David Drake (actor)
June 27, 1963
Edgewood, Maryland, U.S.
|Occupation||playwright, stage director, actor, author|
|Notable works||The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me|
|Notable awards||Village Voice Obie Award, Drama-Logue Award for "Outstanding Solo Performance", Robbie Stevens Frontiers Magazine Award for "Outstanding Solo Performance"|
David Drake (born June 27, 1963) is an American playwright, stage director, actor and author. He is best known as the author and original performer of The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, for which he received a Village Voice Obie Award, a 1994 Drama-Logue Award for "Outstanding Solo Performance," and a Robbie Stevens Frontiers Magazine Award for the same. Nominations include a 1994 LA Weekly Theater Award and a Lambda Literary Award nomination for "Best New Play of 1994" (published by Anchor Books).
Born as David Drakula in Edgewood, Maryland, and raised in Baltimore, he later began going by the name David Drake. He has Romanian roots. Drake has contributed articles to the Advocate, TheaterWeek, and Details. One of the longest one-actor plays in Off Broadway history, Larry Kramer has received over thirty productions in nearly a dozen countries, and the published version was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award.
He now lives in Manhattan.
As a director, David has directed Eric Bernat's Starstruck, That Woman: Rebecca West Remember, starring Anne Bobby, and The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac, written and performed by Taylor Mac, which won a Herald Angel Award, A Latest Award, and an Argus Angel Award. In May, 2009, his production of James Edwin Parker's 2 Boys in a Bed on a Cold Winter's Night played to sold-out houses and rave reviews as part of the Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. He is currently working on directing Songs My Mother Never Taught Me, written and performed by Deborah Karpel, which premiered at the Ruhrfestspiele in Recklinghausen, Germany, in June, 2009.
In July 2009 he participated in the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, workshopping Taylor Mac's five-act musical Lily's Revenge. This was his second trip to Sundance, having directed the workshop of Edmund White's Terre Haute in 2005.
He is a frequent collaborator of New York producer Paul Lucas, for whom he has directed that Woman, The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac, Stand Up/Lie Down, and Songs My Mother Never Taught Me.
|Film||1989||Longtime Companion||GMHC Volunteer|
|TV series||1992||Law & Order||Voorman||"Star Struck"||3 episodes total|
|TV series||1993||Bob||Patrick||"Whose Card Is It Anyway?"|
|Film||1993||Naked in New York||Waiter|
|TV film||1993||Out There||Himself|
|TV series||1995||New York Undercover||Mizek Rezami||"Young, Beautiful and Dead"|
|Short film||1996||Cater-Waiter||Gary||14 minutes|
|Film||1997||Peoria Babylon||Jon Ashe|
|Short film||1998||Black Olung||The Tea Lover||10 minutes|
|Short film||1998||Tree Shade||Santa Claus||30 minutes|
|Short film||1999||15 Minutes||The Artist||25 minutes|
|Film||1999||Hit and Runway||Michael|
|Short film||1999||The Trey Billings Show||Trey Billings / Dodie Day||30 minutes; writer; actor|
|Film||2000||The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me||writer; actor |
filmed in 1999, also on DVD and video, 2002 
|Short film||2001||Cruise Control||Gary||7 minutes|
|Short film||2001||Jeffrey's Hollywood Screen Trick||Voice of Gay Men||voice actor; 11 minutes|
|TV series||2001||Law & Order||Mr. Aldrich||"Soldier of Fortune"||3 episodes total|
|TV series||2003||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Jason||"Suite Sorrow"|
|Film||2007||Night Falls Fast||Guy|
|TV series||2008||Law & Order||Herbert Wiggins||"Bottomless"||3 episodes total|
|Film||2008||We Pedal Uphill||Andy|
|TV series||2012||The Good Wife||Jacques||"Blue Ribbon Panel"
"Pants on Fire"