David Pittu

Birth Place: Fairfield, CT, USA

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David Pittu BIO

David Pittu is a versatile actor, writer, and director who has made a name for himself both on and off Broadway. Born in 1967 in New Jersey, Pittu began his career in theater in the early 1990s, and has since appeared in numerous productions on the Great White Way.
Pittu's Broadway debut came in 1995, when he appeared in the musical "Smokey Joe's Cafe." He went on to appear in a number of other musicals, including "Titanic," "The Secret Garden," and "LoveMusik." He also has a number of straight plays to his credit, including "The Coast of Utopia," "Is He Dead?," and "What's That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling."
In addition to his work on stage, Pittu has also made a name for himself on television and in film. He has appeared in a number of popular TV shows, including "Law & Order," "Sex and the City," and "The Good Wife." He has also appeared in a number of films, including "The Rebound," "The Nanny Diaries," and "The Family Fang."
Pittu is also an accomplished writer and director. His play "What's That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling" was a hit Off-Broadway, and he has also written and directed a number of other plays and musicals. He has been nominated for several awards for his work as a writer and director, including a Drama Desk Award and a Lucille Lortel Award.
One of Pittu's most notable roles on Broadway came in 2010, when he appeared in the musical "The House of Blue Leaves." In the production, which was directed by David Cromer, Pittu played the role of Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper who dreams of becoming a famous songwriter. The production was a critical and commercial success, and Pittu's performance was singled out for praise by many critics.
Another notable role for Pittu came in the 2014 revival of "LoveMusik," in which he played the legendary composer Kurt Weill. The production, which also starred Michael Cerveris and Donna Murphy, was a hit with audiences and critics alike, and Pittu's performance was once again singled out for praise.
In recent years, Pittu has continued to work on and off Broadway. In 2017, he appeared in the musical "War Paint," which starred Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. The production, which was directed by Michael Greif, told the story of cosmetics pioneers Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden. Pittu played the role of Harry Fleming, a fictional character based on several real-life figures.
Most recently, Pittu appeared in the 2019 Off-Broadway production of "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui," which was directed by John Doyle. In the play, which was written by Bertolt Brecht, Pittu played the role of Dogsborough, a character who is betrayed by the title character, a Chicago gangster who rises to power in the 1930s.

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David Pittu STAGE CREDITS

[Washington, DC (Regional)]
Broadway Center Stage Revival, 2019
Charlie Cowell

[Off-Broadway]
Public Theater North American Premiere, 2018
Reverend Marlowe

[New York]
MasterVoices Production, 2017
French Ambassador

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Schwartz

[International Tour]
World Premiere Production, 2015
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Production, 2014
Scruple

[Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company Production, 2012
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2010
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2009
Feste

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Transfer, 2008
Jacob Sterling

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Claude Rivière

The King of France

Charlie

Basil Thorpe

[Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2007
Bertolt Brecht

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Louis Blanc

Vetoshnikov

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Rocca

Benoit

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Nicholas Polevoy

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2006
The French Ambassador

[Off-Broadway]
2006
Paul Wolfowitz/Sir Richard Dearlove

[Off-Broadway]
2005
Mr. Sands/Waiter

[Off-Broadway]
Musicals in Mufti Concert, 2005
Mushari

[Off-Broadway]
Musicals in Mufti Concert, 2004
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Ricardo Romero

[Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer

[Washington, DC (Regional)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Harry

[US Tour]
US National Tour, 1999
Leo Frank

[Off-Broadway]
1998
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1997
Pauly Scott

[Off-Broadway]
1995
Charles Stanton

[Off-Broadway]
1994
Walter

[Off-Broadway]
1993
Bill/Guard/Man#2/Spectator#3/Scab#1

[Off-Broadway]
1992
Pytor

[Off-Broadway]
1992
Coyote(Call of the Wild)/Irving(Wonderful Party)/Clark(The Age of Pie)

[Broadway]
1989
Younger Kessler (Standby)

Policeman (Standby)

Elder Kessler (Standby)

[Off-Broadway]
1989
Elder Kessler/Younger Kessler/Policeman (Understudy)

David Pittu Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Co-Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Co-Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1989]
Assistant Stage Manager
 
[Off-Broadway, 1989]
Stage Manager

Writing


David Pittu Movies

[1995]The Jerky Boys Doorman

[1996]Ed's Next Move Fiche Lock Roommate

[1997]The Spanish Prisoner Resort Manager

[1998]Somewhere in the City Graham's Agent

[2005]King Kong Weston

[2006]Shortbus Jacuzzi Hunter

[2009]The Invention of Lying Tour Guide

[2012]Men in Black 3 Roman The Fabulist

[2015]Irrational Man Faculty Meeting Professor

[2015]True Story Marcus Lickermann

[2016]Café Society Roger

[2017]Submission Bernard Levy

[2023]Atrabilious Dominick Calderon


David Pittu TV Shows

Law & Order Stephen Cane, Donald Albers, Walsh

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Roy Loftin, O'Leary

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Linus Tate, Investment Banker

Pan Am Paul Gilbert, Base Manager

The Good Wife Spencer Roth

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Photos: FAIRYCAKES Celebrates Opening Night at the Greenwich House Theater

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Hoy se estrena HALSTON, la nueva serie de Netflix

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Broadway Rewind: BIG RIVER Flows Back to the Stage!

Today we rewind to 2017, for the Encores! presentation of Big River. Directed by Lear deBessonet and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, Big River starred Nicholas Barasch, Charlie Franklin, Annie Golden, David Pittu, Kyle Scatliffe, Christopher Sieber, Lauren Worsham, and more. 

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David Pittu FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

David Pittu's next show will be Girl from the North Country which opens on 4/29/2022 on Broadway.

David Pittu has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

David Pittu has not appeared in the West End.

David Pittu has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his role in "Equivocation." He also received a nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor at The Lortels for the same play. In addition, Pittu was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performance in "What's That Smell? The Music of Jacob Sterling." Pittu's talent in theater was recognized with a nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his role in "Is He Dead?" He also received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for the same production. In the musical category, Pittu was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for his role in "LoveMusik." He also received a nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the same musical. Pittu's exceptional performance in "LoveMusik" earned him a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards. Lastly, Pittu received a nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor at The Lortels for his work in "Celebration" and "The Room." These nominations showcase Pittu's versatility and talent as an actor on the Broadway stage.

David Pittu has won the Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performance in LoveMusik.

David Pittu has written 1 shows including What's That Smell: The Songs of Jacob Sterling (Lyricist).

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