David Endacott-Hicks, is the Artistic Director and the President of the Board for Lyric Rose Theatre Company, located in Nevada City CA. As Artistic Director, David has been able to give performing arts opportunities to adults and hundreds of children through out Nevada County and beyond through enrichment and outreach with partnerships with Grass Valley Charter School, Nevada City School of the Arts, Seven Hills Middle School, Deer Creek Elementary, the Nevada Theatre, and the Grass Valley Center for the Arts.
He was born and spent his early years in California and is an Alumni of Nevada Union High School where he was very active in Theatre Arts and the Baggett Choir Program, under Don and Rod Baggett. He completed a Bachelor's of Music from the University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music and then went on to his graduate training on the East Coast where he attended and studied at the New England Conservatory of Music, as a Vocal Performance major.
He has been a Principal Performer on and off Broadway, in East and West Coast National Tours and has performed professionally with several Opera companies. Just this past Summer, David was honored by being contracted by the Festival of Italian Opera, to play the role of “Don Ramiro” in La Cenerentola for 6 weeks in Northern Italy. Most recently you have may have seen him as a Tenor Soloist in Handel’s Messiah with Music in the Mountains, "Prince Charming” and the “Wolf” in Into The Woods at the Nevada Theatre, “Jamie Wellerstein” in The Last Five Years at the Grass Valley Center for the Arts, “Davison Sheeney” in 1940’s Christmas Radio with Off Broad Street Theatre, and is happy to announce that he will be performing the role of “Roger” in RENT at the Nevada Theatre in May and June of 2024.
Some other credits include "Lumiere" in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, "Don Ramiro" in La Cenerentola at The Kennedy Center for ACTF, the "Student" in the West Coast Premier of Strawberry Fields, "Tonio" in La Fille Du Regiment with San Francisco Opera’s Opera á la Carte, "Sheldon" in Junie B Jones for Theatreworks USA, “Conte Almaviva” in Il Barbiere di Sivilia with Capital Heights Opera, ”Beppo" in the Bronx Opera's production of Fra Diavolo, "Dr. Blind" in Die Fledermaus with the New Rochelle Opera, "Tinca" in the Garden State Opera's production of Il Tabarro, "Prince Karl Franz" in The Student Prince at The Media Theatre, ”Angelgelt” in Impresario Now at The Laurie Beechman Theatre.
In addition, David has performed in many local and national Commercials, Student Films as well as been a Resident Guest Entertainer throughout the Mediterranean, Baltic, Atlantic and Caribbean. He has performed as a soloist in many ensembles, including two European Tours, in which he was not only a performer but also an Assistant Conductor.
Currently, David in addition to being a working performer and working on all projects for The Lyric Rose Theatre, he is currently taking new students for Voice Instruction, both in person and remote.