David Mitchell has been working in the arts and entertainment industry as a writer, director and producer for over twenty years. Over the years he has written material for Barbara Streisand, Bob Hope, Michael Parkinson, Barry Humphries, Clive James, Gerry Connolly, Geraldine Turner, Maggie Kirkpatrick, Danny La Rue and Jane Rutter.
David is one of the writers of the stage musical Shout! The Legend of the Wild One, which broke box-office records around Australia. He also wrote the musical Better Known as Bee, about Sydney eccentric Bee Miles starring Jan Adele, followed by Toni Lamond, and he wrote and directed Tropical Nights starring Chelsea Brown at Conrad Jupiters, where his spectacular Jewel of the Orient Express ran for 14 months.
David has co-written the Helpmann Awards since their inception and for eleven years was Executive Producer of the top-rating series, “This is Your Life”.
The second collaboration with Howson and Morrow resulted in the hugely successful Dusty: The Original Pop Diva, which took $25 million at the box office during its initial run and has been performed by theatre groups all over Australian and New Zealand. A London production is in the offing.
Most recently David co-wrote Doris Day: So Much More Than the Girl Next Door which toured Australia in 2011/12 starring country music queen, Melinda Schneider.