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David Goldsmith, as a music theatre lyricist, wrote the lyrics for the American premiere Hot Shoe Shuffle, which played to 3,000 seat venues in Houston, Seattle, Toronto, and St. Paul. His songs and scripts for feature films include Pepita, an original animated musical (Warner Bros. Animation/Geffen Films), Thief of Always (Paramount, based on the Clive Barker novel), A Christmas Carol, starring Tim Curry and Whoopi Goldberg (Fox), New Line Cinema's Set it Off (the song under Queen Latifah's death scene), Adventures of Pinocchio (Savoy), and others. His song "I Will Rise Again" is featured on the MCA/Universal film score recording of Norman Jewison's The Hurricane. For television, he has written for "All Dogs Go To Heaven," the Series (MGM), "Happily Ever After" (HBO), NBC (numerous promos including the award-winning "My Name Is Jenny [McCarthy]"), Hanna-Barbera, Saban, Disney Television, Disney Home Video, and over fifty songs for DIC Entertainment/American Greetings' "Strawberry Shortcake" series.
His original musical Li'l Devil was selected over hundreds of finalists by the ASCAP/Disney Music Theatre Workshop, directed by Stephen Schwartz. David created "Avenue Us," a pilot for Jersey Films, wrote on the staff of "The Fearing Mind," an hour-drama series for the (then) Fox Family Channel, and created the pilot "Twelve" (aka "Book Of Sally") with the late Ted Demme ,Twentieth Television, and later, Courteney Cox's Coquette Productions. The damn thing still hasn't gotten made, but he refuses to give up hope. He also wrote the story for the episode of "The Dead Zone" in which Johnny, the main character, wakes up in an alternate reality.
David is the lyricist of the upcoming musical Masada, with music by Shuki Levy and book by Glenn Berenbeim, to be directed by Tim Sheader. His original screenplay Cowgirl Up is being produced by John Davis Entertainment for the Disney Channel, and he has written a screenplay based on the novel "Secret Letters" for East of Doheny Entertainment. Currently, David is serving as co-producer/writer of the ABC Family drama series "Beautiful People."
David, a former professional opera singer, resides in Los Angeles and is a graduate of Opera and Music Theatre at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. Most of all, he is the proud father of daughter Maddy.
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David Goldsmith makes his West End debut as a lyricist on 19 November, 2008 with the new musical entitled Imagine This, at the New London theatre. Imagine This transfers from its 2007 engagement at Theatre Royal Plymouth in the UK. He also wrote co-book and lyrics for the musical Having It Almost, 2006 New York Music Theatre Festival, which was also chosen to be a part of the 2008 National Alliance for Musical Theatre's Songwriter Showcase. Other credits as lyricist for the stage include The American version (original score) of Hot Shoe Shuffle at the Fifth Avenue Theatre (Seattle), Theatre Under The Stars (Houston), Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (St. Paul), and the Living Arts Center (Toronto); Li'l Devil (ASCAP/Disney Music Theatre Workshop); Hats! The Musical For The Rest Of Your Life, (Denver Theatre Center); many others. For television, David served as co-producer/writer of "Beautiful People" (ABC Family Television), and wrote for "The Fearing Mind" (Fox Family) and "The Dead Zone" (USA Network). Graduate of Opera and Music Theatre from the College Conservatory of Music at University of Cincinnati. Most of all, he is the proud father of daughter Maddy (Wheaton College '12).
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