David Loud

David  Loud

David Loud

DAVID LOUD occupies a unique place in Broadway history: in addition to his distinguished body of work as a Music Director and Vocal Arranger, he also originated three roles as an actor. He recently served as Music Director for the Broadway premiere of The Visit, starring Chita Rivera and Roger Rees. Other credits include the original Broadway productions of The Scottsboro Boys, Sondheim On Sondheim, Curtains, Ragtime, A Class Act, The Look of Love, Steel Pier, and revivals of Porgy and Bess, She Loves Me, The Boys From Syracuse, Company, and Sweeney Todd. He originated the role of Manny in Terrence McNally's Master Class, (starring Zoe Caldwell), he played Sasha (the conductor) in Curtains, and he made his Broadway debut in Harold Prince's original 1981 production of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along. Off-Broadway, he created the vocal and dance arrangements for Kander & Ebb's And the World Goes 'Round. He conducted the incidental music for Mike Nichols' revival of Death of a Salesman, and he collaborated with Wynton Marsalis and John Doyle on A Bed and a Chair, a jazz interpretation of Sondheim's music. Other recent projects include First You Dream, a concert of Kander & Ebb songs that was broadcast on PBS, The Land Where the Good Songs Go, a concert of Jerome Kern songs at Merkin Hall, and four programs at the 92nd St. Y, as part of their Lyrics and Lyricists series: On A Clear Day: the Musical Vision of Burton Lane, Taking a Chance on Love: the music of Vernon Duke, A Good Thing Going: the Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince collaboration, and Let's Misbehave: the Sensational Songs of Cole Porter. He is a graduate of Yale University and has been on the faculty of the Yale School of Drama and Fordham University; he is currently on the faculty of The Manhattan School of Music