David Kornfeld

Composer Lyricist

David Kornfeld is a composer, lyricist, and coffee enthusiast residing in New York. He grew up frolicking in California's wine country, received his BA in composition from Carleton College, and his MFA from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU Tisch. A co-founder of Underscore Theatre Company and the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, he has collaborated with numerous companies in Chicago, New York, London, and other fine theatrical cities. His recent musicals include HAYMARKET (Iris Theatre, Underscore Theatre; 2017 Jeff Nomination, Best New Musical), PR0NE: A HARDCORE, AMATEUR MUSICAL (Underscore), GROUNDS: A FRESH-BREWED MUSICAL (Actor’s Training Center, Midwest Fringe Circuit), and 57th NATIONAL MATHLETE SUM-IT, (Commissioned by CPA Theatricals; CMTF 2016, NYMF 2017, Published by TRW). He co-founded the Hip Young Gunslingers Big Band and organ quartet Jazzsquatch in Chicago, performs regularly with singer-songwriter Rebecca Hart in NYC, and is working on an album of children’s music.