David Yazbek

Composer, Singer, Musician
Very few composers get the opportunity to have their work presented on Broadway, and even fewer manage to achieve that distinction with their very first show. Native New Yorker David Yazbek, however, was among the lucky ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1959 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (6)

Boardwalk Empire 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Original Music

The Show 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Theme Music

The Contenders 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Walking the Dog 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Lip Service (TV Show)

Music
Writer (3)

The Puzzle Place 1994 - 1999 (TV Show)

Writer

Square One TV 1986 - 1994 (TV Show)

Writer

Late Night With David Letterman 1981 - 1993 (TV Show)

Writer
Actor (1)

The First Ten Awards: Tony 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Very few composers get the opportunity to have their work presented on Broadway, and even fewer manage to achieve that distinction with their very first show. Native New Yorker David Yazbek, however, was among the lucky when he was tapped to provide the score for the stage adaptation of the hit movie "The Full Monty".

Relationships

Betsy Yazbek

Wife

Omar Yazbek

Son

EDUCATION

Brown University

Providence , Rhode Island 1982

Milestones

2011

Composed the Music & Lyrics for Broadway's "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown"; earned a Tony nomination for Best Original Score

2005

Composed the Music & Lyrics for "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," which opened at the Imperial Theater in New York; earned a Tony nomination for Best Original Score

2000

Made his Broadway debut as composer-lyricist for "The Full Monty"; earned a Tony nomination for Original Score

1998

Released second recording, Tock

1996

Penned the theme for the comedy series, "The Show" (Fox)

1995

Produced the tribute album, A Testimonial Dinner: The Songs of XTC

1995

Released debut album, The Laughing Man

1993

Scored the dramatic feature, "The Contenders"

1991

Co-wrote the theme song to the Emmy award winning PBS-TV series "Where in The World Is Carmen Sandiego?" with songwriter Sean Altman

1988

Scored William H. Macy's "Lip Service" for HBO

1988

Provided music for Howard Korder's play, "Boy's Life"

1987

Wrote commercial jingles

1987

Was a staff writer for "Square One TV" (PBS)

1983

Spent one year as a staff writer for "Late Night With David Letterman" (CBS)

1982

Directed a student production of "Hair" at Brown University; show later transferred to Boston where it played for a year

Formed the musical trio Yazbek

Bonus Trivia

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From 1987 to 1989 he was the co-owner of Manhattan Recording Company and wrote many commercial jingles.

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