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Paul Gallo (born February 24, 1953) is an American theatrical lighting designer.

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Paul Leonard Gallo

(1953-02-24) February 24, 1953 (age 66)
EducationIthaca College (BFA)
Yale University (MFA)
OccupationLighting Designer
Years active1977–present
Judith Martin Gallo (m. 1987)
Awards1 Drama Desk Awards
5 Outer Critics Circle Awards
2 Obie Awards

In a career that spans over 4 decades, Gallo has designed over 52 Broadway productions, an achievement matched by only 8 other lighting designers. He made his Broadway debut at the age of 27 with Passione, starring Jerry Stiller. Subsequently, he has had the privilege of working with the amazing talents of Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman, Whoopi Goldberg, Cher, Renée Zellweger, Liam Neeson, Ben Stiller, Victor Garber, Christopher Walken, Stockard Channing, Patti Lupone, Kevin Kline, John Lithgow, Patrick Stewart, Joanne Woodward, Christopher Plummer, Jessica Tandy, Rex Harrison and Elizabeth Taylor.

Gallo has received eight nominations for the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design and ten nominations for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design, which he won for the 1992 revival of Guys and Dolls. He won the Henry Hewes Design Award, Collaborative Design Achievement-Lighting Design for the Public Theater production of Vienna: Lusthaus in 1986, and was nominated for Hewes Design Award, Lighting Design, for The Crucible (2002).[1]


Gallo was born in New York City near Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, the son of Lola (Morales) Gallo and Albert Gallo who were ballroom dancers in the 1950s. Gallo attended Ithaca College on an acting scholarship but soon discovered his aptitude for lighting. He then went on to study lighting with Tom Skelton and Ming Cho Lee as a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.[2] He feels very privileged to have been given the opportunity to work on the Broadway stage but his proudest achievements are his 32-year marriage to his beautiful wife, Jody, and his two wonderful children, Francesca and Nicholas.

Original Broadway Productions (selected)Edit

Celebrated Revivals on Broadway (selected)Edit

Film LightingEdit

Tony Award nominationsEdit


  1. ^ Ehren, Christine. "Hewes Design Award Nominations Recognize Broadway, Off-Broadway Designers" Archived 2014-02-22 at the Wayback Machine, August 22, 2002
  2. ^ Rothstein, Mervyn. "A Life in the Theatre: Paul Gallo", March 3, 2008
  3. ^ Grown Ups

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