Performance Bio


David Sabella has enjoyed a long and varied career in performance.

In 1996 he originated the starring role of “Mary Sunshine” in the 1996 revival of CHICAGO, with Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking, and Joel Grey. He returned to the Broadway company, to appear with Melanie Griffith as Roxie Hart. And, continued to return, as needed for the Broadway and National Touring Companies, until 2006. He is also appeared in workshops of Kander and Ebb’s last colaberation, The Visit, with both Angela Landsbury & Chita Rivera.

Off-Broadway, David has performed leading roles in many productions including The Phillie Trilogy (Winner – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play, Fresh Fruit Festival 2017);  Jules – (the life of Julian Eltinge) Laurie Beechman Theater, October, 2012 & La Tea Theater 2014; Kiss and Make Up at the Lucile Lortel Theater, (New York International Fringe Festival); The Green Room (HBO Prods), as well as Hexed in The City, Foxy, Watch Your Step, So Long 174th Street (Musicals Tonight!), and O’Henry’s Lovers (New York Musical Theater Festival).

His regional theater credits include: A Little Night Music, Seesaw, Godspell, Merrily We Roll Along, The Gingerbread Lady, and The Lisbon Traviata.

As a voice-over artist he has worked on several network television cartoon series, including Peter Pan and the Pirates for FOX, and Teacher’s Pet for Disney.

And, in classical music, David won several prestigious voice competitions including The Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition, The Metropolitan Opera Eastern Regional Auditions, and The New York Oratorio Society Competition at Carnegie Hall. He starred in the title role of Giulio Cesare with Virginia Opera (available on Koch International Label), L’ incoronazione di Poppea (Utah opera), and Die Fledermaus (Lincoln Center). And, has appeared numerous times at both Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center as a principal soloist in such works as the Bach B-Minor Mass, Handel’s Messiah, and Peter Schickele’s comical Three Bargain-Counter Tenors. He toured internationally with the now legendary La Gran Scena Opera Company.

His voice can be heard on recording in a full length Giulio Cesare on Koch International Label; the soundtrack to the musical CHICAGO on RCA Victor; Foxy, Watch Your Step, A Special Place and Everybody’s Getting Into The Act, (all on Original Cast Recordings).

Mr. Sabella appeared twice on the Rosie O’Donnell Show and has been featured in national magazines such as Opera News, In Theater, Entertainment Weekly, A&U (Cover), OUT, and Next. After the phenominal success of CHICAGO, David’s personal caricature was unveiled (June 1998) and hangs in the world-famous theater restaurant, Sardi’s.