|David Garrison, best known as Steve Rhoades on television’s Married With Children, began his career as a member of the resident company at Tony Award-winning Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. His Broadway credits include Serge B. Samovar in A Day in Hollywood/A Night in Ukraine, for which he received a Tony Award nomination and a Drama-Logue Award, J. Bruce Ismay in the Tony-winning Titanic, the Wizard of Oz in Wicked, and Sandor in the Faith Prince revival of Bells Are Ringing, as well as C. Edgar Sloan in Strike Up the Band (City Center Encores!), Arnold Beckoff in Torch Song Trilogy, the Sergeant in The Pirates of Penzance, and David in Christopher Durang’s A History of the American Film. His Off-Broadway credits include the Thirtieth Anniversary revival of I Do! I Do!, for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination, Geniuses, Terrence McNally’s It’s Only A Play, The Torch-Bearers, The Family of Mann and New Jerusalem. He won a Helen Hayes Award for his work as Charlie in Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along at Arena Stage, and has been featured in prestigious regional productions of Die Fledermaus (Santa Fe Opera), Tom Stoppard's Travesties (Williamstown Theatre Festival), and as the Devil in the world premiere of Randy Newman’s Faust (La Jolla/Goodman). He played Nathan Detroit and the Wizard of Oz, respectively, in the first national tours of Guys and Dolls and Wicked.
David’s other television credits include Norman on It’s Your Move and Stan on Working It Out, as well as guest appearances on Law and Order, The West Wing, The Practice, NYPD Blue, Without a Trace, Everybody Loves Raymond, Judging Amy, Murphy Brown, Murder She Wrote, Ed, L.A. Law, Tom Clancy's Op Center and the PBS Great Performances presentations of On the Town with the London Symphony and Ira Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall.
In addition to the cast albums of Hollywood/Ukraine, Titanic, Bells Are Ringing, the Thirtieth Anniversary revival of I Do! I Do!, and On the Town, David’s many recordings include Songs of New York, Show Boat, Kiss Me Kate, Annie Get Your Gun, Of Thee I Sing/Let ’Em Eat Cake, Girl Crazy, You Never Know, Tell Me More, Oh! Lady! Lady!!, George and IraStandards and Gems, and Dawn Upshaw Sings Rodgers and Hart (guest artist). He is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston University’s School of Theater Arts, and is the recipient of its Distinguished Alumni Award.
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