Dave Klodowski is a New York City-based music director, pianist, singer, arranger, and voice teacher/coach.
Currently, he plays piano for the award-winning Off-Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish directed by Joel Grey. His tour credits include Kinky Boots (Internat'l), Elf the Musical (Nat'l), and A Charlie Brown Christmas (Nat'l). Dave music directed the world premiere of Ragtag Theatre's Hansel and Gretel at Barrington Stage Company. He also served as Music Director for School of Rock at Northern Stage as well as collegiate productions of The Last Five Years at Columbia, and Godspell at Fordham. Dave is a staff pianist for BroadwayEvolved, a Broadway intensive created by Betsy Wolfe and Cynthia Rose.
As a vocalist, Dave worked on cruise ships from 2015-2017. He performed in Billy Joel-style shows as a production cast singer/pianist and headlined guest entertainer a cappella shows with The Cat's Pajamas on lines such as Disney, Norwegian, Oceania and Royal Caribbean. He is co-founder and baritone of zephyr, a new a cappella recording group.
Dave holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Ithaca College. At IC, he performed in the Ithaca College Choir, mainstage operas and plays, Opera Workshop, and nationally-acclaimed male a cappella group, Ithacappella. He also gained invaluable experience playing piano for mainstage musicals and accompanying theatre and voice majors. In his senior year, he was selected to study at OperaWorks in Los Angeles, a world-renowned performance training program. With an extensive knowledge of vocal pedagogy, Dave teaches private voice lessons and coachings. @daveklodowski
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let’s play favorites!
TV show: At the moment, Schitt's Creek.
Musical Artist: This changes weekly, but some that have withstood the test of time include Jacob Collier, Vulfpeck and India Arie.
Musical: Sweeney Todd ... and I have a strange obsession with Little Shop of Horrors.
Food: Fried Calamari
Article of clothing: My favorite part of any outfit I wear is probably a watch. Want to splurge on a gift for me? Get me a cool watch.
Place I’ve been: Norway. It’s so serene and beautiful.