David Mallamud

David Mallamud

Composer David Mallamud’s music was most recently heard Off-Broadway in the parody Twilight: The Musical(New World Stages, directed by Gabriel Barre) to which he contributed the music to the songs, What is it About Him? and Die Bella DieDie Bella Die was singled out by Amy Wilkinson of MTV.com, “One song in partlicular is likely to get stuck in your head, a catchy little ditty called Die Bella Die.” His song Boys Are in The Sky (lyrics by Bill Nelson) was featured inBill Nelson’s All-Male Review (Barrington Stages, directed by Bill Finn), and Red Moon Rising (lyrics by Michael L. Cooper) selected for the York Theatre’s NEO5 Benefit. He has also written the scores to a variety of musicals including Parlor Song (with Lynn Thomson, TBPAC), The Strange Affair of Dr. Crippen(Stages, Theatre Building Chicago), The Facts of Life: The Musical (Pace), F**ked Up Fairy Tales (E.A.T), Lizardman (Shortened Attention Span Musical Theater Festival, Audience Favorite), The Man in the Iron Mask (winner of Scene It, The Jerry Orbach Theater) and several others. For the Albany Symphony’s Dogs of Desire he has written the song cycles Parlor Songs, Last Call at the Folies Bergere, Immram, Spectorian Domination, Electric Love: A Ragtime Opera, and the Klezmer ballet, Chaim: The Music-Maker (The Rise of Gene Simmons). He is also a prolific composer of concert music whose work has been performed by a variety of ensembles including The Harrisburg Symphony, The Albany Symphony, The New World Symphony, and The Westchester Philharmonic. He has won a number of awards including a Charles Ives Scholarship (The American Academy of Arts and Letters), Two Morton Gould Young Composer Awards (ASCAP) and the Leonard Bernstein Fellowship (Tanglewood). Education: B.M. Eastman, M.M. Juilliard, M.F.A. NYU/Tisch Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program; also a year of graduate studies at Yale with Ned Rorem. He is currently working on a project with Madeleine George for The Children's Theatre Company.

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