David has been performing for over thirty years (oy vey!), and he thinks he's been in at least 200 plays (oy vey gevalt!) as well as a few movies and a television show. Favorite credits include the title role in Kuni-Leml, Reverend Scott in Poseidon! An Upside-Down Musical, the son in nocturne, and pretty much any role in Evil Dead the Musical (while he performed several characters throughout the production, he understudied Ash, and the one rehearsal he got to perform as Ash was one of his favorite credits...!). He has performed with Hell in a Handbag Productions (company member), BPBCo. (former company member), Victory Gardens, Broken Nose Theatre, Black Button Eyes Productions, and Theatre at the Center, to name a few. He also was on several episodes of the children's television program "Green Screen Adventures," and he can still be seen in syndication on WCIU (as a lion, or a knight, or a boom mic operator, or a mushroom, or if you're real lucky, a snake). He even appeared in the feature films, Polish Bar and Devil in My Ride.
Cesario in Fanny, Illinois Theatre Center, 1991 (with Mary Hawley)
Robert in Proof, The George Washington University, 2005 (with Cara Chute Rosenbaum)
Kuni-Leml in Kuni-Leml, Illinois Theatre Center, 2006
Lubavitcher Teen #1 in the feature film, Polish Bar, 2009 (with Aaron Ben Daniel)
Billy Nolan in sCarrie, Hell in a Handbag, 2012 (with Aubrey Last)
Nick in Hey! Dancin'! Hey! Musical, The Factory Theater, 2014 (with Julia Beck, Jon Martinez, Amanda Link, Brooke Hills)
Performer on the kids television program, "Green Screen Adventures", 2014 (with Scott Gryder and Jessica Carleton)
Puppeteer in WOZ: A Rock Cabaret, Victory Gardens, 2016 (with Andre De Shields and Edward Fraim)
Performer in Mary'z with a 'Z', A Liza Minnelli Cabaret, BPBCo., 2016
Zachary Slade in The Artificial Jungle, Hell in a Handbag, 2018 (with Sydney Genco)
Reverend Scott in Poseidon!, Hell in a Handbag, 2019 (with Stevie Love)
Patrick in After the Blast, Broken Nose Theatre, 2022 (with Teresa Kuruvilla)
"David Lipschutz [as David Yackerson] proves that it is not the number of lines an actor has that will remain with the audience. His character hardly speaks, but truly stands out." - Alan Bresloff, Around the Town Chicago.
"But lest you think it’s all serious and dry, fear not– Chagall in school has moments of comedy and mirth– several in the form of David Yackerson played by David Lipshutz." Angela Allyn, Chicago Stage and Screen.
"David Yackerson... is played by the always excellent David Lipschutz. His character often provides many of the laughs in this story." Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review
"...excellent performance [by] David Lipschutz as Patrick/Lowes..." - Edie Reese, Around the Town Chicago.
"...marvelous master of magic, Doug Henning, hysterically played by David Lipschutz." - Kimberly Katz, Buzz Center Stage.
"As Rev. Scott, David Lipshutz is commanding with his confident “The only way is up”. Lipshutz’s swagger inspires the misfits to follow his lead. His last “Oscar-chasing” speech is humorously reminiscent of Gene Hackman in the same predicament." - Katy Walsh, The Fourth Walsh.
"David Lipschutz as the insufferable Reverend Scott channels Harold Hill in The Music Man in his wrestling-with-faith number, 'Dear God'." - Kerry Reid, Chicago Reader.
"[T]he role of Reverend Scott (played in the film by Gene Hackman) is in the capable hands of handsome leading HIAH company member, David Lipschutz. David will be remembered for his excellent performance in the company’s recent The Artificial Jungle. Here he’s every inch the macho hero, determined to save his fellow cruise-mates at all costs." - Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review.
"David Lipschutz’s renegade reverend Scott [is] spectacular" - Alex Huntsberger, TimeOut Chicago.
"The show... puts forth an incredible funny cast with David Lipshutz leading the motley crew of survivors as Reverend Scott. [Lipschutz] is a comedic force, his deadpan delivery and exaggerated dramatic lines spot on." - Ken Payne, Buzz Center Stage.
"Leading the group is the renegade Reverend Scott, (the Gene Hackman character played with pure 70’s bravado by David Lipschutz)." - Elizabeth Ellis, PerformInk.
"David Lipschutz (stepping in for Robert Quintanilla at this performance) played the nearly line-less Ed perfectly opposite Stevie Love and made an excellent vaudeville companion for Jackson as the Deadite Mantel Moose." - Christine Malcom, Edge Media Network.
"An always welcome face, multitalented David Lipschutz has the distinction of portraying Fake Shemp, among other memorable ensemble roles." - Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review.
"Zachary is played to perfection by ruggedly handsome David Lipschutz. This gifted actor has not only been enjoyed onstage in many Hell in a Handbag productions, but he’s directed a number of their plays, as well. Here Mr. Lipschutz is a standout, capturing all the requisite melodramatic line deliveries, meaningful looks and sly glances. He looks sensational, as well, with his two-day stubble, weathered jacket and tight jeans. Hopefully audiences will be seeing a lot more of this skilled actor in upcoming shows." - Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review.
"David Lipschutz as Doug Henning steals the show with fake magic and a smile." - Jerry Nunn, ChicagoPride.com.
"Doug Henning played by David Lipschutz has just the same amount of crazy-eyed optimism and skinny, ball bearing costumes that made me flash back hysterically to that time period in entertainment every time he was on stage. Lipschutz delivers a spot-on imitation of Henning that made me laugh nonstop every time I looked at his starry-eyed glazed smile." - Kimberly Katz, Buzz Center Stage.
"David Lipschutz's off-kilter, hilariously sinister turn as magician Doug Henning is hilarious every moment he's onstage." - Dan Jakes, Chicago Reader.
"...a dead ringer performance by David Lipschutz" - Broadway World Chicago.
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