DAVID COFFEE makes his Alley Theatre debut in The Great Society. He made his theatrical debut in 1968 as Portly Otter in The Wind in the Willows for Fort Worth’s Casa Manaña Theatre (where he recently returned for his eighty-seventh production). In addition to his early training at Casa, David earned both his Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts degrees from Texas Christian University. He was also a University Fellow at SUNY-Binghamton, where he studied with Arthur Lessac. After graduation, David played Clifton Feddington in the first national tour of The 1940’s Radio Hour. In 1985, David became the “Perfesser”/Conductor for Mr. Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Cornet Band. For seven years, David led the band through concerts across North America as well as television and radio appearances. In 1992, David began his long-time association with North Shore Music Theatre in Massachusetts where he has performed in 56 productions over 24 seasons. Audiences have welcomed David at Goodspeed Musicals (Pajama Game), American Musical Theatre of San Jose (Forum), Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma (Urinetown), Lyric Stage (Show Boat), Stages St. Louis (1776), Theatre Three (Light Up The Sky), Circle Theatre (My Name is Asher Lev), Stage West (Heroes), City Rep (The Grapes of Wrath), Seacoast Rep (A Christmas Carol), Portland Center Stage (My Fair Lady), and the Dallas Theater Center where he has received accolades for his work in Cabaret and Fly By Night. Honors include a Tribute Evening given by the North Shore Music Theatre (where the green room is named in his honor), multiple IRNE Awards, Broadway World Award, multiple DFW Critics’ Forum Awards for his work with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival (Artistic Associate), and the Elston Brooks Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Live Theatre League of Tarrant County. DavidCoffee.org.