Credited with bringing musicals to the masses and is affectionately known as 'the working man's Andrew Lloyd Webber'. David King is a multi award-winning and internationally acclaimed theatre producer. He owns his own theatres in America, and has an honorary doctorate from Middlesex University in London for services to the performing arts. David has hit shows all over the world, and as executive producer of Spirit Productions, he is one of largest employers in show business today.
David lives part of the year in Monaco, and part of the year in the USA. He travels extensively, regularly visiting his productions, wherever they play worldwide. In the last year, shows have played in China, New Zealand, Australia , Manila , Japan, Dubai , Israel , Romania , Holland , Monte Carlo, Canada , USA, and more .
He sought for years to break into producing, but he was consistently turned down. Wherever he went, the answer was no.
Any other person may have given up, but David's determination and belief in his talent eventually paid off. After being turned down everywhere, in 1996, David wrote and created his first hit musical , the Irish dance show "Spirit Of The Dance". The show cashed in on the huge success of Riverdance, and Michael Flatley, and it took Irish dance round the world.
It went on to become one of the biggest dance shows in the world, with 14 troupes performing the show in 14 different countries on the same night, playing to over 30 million people worldwide. After 20 years of struggling, and rejection, David eventually became an "overnight sensation"
David has remained a hands-on executive producer and as well as travelling with the shows to the different countries where they play, he also creates and produces all the shows in his portfolio of over 25 productions.
He owns three major theatres in America: The Palace Theatre in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the largest theatre on the east coast of America, with 3,000 seats; The King's Castle Theatre in Branson, Missouri, where his shows plays year round; The Broadway Theatre, in MGM's New York - New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. He has ongoing contracts to supply major casinos in the US and Canada with entertainment and is one of the principal suppliers of entertainment to the Casino de Monte Carlo in Monaco.
David's shows regularly appear in more than 20 countries including sold out productions in Australia at the Sydney Opera House and record breaking tours in China. . He is the first producer from the Western world to have three consecutive tours in China, playing to over a million people.
Spirit Artists is David's international artist management agency, which supplies some of the biggest music acts in the world to corporate events and private clients. He has worked with Sir Elton John, Rod Stewart, Andre Bocelli, Liza Minnelli and Lionel Ritchie, to name but a few.
David starred in a record breaking episode of T.V.'s "Secret Millionaire" , and also made a six part documentary series for Discovery Television, titled "Dancing King" , which followed David as he created and built a new show celebrating the music of Michael Jackson, titled "Man in the Mirror" . Check out this website for further information, and highlights of both shows.