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David Yazbek
DAVID YAZBEK is Composer & Lyricist for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Mr. Yazbek's first musical theatre outing, The Full Monty, earned him Tony and Grammy nominations, a Drama Desk Award for Best Score and, poignantly, the nickname "Silky." Until recently, he thought of himself primarily as a singer/songwriter whose first album, The Laughing Man, won the 1997 NAIRD Award for Best Pop Album. Other albums include TOCK and Damascus. As a TV writer, he's earned an Emmy for his work with Late Night With David Letterman, co-created the groundbreaking yet cloying Puzzle Place for PBS and wrote the unrelenting theme song to Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?. He's scored films and shows for HBO, NBC, Fox, Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel and as a songwriter and/or producer has worked with such artists as XTC, Tito Puente, Ruben Blades, Crash Test Dummies, The Persuasions, Savion Glover and They Might Be Giants.

Bio as of September, 2005.

American Theatre Wing programs, interviews and/or credits include:

Working in the Theatre (video)
Pop Music and the New Musical - September, 2005 - Watch now.
Production: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - April, 2005 - Watch now.
Production: The Full Monty - September, 2000 - Watch now.

SpringboardNYC Cues from Tony Nominees (video)
Other than awards recognition, how do you define success in the theatre? - Watch Now.
Was there ever a moment when you wanted to give up theatre and why didn't you? - Watch Now.

Internet Broadway Database Listing (IBDB.com)