David LaDuca has enjoyed a professional singing and acting career for over 35 years, entertaining audiences from Hawaii to Hong Kong, South Africa to Singapore, Las Vegas, Japan, and many places in between. He has performed his extensive Great American Songbook repertoire backed by Delfeayo Marsalis, the Richard Brown Orchestra, the Conrad Johnson Big Band as well as solo performances in his one man shows “RetroLounge,” his autobiographical musical journey, “The Magic of Yes,” and the upcoming "Son of the New Moon." He enjoys performing for Senior Communities, as music connects with memories in profound ways.
David has starred on Broadway (Damn Yankees), Off-Broadway (Return to the Forbidden Planet, Pageant), National and European tours, and mostly recently, he just completed the World Premiere of “Miss Maude.” He has performed in productions on regional theatre stages such as Seattle Rep, Arena Stage, McCarter Theatre/Princeton University, Theatre Under The Stars, Main Street Theater and Texas Repertory Theatre. Mr. LaDuca's musical play “The Open Door,” was produced at the Sanford Meisner Theatre in New York. His designs won nominations for Best Music and Best Costumes for the Straw Hat Musical Theatre Awards. Film credits include “Theft,” “Abrupt Decision," “Foster Care,” “Good After Bad.”
Television starring role appearances include playing Hugh Hefner in “Murder Made Me Famous,” two seasons as the prickly Mr. Pesckow on the sitcom “The Wannabes,“ “HBO’s Hardcore TV,” as well as numerous commercial, voiceover, and industrial film credits.
He enjoys his work as Writer-in-Residence at Texas Children's Hospital, working with young kids undergoing chemotherapy treatments, and teaches creative writing camps and his “Let’s Make a Movie” workshops with Writers In The Schools/Rice University.
Mr. LaDuca functions as a Creative Director and produces video content for several Fortune 500 companies. (List on request)
David serves on the Board for Express Children’s Theatre. Near and dear to his heart is helping special needs children express themselves through music with his program "Expressivo!" at Every Child Counts, a school for special students in the Bahamas, whose choir has won several Bahamian national arts awards under his leadership.
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