Born in NYC, DK has performed with Broadway greats including Cy Coleman | Chita Rivera | Eartha Kitt | Lucie Arnaz | Dean Regan | Kathryn Crosby | Kerry Butler | Charl Brown | Michael McCorry Rose
Played Off-Broadway with Barara Walsh | Michael McGrath
Orchestrated the percussion book for musical Lisa & Leo
With Housewives on Prozac - performed twice on Good Morning America | opened for Patti Smith | opened for the B-52s
Toured with international indigenous group Matou
With the Jack Spann Band - opened for Collective Soul
With Nedra Johnson - opened for the Band | opened for the Indigo Girls
With Wacky Child - opened for Meat Loaf
Played with jazz artists Ingrid Jensen | Lenny Pickett | Paul Carlon | Ryan Keberle
Favorite NYC venues played: Radio City Music Hall | The Bottom Line | BB King's | Bird Land | CBGBs | The United Nations | The Museum of Natural History
Other favorite venues: Levon Helm's Studio, Woodstock, NY | Michfest, Grand Rapids, MI | Milwaukee Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI | The Playboy Mansion, Los Angeles, CA | The Canyons, Palm Springs, CA
Since the early 2010s, DK has been working the NYC Cabaret circuit with various artists, as well as performing and recording with The Adam Levowitz Orchestra (rock/funk/R&B), and Jack Spann (eclectic original rock/blues). Currently DK is appearing in person and on recordings with Charles Buckland (Americana/indigenous/rock), and The Dick Michaels Band (rock/blues).
Dk has been teaching drums and music as a private instructor and as school faculty for over 27 years, most recently at the DEA Music and Arts Schools. DK taught nine years at NYC's The Family Schools in a Montessori context.
DK s studied at the Drummer's Collective and earned a Bachelor of Arts in music from Hunter College.