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David Van Tieghem is a multi-talented artist with an impressive resume that includes work in music, theater, film, and television. Born in Illinois in 1955, Van Tieghem began his career as a percussionist and composer, but quickly expanded his talents to include acting and choreography.


Van Tieghem's Broadway debut came in 1983 with the musical "The King and I," in which he played the role of Lun Tha. He also served as the production's percussionist and music arranger. In 1984, he appeared in the musical "Dreamgirls" as the drummer and percussionist. Van Tieghem's work on Broadway continued with the 1985 production of "A Chorus Line," in which he played the role of Bobby and served as the show's percussionist.
In addition to his work on Broadway, Van Tieghem has also made a name for himself in the world of experimental theater. He has collaborated with a number of avant-garde theater companies, including Mabou Mines and The Wooster Group. In 1986, he appeared in The Wooster Group's production of "Frank Dell's The Temptation of St. Antony," which was directed by Elizabeth LeCompte.
Van Tieghem's film credits include "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991), "The Last Temptation of Christ" (1988), and "Nine 1/2 Weeks" (1986). He has also worked extensively in television, composing music for a number of popular shows, including "Sex and the City," "Third Watch," and "The West Wing." In 2019, he composed the music for the HBO miniseries "Chernobyl," which received critical acclaim and won several awards.
Van Tieghem's music career has been just as impressive as his work in theater, film, and television. He has released several albums, including "These Things Happen" (1984), "Safety in Numbers" (1987), and "Strange Cargo" (1991). He has also collaborated with a number of musicians, including Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno, and Talking Heads.
In addition to his work in music, Van Tieghem has also worked as a choreographer. He has created dances for a number of productions, including "The King and I" and "A Chorus Line." He has also choreographed music videos for a number of popular musicians, including David Bowie, Talking Heads, and Laurie Anderson.
Van Tieghem's talents have earned him numerous awards and accolades throughout his career. In 1984, he received a Drama Desk Award for his work on "The King and I." In 1993, he was awarded a Bessie Award for his choreography in the production "The Red Horse Animation." He has also been nominated for several Emmy Awards for his work in television.

David Van Tieghem STAGE CREDITS

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1992
Crow Number 3

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1979
Sino-Soviet Percussionist/ Chorus

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David Van Tieghem Awards and Nominations

The Lortels - 2012 - Outstanding Sound Design

David Van Tieghem, Through a Glass Darkly

Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Music for a Play

David Van Tieghem, Inherit the Wind


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Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Sound Design

David Van Tieghem, The Stendhal Syndrome

The Lortels - 2004 - Outstanding Sound Design

David Van Tieghem, The Long Christmas Ride Home


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Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Sound Design

David Van Tieghem, Scotland Road

Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Sound Design

David Van Tieghem, Scotland Road

David Van Tieghem Videos

David Van Tieghem News


Zoë Van Tieghem and Matt Baker Return For Another SPRING FLING At The Green Room 42

Zoë Van Tieghem and Matt Baker are back in business and The Green Room 42's got them.
Zoë Van Tieghem Will Play SPRING FLING at The Green Room 42

Zoë Van Tieghem and Matt Baker will play The Green Room 42 this weekend.
AVANT-GARDE-ARAMA is Coming to Kingston's Lace Mill Gallery in March

Avant-Garde-Arama Visits The Lace Mill, the latest iteration of a festival of short works of dance, music, performance art and video that originated in the Lower East Side in the '80s, will be coming to Kingston's Lace Mill Gallery.
HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Filmed by The Theatre on Film and Tape Archive of New York Public Library

Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive was filmed last week by the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive of New York Public Library. The production is now in its final week of performances and will end its extended run on Sunday, June 12 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances

Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive is in its final two weeks of performances. The production will end its extended run on Sunday, June 12 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
World Premiere of Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company's CURRICULUM II to be Presented at PEAK Performances

PEAK Performances at Montclair State University will welcome back Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company for the world premiere of Curriculum II, a timely new work conceived and directed by the iconic, Tony-winning, and currently-Tony-nominated Bill T. Jones and choreographed by Jones with Janet Wong and the Company. 
HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Announces Two Week Extension

Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive will extend for two additional weeks of performances. The production will now play through Sunday, June 12 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The show is produced with Daryl Roth and Cody Lassen in association with the Vineyard Theatre.
Zoë Van Tieghem Kicks Off Pride Month With New Show City Sounds At Birdland Theater

Fresh off a sold out appearances at historical gay venues, The Duplex and Don't Tell Mama, New York City-based cabaret singer/actor Zoë Van Tieghem kicks off Pride month with her Birdland debut. Van Tieghem, accompanied by Matt Baker on piano, Paul Goldfinger on bass and Adam Ray on drums, brings her unique flair to the cabaret genre.
Review Roundup: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Opens On Broadway

Read all the critic's reviews for Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive.
MTC Announces Beyond The Stage Talkback Series For HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive opens tonight, Tuesday, April 19, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. A series of talks have been announced for How I Learned to Drive as a part of the company's Beyond the Stage program.
Photos: Mary-Louise Parker, David Morse & More in HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE

See the first photos from Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of the long-awaited Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive opening, Tuesday, April 19, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). 
Don't Tell Mama to Present Zoë Van Tieghem's LOVE AND STUFF

Don’t Tell Mama will present Zoë Van Tieghems debut of her new Cabaret, “Love and Stuff.” Van Tieghem will croon a curated playlist of cabaret standards, classic rock and musical theatre. Van Tieghem will take you on a darkly comedic tour of the isle of Manhattan with stories about falling in and out of love in iconic NYC spots. 
Tickets for HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Now On Sale for American Express Card Members

Tickets are now on sale for Manhattan Theatre Club’s long-awaited Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).  
Portland Stage Will Present the World Premiere of SEARCHING FOR MR. MOON

The funny and poignant autobiographical journey to fatherhood “Searching for Mr. Moon” is co-written and performed in a one-person show by Broadway, film, and TV actor Rich Topol.
New Show THE BUILDING: UNDER LOCKDOWN Portrays NYC in March 2020

Written by playwright and television writer Ed Napier (TV’s Criminal Minds) with co-direction by Emmy-winning television producer Jesse William Green (Broadway Sandwich) and actress/filmmaker Jodie Markell with original music by David Van Tieghem (2007 Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition).
Breaking: MTC Plans to Bring LACKAWANNA BLUES and HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE to Broadway in 2021-22 Season; Plus Premiere Simon Stephens' MORNING SUN

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced plans for four Manhattan Theatre Club productions in the 2021-2022 season.
Johanna Day, Alyssa May Gold and Chris Myers Join HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE; Full Company Announced

Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer); Daryl Roth and Cody Lassen; in association with Vineyard Theatre have announced the full company for the Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive - written by Paula Vogel, directed by Mark Brokaw. Tony Award® nominee Johanna Day, Alyssa May Gold, and Chris Myers join previously announced stars Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse.
Javier Muñoz to Star in the North American Premiere of A SIGN OF THE TIMES at Theater 511

Javier Muñoz will star in the North American Premiere of Stephen Lloyd Helper's A Sign of the Times at Theater 511 (511 West 54th Street) beginning performances on February 17 in advance of its opening night on February 27 through April 4, 2020. Tickets are $49-$69 and can be purchased by visiting www.asignofthetimesplay.com
Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of NYTW's RUNBOYRUN & IN OLD AGE

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents the New York Premiere of NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia's runboyrun, directed by Loretta Greco (The Story), and In Old Age, directed by Awoye Timpo (Good Grief). The two plays will be performed together as one evening of work. These two new chapters of Udofia's sweeping, nine-part saga, The Ufot Cycle, build on the 2017 productions of Sojourners and Her Portmanteau, celebrating the tenacious matriarch of a Nigerian family. 

David Van Tieghem FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has David Van Tieghem written?

David Van Tieghem has written 20 shows including The Alchemedians (Music), The Alchemedians (Composer), A Murder of Crows (Composer), The Hyacinth Macaw (Music), Sabina (Music), Missing/Kissing: Missing Marisa/Kissing Christine (Music), The Gravity of Means (Music), Good As New (Music), Hate Mail (Music), Under a Western Sky (Music), Brutality of Fact (Music), Scotland Road (Music), Nasty Little Secrets (Music), Lobster Alice (Music), The Moment When (Music), The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek (Music), Trudy Blue (Music), Unwrap Your Candy (Music), The House in Town (Music), The Little Flower of East Orange (Composer).

What awards has David Van Tieghem been nominated for?

David Van Tieghem has been nominated for several awards in the Broadway industry. These include nominations for Outstanding Sound Design at The Lortels for "Through a Glass Darkly" and "The Long Christmas Ride Home," Outstanding Music for a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Inherit the Wind," and Outstanding Sound Design at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Stendhal Syndrome," "Scotland Road," and another nomination for "Scotland Road."

What awards has David Van Tieghem won?

David Van Tieghem has won the Outstanding Sound Design award at the Drama Desk Awards for his work on The Stendhal Syndrome and Scotland Road.

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