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David starred as All-American, Billy Crocker – a New York stockbroker head over heals in love – in Goodspeed Musical’s first production of their 2016 season.
Joining David was Rashidra Scott (Beautiful – The Carol King Musical) as Reno Sweeney and Stephen DeRosa (Into The Woods, Boardwalk Empire) as Moonfaced Martin in Cole Porter’s classic musical from the 1930’s. With a score featuring It’s Delovely, I Get A Kick Out Of You, Easy To Love and All Through the Night, the New York Times said, “It’s a stem-to-stern voyage of perfection that boasts impeccable casting, brilliant performances”.
Goodspeed Musicals is one of America’s well respected regional theaters and is the birthplace of some of the world’s most famous musicals, including Annie, Man of La Mancha and Shenandoah.
“It’s a stem-to-stern voyage of perfection that boasts impeccable casting, brilliant performances” –New York Times (full review)
“David Harris – the quintessentially handsome and talented leading man “ – Connecticut Critics Circle (full review)
“David Harris’ handsome and charming Billy Crocker proves the perfect complement to Ms. Scott’s Reno and Hannah Florence’s Hope. His voice reminded this reviewer of the great balladeers of the period, which proved perfect for the Cole Porter standards” – BroadwayWorld (full review)
“Mr. Harris is a tall drink of water as Billy and his gorgeous tenor voice brings lovely cadence to songs like “Easy to Love” and “All Through the Night”. He also pairs well with Scott in a joyful rendition of “You’re the Top”. – CT Post Chronicle (full review)
“David Harris plays the romantic hero Billy Crocker as a bit of a rugged adventurer.” – Courant (full review)
“David Harris as the handsome leading man, Billy is genuinely touching.” – Connecticut Critics Circle (full review)
“The other “Anything Goes” performers boast impressive pipes, too. David Harris and Hannah Florence duet with strong-and-sweet vocal chemistry on “It’s De-Lovely,” and Harris uses his estimable chops and his traditional-leading-man vibe on “Easy to Love.” – TheDay (full review)
“Harris makes for a charming, determined hero… other principals surprise and impress with the extent of their dancing abilities, including leading man David Harris… and Hannah Florence … They manage some elegant flourishes up and down the stairs and across the stage in “Easy to Love” and the bittersweet “All Through the Night” which feature Florence flying off into unexpected spins from Harris’s arms.” – Examiner
“In the role of Billy Crocker, David Harris has the looks, the voice, and the acting skill to be the perfect leading man for the show.” – Zander Opper critic (full review)
“David Harris, the Australian musical star, is smooth as Billy Crocker, easy on the eyes and the ears” – Westfield News (full review)
“The dashing and charismatic David Harris who is no stranger to leading roles, is superb as Billy Crocker… His voice is phenomenal as is his comedic timing.”
“David Harris as Billy Crocker has just the right amount of charm, presence, and wit to pull off the love sick hero without over sentimentalizing the role.” Pillow Talking (full review)
“David Harris plays Billy with the right amount of brash youth, mooning young love and cunning.” – Two On The Aisle (full review)
“As Billy, David Harris is excellent, handsome, possessed of strong pipes and much the center of attention.” – Critics Circle (full review)