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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.

Author Posts:

Tom Orr Is Back In Seattle With Another Fabulous Cabaret: The Greatest Showqueen!

June 7, 2019 • David-Edward Hughes has been friends and colleagues with actor and parody lyricist Tom Orr...

An Interview with “Urinetown’s” Mari Nelson as the Wily Miss Pennywise

April 11, 2019 • Look up Mari Nelson’s credits on Playbill.com as I did to prepare this piece, and you...

Teatro Zinzanni’s HOLLYWOOD & VINE Decks the Halls in New Venue in Woodinville

December 5, 2018 • Fans of Teatro Zinzanni’s who mourned the loss of the company’s longtime...

Dressing Them Up For “Casa Valentina”: An Interview With Jon Allbritton

October 19, 2018 • Jon Allbritton is a Seattle based costume/make-up designer who describes himself as “stuck...

“Pageant” Is The Drag Beauty Pageant Musical You Know You Have To See…An...

June 14, 2018 •   Pageant, written by two-time Tony nominee Bill Russell, Frank Kelly, and...

Familiar, Peculiar, and Singular Sondheim in Arts West Cabaret Series

July 24, 2017 • Everybody says don’t do Sondheim, too offbeat, too musically...

Caitlin Frances Practices Friendly “Persuasion” at Taproot’s Premiere of New Jane Austen Musical

July 13, 2017 • Long a familiar face in western Washington theatre circles, Caitlin Frances is part of an...

Super Duper Exclusive Interview with Seth Rudetsky About “Concert for America” This Thursday...

July 4, 2017 • If you want to take Seth Rudetsky at his word you will rest up on the...

The 5th Avenue’s ‘Michele’ Stephanie Renee Wall Answers 8 Questions About “Romy &...

June 13, 2017 • Previews began last week and the official opening is Thursday, June 15th but...

Seattle Symphony & Seattle Men’s Chorus Team Up For “Broadway Rocks”

May 17, 2017 • For the first time ever the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Men’s...

Interview: The Village Theatre’s “Dreamgirls” With ALL The Dreams & Director Steve Tomkins

May 12, 2017 • Village Theatre’s beloved Artistic Director Steve Tomkins says the vaunted...

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...

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...

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...

Patti LuPone Tells Us All….

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

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...

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...

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...