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David Prather

Mr. Prather is well known for his work as host and narrator at LA Phil events including the annual Holiday Sing-Along at Walt Disney Concert Hall appearing with Julie Andrews.  For eleven years he entertained family audiences at the Phil's "Summer Sounds at the Hollywood Bowl" as Cap'n Dave.  He has appeared in Shakespeare at the Mark Taper Forum and Gilbert and Sullivan at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. He has written, performed and taught theater programs at hundreds of schools throughout the Southland.  Prather has written and performed in original shows for the Getty (Imagining the Orient); the Alley Theatre of Houston (When Harlem Was in Vogue); the San Francisco Symphony, where he adapted and performed Stravinsky's Histoire du Soldat; and an original work in which he portrayed composer Charles Ives, Under the Concord Sky.  As a boy, Prather was the treble soloist at the National Cathedral and sang in the world premiere for the opera Bomarzo by Ginastera, as well as Amahl and the Night Visitors by Menotti.  Alas, his voice changed and now he only sings in the shower.  A graduate of Princeton University and American Conservatory Theatre, Prather lives in Burbank with his lovely wife and two talented children.