david gallo

visual storytelling




Award-winning media and set designer David Gallo provides insightful visual storytelling for live theatricals, concerts and immersive experiences. His work can seen daily in more than a dozen cities worldwide. Alongside his team, Mr. Gallo delivers full-service design to the entertainment industry.

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david gallo

Tony Award

Drama Desk Award

Eddy Award

Lucille Lortel Award

Ovation Award

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Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Design and Technology

Henry Hewes Design Award

Henry Hewes Noteworthy/Unusual Effects Award

Outer Critics Circle Award

L.A. Drama Critics Award


the truth behind the logo

In the mid 90's I was working with Blue Man Group a great deal. One of the more choice assignments was to create the lobby experience for the Chicago production. One day Chris Wink asked how I proposed to label the restroom doors. He did not want anything traditional and, as we always did back in those days, consulted the McMaster-Carr Catalog. Inside we found these cool stickers for Haz-Mat disposal areas.

Chris and I thought they were androgynous and amusing enough for the lobby. The

large decals were affixed to the doors. But, the sticker kit came with many smaller versions and I decided to bring them back to my NY studio. My assistants enjoyed placing the stickers all around the studio and one adventuresome individual started to use the image as a fax cover sheet (yes, it was that long ago). The cover sheet turned into letterhead and just took off. A few years later, I looked at it and thought it would be more accurate to turn the figure into a diver. (I like to dive.) A couple of seconds with a sharpie and whiteout and the logo was born and various incarnations followed.


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happy new year

Honored to have created some stellar memories for Phish fans at MSG.


yo gabba gabba

Santa and DJ Lance are in the holiday spirit from LA to NYC. Ho ho ho!


august wilson, how i learned what i learned

August Wilson's brilliant personal tale HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED at The Signature Theatre in NYC.


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david gallo

250 west 49th street

suite 204

new york ny 10019

1 Barlow Drive

Califon, NJ 07830


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patrick herold