David Pittu is an award-winning actor and two-time Tony Award nominee, for his performance as Bertolt Brecht in LoveMusik (directed by Hal Prince) and for his multiple-role turn in the Mark Twain/David Ives comedy Is He Dead? (directed by Michael Blakemore). His other Broadway credits include The Front Page (with Nathan Lane) and Tom Stoppard’s The Coast of Utopia (both directed by Jack O’Brien) and Never Gonna Dance (directed by Michael Greif). His extensive off-Broadway and regional credits most recently include Conor McPherson’s acclaimed Girl from the North Country at the Public Theater and Murder on the Orient Express (directed by Emily Mann) at Hartford Stage, in which he starred as Hercule Poirot.
Also at the Public Theater, he received the St Clare Bayfield Award for his work as Feste in Twelfth Night (with Anne Hathaway & Audra McDonald), and the Best Ensemble Drama Desk Award for David Hare’s Stuff Happens (both directed by Daniel Sullivan).
He created and starred in What’s That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling (with music by Randy Redd), receiving Outer Critics’ Circle Award nominations for Best Off-Broadway Musical and Best Actor in a Musical.
He has received Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominations for his his work at Atlantic and Manhattan Theater Club, and the National Broadway Award for the first national tour of Parade, by Jason Robert Brown & Alfred Uhry, directed by Hal Prince.
He has starred in Encores! revivals of Of Thee I Sing, Bells Are Ringing, It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman, and Big River, and the MasterVoices concerts of The Firebrand of Florence, Of Thee I Sing, Lady in the Dark and Let ‘Em Eat Cake.
TV/Film: The Plot Against America, Elementary, Cafe Society, The Blacklist, Submission, Emily & Tim, The Following, The Knick, House of Cards, Mercy Street, Chicago PD, Person of Interest, The Good Wife, Men in Black 3, Damages, Pan Am, Law & Order, L&O:SVU, L&O:CI, True Story, The Invention of Lying, King Kong, Rescue Me, Cashmere Mafia, The Black Donnellys, Sex & the City, The Sopranos.
David is a prolific and award-winning audio-book narrator. He received the Audie Award for Best Solo Male Performance for his reading of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.