David Shire, an Academy Award and two-time Grammy winner and multiple Tony and Emmy nominee, has composed prolifically for the theatre, films, television and recordings.

Recent & Upcoming


1/21: Our Table (concert version) at 54 Below

2/20–22: Guest appearances Dublin International Film Festival

3/13-15: Master residency and concert at San Francisco State Univ.

4/9-13: Sap of Life rehearsals at Virginia Tech

Fall: Big revival opens on London’s West End


Jan-Feb: scoring Brighton Beach (aka Russian American)

9/17-21: Master residency at Univ. of Illinois

10/6-18: Africa: Kruger Park safari; Capetown


10/18-19: World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award recipient at Ghent, Belgium.
7/5-8: Concert appearances at MOMSA film music festival in Malaga, Spain.
6/17-18: public first readings of The Country Wife at Red Bull Theatre
5/1: Table opens at Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven
3/23: Sousatzka pre-Broadway tryout opens at Elgin Theater, Toronto
2/15: Liz Callaway Maltby/Shire concert at Lincoln Center
Winter/Spring: Didi Lightful (Amazon tv) in production
Winter: Big revival trying out for West End in Plymouth and Dublin
12/2: Sousatzka rehearsals start for tryout production at Elgin Theater, Toronto
12/1: Love After Love (feature film) score completed
7-8: Sousatzka 6-week workshop, Toronto
1/4-18: Sousatzka 2-week workshop, Toronto
8/24-10/25: Waterfall at 5th Ave. Theatre, Seattle
6/6-10: Sousatzka first reading
5/18-6/28: Waterfall at Pasadena Playhouse
5/17: Received honorary doctorate of music from Univ. of Buffalo (SUNY)
10/11-18: Big in revised version at York Theatre (Mufti Series)
 5/6: London opening of revised Closer Than Ever
4/14: Quitters (feature film) score completed
2/14: The American Side (feature film) score completed
3/14: Waterfall 4-week lab and presentations, NYC
12/17/12-1/12: Workshop of Table, NYC
12/17/13: Maltby and Shire What Could Be Better (anthology tribute), 54 Below, NYC
12/18/13: By Proclamation, David Shire Day, Rockland County, NY


1/27/07: Pops concert with Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
7/13-9/22/07: Take Flight, Chocolate Factory, London
11/07-2/08: Take Flight, Tokyo and Japanese tour
2/3/08: Pops concert with Rockland Symphony Orchestra
6/12/08: Premiere of Stream of Voices, Colo. Children’s Chorale, Denver
6/16-25/08: Artist Retreat at Princeton’s McCarter Theatre Center
9/08: Scoring completed for Beyond A Reasonable Doubt, new Peter Hyams film, for 2009 release
9/17/08: MoMA program: Anatomy of a Jazz Score: A Panel Discussion, with Johnny Mandel, Gary Giddons
9/20/08: Panelist, Manhattan Producers Alliance Composer Expo
9/27/08: We the Artists 08, Obama benefit, Nyack Riverspace, with Didi Conn, Lynne Wintersteller, Bill Irwin, Bill T Jones, Toni Morrison
10/08: Didi Lightful pilot completed
11/3/08: Broadway Close-up: Maltby & Shire, Kaufman Ctr, NYC
11/16/08: Pops concert with North Jersey Symphony
12/11/08: Take Flight reading at McCarter Theater, Princeton
1/16 & 1/23/09: Throw It To The Wind: The Songs of Maltby and Shire, w/Christa Justus, Andrew Gerle, West Bank Cafe
1/24/09: Gala event for Rockland Symphony Orchestra, w/Didi Conn, Lynne Wintersteller
2/16-21/09: In residence at Yale for master classes and a concert with the Davenport Pops
10/11/09: David Shire/Didi Conn are Creative Couples honorees for Rockland Center for the Arts
2/21-22/10: David Shire and Lynne Wintersteller at Birdland – POSTPONED
4/30-6/6/10: Take Flight, American premiere production at McCarter Theatre, Princeton.
9/11: release of Streisand’s What Matters Most album, which includes the Oscar nominated Bergman/Shire song “I’ll Never Say Goodbye”
11/16/11-11/19/11: At University of Buffalo: a new review, It Goes Like It Goes, The Music of David Shire, is performed by theatre and dance students.
6/4/12-6/19/12: Previews of Closer Than Ever at York Theater, NYC
6/17/12: Transport Group benefit concert perf. of Baby, Lucielle Lortel Theater, NYC
6/20/12: Opening of Closer Than Ever for six week limited engagement at York Theater, NYC
7/23/12: Closer Than Ever reopening for unlimited run at York Theater, NYC
9/23/12-10/5/12: Two-week workshop of Waterfall in Bangkok


Theatrical management:
Sarah Douglas, Charles Kopelman
Abrams Artists Agency
275 7th Ave. (26th Fl.)
New York, New York 10001
646 486 4600

Film scoring management:
Seth Kaplan, Christine Russell
Evolution Music Partners
9100 Wilshire Blvd.
East Tower, Ste. 301
Beverly Hills, Ca 90212
210 623 3388

Concert management:
Matthew Inge
Ingenuity Productions
110 West End Avenue
New York, NY 10023
212 595 4707

Loren Plotkin
Levine Plotkin & Menin, LLP
888 7th Avenue, 10th FL
New York, NY 10106
212 245-6565

Business management:
Jeff Geibelson
Geibelson, Young, Inc.
21700 Oxnard St.  Ste. 2030
Woodland Hills, Ca  91367
818 971 7300

Concert material rentals:
Themes and Variations

Rentals for musical theater performance:
Music Theater International
421 W. 54th St,
New York, NY 10019
212 541 4684

Music publishing information
and rights clearance:
Paul McKibbins
212 284 3882