David Cryer is a veteran of thirteen Broadway shows, including almost nineteen years as Firmin in The Phantom of the Opera and over one thousand performances of Peron in Evita. A graduate of DePauw University, he was The Red Shadow in The Desert Song, Rutledge in 1776, the Celebrant in the Bernstein Mass, Ari in Ari, and he received a Theatre World Award for Come Summer. He was Detroit’s Best Actor for his Sweeney Todd. Off-Broadway he starred in The Fantasticks, Now is The Time For All Good Men, Mademoiselle Colombe, and The Streets of New York, and was nominated for an Obie for The Making of Americans. He was a founding member of both San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre and New York’s Mirror Repertory Theater, starring Geraldine Page. He had major roles in Somewhere In Time, Tartuffe, Death of a Salesman, The Rose Tattoo, A Servant of Two Masters, Paradise Lost, The Inheritors, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Clarence, and Rain, among others. On tour he starred opposite Anna Maria Alberghetti in West Side Story, and Debby Boone in The Sound of Music. His films include Escape From Alcatraz, American Gigolo, New York Stories, and Rollercoaster, and he has appeared on television in Dallas, Wonder Woman, The Magician, Spenser For Hire, Law and Order, Where The Heart Is, and As The World Turns. His favorite TV role was in Our Town. David was twice a guest soloist with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and with his wife, Britt Swanson, he directed the Berstein Mass for Seattle Opera. Their children are Rachel, Daniel, Carolyn and Bill. His older children are Robin and Jon. He produced Now Is The Time For All Good Men and the national tour of The Fantasticks with his friend Albert Poland. He holds an MFA in directing from Boston University, and in 2009 DePauw University awarded David the honorary degree Doctor of Arts.