Name: David Hibbard
Current Residence: New York
Occupation: Performing and teaching
OSU Degree: Music Education
Years active in MGC:
David is currently working on Casey Nicholaw’s latest Broadway production, Something Rotten, starring Christian Borle and Brian d’Arcy James. He has the great honor of understudying four principal roles, having performed the role of Nick Bottom numerous times, taking the final bow on Broadway! Other Broadway credits include Elf, the Musical in the role of Matthews. He was in the ten-time Tony Award-winning production of Billy Elliot, both on Broadway and in the second national tour. His mark on ‘the Great White Way’ is completing 2,197 performances in Broadway’s CATS, in the coveted role of the Rum Tum Tugger. Other Broadway credits include Patsy in Monty Python’s smash hit Spamalot, the Jester in the revival of Once Upon A Mattress starring Sarah Jessica Parker, and creating the role of Bobby/Michael Bennett in A Class Act, which he recreated the following summer in Tokyo.
David has also performed in the Encores! production of Can Can starring Patti Lupone, and in the world premiere of Maurey Yeston’s adaptation of Frank Loesser’s Hans Christian Anderson. Off-Broadway he was seen in Chess, Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back! and Lincoln Center’s benefit of Anything Goes, also starring Patti Lupone.
Some of the regional theatres around the country at which he has performed include Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, St. Louis Muny, Nothshore Music Theatre, Kansas City Starlight, Artpark, Theatre by the Sea, and the Guthrie theatre. Concert work includes Waterbury Symphony and Pittsburgh Symphony Pops tribute to Gene Kelly, conducted by Marvin Hamlisch and starring Donna McKechnie.
David’s voice can be heard on numerous television and radio commercials. He was the narrator for the Bravo series Page To Screen and also performed numerous cable TV narrations. He holds a Music Education degree from Ohio State University, and since 1999 has devoted most of his time to his first passion, teaching vocal performance and audition technique, at CAP21 studios, once part of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, now America’s Musical Theater Conservatory & Theater Company.