At a glance
Let’s play favorites!
TV Show: At the moment, Hacks
Musical Artist: There are many, but the ones I always come back to are Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder and Vulfpeck
Musical: Little Shop of Horrors
Food: Fried calamari
Color: Aqua blue
Ice cream: Chocolate peanut butter
Place I’ve been: Norway. It’s so serene and beautiful
Dave Klodowski is a New York based music director, pianist, vocal coach, singer and songwriter.
Dave played piano for the 2018 Off-Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof directed by Joel Grey at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene/Stage 42. He served on the music teams for the Broadway touring productions of Kinky Boots, Escape to Margaritaville, Elf the Musical and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Dave music directed the world premiere of Hansel and Gretel at Barrington Stage Company as well as collegiate productions of The Last Five Years at Columbia and Godspell at Fordham University. He has music directed many solo concerts including Alex Newell’s performance at the 2022 LGBT Center Gala and Kathryn Allison’s solo show at the Legacy Theatre. In recent years, he has been involved in the development of various new musicals, such as Hood at Asolo Repertory Theatre directed by Mark Brokaw and A Transparent Musical directed by Tina Landau with Center Theatre Group.
As a singer, Dave fronted a Billy Joel-style piano show on Seabourn Cruise Line and has headlined guest entertainer shows with a cappella groups on Disney, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean ships while visiting more than 30 different countries in his travels. He co-founded and sings baritone in zephyr vocal band, a 6-person a cappella group based in New York. In 2021, Dave began writing original children's music under the name "Davey K" and co-producing it with Peter Yang. Their song "8 Planets" has amassed more than 5 million views on YouTube.
Dave holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Ithaca College where he sang in the Ithaca College Choir, mainstage operas, and male a cappella group, Ithacappella. In his senior year, he was selected to study at OperaWorks in Los Angeles. With an extensive knowledge of vocal pedagogy, he teaches private voice lessons and coachings. Dave is also a church musician and works as an organist and cantor. @daveklodowski on Instagram