Songwriter and producer David Foster has won 16 Grammy Awards, including three for producer of the year. His has worked with and helped such stars as Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, Mary J. Blig, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton, Seal, Chaka Khan, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Chicago, Hall & Oates, Brandy, ’N Sync, Boz Scaggs, Gloria Estefan and Whitney Houston. Now Foster is promoting himself with the “Hitman Tour — An Intimate Evening with David Foster.” Foster hits The Town Hall April 10th.
“I believe that everyone gets three rounds in their life,” says musician, songwriter, composer, arranger, producer, and recording artist David Foster. “For me, two are completed and I’m on to Round Three.”
He created The David Foster Foundation and volunteers his time and talent to over 400 charities, as well as becoming a household name as a performer throughout Asia where he tours annually.
Foster is gearing up to take on Broadway with several projects, including writing the music for a new musical about the iconic, animated character Betty Boop, which will be directed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell. He is writing the music for a musical based on the Amy Bloom novel and New York Times bestseller Lucky Us, directed by Tony Award-nominee Sheryl Kaller. Foster is also developing a scripted narrative one-man show based on the story of his career that he will perform himself. “I think Broadway and I are a perfect fit,” he says. It’s also exciting because, as a producer, I’ve spent 35 years in a room with no windows, churning out music. Now I plan to immerse myself in New York theater culture and learn the ropes slowly, and I’m not afraid of that.”