Dave Klodowski is a New York City-based music director, pianist, singer, arranger, voice teacher and coach.
He played piano for the 2018 Off-Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof directed by Joel Grey at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and Stage 42. He has served on the music team 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 Ragtag Theatre's 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 is a staff pianist for BroadwayEvolved, a summer intensive created by Betsy Wolfe and Cynthia Rose.
As a singer, Dave worked on cruise ships from 2015-2017. On Seabourn Cruise Line, he led a Billy Joel-style piano show, among others, and headlined guest entertainer shows with The Cat’s Pajamas Vocal Band on Disney, Norwegian, Oceania and Royal Caribbean ships. He is co-founder and baritone of zephyr, a new a cappella recording group. His “Evolution of Xtina” medley with Peter Yang was nominated for a Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) in 2019.
Dave holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Ithaca College where he performed in the Ithaca College Choir, mainstage operas, and nationally-acclaimed male a cappella group, Ithacappella. He also gained invaluable experience playing 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, he 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, Stevie Wonder and Mariah Carey.
Musical: Sweeney Todd. Also, I have always loved 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.