Dave is an in demand teacher/lecturer having taught at every major music theatre training program in the country as well as Masterclasses in New York, LA, Chicago, Boston, Houston and Orlando. He is a visiting professor at the acclaimed Elon University Musical Theatre Program and is a permanent faculty member and musical director/conductor of The Performing Arts Project, faculty for the Making it On Broadway Intensive Series in New York and LA and is Advising Faculty member at The New York School of Film and Television’s Musical Theatre program.
He began his career as a performer on Broadway with roles in Les Miserables (Valjean), The Civil War (original company), The Scarlet Pimpernel (original company and Chaeuvelin on original concept recording). He was featured as Corin/Amiens/Hymen in As You Like It at the Tony Award winning Alley Theatre. He was seen as Jean Valjean in the National tour of Les Miserable (2 years) and the National tours of Jekyll and Hyde as well as regional the pre Broadway productions of Whistle Down the Wind (by Andrew Lloyd Weber, directed by Hal Prince at The National Theatre in DC) and Jekyll and Hyde (The Alley Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars, Seattle’s 5th Ave. Theatre). Other roles have included Richard in The Lion in Winter, Che in Evita, Freddie in Chess.
Dave Clemmons is the founder/owner of Dave Clemmons Casting, whose projects have included the Broadway revival of Driving Miss Daisy, Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland, Grumpy Old Men and Tears of Heaven by Frank Wildhorn. Dave Clemmons Casting has cast Broadway shows including The Boy from Oz (starring Hugh Jackman), Brooklyn (starring Eden Espinoza), Ring of Fire, In My Life, Dracula, The Civil War, Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt and Jamie Lynn Sigler. Off-Broadway shows including the New York revival of Charles Mee’s play, Big Love, Bare, Bat Boy, Altar Boyz, Zanna Don’t!, the 2000 revival of Godspell and the National Tours of Cinderella, Evita (directed by Hal Prince), Dr. Doolittle (directed by and starring Tommy Tune), Millie, Cats, Fosse, Jekyll & Hyde, Chicago, Joseph…, Saturday Night Fever, and Moving Out (choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp). Also, International tours (Europe, Asia and Moscow) of Fosse (starring Ben Vereen), 42nd. St.(directed and choreographed by Randy Skinner) and The Sound of Music. Regional plays include History of the Word at the Tony Award winning Crossroads Theatre, Making Tracks at San Jose Rep. and The Great Game (directed by Randal Milam) at The Duke Univ. Theatre Co. Other recent projects include the new National tour of Fiddler On the Roof starring Topol/Harvey Firestein, the new Frank Wildhorn musical Wonderland, the new national tour of the musical version of 101 Dalmatians (dir Jerry Zaks, music by Dennis DeYoung) and the national tour of The Wizard of Oz.
As a Producer he serves as a Producing Partner for StylesFour Entertainment recently serving as producer/investors for the Broadway production of Once (Tony Award for Best Musical), Driving Miss Daisy (starring James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave) and Pee-Wee Herman on Broadway. They have produced/invested in the Tony Award winning Spring Awakening, Talk Radio, the critically acclaimed New York production of Bat Boy and an Intimate Evening with Frank Wildhorn and Friends (starring Frank Wildhorn, Linda Eder and Douglas Sills) and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother (starring Judy Gold). StylesFour is currently the lead producer for acclaimed composer Scott Alan’s Broadway bound musical HOME and will be a part of the producing teams for Hand To God (named Best Theatrical event in New York by Time Out) and Orphans which will star Alec Baldwin.
Dave Clemmons also served as casting director and artistic associate for both Casa Manana Theatre in Ft. Worth and Flatrock Playhouse, The State Theatre of North Carolina.
As a music/vocal director or supervisor Dave has worked on the Broadway production of The Civil War, National Tours of Jekyll and Hyde and The Civil War, Little Shop at The Alley Theatre, vocal director arranger of The Civil War at The Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. and casting director/vocal director/arranger for The Presidential Gala performance of The Civil War at The National Theatre in D.C. starring Trisha Yearwood, Clay Aiken, Larry Gatlin and Hal Holbrook.
He has conducted the Broadway Gospel Choir and the Dave Clemmons Choir at Carnegie Hall and on The Today Show, the Bravo Network, and the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway as well as the Linda Eder album/DVD Christmas Stays the Same.
Dave holds a Bachelor of Music degree with emphasis in vocal performance and studio music from the Univ. of Miami, Fl.
Dave served as a Minister of Music at First United Church Methodist in Miami.