David Abbinanti (he/him)
Senior Vice President, Music & Creative
As a founding member of Broadway Licensing, David’s role as Senior Vice President of Music & Creative includes overseeing the Music and Materials Department for the company’s catalog of musicals, as well as leading the creative development of the musicals developed by the Stageworks division.
His credits include ELVIS: THE MUSICAL (Book co-written with Sean Cercone, Orchestrations, Arrangements), SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER THE MUSICAL (Book co-written with Sean Cercone, Orchestrations, Arrangements and Additional Music & Lyrics), FIVE GOLDEN RINGS: A GREETING CARD CHANNEL HOLIDAY MUSICAL, (Music and Lyrics), LET IT BE (Orchestrations and Arrangements), JUKEBOX HERO (Orchestrations and Arrangements), (MERI/CHRIS: A MODERN MAGI MUSICAL (Music and Lyrics), OUR CHRISTMAS CAROL (Music and Lyrics), DISENCHANTED (Orchestrations and Arrangements), COUNTY FAIR (Orchestrations and Arrangements with David Austin), THE PERFECT DOG (Music and Lyrics), GHOST THE MUSICAL (Orchestrations), GHOST THE MUSICAL: CHAMBER VERSION (Orchestrations and Arrangements), BEEHIVE (Orchestrations and Arrangements), RING OF FIRE 5-THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH (Additional Arrangements) and Molly Shannon’s TILLY THE TRICKSTER (Orchestrations); Tour, Stock & Amateur editions.
Prior to Broadway Licensing, David was a Vice President at Theatrical Rights Worldwide where he partnered with Cercone and worked with authors on reimagined versions of TRW shows such as RING OF FIRE 5-THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH with Richard Maltby, Jr, BIG FISH: 12 CHAIRS VERSION with Andrew Lippa and John August and GHOST THE MUSICAL: CHAMBER VERSION with Bruce Joel Rubin, Glenn Ballard and Dave Stewart.
He was the first recipient of the Songwriters Guild of America’s National Award for Best Pop Song for “Back to Las Vegas”–part of his debut CD-Local Train to Babylon.
He is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild of America, the American Federation of Musicians (Local 802), and the Adjunct Faculty at Nassau Community College-where he teaches Music Theory, Piano and the History of Rock and Roll.
Photo by Michael Kushner.