David grew up singing in the church choir and discovered his passion for singing at a very early age. You could find him singing along to hit stars like Michael Jackson, Usher, and John Legend. In seventh grade he auditioned for his first musical, "Oklahoma". After being cast he fell in love with theatre. He developed many of his skills at Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Academy. David Holbert is now a Senior Musical Theater Major at Baldwin Wallace University where he has participated in West Side Story, Bring It On, In The Heights, Hair, and The Hunchback Of Notre Dame. David has performed at regional theaters such as Karamu House, the oldest black theatre company in America, Great Lakes Theater, Canton Players Guild, The Beck Center for the Arts, as well as Clinton Area Showboat. David is a very versatile actor, singer, dancer. One of his theatrical goals is to play the role of Simba in the production of Lion King. When David graduates, he plans on moving to The Big Apple and is hopeful to start a performing career in New York City.
"David Holbert brings him(Quasimodo) to life splendidly. For all his lonely seclusion, with only stone statues for companionship, Quasimodo has somehow maintained a bright, optimistic spirit that Holbert conveys with heart and energy. He captures the physical challenges of someone disfigured, and when he sings he soars"
-Dan Kane (Cantonrep.com)
"Whenever Holbert sings, he sheds his contorted posture and slurred speech so that his voice becomes a strong, piercing presence, invested at some points with boyish wonder and joy, at others with compelling sadness and urgency."
-Tom Wachunas (Art Wach)