David Orris

Birth Place: San Bernardino, CA

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Born in Twin Peaks and raised in Chicago, David began performing at a very young age as a church vocalist and pianist, playing classical and gospel music alike at age four. Today, his works as a composer, lyricist, artist and producer are ultimately about beauty, humor and truth. As a BMG Chrysalis songwriter and indie recording artist, David’s songs have appeared in a variety of TV and film, including the hit JJ Abrams and Matt Reevevs series Felicity as well as Smallville, MTV’s Real World and numerous others. He has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and songs from his last two albums “The Seraphim Circus” and “Retrograde Boulevard” have both charted at #1 nationally on CMJ and are available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and all online outlets. David is a graduate of Wheaton College and Conservatory. He resides in Hollywood, CA where he is currently hard at work composing music and lyrics for several pop/rock musicals, most notably INVISIBLE (with bookwriter David Hollingsworth) which was this year’s first-prize winner in the prestigious NMI International Search for New Musicals. INVISIBLE was also a 2016 recipient of the NAMT National Fund with generous funding from The Alhadeff Charitable Foundation in consortium with 3-D Theatricals. 3-D Theatricals has been intimately involved with the development since 2015 and have said in recent Broadway World interviews they are working with an eye toward producing an INVISIBLE world premiere in their 2017-2018 season. Stay tuned!?www.InvisibleTheMusical.com

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2021 Winners Of 'Search For New Musicals' Announced

Winners of the prestigious international Search for New Musicals for 2021 were announced today at New Musicals Inc. in Los Angeles.

Shoshana Bean, Krysta Rodriguez, New Musicals And More Announced At Feinstein's/54 Below

This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

'Some Like it Pop' Podcast Releases Season 2 of 'Making a Musical' with Marc Kudisch, Creators, Stars of INVISIBLE: THE MUSICAL

In 2017, the Some Like it Pop podcast produced a stand-alone series about the development of a new musical based on the H.G. Wells classic 'The Invisible Man.' That show, INVISIBLE: THE MUSICAL by David Hollingsworth (book) and David Orris (score) has continued to work its way through the developmental pipeline, and on Monday, Sept. 2 at 9:45 p.m. ET will have its New York debut in a concert presentation at 54 Below. To celebrate INVISIBLE's New York premiere, Some Like it Pop's Jennifer McHugh, with help from colleague Matt Tamanini, got the group back together and interviewed the show's creators, stars, and directors to see how things have changed and grown over the past two years, and what's next for the musical.

Anthony Norman And Krystina Alabado Will Lead INVISIBLE At Feinstein's/54 Below

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Anthony Norman and Krystina Alabado in INVISIBLE: A NEW MUSICAL directed by Marc Kudisch on September 2nd, 2019. A re-telling of H.G. Well's sci-fi classic The Invisible Man, as set through the lens of an 80's teen comedy (with an 80's-inspired original score, to match), INVISIBLE is the story of Griff and Kemper, two hopeless nerds, whose plans to woo the popular girls through science go awry when Griff accidentally turns himself invisible. With prom swiftly approaching, Griff, Kemper, and their goth friend Hemlock (who may or may not have a crush on Griff) must find a way to make him visible again, all while avoiding snobby cliques, busybody teachers, and the school's resident rich kid jock, Chetwick.

SEARCH FOR NEW MUSICALS Winners Announced

Winners of the prestigious international Search for New Musicals were announced today at New Musicals Inc. in Los Angeles.

BRAVO, ALEXANDER and SANTA RETURNS Win NMI's Search for New Musicals 2017

Winners of the prestigious international Search for New Musicals were announced today at New Musicals Inc. in Los Angeles.

BWW's 'Some Like it Pop' Goes Behind the Scenes of INVISIBLE: THE MUSICAL on New Limited Audio Series, MAKING A MUSICAL

How much effort does it take to go from a concept in your head to full scale musical production? If you're thinking, “very little,” you are incorrect. SOME LIKE IT POP Podcast introduces its new limited series: MAKING A MUSICAL.

New Musicals Inc. Announces Winners Of 2016 Search For New Musicals

Winners of the prestigious international Search for New Musicals were announced today at New Musicals Inc. in Los Angeles.

Michael Thomas Grant, Daniel Amerman & More Set for NMI's Staged Reading of New Rock Musical INVISIBLE

New Musicals Inc. (in cooperation with 3-D Theatricals) is thrilled to announce the cast for the upcoming staged reading of the new musical Invisible, with book by David Hollingsworth and lyrics and music by David Orris.

NMI Sets Cast for Reading of Hollingsworth & Orris's New Musical INVISIBLE

New Musicals Inc. (in cooperation with 3-D Theatricals) has announced the cast for the upcoming staged reading of the new musical INVISIBLE, with book by David Hollingsworth and lyrics and music by David Orris.

Atlantic Theater, Barrington Stage & More Among NAMT's 2016-17 New Musicals Grant Recipients

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) has announced eleven awards granted from their National Fund for New Musicals, a major funding program to support NAMT member not-for-profit theatres in their collaborations with writers to create, develop and produce new musicals. Now in its eighth year, the Fund will provide grants totaling $43,000 to twelve organizations across the country.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC 8 Returns to Rockwell with New Works

On Wednesday, June 3, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returned to Rockwell: Table & Stage in Los Feliz for its 8th edition, showcasing the best of new musical theatre writing with an incredible cast of Broadway and local talent. Tony Award-winner Daisy Eagan co-hosted with her partner-in-comedy Jordan Kai Burnett. Bryan Blaskie returned to ALNM for his 7th time as music director. Scroll down for photos of the engaging, exciting, and unpredictable night that was A LITTLE NEW MUSIC 8!

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