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David Yazbek

David Yazbek

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 four shows, The Fully Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women on The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and The Band's Visit were all Tony nominated for Best Score. Yazbek took home the Tony for Best Score for The Band's Visit. The Fully 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 The Band's Visit, The Fully Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Women on The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, the first three of which were nominated for Grammy Awards.  Yazbek 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. Yazbek teamed up with 13 librettist Robert Horn to collaborate on the new muscial Tootsie, opening on Broadway in spring of 2019.

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