David Joseph Campbell (born 6 August 1973, Adelaide, South Australia) is an Australian singer, stage performer, and television presenter.
Campbell won his first major roles in the early to mid 1990s at venues including the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Theatre Company. In 1997, he travelled to New York to perform in cabaret, initially for a short run in a small cabaret room. However, after receiving positive reviews), he moved to the prestigious Rainbow & Stars room - becoming the youngest performer ever to headline at that venue.
Campbell's New York success led to more high-profile roles in the USA, Australia and elsewhere, including in musicals such as Les Misérables, South Pacific, and Guys and Dolls – and in Cameron Mackintosh's Royal Command Performance Hey, Mr. Producer! in London. In 2000, he provided the singing voice for the character Joseph in DreamWorks' animated film Joseph: King of Dreams.
In 2001, Campbell took the major starring role in the Australian musical Shout! The Legend of The Wild One, the story of rocker Johnny O'Keefe. This production became a cultural phenomenon in Australia, and made Campbell a household name. Since becoming a successful recording artist, he has continued to make occasional stage appearances in Australia, in musicals such as Carousel, Sunset Boulevard, and Company.
In 2016, Campbell starred in Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical. A cast recording was released in September 2016 by Sony Music Australia, featuring Campbell. It debuted at number 9 on the ARIA Charts.
- David Campbell is one of the few cast members to share their names with their characters, the others being Bonnie Hunt, Fabienne Rawley, and Peter Mansbridge.