From “Beauty and the Beast” on Broadway and years of touring productions to appearances in Feature Films like Richard Jewell, Captain America: Civil War and television favorites like Ozark and the Emmy-winning Dopesick, I’ve spent decades as a “working actor” in virtually all facets of the business.

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David de Vries Acting on Theatre

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

David de Vries on Screenplay

A Co-Production of Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit

Photos by Daniel Parvis

Atlanta Intown says:

“…this perfect cast and totally assured production make this a show not to miss.

It’s easy to despise Dom Claude Frollo, played by Mr. de Vries; Frollo is a hypocrite, puffed up with piety and faultfinding (he hates the gypsies because they’re gypsies); yet through the actor’s subtle, masterful performance, we understand that he is his own worst enemy: his self-loathing is pitiable. Mr. de Fries (sic) also sings very well, with numerous Broadway, TV, and film credits.”

A Christmas Carol

David de Vries on A Christmas Carol

adapted by David H. Bell

“De Vries, for his part, is fully transformed into a glowering and formidable Scrooge. His take is finely nuanced, never over-the-top. That is, until he becomes the bouncing, buoyantly happy, born-again child in the old man’s body…

If you’ve postponed seeing this production or haven’t yet seen David de Vries’ deliciously intimidating take on Scrooge, time is of the essence.” –Wendell Brock, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Beauty and the Beast

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, NYC

I was proud to be the “last candle standing”, coming back to play the role of Lumiere in the closing months of Beauty and the Beast at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York. I played this role of a lifetime with 4 different companies in 42 cities. Spanning eleven years and thousands of performances, my involvement in the “tale as old as time” was a life altering experience that shall remain unforgettable.


David de Vries on Carapace

Alliance Theatre, Atlanta

The Kendeda-winning “Carapace” at the Alliance Theatre was an extraordinary experience. Directed by Tony-Award winner Judith Ivey, with an all-star Atlanta cast that included Joe Knezevich (pictured) and Betheny Anne Lind, Carapace was a heart-breaking family drama about love and addiction and the consequences of our misprized loves.

Freud's Last Session

David de Vries on Freuds Last Session

Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta

Having the opportunity to do a two hander with Andrew Benator was a pure pleasure. Having the opportunity to work with director Jessica West after so many years was a wonderful reunion. Having the opportunity to delve into the world of Sigmund Freud was a peak career experience. I called upon the memories of my Dutch Uncles (not figuratively, literally my Dutch uncles) to help me slip into Freud’s skin. This fun and challenging script imagines a meeting between two of the great minds of the Twentieth Century, at opposite ends of the spiritual spectrum. Needless to say, they have some things to talk about. And yes, sometimes a cigar IS just a cigar.

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

David de Vries on Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre

An Adaptation of the controversial and beloved film that would be Spencer Tracy’s last performance, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner still has relevance today. This production was lovingly brought to life by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon and his frequent collaborator Todd Kreidler, with a cast featuring Tom Key, Phylicia Rashad, Afemo Omelami and Tess Malis. I’ve worn the collar a lot in my day! Starting in “The Royal Hunt of the Sun” (Father de Nizza) at Theatrical Outfit, I’ve played 6 priests and I am still counting…

Glengarry Glen Ross

David de Vries on Glen Garry

Alliance Theatre, Atlanta

Another all-star Atlanta cast rendered David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross with poetic venom in the Hertz Stage at the Alliance. Delicious words and unabashed testosterone were the order of the day in this terrific production directed by BJ Jones. Larry Larson (pictured) was a great scene partner; Dave Moss was one of my favorite turns.


David de Vries on Wicked

Pantages Theatre, LA

I spent three years with Wicked as Dr. Dillamond. Runs in Chicago at the Oriental, Los Angeles at the famous Pantages Theatre and originating the role for the 2nd National Tour. A great experience all around. 26 different cities, from the single digit chill of Schenectady to the triple digit swelter of Austin. A great theatrical spectacle with enduring appeal, it’s a story that will be loved for many years to come.

I did my own makeup and threw it all on in about 12 minutes. I spent the rest of my time working on a Master’s degree.

A Tuna Christmas

David de Vries on Tuna Christmas

Actor’s Theatre of Louisville

The ugliest woman in show business is a man and I think I get the prize! Multiple character roles have been a stock in trade for me – I played 7 characters in “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter”, 5 in “Shadowlands” and 10 in “One Last Summer” – all at the Alliance Theatre. At Actors Theatre of Louisville, the “Tuna” plays call for 11 characters by each of the 2 actors. Playing along my old friend Bart Hansard, we shall never forget this one. What a hoot! Well…it was terrifying at first…then it was a hoot.