Meet Helga

“Empire’s multi-level set a featured player in musical at La Mirada Theater” by Jessica Gelt was originally published in the Los Angeles Times on February 6, 2016.

Read the original story with pictures here.

Sesame Street’s New Set

Live Design covers David Gallo’s redesign of the classic Sesame Street set.

Read the original article by Meghan Perkins, May 19, 2015 (requires free registration to view full article).

Crash Course in David Gallo

ShowbizU interviews David Gallo in a series of videos.

Phish Throws Wildest NYE Golf Cart Garden Party Ever!

David Gallo was creative director for Phish’s New Year’s Eve “gag” at Madison Square Garden, “a raucous four-and-a-half hour celebration replete with ping pong ball cannons, speeding golf carts, scantily-clad sunbathers, dancing dwarfs, backflipping acrobats, and a small ocean of balloons unleashed from the ceiling at the stroke of midnight.”

Official behind-the-scenes video.
Original article with images and video from, January 2013.

Catching Manila Theatergoers by Surprise

BWW Interviews: Tony Winner David Gallo Talks What’s Appealing About Doing Theater in the Philippines

Original article in Broadway World by Oliver Oliveros, December 4, 2012.

Nutty Professor Scenic Designer Gallo Creates Story Canvas

Profile of The Nutty Professor‘s scenic designer: “Gallo has many facets to his work, but at heart he’s one thing—a storyteller.”

Original article with images and video in, July 23, 2012.

Stated Magazine Profiles David Gallo

Stated magazine profiles David Gallo, “among the preeminent designers working in theater and live events of the past 25 years.”

Original article in, July 2012.

David, August, Citizen, and Super WHY Live

Super WHY Live! Behind the Scenes: David Gallo

Designing Broadway: David Gallo’s Scenic Design for The Mountaintop

The award-winning designer on recreating MLK’s hotel room for The Mountaintop

Video from, November 7, 2011.

In Search of Lost Time

David Gallo, set designer for The Mountaintop, recreates the room where Martin Luther King Jr. spent his final night.

Original article with images in New York magazine, October 2, 2011.