David Greenspan Bio - Biography

Name David Greenspan
Naionality American
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Famous for Acting
David Greenspan is an award-winning American actor and playwright. In 1997 he received an Obie Award for his work in the off-broadway revival of Boys in the Band. An alumnus of New Dramatists, he has received playwriting fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation and Charles Revson Foundation. He received the 1993 McKnight Fellowship from the Playwrights Center, a 2002 CalArts/Alpert Awards in the Arts and a 2006 Lucille Lortel Foundation Fellowship. He holds a B.A. in Drama from the University of California at Irvine.

In 2009 he collaborated with Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields in a musical adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Coraline, under the direction of Leigh Silverman. In an interview with Lizzie Olesker in The Brooklyn Rail, Greenspan describes the musical: “We suggest things. Not like a large animated musical. There’s no amplification of our voices. We wanted something that was more direct and immediate as opposed to something coming out of a wall of sound.” Greenspan's latest play, Go Back to Where You Are, receives its World Premiere at Playwrights Horizons in New York City in Spring 2011, under the direction of Leigh Silverman.

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