David Grill, Lighting Designer
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David Grill is a 10-time Emmy Award nominee and three-time Primetime Emmy Award winner, taking home the statue for Outstanding Lighting Direction for the Super Bowl 49 Halftime Show featuring Katy Perry, the Super Bowl 47 Halftime Show featuring Beyoncé, and the Opening Ceremony Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games. He also won two 2015 Telly Awards for Lighting – in 2016 for the Opening Ceremony for the Invictus Games and in 2015 for the Opening Ceremony of the Caribbean Games.
Grill was nominated for a 2015 Daytime Emmy Award for the Opening Ceremony of the Caribbean Games, a 2014 Primetime Emmy for
the Super Bowl 48 Halftime Show featuring Bruno Mars, a 2013 Primetime Emmy for Andrea Bocelli – Love in Portfino (Great Performances), a 2012 Primetime Emmy for the Super Bowl 46 Halftime Show featuring Madonna, a Chicago
Midwest Emmy Award for Milwaukee Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet, as well as a Daytime Emmy Award for both the Opening Ceremony of the Caribbean Games Veracruz 2014 and the Opening Ceremonies of the Pan American Games Rio 2007.
Dance credits include The American Dance Machine, works for Milwaukee Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, BalletMet, Houston Ballet, Kansas City Ballet,
Ballet Austin, Ballet NY, Northern Ballet Theatre, Cincinnati Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Dayton Ballet, ABT 2, Dances Patrelle (Resident Designer),
and numerous choreographers. Grill is also responsible for lighting the Clinton Global Initiative and Cinderellabration at the Walt Disney World® Resort Magic
Kingdom® Park. He also served as the associate lighting designer for the Tony, Dora, and Oliver Award Winning musical The Who’s Tommy. Television credits
include The Republican National Convention 2016, The Invictus Games Orlando 2016, The Special Olympic World Games Los Angeles 2015, Puebla Cinco de Mayo
150 Celebration, and the Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011.
He has also provided lighting direction for the National Memorial Day and July 4th Concerts, and for more than 10 Super Bowl Halftime Shows. Architectural projects include the Fox Theatre - Atlanta, Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Museum, Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Cauldron Park, and the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Hall of
Florida Fossils. Grill has been featured in numerous publications and is an associate professor and coordinator of the Design/Technology Program at
Purchase College at State University of New York.