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David-Edward Hughes

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Bio: Born and raised in Hawaii (the stork meant to drop him in NYC) David-Edward is a musical theatre encyclopedia according to his friends. Having co-founded an all teen musical theatre company at 14, he earned a BFA in Musical Theatre Acting from U.S. International University in San Diego. He has done over 50 roles in theatre including Norman in THE BOYS NEXT DOOR which earned him a Hawaii State Theatre Council Po'okela Award for Excellence by an Actor in a Play. Making Seattle his permanent home 25 years ago he has acted in/directed and/or produced shows at Village, 5th Avenue, Re-Bar, AHA!, Straight Edge Theatricals, Cabaret de Paris and Thumpers. David is proud to have been Founding Co-Producer/Artistic Director of Showtunes Theatre from 1999-2009. He has also taught and coached musical theatre students. He has been Talkin' Broadway's regional correspondent for 15 years, and has also been a contributor to playbill.com and Backstage West. He and his husband James and their feline children Millie Dilmount and Trevor Graydon live on N. Beacon Hill.

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Tony Award winning actress Daisy Eagan

Tony Winner Daisy Eagan Talks To Us About Her Journey Between “Secret Gardens”

April 20, 2017 • Becoming an overnight sensation at an early age is daunting for any actor, but the harder path...

A bazillion characters all played by Rich Gray with Chris DiStefano on piano in ACT/5th Avenue's spring co-production musical (at ACT) of MURDER FOR TWO. Photo by  Jeff Carpenter.

Interview: Laughs & Life with Richard Gray of ACT // 5th Avenue’s “Murder...

March 29, 2017 • Anyone seeing theatre in the Puget Sound in the past 2 decades has enjoyed the performances...

Photo of Greg McCormick Allen and Shaunyce Omar in The 5th Avenue Theatre's "The Pajama Game". Photo by Mark Kitaoka​

Racing after The Pajama Game’s Time-Study Man Greg McCormick Allen

February 14, 2017 • If the term MVP can be used in theatrical parlance, veteran Seattle...

She's a Legend. Patti LuPone is coming to the Pacific Northwest for two big shows...and, she talks to SGS!

Patti LuPone Tells Us All….

April 20, 2016 • Who are the legendary stars whose careers have shown as brightly as Ethel Merman and Mary...

The cast of Sound Theatre Company's production of the musical "Parade" directed by Troy Wageman. Photo: Ken Holmes

An Interview with the Director of Sound Theatre’s “Parade”: Troy Wageman’s Musical Comedy...

March 11, 2016 • “My life sometimes reads as the most boring book in the world, and...

Nick DeSantis as "The Proprietor" in ACT/The 5th Avenue Theatre's production of "Assassins". Photo credit: Mark Kitaoka

Actor Nick DeSantis Takes Aim at “Assassins” For ACT And The 5th Avenue

March 1, 2016 • A staunch member of the Seattle Musical Theater community, actor Nick DeSantis specializes in...

Sarah Rudinoff plays Smitty in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at The 5th Avenue Theatre.
Photo Credit Mark Kitaoka

She Knows How to Succeed-An Interview With The Amazing Sarah Rudinoff

February 3, 2016 • Born in Alexandria, Virginia, and raised on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, Sarah...

Ring of Fire
Photo by Michelle Smith-Lewis
Cayman Ilika and Jared Michael Brown

The Man In The Ring of Fire: An Interview With Jared Michael Brown

January 29, 2016 • Jared Michael Brown, one of Seattle’s finest younger actors just...

TitussBurgessKimmy

The (Nearly) Unreachable Tituss Burgess is this Year’s Guest Diva At SMC’s “Home...

November 28, 2015 • The days may not be as Merry and Bright after this Holiday season’s...

Tony Award winner LaChanze co-stars in "If/Then" onstage at Seattle's Paramount Theater.

Broadway’s Heartbreak Kid LaChanze Puts on a Happy Face in IF/THEN at the...

November 4, 2015 • Broadway fans know the amazingly talented actress/singer LaChanze...

Kirsten DeLohr Helland and Frederick Hagreen and the cast of ArtsWest's production of Green Day's 'American Idiot'. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com

Here’s to The Ladies Who Launch: Beth DeVries of “Snapshots” & Kirsten DeLohr...

September 15, 2015 • Two of some 15 shows (!) opening this past weekend, Village...

John Rubinstein and Sabrina Harper in the revival of Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN onstage at Seattle's Paramount Theatre August 16-23, 2015. Photo by Joan Marcus

Once Pippin and Now King Charlemagne, John Rubinstein Arrives at the Paramount for...

August 18, 2015 • 1972. 14 year old me played the original Broadway Cast album of...

the festival cast of "My Heart is the Drum, a 2014 Festival entry that scored big and will be a fully staged VT mainstage production in 2016. Photo credit: Sam Freeman

New Musicals Are Busting Out All Over-Village Theatre Festival Launches Friday

August 5, 2015 • It may not be the first new musicals festival of the summer-5th...

Local actress Jessica Skerritt takes the stage Monday, July 27 at Arts West for their "After Hours with Mathew Wright" summer cabaret series.

Arts West’s After Hours: A Chat with Host Mat Wright & This Week’s...

July 27, 2015 • What good is sitting alone in your room? Arts West Playhouse’s Artistic...