watch a sneak peek of the cast recording the album!

STAGE TUBE: In the Recording Studio with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein and More
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2016

As previously announced, Broadway Records will release a New Broadway Cast Album of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF -- out worldwide on March 18th and now available to purchase at The Broadway Theatre. The album is being produced by David Lai,Ted Sperling and Louise Gund. Below, go inside the studio for a peek behind the scenes at FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's recording session!

BWW TV: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Brings Anatevka to the Recording Studio!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 10, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Broadway Records will release a New Broadway Cast Album of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF -- out worldwide on March 18th and available to purchase at The Broadway Theatre beginning March 8th. Click below for footage and interviews with the cast in the recording studio, plus follow this link for behind-the-scenes photos!

BWW TV: Laura Osnes, Victoria Clark, Santino Fontana & CINDERELLA Cast Sign Albums at Barnes & Noble- Plus the Performances!
by Randy Rainbow - Jun 17, 2013

Ghostlight Records recently released the Original Broadway Cast Recording of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S Cinderella, currently available digitally and in stores. The cast celebrated the release with a signing and performance at Barnes & Noble last week, and BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the performances and interviews with the cast below!

STAGE TUBE: Cast of CINDERELLA Performs at Barnes & Noble!
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2013

Ghostlight Records recently released the Original Broadway Cast Recording of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S Cinderella, currently available digitally and in stores. The cast celebrated the release with a signing and performance at Barnes & Noble yesterday, and you can check out performances by the cast in the video below!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Inside BONNIE & CLYDE Cast Recording; Jordan Confirms 'Safe to Say' On Board for NEWSIES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 4, 2012

BONNIE & CLYDE played its final performance this past weekend at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway but the cast got back together to record the official cast album on January 2, 2012. On a break from recording, the show's cast talked to BroadwayWorld.com and we couldn't resist asking the question that's been on everyone's minds -- will Jeremy Jordan star in NEWSIES on Broadway? For the answer & more - click play below!

BWW TV Flashback: BONNIE & CLYDE Plays Final Performance Today
by Robert Diamond - Dec 30, 2011

BONNIE & CLYDE plays its final performance today at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway. Take a look back at the production through this video montage!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Merry Christmas! ELF Celebrates Cast Album With Fan Performance!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 5, 2011

ELF The Broadway Musical cast performed music from the hit show and cast recording for the 'Live at Barnes & Noble' series at the flagship store in New York City today, December 5th. The event featured special performances and a CD signing from cast members Sebastian Arcelus, Amy Spanger, Beth Leavel, Matthew Gumley and Matthew Schechter, along with additional members of the original Broadway cast. The event also featured special guests Tony nominated Matthew Sklar (Music) and Chad Beguelin (Lyrics). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you exclusive performance coverage below!

STAGE TUBE: In the Studio with PROMISES, PROMISES
by Robert Diamond - Jun 23, 2010

The new Broadway Cast Recording of PROMISES, PROMISES was released nationwide physically and digitally on June 22, 2010 and is produced by Grammy Award winners David Caddick and David Lai. For the first time in over forty years PROMISES, PROMISES returns to the stage starring Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes and Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth. Directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford, this new production of PROMISES, PROMISES, with Neil Simon's funny and touching book and Burt Bacharach and Hal David's hit-packed score, opened at the Broadway Theatre Sunday, April 25, 2010.

BWW TV: THE SWEETEST SOUNDS - The ALLEGRO Podcast
by Eddie Varley - Feb 3, 2009

THE SWEETEST SOUNDS -- ALLEGRO Written in 1947, ALLEGRO was preceded in the R&H canon by OKLAHOMA! and CAROUSEL, and followed directly by SOUTH PACIFIC and THE KING AND I. In this podcast, hosted by Jeff Lunden, the bold innovations and experimental aspects of ALLEGRO are explored in the context of the first complete recording of its score, released by Sony Masterworks Broadway today, February 3, 2009. The CD is produced by David Lai, Bruce Pomahac and Ted Chapin.