David Cale

Composer Librettist Lyricist Playwright

David Cale is the writer and performer of solo works including The History of Kisses, Palomino, A Likely Story, Lillian, Deep in a Dream of You, Smooch Music and The Redthroats. His solos have been presented throughout the U.S. including at Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater, The New Group, Second Stage, New York Theatre Workshop, The Goodman Studio Theatre, and CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre. He wrote the book, lyrics, co-composed the music for and starred in the musical Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky at the Goodman Theatre and Playwrights Horizons. His solo play Harry Clarke, starring Billy Crudup, premiered at the Vineyard Theatre and moved to the Minetta Lane Theatre as the debut production of Audible. His musical memoir We're Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time, for which he wrote the text, lyrics and co-composed the music with Matthew Dean Marsh premiered at The Goodman Theatre and will open in June at The Public Theater. David is the recipient of an Obie Award, two Bessie Awards, an Outer Circle Critics Nomination and a Lucille Lortel Award.