Dave Klodowski is a New York City-based music director, pianist, singer, arranger and vocal 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). He served as Music Director for one of the first regional productions of School of Rock at Northern Stage as well as collegiate productions of The Last Five Years at Columbia, and Godspell at Fordham. He is a staff pianist for BroadwayEvolved in NYC, a Broadway intensive created by Betsy Wolfe and Cynthia Rose. Dave's passion for music continues through teaching and coaching. With an extensive knowledge of Vocal Pedagogy, he works with singers of all ages, firmly believing that everyone can create a thrilling and healthy vocal sound.
As a vocalist, Dave performed on cruise ships from 2015-2017, where he starred in a Billy Joel-style show, among others, sailing around Europe and the Caribbean. Since then, he has gone on to sing with professional a cappella groups such as Backtrack and The Cat's Pajamas. Dave's YouTube series, Pop Cover Tuesdays, has accumulated over 100,000 views since its premiere in 2013 with his most popular video being "Wait For It" from Hamilton. 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. @daveklodowski
let’s play favorites!
TV show: Breaking Bad
Musical Artist: This changes weekly, but some that have withstood the test of time include Jacob Collier, Mariah Carey and Stevie Wonder.
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.