David Truskinoff

Music Director

David Truskinoff served as the Music Director/Conductor for the Broadway productions of RENT and HAIR. As an educator he has taught at the Yale School of Drama and NYU.

Fun Facts About David:

 

  • Born in Seaford, Long Island in 19... (yes, it was 19-something)

  • Favorite movie: Annie Hall

  • Co-starred in an opera with the Greater Miami Opera at age 17 (alright, the opera was Menotti's The Medium and he played "Toby"...a mute, but still...)

  Another opera guy…not David

  Another opera guy…not David

  • Danced in three different ballets (ahh... but that was long ago)

  • Most proud of: walked 500 miles across Spain (on the Camino de Santiago)

  • Was an AEA actor before becoming an AFM musician

  • First gig as an AEA actor: a singing Pig (who built his house out of sticks),  last gig as an AEA actor: a roller skating Angel (Raposo/Harnick's A Wonderful Life)

    Early in career            (artist rendering)

    Early in career            (artist rendering)

  • Favorite composer: Rachmaninoff

  • A little colorblind (purple is one of life's great mysteries)

  • Played The King in a national tour of The King and I

  • Parents actually invited Jerry Lewis to his Bar Mitzvah (Jerry didn't show)

    Didn't even send a card

    Didn't even send a card

  • Mets... not Yankees

  • Favorite TV show: a tie... The Honeymooners and The West Wing

  • Producer and arranger of the CD, Rachel Bay Jones - ShowFolk

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