David Grill, Lighting Designer
David Grill has designed lighting for theater, dance, opera, television, architectural projects, and industrials taking him from the Great Wall of China to the great stage of Radio City Music Hall. Mr. Grill was nominated for a Chicago Midwest Emmy Award for Milwaukee Ballet's Romeo and Juliet, a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lighting Design for the Opening Ceremonies of the Pan American Games Rio 2007 and received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lighting Direction for the Opening Ceremony Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
Dance credits include works for Milwaukee Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, BalletMet, Houston Ballet, Ballet Austin, Ballet NY, Northern Ballet Theatre, Cincinnati Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Dayton Ballet, ABT 2, Dances Patrelle (Resident Designer), numerous choreographers and the Purchase College Conservatory of Dance. Mr. Grill also lit the national tour of Sweet Charity, Cinderellabration at the Walt Disney World® Resort Magic Kingdom® Park, served as the associate lighting designer for the Tony, Dora and Oliver Award winning musical The Who's Tommy, and provided lighting direction for The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular.
Television credits include the Last Comic Standing II – New York, Paralympic Winter Games 2002 Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the Republican Nation Convention 2008, Larry King Live, and The Women’s Sports Awards. He has also provided lighting direction for CNN’s Atlanta Studio, the National Memorial Day and July 4th concerts and the Superbowl XLI, XL, XXXII, XXXIII, XXXV Halftime Shows.
Architectural projects include the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Museum, Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Cauldron Park and the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Hall of Florida Fossils. His extensive corporate theater credits include Estee Lauder, Pfizer, Georgetown University, Avon, ITT, MassMutual, Dow Jones and Verizon. Mr. Grill has been featured in numerous publications including Lighting Dimensions and TCI and is an adjunct assistant professor and co-chairman of the Design / Technology Department at Purchase College, State University of New York.