DAVID HANBURY is a Brooklyn-based inter-disciplinary creator (actor, musician, video artist) who has worked across the world in a range of genre's and styles from Shakespeare to cabaret to shred guitar extravaganza. A classically trained actor, he has appeared Off-Broadway and at top regional theaters and is also an independent creator of genre-blurring musical performance comedy. Hanbury has become most well known for his comedic alter-ego MRS. SMITH. Mrs. Smith appeared on NBC’s hit reality talent competition, “American’s Got Talent!” and PBS Television and has viral video views in the millions. She has also given sold out, smash-hit performances at some of the world's most prestigious venues including Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, The Cutting Room, Webster Hall, Williamburg Music Hall, American Repertory Theater, and Berkeley Repertory Theater. Hanbury is also the composer the co-lyricist for the punk rock musicalm, God Save Gertrude (book by playwright Deborah Stein), which world premiered at the WORKHAUS COLLECTIVE and then went on to be produced at the BOSTON COURT THEATER in Los Angeles where his score was nominated for a Garland Critics Award. Hanbury has earned his B.A. in Performance Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his M.F.A. in Acting from Brown University and is a member of Actors Equity Association.
Acting credits include: OFF-BROADWAY: Mrs. Smith Broadway Cat-tacular!; AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER: Mrs. Smith Live!; GUTHRIE THEATER and ARTS EMERSON: Servant of Two Masters; TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY: Richard II, Henry IV, and Henry V; ACTORS THEATER OF LOUISVILLE: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (as Hedwig), Rock ‘n Roll: The Reunion Tour (co-creator and ensemble), and Christmas Carol; SNITCH NIGHTCLUB (NYC): Stairway to Hell!; THE PLAYWRIGHTS CENTER in A Short Play About 9/11, and God Save Gertrude.