A varied career as a recording artist, Emmy-winning TV and film writer, music producer and pianist has somehow led Yazbek to a career on Broadway. His three shows, THE FULL MONTY, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, and WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN were all Tony nominated for Best Score. THE FULL MONTY won him the Drama Desk Award for Best Music. As a recording artist, Yazbek is responsible for five albums: The Laughing Man (winner NAIRD award, Best Pop Album of the Year),Tock, Damascus, Tape Recorder and Evil Monkey Man. He also produced the original cast albums of his three Broadway shows, THE FULL MONTY, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, and WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, the first two of which were nominated for Grammy Awards. Recently David has scored the final season of HBO's BOARDWALK EMPIRE, scored and performed the music for Larry David's giant Broadway hit FISH IN THE DARK, and built an Ikea storage shelf.