Artistic Director / College Advisor
Dave Clemmons serves as a college audition coach, instructor, and artistic director at PW. Dave began his career as a performer on Broadway with roles in Les Miserablés (Valjean), The Civil War (original company), and The Scarlet Pimpernel (original company and Chaeuvelin in original concept recording), as well as spending several years in Broadway National Tours and pre-Broadway productions, working with the finest in the industry at award winning theaters. He is the founder/owner of Dave Clemmons Casting whose projects include countless Broadway productions and revivals, Off-Broadway, National Tours, International Tours (Europe, Asia, Moscow), and Regional productions including: Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland, The Boy from Oz (starring Hugh Jackman), Evita (directed by Hal Prince), Dr. Doolittle (directed by and starring Tommy Tune), Moving Out (choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp), Fosse (starring Ben Vereen), and 42nd Street (directed and choreographed by Randy Skinner). He serves as a Producing Partner for StylesFour Entertainment that served as producer/investors for such projects as Broadway’s Tony Award winning productions of Once and Spring Awakening, critically acclaimed NY production of Bat Boy, Driving Miss Daisy (starring James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave), and An Intimate Evening with Frank Wildhorn and Friends. He has served as music/vocal director for Broadway productions, National Tours, Regional Theaters, and for the Presidential Gala performance of The Civil War at The National Theater in D.C. He is an in-demand teacher and lecturer having taught at every major musical theater training program in the country, as well as Masterclasses in New York, LA, Chicago, Boston, Huston, and Orlando. He is a visiting professor at Elon University, a permanent faculty member and director/conductor of The Performing Arts Project, and advising faculty member at The New York School of Film and Television. Most recently, he was named the Dean at The Humphries School of Musical Theater in Huston, TX.