David Dabbon is a Broadway/TV/Film composer and arranger. On Broadway, he has worked as the dance arranger for the Tony-nominated musical adaptation of Beetlejuice, the revival of Funny Girl, and the celebrated musical comedy Disaster! He composed new music and wrote dance arrangements for the revival of Bob Fosse's Dancin'. He also provided additional orchestrations to the Broadway bio-musical Sondheim on Sondheim (Grammy nomination).
He earned an Emmy nomination for composing the music to the song “Eat Shit, Bob!” which aired on HBO’s award-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. David arranged the dance and fight music for the new national touring production of Peter Pan (2024). His dance arranging work can be seen aboard the Disney Dream in Beauty and the Beast.
He wrote the arrangements to the off-broadway farce Oh, Mary! by Cole Escola. He is a co-composer and music director for Actress and Comedian, Catherine Cohen. David also serves as the music director and arranger for the Las Culturistas Culture Awards with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang. He had a 12-week run of his interactive game show musical, Game On produced and commissioned by Pittsburgh CLO.
He has an ongoing collaboration with six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, regularly providing orchestrations for her concerts and albums. His work can be heard on both Audra McDonald New York Philharmonic: Sing Happy and Audra McDonald: Go Back Home. His orchestration of the song “Somewhere/Some Other Time” was performed at the 42nd annual Kennedy Center Honors.
He provided arrangements and orchestrations for the HBO documentary Six by Sondheim.
David is also a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop, ASCAP, and The Society of Composers and Lyricists. He earned a master of music degree in choral conducting from Carnegie Mellon University (under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Page) and a self-defined bachelor of music degree from The Hartt School.