David Larsen found a love for the stage when he was 10 years old
growing up in Oregon and watching his younger brother’s dance recitals. He leaned over to his grandma and said, “I want to do that someday.” The next fall he was enrolled in his first dance class. In the years to come, he would be dancing with ballet companies all over the Pacific Northwest. David found a love for singing when he joined his school’s choir. In junior high school, David combined the two when he performed in his first musical, OKLAHOMA. That show set him on a wild ride that he has been on ever since.
After attending Carnegie Mellon University where he graduated with a BFA in Theatre, David moved to Los Angeles where he guest starred on BOSTON PUBLIC. Shortly after, David moved to New York where he was quickly cast as the lead role in what would become his Broadway debut, GOOD VIBRATIONS.
Next, David would be in the original company of the Broadway hit, BILLY ELLIOT. That was followed by leading roles in Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT and Broadway’s HANDS ON A HARDBODY. Those string of shows had David working with rock-n-roll legends: Brian Wilson and Mike Love, Elton John, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Trey Anastaso. Just before joining Under the Streetlamp, David starred in the National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMAN as Elder Price.
Currently David lives in New Jersey overlooking beautiful Upper Greenwood Lake. When he is not swimming in the lake or singing songs by the campfire, David is a member of the theatre company The Upstart Creatures; as well as working on countless new works in New York City.
Musical Influences: Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys, Nina Simone, Beck, Dr. Dre, and most importantly… colleagues of mine that I have been fortunate enough to share the stage and perform alongside.
Favorite Song to Perform: Happy Birthday and The Star Spangled Banner.