David Gallo creates innovative scenic, production, and media design for theater, television, film, concerts, venues, and events. He has designed over 30 Broadway shows, garnering him four Tony nominations and one win (for The Drowsy Chaperone). He also received three Emmy nominations and two wins for Sesame Street. He wrote, directed, and designed the short film [fat] life and the off-Broadway circus-theater show Bindlestiff Family Cirkus: Brooklyn Abridged. His work as creative director for Phish’s New Year’s Eve extravaganzas, production designer of Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill, and set designer for Blue Man Group have been seen by millions, and the Illusionarium he created for Norwegian Cruise Line was a pioneer in immersive entertainment. His work for Stage Entertainment, Disney, DreamWorks, Nickelodeon, PBS, Atlantis, S2BN, and others has appeared in dozens of cities worldwide. The Smithsonian Institution and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame both own samples of his work.
David majored in set and costume design in the Theater Design/Technology conservatory program at SUNY Purchase (class of 1988). He is a member of United Scenic Artists - Local 829.