The 2013-2014 season marks David’s 36th year as a theatre professional, having debuted with Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis as a journeyman actor in 1978. During his 26-year Milwaukee residency, he has acted with many of its professional companies, and has proudly served as Producing Artistic Director for Milwaukee’s Next Act Theatre for 22 years. David has directed many Next Act productions; favorites among these are THE PAVILION, THE DRESSER, THE REAL THING, BETWEEN EAST AND WEST, ROOM SERVICE and SIDE MAN. David’s most memorable Next Act acting assignments include Vince Lombardi in LOMBARDI: THE ONLY THING, Ben in LAST OF THE BOYS, Eddie in FOOL FOR LOVE, Bennett in MICROCRISIS and Max Prince in LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. It appears the song and dance days are not quite over.


Productions David Cecsarini has been a part of:

2013-2014 Season

Perfect Mendacity (Director)
Groucho: A Life in Revue


2012-2013 Season

It's a Wonderful Life Live Radio Show (Director)
Grace (Director)


2011-2012 Season

One Time (Director)


2010-2011 Season

Four Places (Director)
Big Boys
Sleeping Country (Director)


2009-2010 Season

7 Stories (Director)
The Value of Names (Director)


2008-2009 Season

Lombardi: The Only Thing
Murderers (Director)
The Pavilion (Director)


2007-2008 Season

An Interview with Paul Robeson (Director)
Faith Healer
The Mystery of Irma Vep (Director)


2006-2007 Season

Last of the Boys
Paradise (Director)
Ears on a Beatle


2005-2006 Season

Coyote on a Fence
Red Herring (Director)
An Infinite Ache (Director)


2004-2005 Season

Dear Esther (Director)
The Goodbye People (Director)


2003-2004 Season

Bravo, Caruso!
Between Men and Cattle (Director)


2002-2003 Season

Taking Leave
Between East and West (Director)
Bea's Niece (Director)


2001-2002 Season

Bee-Luther-Hatchee (Director)
What the Butler Saw
Side Man (Director)


2000-2001 Season

Down the Road (Director)
Laughter on the 23rd Floor


1999-2000 Season

Room Service (Director)


1998-1999 Season

The Dresser (Director)


1997-1998 Season

Stage Struck
Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (Director)
The Price


1996-1997 Season

The Real Thing (Director)


1995-1996 Season

Fool For Love


1994-1995 Season

On the Open Road
Billy Bishop Goes to War


1992-1993 Season



1991-1992 Season

The Importance of Being Earnest