David had the recent opportunity to participate in Barrington Stage Company's 2020 summer production of Harry Clarke. We had the distinction of being the first theatrical stage production in North America to perform during the time of Covid19. With massive safety measures in place, we performed the one man play in a tent with 100 socially distanced audience members this past August. It was a pleasure to to work on this production.
David received the 2011 Drama Desk Award for Best Lighting Design for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Moisés Kaufman, starring Robin Williams. He was also nominated for the American Theatre Wing’s Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award.
David received a 2009 Tony Award Nomination for Best Lighting Design for 33 Variations, written and directed by Moisés Kaufman, starring Jane Fonda at the Eugene O'Neil Theatre.
Recent Broadway productions include: Torch Song by Harvey Fierstein with Michael Urie and Mercedes Rhuel directed by Moisés Kaufman, and the Hit Cult Classic Musical The Lightning Thief, The Percy Jackson Musical.
- Who Could Ask For Anything More - A Gershwin Celebration, Barrington Theatre Company, director Julianne Boyd. Summer 2021 in the Big Tent
-Juilliard Opera Presents Handel's Teseo. Director Stephen Wadsworth. Winter 2021. Filmed Arias and Duets. A collaboration between Juilliard’s Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts and the Historical Performance program, the Juilliard Opera production of Teseo is a selection of arias from Handel’s five-act opera Filmed.
-“Toward Handel’s Teseo” A behind-the-scenes short documentary about the making of Handel's Teseo production by Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts and the Historical Performance program.
-Harry Clarke, Barrington Theatre Company, director Julianne Boyd. Summer 2020. First theatrical production in North America mid pandemic. Safely produced in a tent.
- The Lightning Thief, The Percy Jackson Musical ON BROADWAY at the Longacre Theatre. Limited run Sept 20,2019 - Jan 5,2020
- Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Huntington Theatre, director Peter DuBois
- Dog Man The Musical, TheatreworksUSA, book and lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila, music by Brad Alexander, director Jen Wineman
- Ozwald Boateng at the Apollo - Fashion Show - Sara Blonstein Creative Director
-Torch Song by Harvey Fierstein at The Hayes Theatre, with Michael Urie and Mercedes Rhuel directed by Moisés Kaufman
-Mughal-E-Azam: Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore, Dubai
- The Flood, Opera Columbus, composer Korine Fujiwara and librettist/director Stephen Wadsworth
-The Mad Ones by Brian Lowdermilk and Kait Kerrigan at 59E59
-The Lightning Thief, The Percy Jackson Musical TheaterworksUSA at the Lucille Lortel Theater
-Love Love Love by Mike Bartlett, directed by Michael Mayer, Roundabout Theater Company Laura Pels Theater
-This Day Forward by Nicky Silver, directed by Mark Brokaw, Vineyard Theater
-The Tempest and Cymbeline at The Delecorte Theatre, New York Shakespeare Festival
-The Music Man at The Guthrie Theatre
-I Am Ann Hutchinson , I Am Harvey Milk an Oratorio, by Andrew Lippa with Andrew Lippa and Kristin Chenoweth.
-The Library directed by Steven Soderbergh with Chloë Moretz, at the Public Theatre
-Wakey Wakey written and directed by Will Eno featuring Michael Emerson, Signature Theater NYC
-The Night of the Iguana by Tennessee Williams directed by Michael Wilson, A.R.T Boston
Lander has collaborated with many directors including:
Christopher Ashley, Stephen Brackett, Jo Bonney, Gregory Boyd, Julianne Boyd, Stephen Brackett, Mark Brokaw, Marc Bruni, Oliver Butler, Frank Dunlop, Scott Elliott, Terry Kinney, Michael Greif, Doug Hughes, Moisés Kaufman, Dan Knechtges, James Lapine, Arthur Laurents, Noah Himmelstein, Pam MacKinnon, Michael Mayer, Maria Mileaf, Larry Moss, Lindsay Posner, David Saint, Giovanna Sardelli, Scott Schwartz, Steven Soderbergh, Jonathan Silverstein, John Miller-Stephany, Daniel Sullivan, Steven Wadsworth, Michael Wilson, Henry Wishcamper.
And Actors including:
Elisabeth Ashley, Jane Atkinson, Tom Aldrich, William Atherton, Craig Bierko, Jason Biggs, Stephen Bogardus, Larry Bryggman, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Chenoweth, Kieran Culkin, Jim Dale, Tyne Daly, Olympia Dukakis, Deanna Dunigan, Richard Easton, Jennifer Ehle, Michael Emerson, Mia Farrow, Jane Fonda, Penny Fuller, Boyd Gains, Malcolm Gets, John Glover, Zach Grenier, George Grizzard, Dee Hoty, Judith Ivey, James Earl Jones, Eartha Kitt, Kevin Klein, Frank Langella, Linda Lavin, Hamish Linklater, Andrew Lippa, Logan Marshall-Green, Maureen McGovern, Rita Moreno, Chloë Moretz, Michael Nouri, Ana Paquin, Steven Pasquale, Mary Beth Piel, Amanda Plummer, Lily Rabe, Molly Ringwald, Chita Rivera, Mercedes Ruehl, Michael Rupert, Liev Schreiber, Douglas Sills, Jean Smart, Dan Stevens, David Strathairn, Richard Thomas, Michael Urie, Sam Waterston, Robin Williams, Karen Ziemba, Louis Zorich.
Architecture / Themed Attractions / Public Art
David designed the lighting and lighting system for Busch Gardens Tampa "Opening Night Critters." His completed projects include “Invitation,” a light-art installation for the Sam Hotel in Houston. “Luca et Vita Universae” with artist Lori Nozic, for Art-in-Public-Places, a sculpture and star field installation for Public School 58, Staten Island, NY. Sea World of Florida’s “Sea Port” waterfront, 3 themed restaurants, 4 retail shops and exterior waterfront, as old European Sea Port. Sea World of Florida and San Diego’s “Wild Arctic,” a themed arctic walk-through aquarium exhibit. Denver International Airport- Leni Schwendinger’s “Deep Time/Deep Space - a Subterranean Journey,” a light and sculpture installation in a one mile-long automated shuttle train tunnel. Pittsburgh Light Projects- Pittsburgh, PA. Lighting consultant to interpret and execute Robert Wilson’s public art light projects.
MFA in Design, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
BFA in Design, The Ohio State University
- 2018 Berkshire Theatre Award, Best Lighting Design for West Side Story at Barrington Stage.
- 2018 Broadway World [REGION] Award: Berkshires, Best Lighting Design for West Side Story at Barrington Stage.
- 2017 Broadway World [REGION] Award: India, Best Lighting Design for Mughal-E-Azam, Mumbai India.
- 2014 Lucille Lortel Award Nomination for Best Lighting Design for The Library
- 2013 New York Drama Desk Award Nomination for Best Lighting Design for The Civil War
- 2012 New York Drama Desk Award Nomination for Best Lighting Design for One Arm
- 2011 New York Drama Desk Award Winner for Best Lighting Design for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
- 2011 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards nomination for Best Lighting Design for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
- 2011 Outer Critics Circle nomination for Best Lighting Design for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
- 2010 LUMEN Award for “Triple Bridge Gateway.” Architectural lighting for New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal Bridge project spanning 9th Avenue with Leni Schwendinger Light Projects.
- 2010 LA Garland Award for Best Lighting Design for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.
- 2009 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards Nomination for Best Lighting Design for 33 Variations
- 2009 Hewes Award Nomination for Best Lighting Design for 33 Variations
- 2009 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Lighting Design for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.
- 2009 Los Angeles Ovation Award Nomination for Best Lighting Design for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.
- 2008 San Diego Craig Noel Award for Best Lighting Design for 33 Variations
- 2008 Washington DC’s Helen Hayes Award Nomination, Best Lighting Design for 33 Variations
- New York Drama Desk Nomination, 2004, Best Lighting Design for I Am My Own Wife
- Outer Critics Circle Nomination, 2004, Best Lighting Design for I Am My Own Wife
- Lucille Lortell Nomination, 2004, Best Lighting Design for I Am My Own Wife
- New York Drama Desk Nomination, 2000, Best Lighting Design for Dirty Blonde
- Maharam Award Nomination, 2000, Best Lighting Design for Dirty Blonde
- Drama-Logue Award 1997, for Golden Child at South Coast Repertory 1997
- Maharam Award Nomination 1997, Best Lighting Design for Golden Child
- LUMEN Award for Sea World of Florida’s Wild Arctic 1997
- IALD Award (International Association of Lighting Designers) for the new Denver Airport’s ”Deep Time/Deep Space a Subterranean Journey”
- Ettinger Scholarship, 1990-1991 New York University Graduate Assistant 1988-1991
- New York University Design Competition, First Prize in Lighting, 1988