He left Brown in 1990 and worked as a carpenter, a barista, a housepainter, and interviewed former steelworkers for a historical society in Pittsburgh.He then went on to study theatre at New York’s prestigious Juilliard School (released in 1997 on Showtime as Snow White: A Tale of Terror).He recently celebrated his 100th episode starring in CBS’s Ghost Whisperer. When are you going to do Shakespeare in Pittsburgh?! If you had just one day to show an outsider the City of Pittsburgh and to make that person fall in love with it, to which location(s) would you take him or her?He produced, directed, and starred in Burn This at the New Hazlett Theater last summer and you can catch him live, narrating Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait on April 11 at the Carnegie Music Hall in Carnegie. I'd bring them straight through the tubes to La Prima in the Strip for a mini-breakfast (not on a Saturday of course), then I'd take them up to Polish Hill and show them the Basilica and the monument bearing the names of local men who served in WWII (nearly every walking male between 17 and 40) so they get a sense of the backbone of this City, then I'd say, “Hey do you want to hike a little?Because the producers felt Conrad was right for the part, production on the series was later scheduled to accommodate his work on the play.Conrad went on to appear in the 1998 film Return to Paradise with Vince Vaughn and Anne Heche.At the time, he had caught his big break starring in ABC’s Relativity opposite Kimberly Williams, yet despite his success in Hollywood, was attending a Halloween costume party benefiting a local arts organization here in Pittsburgh. It took 13 years, but I did finally get to do that when I had lunch with him at The Common Plea two years ago.So while the ladies of Pittsburgh were all, “His eyes. A Juilliard-trained actor born and raised in Pittsburgh, he continues to make a home here and stays heavily involved in local projects and organizations he believes in.
It's nearly ten now so have a late dinner at Mio in Aspinwall, walk the beautiful streets there to work off the astounding desserts while I make them laugh guessing what the approximate mortgages would be for the handcrafted, well-lighted and lovely homes they're seeing pass by.
I'd let them go back to their suite at the Sunnyledge B&B and wash up and change for the evening. I only hope I get a chance to tell him to his face.5. Spend a day with David Conrad doing EXACTLY what he described in #2, because I’ve seen Pittsburgh, but I haven’t seen all of David Conrad’s Pittsburgh.
Meet them in that perfect little bar or the library there at seven and then, if it's a weekend, for sure take them to the Symphony, one of the crowning glories of Pittsburgh. If you won an Oscar, who would be the first person you would thank?
Continuing with his stage career, Conrad made his Broadway debut as Blythe Danner's much younger lover in a revival of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea in 1998.
He went on to appear in off-Broadway productions of Troilus and Cressida, Richard II and Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink.