At a glance
Let’s play favorites
TV Show: At the moment, Hacks. Also Schitt's Creek and The White Lotus.
Musical Artist: I grew up being inspired by the music of Stevie Wonder and Billy Joel. I love everything from funk bands like Vulfpeck and Dirty Loops to Pop/R&B girlies like Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande as well as Joni Mitchell, India.Arie and Dolly Parton.
Musical: Little Shop of Horrors. However, Sweeney Todd comes in a close second.
Food: Gnocchi, sushi and calamari. Not all in the same meal though.
Color: Aqua blue.
Ice cream: Chocolate peanut butter.
Place I’ve been: Norway - It’s so serene and beautiful. Cruising through the fjords was one of my favorite travel experiences.
Dave Klodowski is a New York based music director, pianist, vocal coach, arranger, 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 and Elf the Musical. Dave music directed the world premiere of Hansel and Gretel at Barrington Stage Company as well as collegiate productions of Putting It Together at Pace University and Godspell at Fordham University. He has music directed many solo concerts including Alex Newell’s performance at the 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 working as an organist and cantor. @daveklodowski on Instagram