David Pittu (born April 4, 1967) is an American actor known primarily for his work in the theater. In 2010, he received the Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award.
Pittu grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut and graduated from New York University in 1989. He is also a writer and director, and member of the Atlantic Theater Company. In 2007, he received an Outer Critics Circle Award (Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical) as well as a Tony and Drama Desk nomination for LoveMusik, in which he played Bertolt Brecht. In 2008, he received his second Tony nomination for the Mark Twain comedy Is He Dead?. Also in 2008, he starred in "What's That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling," for which he also wrote the book and lyrics (music by Randy Redd) and which received an Outer Critics Circle nomination for Best Off-Broadway Musical. "What's That Smell?" was included in both the Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times in Top 10 Best Lists in Theater that year. Mr. Pittu received the St. Clair Bayfield Award in 2009 for his performance as Feste in "Twelfth Night" at the Delacorte, and Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards nominations for his work as Sir Robert Cecil in "Equivocation" (at Manhattan Theater Club). Other theater highlights include Tom Stoppard's "The Coast of Utopia" trilogy at Lincoln Center, Harold Pinter's "Celebration and The Room" (Atlantic Theater Company, 2005, Drama Desk & Lortel nominations), and "Company" Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration (2002). His acclaimed performance as Leo Frank in the National Tour of "Parade" directed by Harold Prince, earned him the 2001 National Broadway Award (Best Actor in a Musical). He appeared in the Encores! concert productions of "Bells Are Ringing" (2010, as Sandor), "Of Thee I Sing" (2007, as the French ambassador), and It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman (2013, as Dr. Abner Sedgwick). He currently has a recurring role as Defence Attorney Linus Tate in NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2