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David Yazbek

David Yazbek was born in 1961. He is a writer, known for Square One Television (1987), Scott's Play (1999) and The Puzzle Place (1994). See full bio »


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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Known For

Square One Television
Scott's Play
Scott's Play Writer
The Puzzle Place
The Ten
The Ten Soundtrack


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 1999 Scott's Play (Short) (writer)
 1995 The Puzzle Place (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Spooky (1995)
- Mad Music Magic (1995)
- I Love Kiki (1995)
- Deck the Halls (1995)
 1987 Square One Television (TV Series)
  Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series) (1 episode, 1984) (writer - 47 episodes, 1982 - 1984)
- Episode dated 16 August 1984 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 24 July 1984 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 11 June 1984 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 19 April 1984 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 22 March 1984 (1984) ... (writer)
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 2007 The Ten ("Written in Stone") / (lyrics: "Written in Stone") / (music: "Written in Stone", "Who Am I (And Where Do I Go from Here?)")
 2005 The 59th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Great Big Stuff")
 2001 The 55th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Let It Go")
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 1991 Walking the Dog (Short)
 1988 Lip Service (TV Movie)
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 1997 Bear in the Big Blue House (TV Series) (songs - 1 episode)
- Call It a Day ... (songs)
 1991 Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Canal Caper (1991) ... (composer: theme music)
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 2008 Wainy Days (TV Series)
- Jonah and the Manilow (2008) ... Scalper
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 2014 What Cheer? (Short) (executive producer)
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 2016 #LiveatFive (TV Series)
- David Yazbek (2016) ... Himself
 2000-2005 Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary)
- Pop Music & the New Musical (2005) ... Himself
- Production: The Full Monty (2000) ... Himself
 2005 The 59th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Nominee: Best Original Score
 2002 A Week in the West End (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (2002) ... Himself
 2001 The 55th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Nominee: Best Original Score
 2000 Theater Talk (TV Series)
- Episode dated 21 December 2000 (2000) ... Himself

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Other Works:

Terrence McNally and his musical, "The Full Monty", was performed at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Alene Robertson in the cast. See more »

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Was nominated for Broadway's 2001 Tony Award as Best Original Musical Score, both words and music, for "The Full Monty." See more »

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