David Loud is recognized as one of the most respected music directors and arrangers on Broadway, having worked on the original Broadway productions of Ragtime, Curtains, The Scottsboro Boys, and Steel Pier. He also originated three Broadway roles as an actor, including appearing in the original cast of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along.
Hear what he has to say about working in the industry with such giants and how facing Parkinson’s Disease opened new doors.
Loud’s memoir Facing the Music is available now. For more book recommendations, click here.Listen to “A Conversation with Music Man David Loud” on Spreaker.
About the Guest
David Loud (NYC) occupies a unique place in Broadway history. In addition to his distinguished career as one of Broadway’s most respected music directors and arrangers, he originated three Broadway roles as an actor, including his appearance in the original cast of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary failure (and cult classic) Merrily We Roll Along, directed by Harold Prince. In a career spanning several decades, he served as music director for the original Broadway productions of Ragtime, Curtains, Sondheim on Sondheim, The Visit, The Scottsboro Boys, A Class Act, The Look of Love, and Steel Pier, as well as revivals of She Loves Me, Company, and Swehttps://www.parkinson.org/rence McNally’s Tony-winning play, Master Class. The extraordinary cast of characters in his life also includes John Kander, Fred Ebb, Angela Lansbury, Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, Marin Mazzie, Scott Ellis, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, Garth Drabinsky, and Barbara Cook, among others.