David Schlumpf biography
At Writers Theatre: Next to Normal, Days Like Today
David recently moved to DC and earned a Helen Hayes Award nomination for his portrayal of Buddy in Elf, the Musical at Olney Theatre Center. He is thrilled to come home to Chicago where he was just married in April and now joins this extraordinary show, director, and cast. Other Chicago credits include Steven Kodaly in She Loves Me, Magaldi in Evita (Marriott Theatre); Sense & Sensibility (World Premiere), Timon of Athens (featuring Ian McDiarmid), As You Like It (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Dartmoor Prison (Goodman Theatre); Captain Walker in The Who's Tommy (Paramount Theatre); Sidney in Sweet Smell of Success (Jeff Award for Best Actor, Kokandy Productions) and Nehemiah in Dessa Rose (Jeff Nomination for Best Supporting Actor, Bailiwick Chicago). David holds an MFA in Acting from Roosevelt University, CCPA and a BFA in Musical Theatre from University of Florida. David would like to dedicate his performance in Next to Normal to his friends and family for their constant support through his own mental health journey and encourages anyone who feels that they are alone in their suffering to reach out for help; there WILL be light.
[Bio as of February 2019]