David Reiser is a writer/director living in New York City and a theatre professor at Stockton University. He also makes records as David Are.
David's original work has been performed at such renowned venues as Lincoln Center, 54 Below, Joe's Pub, Feinstein's at the Nikko, The Bitter End, Galapagos Art Space, and CBGB, by such acclaimed artists as Leslie Odom Jr., Gavin Creel, Caissie Levy, Lauren Pritchard, Sebastian Arcelus, Christy Altomare, Laura Dreyfuss, and many more. A concert of David's songs was recently presented at Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts as part of the Broadway's Future Songbook Series.
David has directed productions of Into The Woods, Avenue Q, Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews’ The Family Project, 42nd Street, Barnum, and more. He is on the Theatre faculty at Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey, where he teaches classes on lyric writing, musical theatre structure, acting, show business, and more. David's latest educational project, the Stockton Broadway Arts Lab, brings Performing Arts writers and creators to Stockton University to give guest lectures and develop their latest work with Stockton students.
As an actor, David has played leading roles on Broadway in Good Vibrations, on the National Tour of Mamma Mia!, and at La Scala Opera in West Side Story, as well as regionally and at Off-Broadway venues Playwrights Horizons, Theatre Row, Safra Hall, and more.
David also previously worked as a production scout for Marc Platt Productions, as a music assistant for Andrew Lippa's musical Big Fish, and as the Logic Pro instructor at The Apple Store.
David received an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU Tisch, an MA in Music Theory from City College CUNY, and a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan. He is proud to be a member of the SDC, Dramatists Guild, ASCAP, and AEA.
David's original work and collaborations include:
Joni on the Ceiling • Static Electro (Walker in Babylon) • Charlotte's Web • Abey Baby • Any Other Way
Friends For A Few • A Few For Friends • Storytellers Ball
Rapid Paranormal: Room 812 • A Simple Christmas • North Pole LLC • Two Northern Lovers In A Dixieland Storm
Outkast & The Love Below - Analyzing the Pop Concept Album • Is Your Phone Still In The Toilet? - Variations on Voicemail