Actor - Writer - Quirky Human Being

David Meyers

Bio


David fell in love with theater at the tender age of 6 when he saw Peter Pan on Broadway. He loved the production and refused to leave until he could see the show again (he was promptly ejected from the theater by a disgruntled usher).


David’s first stage performance was an elementary school talent show, where he sang “I’m Flying” from Peter Pan. David continued to act throughout his childhood and teenage years at various professional and community theaters, summer camp (French Woods), and his bedroom.


David auditioned for and was accepted to the acting conservatory at Boston University. During his freshman year, he became bewitched by politics and transferred to Rutgers University where he received a degree in political science (and also did some professional theater in New York and New Jersey).


David later moved to Washington, D.C., where he worked in the White House and the Senate. After the adventure of a lifetime, David moved returned to his first loves of acting and writing.

Fun Facts


David was cast as the lead in his pre-school production of The Nutcracker – but was felled by a 103-degree fever. He told his mother the show must go on. She slipped a dose of Nyquil into his breakfast. (David has never missed another performance since.)


David is a human makeup remover (during a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a woman watching his performance laughed so hard that her mascara ran).


David has never tried an illegal drug because he is high on life (and wanted to truthfully pass his government background check).


David has appeared on NPR and various radio shows to discuss poliitcs, and his writings have appeared in CNN, FOX News, Real Clear Politics, The Diplomat, the Jerusalem Post, and more.


Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - Gene Frankel Theatre, NYC

"The eight member cast collaborates beautifully to make this a  strong and consistently illuminating ensemble effort." - Talkin' Broadway


"There is also a bit of slapstick, mainly in the character of Alfred (David Meyers, also doubling as the ridiculous Polonius), who can never quite get his cues correct." - StageBuddy.com


Solo Show - off-Broadway's Project Y and Tongue in Cheek Theatre.

"Meyers' one man show, aptly named Solo Show, energetically and effortlessly explores the many sources of inspiration that solo shows glean ... A skilled actor with many tricks and accents up his sleeve, Meyers and his piece were standouts..."   Jake Lipman


"Fool Me Twice," Nylon Fusion Theatre Company

"(Meyers), desperate to redeem himself, grinds out the most disjointed hodgepodge of multiple schoolyard riddles that you’ve ever heard – few people could screw up so amusingly..." 


"The rest of the time (he) is channeling every scatterbrained youngster who’s ever left your milk out overnight or torturously dragged out your customer service call, and he channels them convincingly enough to make you squirm with exasperated empathy." David Meadow (The Independent)


RED at Payomet PAC on Cape Cod


Cape Cod Times: "David Meyers ... is a perfect compliment. He is by turns sycophantic and challenging, scared and belligerent, innocent and worldly wise..." "a feisty force to be reckoned with."

Named one of the best shows of the year on Cape Cod.

BROKEN - NYC, Spring 2015


"Meyers was superb in playing the maniac who murdered seventeen [people] in a mall" - Peter         

       Filichia (TheaterMania, NJ Star Ledger)  


"Two sensitive actors, one troubling subject, one promising playwright" - Ken Jones (Playbill, ByKenJones)


"A brave, timely, and thoughtful drama"  - Matt Windman (amNY)  


   "Stunning writing and well-acted" - Joan Kane, Ego Actus


"A smart, assured production" - NY Theatre Guide

                                Reviews



Bad Jews - NJ Professional Premiere - 2016


"Meyers' Liam matches Daphna in knowledge and reason (or unreason ability) and resonates likability and romance. You believe he loves Melody and sees her as a way out of his family - despite the character's callowness."    Broadway World


"A battle of wits and wills ensues where he and [Heller] put each other through the self-esteem shredder.


...Meyers provides a dramatic slow burn and when in a cathartic moment Liam [erupts] at Daphna, it rings true. Meyers' management of his energy is an effective contrast against Heller’s hyper-activity.  NY Blue Print