David Cleveland has a passion for the dramatic arts and arts education as well as a commitment to the future of New Hampshire. He was born and raised in New London, N.H., and is the son of the late Jim Cleveland, who for 20 years was the U.S. Representative for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District.
David Cleveland began his career in the arts by performing with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Boulder Dinner Theater, the Country Dinner Playhouse, the Weston Playhouse in Vermont, the La Jolla Playhouse in California, and Off Broadway at the Equity Library Theater.
Since then, he has performed and/or produced and directed theater and award winning shows, in among other places, the prestigious Empty Space Theater in Seattle, the Lowenstein Theater in Denver and the Derby Dinner Theater in Louisville, Ky.
In New York City, he appeared on Broadway in Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera. For 10 years he performed all of the male roles in all 4 productions of Phantom in North America. He established the Sharon Stage Educational Theater Program in Connecticut, and many of his students have gone on to Broadway and feature films.
- Dartmouth College, English/Shakespeare major