Baring It Slightly: David Sabella: Chicago The Musical 25th Anniversary, Kander and Ebb, Feinstein’s/54 Below Concert

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David Sabella is known for originating the co-starring role “Mary Sunshine” in the 1996 Broadway revival of Chicago The Musical, which is Broadway’s longest running American Musical. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, David brings his show David Sabella Sings Kander & Ebb: 25Chicago25 to Feinstein’s/54 Below on November 17 at 7pm.

In this short form interview, David Sabella is Baring It Slightly.

David’s Feinstein’s/54 Below show will in-person & also live streamed via BroadwayWorld.

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David Sabella has enjoyed a long & varied career in performance.

In 1996 he originated the starring role of “Mary Sunshine” in the 1996 revival of CHICAGO, with Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking & Joel Grey. He returned to the Broadway company, to appear with Melanie Griffith as “Roxie Hart” & continued to return, as needed for the Broadway & National Touring Companies, until 2006. He is also appeared in workshops of Kander & Ebb’s last collaboration, The Visit, with both Angela Landsbury & Chita Rivera.

Off-Broadway, David performed leading roles in The Phillie Trilogy (Winner – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play, Fresh Fruit Festival 2017); Jules – (the life of Julian Eltinge) Laurie Beechman Theater, October, 2012 & La Tea Theater 2014; Kiss and Make Up at the Lucile Lortel Theater, (New York International Fringe Festival); The Green Room (HBO Prods), as well as Hexed in The City, Foxy, Watch Your Step, So Long 174th Street (Musicals Tonight!), and O’Henry’s Lovers (New York Musical Theater Festival).

His regional theater credits include: A Little Night Music, Seesaw, Godspell, Merrily We Roll Along, The Gingerbread Lady & The Lisbon Traviata.

As a voice-over artist David worked on several network television cartoon series, including Peter Pan and the Pirates for FOX &Teacher’s Pet for Disney.

In classical music, David won several prestigious voice competitions including The Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition, The Metropolitan Opera Eastern Regional Auditions & The New York Oratorio Society Competition at Carnegie Hall. He starred in the title role of Giulio Cesare with Virginia Opera (available on Koch International Label), L’ incoronazione di Poppea (Utah opera) & Die Fledermaus (Lincoln Center). He has appeared numerous times at both Carnegie Hall & Lincoln Center as a principal soloist in such works as the Bach B-Minor Mass, Handel’s Messiah & Peter Schickele’s comical Three Bargain-Counter Tenors. He toured internationally with the now legendary La Gran Scena Opera Company.

David appeared twice on the Rosie O’Donnell Show & has been featured in national magazines such as Opera News, In Theater, Entertainment Weekly, A&U (Cover), OUT, and Next. After the phenomenal success of CHICAGO, David’s personal caricature was unveiled (June 1998) and hangs in the world-famous theater restaurant, Sardi’s.

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