David Wolfson

Class of 1979

Mr. Wolfson left Finneytown with his famous "Peace and Granola" valedictory speech in 1979 after being presidents of student council and the academic team. He appeared in several plays and musicals, winning Best Actor in 1978, and playing piano and bassoon in the orchestra, concert and jazz bands.


David earned B.A. at the Cleveland Institute of Music and served as assistant music director for the Cleveland Playhouse. His original series of musical revues, "Story Salad," has been seen by over one million people. Many of his compositions have been played by major orchestras throughout America.


In New York, David was both music director and composer for the EM/R Dance Company and Wichern/Wolfson dance and music. His Off-Broadway credits include "Kuni-Leml" for the Jewish Repertory Theatre. He was supervisory copyist for Broadway’s Damn Yankees and has played keyboards for several shows including Les Miserables, Ragtime, and Miss Saigon.


David is a freelance composer, arranger and music director who lives in New York City with his wife, Lynn. They have a son, Adam.