David Engel
General Member
   
   
Mr. Engel is a five-time winner of the LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award. He has appeared on Broadway opposite Carol Burnett in PUTTING IT TOGETHER, and as the Bass Wickersham in SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL. Also on Broadway David created the role of Hanna from Hamburg in the original production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and played an Aggie in both the stage and the film versions of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS. David created the role of Smudge in the original New York production of FOREVER PLAID and subsequent London, and Los Angeles productions (LA Drama Critics, Drama-Logue, Ovation Awards). He then recreated the role of Smudge in PLAID TIDINGS at the Pasadena Playhouse. Other stage credits include starring roles in CRAZY FOR YOU, THE FULL MONTY, LA CAGE, KISS ME KATE,SINGIN IN THE RAIN, CHILDREN OF EDEN, SWING!, DAMES AT SEA, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, THE ANDREWS BROTHERS, WHITE CHRISTMAS, and playing the villain in Pasadena Playhouse's newly re-envisioned CAN-CAN. Career highlights include a guest spot on THE TONIGHT SHOW, a command performance before Queen Elizabeth II in THE ROYAL VARIETY SHOW at London's Dominion Theatre followed by a private audience with the queen, and co-hosting the PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL GALA at the Kennedy Center, preceded by dinner at the White House with the President and 1st Lady. He can be heard on the original cast recordings of all his Broadway and off-Broadway shows as well as guest artist on numerous other albums. Recently Mr. Engel starred in a new musical short film called ZOMBIE PROM and shared and onscreen romance with RuPaul. In addition to his acting career, David has directed the original commercials for FOREVER PLAID and THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, and created and directed the MGM/UA HOME VIDEO "Logo-Fanfare" which heads every video release. He produced and directed a documentary as a companion to THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT III, and recently served as the Film Sequence Director for JUDY GARLAND: A TRIBUTE at Carnegie Hall, THE BUSBY BERKELEY SUITE with The Boston Pops, and CARNEGIE HALL CELEBRATES THE GLORIOUS MGM MUSICALS. A proud longtime member of Musical Theatre Guild, David is most proud of his work in FALSETTOS, PASSION, THE WILD PARTY and MY FAVORIT E YEAR. Mr. Engel completed principal shooting on FOREVER PLAID: THE MOVIE in August '08 which is scheduled for release this Christmas.




MTG Show Role
A Connecticut Yankee Martin
No, No, Nanette Ensemble
The Wild Party Black
My Favorite Year Alan Swann
Jubilee Prince James
The Rink Tony
Passion (Encore Presentation) Giorgio
Passion Giorgio (Backstage West Garland Award)
Over Here Utah
Falsettos Marvin
Once Upon A Mattress Jester
Here's Love! Marvin Shellhammer
110 In The Shade Jim (Backstage West Garland Award)
Say It With Music Bravo!