David Reiser is a writer/composer living in New York City and a theatre professor at Stockton University. He also makes records as David Are.
David's music has been performed at such renowned venues as Lincoln Center, Feinstein's/54 Below, Joe's Pub, The Bitter End, Galapagos Art Space, and CBGB, by such kickass artists as Leslie Odom Jr., Gavin Creel, Caissie Levy, Lauren Pritchard, Sebastian Arcelus, Eden Espinosa, and many more. A concert of David's songs was most recently presented at Lincoln Center in 2016, as part of the Broadway's Future Songbook Series.
David has worked on the music team of Andrew Lippa's musical Big Fish, and as a production scout for Marc Platt Productions. As an actor, he played featured roles on Broadway in Good Vibrations, the National Tour of Mamma Mia!, at La Scala Opera in West Side Story, as well as Off-Broadway at Playwright's Horizons, Theatre Row, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and more.
This Fall, David will release his latest concept album, entitled LITTLE GOLDEN HOOKS, an album of hip-hop story songs. A collaboration with The Cooper Twins, the album release concert will take at Joe's Pub on Sunday, November 20th at 7pm.
David recently joined the faculty at Stockton University, where he teaches courses on theatre, musical theatre, and will direct INTO THE WOODS in Spring 2017. He has previously taught master classes at the University of Indiana, at University of Roehampton in London, and at New York University. David received his MFA in Musical Theatre Writing at NYU Tisch and is also a proud graduate of City College CUNY (MA Music Theory) and The University of Michigan (BFA Musical Theatre).
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