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DAVID BURNHAM

out for the school musical. It was The Sound Of Music and I got cast as Freidrich, the oldest Von Trapp child. When I heard that audience applause on opening night, I was hooked!

concerts, and I travel so much, that I haven’t had the time to really pursue film. Maybe that will change in the future.

You are best known for your Broadway performances. Which was your favorite so far? My favorite show I’ve done on Broadway is “The Light In The Piazza”. It had everything I crave in a musical. I got to sing amazing music and be funny and dramatic and it was all done in the most beautiful way. It was a rare experience where everything seemed to come together perfectly - cast, creative team, lights, sets, costumes. It was an amazing experience and one I will always cherish. Who would you consider your musical influence or influences? I joke that John Raitt taught me to sing - but it is not far from the truth. When I was in high school I became obsessed with the musical Carousel and would listen to the original cast recording over and over and try to imitate John Raitt singing that gorgeous score. As time went by, my range got higher and stronger and I became a better singer. So thanks, John, for getting me started. You have voiced several animated characters, any plans on taking on live action movies? I would love to do live action movies! I guess it’s all about where you put your focus and so far I been so focused on theater and

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What are you looking forward to the most when you perform at Michael Childers’ One Night Only production? I have performed in Palm Springs a few times and have really connected with the audiences there. So I am looking forward to seeing all my new Palm Springs friends! Plus I get to perform one of the most beautiful Rodgers and Hammerstein songs ever written, “Some Enchanted Evening,” which I am thrilled about! Finally, what’s up next for you? On April 26th, the day after “One Night Only”, I am doing my solo concert in Los Angeles at Catalina Jazz Club. Then I hit the road again doing concerts all over the country until this summer, when I head to Moonlight Amphitheater in Vista, California to play Quasimodo in Disney’s Hunchback Of Notre Dame. That will be so much fun!! Then I’m back to my concert schedule. After that, how about a film or two, LOL! :)

David will perform at the Annenberg Theater in Michael Childers’ production, One Night Only on April 25, 2018. He has recorded two solo albums, David Burnham and One Day. www.davidburnham.com

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