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David Shiner

 
Date of Birth: September 13, 1953 (69)

Birth Place: USA

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Off-Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Original Off-Broadway Production, 2013
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
The Cat in the Hat
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1998
Performer
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1995
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Director

Writing

Playwright
Creator
Co-Creator

Photos

Bill Irwin, Tina Landau, Shaina Taub and David Shiner Photo

Bill Irwin, Tina Landau, Shaina Taub and David Shiner

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02/18/2016
David Shiner and Bill Irwin Photo

David Shiner and Bill Irwin

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02/18/2016
David Shiner, Mariska Hargitay and Bill Irwin Photo

David Shiner, Mariska Hargitay and Bill Irwin

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02/18/2016
Bill Irwin, Tina Landau, Shaina Taub and David Shiner Photo

Bill Irwin, Tina Landau, Shaina Taub and David Shiner

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Date:
02/18/2016

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Off-Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Original Off-Broadway Production, 2013
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
The Cat in the Hat

  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1998
Performer

  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1995
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Performer

Productions

Director

Writing
Playwright
Creator
Co-Creator

David Shiner Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1993 - Special Awards Gold Star
David Shiner, Fool Moon

David Shiner News

ArtsEmerson Presents ON BECKETT Next Month Photo ArtsEmerson Presents ON BECKETT Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2022

ArtsEmerson, Boston's leading presenter of contemporary world theater and film and the professional presenting and producing organization of Emerson College, is excited to welcome Tony Award-winning actor and master clown Bill Irwin to Boston for his solo stage piece On Beckett which will run six performances only from October 26 – 30, 2022 at the Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage.

Christina Sajous To Direct Off-Broadway Revival Of FLOYD COLLINS Photo Christina Sajous To Direct Off-Broadway Revival Of FLOYD COLLINS
by Alan Henry - Jul 27, 2022

Out of the Box Theatrics announced they will produce the first Off-Broadway revival of the critically acclaimed musical, Floyd Collins. The production, to be directed by Christina Sajous (Broadway’s SpongeBob SquarePants, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, American Idiot; Out of the Box Theatrics’ 2019 production of Baby), will play from November 11 through December 18, 2022.

World Premiere of A TRANSPARENT MUSICAL, 1776 National Tour & More Announced for Cent Photo World Premiere of A TRANSPARENT MUSICAL, 1776 National Tour & More Announced for Center Theatre Group 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

Programming has been announced for the 2022/2023 season at the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum. Find out all of the shows in the season, how to get tickets & more. 

McCarter Continues the Season with A Robust Lineup of Musicals, Tour Premieres, Comed Photo McCarter Continues the Season with A Robust Lineup of Musicals, Tour Premieres, Comedy, Dance, and More
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 11, 2022

McCarter continues the season with a jam-packed lineup of music, theater, dance, and family programming.

Watch Broadway Shows Online - 130 Musicals That You Can Stream Now! Photo Watch Broadway Shows Online - 130 Musicals That You Can Stream Now!
by Team BWW - Apr 4, 2021

Visit our list of the best musicals & shows you can watch from home! We've got you covered with all the must-sees on streaming sites.

Tony-Nominated Set and Costume Designer G.W. Mercier Has Passed Away at 66 Photo Tony-Nominated Set and Costume Designer G.W. Mercier Has Passed Away at 66
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2021

G.W. “Skip” Mercier (1954 – 2021) of Rowayton, CT—Skip to his many loving friends, students, and relations—died at home March 11th in the company of his family, of pancreatic cancer. He was born July 20th, 1954 in Methuen, MA to George and Margaret Condon Mercier and was raised in Haverhill, MA.

129 Musicals & Shows You Can Stream From Home in 2021 Photo 129 Musicals & Shows You Can Stream From Home in 2021
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 21, 2020

BroadwayWorld put together a list of all the live action musicals you can stream on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, BroadwayHD, and Disney Plus. Are you looking for something to get your mind off… all of this? So are we. Because everyone needs some escape,

Creatives Behind Cirque Du Soleil and Broadway Return With THE PUZZLE Photo Creatives Behind Cirque Du Soleil and Broadway Return With THE PUZZLE
by Stephi Wild - Nov 24, 2019

Two clowns and an autistic person walk into a bar. The set up to a joke or a normal day after a workshop of Juliette Dunn's new play The Puzzle? One is Broadway and Cirque du Soleil's writer, director, and performer David Shiner known for Broadway's Tony Winning Fool Moon, Old Hats, Seussical the Musical, and numerous Cirque shows. The other is Cirque du Soleil veteran Daniel Passer. The autistic man is Mickey Rowe, the first autistic actor to play Christopher Boone in the Tony award-winning Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, co-executive director of the National Disability Theatre, and next set to play the title role in Amadeus.

Photo Flash: Photos Of Clowns Ex Machina In THE BAD'UNS: CLOWN ACTS OF CONTAGION Photo Photo Flash: Photos Of Clowns Ex Machina In THE BAD'UNS: CLOWN ACTS OF CONTAGION
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 5, 2019

Check out photos for the all-women clown troupe Clowns Ex Machina in the world premiere of THE BAD'UNS: CLOWN ACTS OF CONTAGION, created and directed by Kendall Cornell in collaboration with the ensemble, running November 7 - 17, 2019 at La MaMa's Downstairs Theatre, located at 66 East 4th Street in New York City.

La Mama Presents Clowns Ex Machina In The World Premiere Of THE BAD'UNS: CLOWN ACTS O Photo La Mama Presents Clowns Ex Machina In The World Premiere Of THE BAD'UNS: CLOWN ACTS OF CONTAGION
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2019

Tony Award-winning La MaMa presents the all-women clown troupe Clowns Ex Machina in the world premiere of THE BAD'UNS: CLOWN ACTS OF CONTAGION, created and directed by Kendall Cornell in collaboration with the ensemble, running November 7 - 17, 2019 at La MaMa's Downstairs Theatre, located at 66 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and the Bowery in New York City. Previews begin November 7 for a November 9 opening.

David Shiner Videos

VIDEO: Watch a Trailer for OLD HATS, Starring Bill Irwin and David Shiner, Airing on THIRTEEN's THEATER CLOSE-UP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

OLD HATSTheater Close-Up - the unique collaboration between THIRTEEN and the large community of New York City area Off-Broadway and regional theaters - presents Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner in their award-winning, critically acclaimed production of Old Hats from Signature Theatre, Tuesday, June 13 at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN, with an encore presentation on early Thursday morning, June 15 at 1:30 a.m. Watch a trailer for the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Hilary Chaplain's A LIFE IN HER DAY at United Solo Fest, 10/5 & 11/7
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2013

Unconventional and outrageously funny, A Life In Her Day is a solo physical comedy that uses puppetry and object theatre to tell the story of a lifetime in a day in an hour. An original amalgam of Lucille Ball and Charlie Chaplin, Hilary Chaplain is a quirky physical comedienne who exposes her most intimate moments as she chases the elusive promises of happily ever after. Check out a first look below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Four Clowns' SUBLIMITY at United Solo Festival
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2013

SublimityTake the sordid life of one of England's best-known Romantic authors. Mix in some brazen audience interaction and a taste of classic clowning. Add a dash of opium and one of the best-known poems in the English language, and what do you get? Answer: Sublimity, the extraordinary creation of writer/co-director and performer David Bridel, coming to the United Solo Festival in New York on Theatre Row (42nd Street), October 5th, 2013 at 2pm. Click below for a sneak peek at the production!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of HEARTLESS at Signature Theatre- Full Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 22, 2012

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of HEARTLESS by Sam Shepard and directed by Daniel Aukin, through September 16, 2012 with an August 27 opening night in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you full video highlights from the show below!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Signature Theatre's HEARTLESS- Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 14, 2012

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of HEARTLESS by Sam Shepard and directed by Daniel Aukin, through September 16, 2012 with an August 27 opening night in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below!

BWW TV: BANANA SHPEEL's Schmelky Talks TONYS!
by Robert Diamond - Jun 1, 2010

Banana Shpeel opened at the Beacon Theatre (2124 Broadway) on May 19 and performances are scheduled until August 29. BroadwayWorld.com sat down with producer extraordinaire Marty Schmelky to get his take on the 2010 Tony Season!

Broadway Beat's Priceless Spotlight - Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel
by Eddie Varley - Oct 23, 2009

Welcome to BroadwayWorld TV's weekly video series, BroadwayBeat's Priceless Spotlight. The program presents special moments by some of theatre's past, present, and future greats!

CIRQUE TUBE: A New Twist on Vaudeville - Behind the Scenes of the TV Ad!
by Eddie Varley - Oct 20, 2009

In this segment Josette and Joseph Wiggan, two dancers on Banana Shpeel, take you behind the scenes of the television ad for the show.

CIRQUE TUBE: A New Twist on Vaudeville - The Visual
by Eddie Varley - Sep 23, 2009

In this segment Jo-Ann Munro, Co-Creative Director at SidLee, explains the origin of the name Banana Shpeel and reveals the ideas behind the shows visual.

CIRQUE TUBE: A New Twist on Vaudeville - Dancers Luke Hawkins and Melissa Schott
by Eddie Varley - Sep 17, 2009

Cirque du Soleil and MSG Entertainment have unveiled the brand new theatrical production, Banana Shpeel, at The Chicago Theatre. The show will perform for the first time ever at the theatre for a limited engagement from November 19, 2009 through January 3, 2010. Following Chicago, the show will premiere in New York at The Beacon Theatre in February 2010.


David Shiner Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has David Shiner been in?
David Shiner has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has David Shiner been in?
David Shiner has not appeared in the West End

What awards has David Shiner been nominated for?
Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Fool Moon .

What awards has David Shiner won?
Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Fool Moon .

How many shows has David Shiner written?
David Shiner has written 3 shows including Cirque du Soleil: Banana Shpeel (Playwright), Cirque du Soleil: Kooza (Creator), Old Hats (Co-Creator).