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David received a nice mention!

David is playing Piragua Guy in In The Heights at Broadway Sacramento at Music Circus! Directed by Marcos Santana, his uber-talented cast mate on Broadway in On Your Feet. Music Directing will be David's former UC Irvine professor, Dennis Castellano. The show will run August 20-25th, 2019. For Tickets click here!

David was at Vassar College doing a workshop of a new musical adaptation of Laura Esquivel's novel, Like Water For Chocolate. It was directed by Michael Mayer with music by Grammy Award-winning La Santa Cecilia and book by Lisa Loomer.

David with author

  Laura Esquivel

David is featured in Comedy Central's show, Alternatinostarring Arturo Castro. Check out the hilarious sketch here.

Check out the montage/B-roll of Goodspeed Musicals' Hi, My Name Is Ben, now open now at Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre in Chester Connecticut till June 9th! Get tickets here

David has been cast in Goodspeed Musicals' production of "Hi, My Name Is Ben”, a new musical based on the true and heartwarming story from the New York Times article below. It will play from May 17th-June 9th in Chester, Connecticut. Goodspeed is the Tony-winning theatre where Annie and Man of La Mancha originated. For Tickets click here!

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/30/nyregion/a-voiceless-man-whose-spirit-spoke-volumes.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

David has rejoined the 1st National Tour of On Your Feet through April 14th! Click here for info.

David stepped in temporarily to play Piragua Guy in Milwaukee Repertory Theatre's hit production of "In The Heights". He appears there till Sunday, October 28th.

David's debut at the New York Cabaret

Convention was well-recieved!

David will be singing on the first night of the 29th New York Cabaret Convention at 6pm. Get tickets here.

Rose Theatre

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s

Frederick P. Rose Hall

Broadway at 60th Street, New York, NY

David won the 2018 MAC Award for New York Debut - Male!

"...a thrilling example of blending the concert and theater experience into one spectacular celebration of life and love."

"A powerhouse of ensemble members filled the stage, their revolving characters and interwoven storylines creating a feeling of authentic community in the barrio."

"...the ensemble’s ability to not only conquer the steps but infuse them with immense personality was nothing short of magical."

Read review!

David is over the moon to be nominated for a MAC Award for "New York Debut - Male" for his cabaret show, Unexpected Surprise! The 32nd Annual MAC Awards will take place on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7pm at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill.

Rehearsal for "In The Heights" at the Kennedy Center.

David's has just been cast in the ensemble of In The Heights in the Kennedy Center's inaugural season of Broadway Center Stage, which interprets Broadway musicals in "semi-staged concert format" with established theater talent. It is set to run for 7 performances from March 21-25 in the Eisenhower Theater at the Kennedy center in Washington, DC.

    Ana

Villafañe

Vanessa

Hudgens

   Eden

Espinosa

David's cabaret show, Unexpected Surprise, was nominated for a 2017 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award for Best Debut Show!

David was cast in the First National Tour of the Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! The Miami Herald declared the show, "“...two and a half hours of sheer joy” and “...all the more powerful in the current political climate.” Update: david's last performance on the tour was March 2, 2018.

David was a member of the original Broadway cast of the smash hit musical On Your Feet, playing Big Paquito, Antonio, Old Man and Latin DJ. The Tony-nominated musical played at the Marquis Theatre from October 5, 2015 to August 20, 2017 for 34 previews and 746 performances on Broadway. It portrayed the lives of music powerhouses Gloria and Emilio Estefan. 

Rave Review for Unexpected

Surprise!

BistroAwards.com gave David's solo cabaret show a glowing review! Click here to read the full review.

Cabaret Promo

Video Released!

Watch the new promotional video for David’s debut cabaret show, Unexpected Surprise here