Dave Roth

NYC Freelance Percussionist

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Dave Roth, a freelance percussionist in New York City, has been performing and teaching for over 25 years and has appeared in over 200 cities worldwide. Dave is an active player in the Broadway musical theater scene and is currently performing in The Three Penny Opera at the Atlantic Theater Company.  He most recently performed in the A Christmas Story at the famed Madison Square Garden thie 2013 holiday season and the revival of Evita by Andrew Lloyd Weber, Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Dave also had the percussion chair on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Pirate Queen where he served as an assistant conductor. 

Dave has performed with nearly 30 other productions on Broadway. He has also toured throughout the world including the North American and Asian tours of West Side Story, the national tour of Mamma Mia and the national tour and European tour of Smokey Jo’s Cafe.

Roth is an accomplished orchestral percussionist, and has performed with orchestras throughout the Midwest and East Coast. Some of these include San Antonio Symphony, New York Grand Opera, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Chamber Symphony, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Light Opera Works, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and Maryland Symphony Orchestra.

Dave has appeared onstage with Sir Paul McCartney, Gladys Knight, Patty Lapone, The Temptations, Doc Severinson, Henry Mancini, The Chieftains, Pincas Zuckerman, Susan Anton and many more.

Dave trained at Kansas State University and also at Northwestern University where he received his Masters of Music Degree in Percussion Performance. He is an active clinician and loves to share his experiences as a Broadway percussionist.

Dave is also a lobbyist in Washington, DC for Alzheimer's Research and supports a very exciting personalized music therapy approach. Please visit his web site for more information.


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Dave Roth Broadway Percussion Clinic