DAVE SOLOMON is a New York-based writer and award-winning director. He has worked extensively as an Associate Director to Joe Mantello, Scott Ellis and Bill Condon, among others, and has worked on twelve Broadway productions including Tootsie, Side Show, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 9 to 5, Pal Joey, Sunday in the Park with George (2008), The Ritz, Curtains, Laugh Whore and Assassins. He also worked with Scott Ellis on “A Christmas Story Live” for Fox and assisted Bill Condon on the live-action film version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and the feature film, Mr. Holmes, starring Ian McKellen and Laura Linney.
He will be directing the new musical Pump up the Volume, by Jeff Thomson and Jeremy Desmon, in 2020 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse following a development workshop with the Canadian Musical Theatre Project at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario and an earlier workshop production at MSU and concert version at Joe’s Pub (that was featured in Entertainment Weekly).
His play, Margaret and Craig, starring Mario Cantone, was seen in workshop at New York Stage and Film (directed by Tony-nominated Sheryl Kaller) and is development for future production. He directed the critically-acclaimed world premiere of Diana Amsterdam’s new play, The Dodgers, at the Hudson Theatre in Los Angeles (starring Corbin Bleu, Talisa Friedman, Jared Gertner, Asher Grodman, Emma Hunton, and Eric Nelsen) and has been developing the theatrical song-cycle You’re Gonna Hate This, with composer Michael Holland and Tony-Winner Lindsay Mendez; having directed concert versions of the piece at both Joe’s Pub and Feinstein’s/54 Below. Other directing credits for stage include Same Time, Next Year with John Bolton and Eve Plumb, and Marrying Meg, which was one of the eight shows selected by the New York Times as a highlight of that year’s New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF).
Solomon wrote and directed the award-winning short film Photo Op, starring Randy Harrison, Aaron Lazar, Hannah Bos and Lucas Steele, that played over twenty film festivals (including Palm Springs International ShortFest and Outfest) and can now be seen on Amazon Prime. His latest award-winning short film, Cavan, is currently making the film festival rounds.
Solomon was the bookwriter for Havana!, an original musical for Norwegian Cruise Line directed and choreographed by Tony-winner Warren Carlyle and featuring music by Ryan Scott Oliver and two-time Grammy-winner Albita Cantante. As a writer, he has also had works produced or performed at Ars Nova and Developing Artists and has been a resident of SPACE on Ryder Farm.
Solomon is a graduate of Vassar College and is represented by William Morris Endeavor.