RESUME 

 Dan Walker 

Established record of providing lighting design implementation in a wide variety of venues, by:

  • Performing design services and support for large stage events, concerts, plays, etc.

  • Interpreting and implementing designers’ original intentions

  • Delivering effective design solutions via concise and accurate communications 

  • Handling logistics, location/venue analysis, staff management, and budgeting 

  • Managing project schedules to keep all team members on track with deadlines 

  • Collaborating with a diverse team

 Areas of expertise 

Extensive experience in live entertainment with large Broadway plays, musicals, tours, special events, fashion shows, trade shows, conferences, and corporate industrials.

 WORK EXPERIENCE 

Design credits include:

‘Disney's Broadway Hits’ with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall, “Gypsy” at Maine State Music Theater, “Barack on Broadway 2012” – a Fundraiser for Barack Obama, “Leading Matters” – The Stanford Challenge, a 4 year/11 city alumni event for Stanford University, “Elton John & Friends” – A Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Fundraiser, Bucknell University “Spring Concerts” for the Department of Theatre & Dance, a Benefit performance of “Master Class” for the Metropolitan Opera Guild at the Broadhurst Theatre, “The Irish...and how they got that way” by Frank McCourt, in New York, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco.

Associate Lighting Designer:

“Sea Wall / A Life” with Jake Gyllenhaal, “Three Tall Women” with Glenda Jackson, “Springsteen on Broadway”, “1984”, “Cats”, Cirque du Soleil’s “Paramour”, “Macbeth” with Alan Cumming, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” with Scarlett Johansson, “Evita” with Ricky Martin, “Billy Elliot”, “Brief Encounter”, “Exit the King” with Geoffrey Rush, “Deuce” with Angela Lansbury & Marian Seldes, Disney’s “Mary Poppins”, “The History Boys”. “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”, and many more.

Radio City

He has also worked on various productions of the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” at Radio City Music Hall in NYC and on tour for over 15 seasons. Additionally, he helped create the “New York Spring Spectacular” in that venue. 

Touring

Touring, he has worked on many productions for Disney including “Beauty and the Beast”, Elton John & Tim Rice's “Aida”, “Mary Poppins” and “Tarzan”, in the US and around the world.  Other touring productions include; “Cats”, “Once”, “Billy Elliot”, “Evita”, and “Man of La Mancha” with Robert Goulet.

Academic background 

MFA – Theatre Design Lighting

Pennsylvania State University • State College, PA • 1991-1994 •

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Communication Studies

SUNY College at Oswego • 1987-1991

Academic affiliations 

Alpha Psi Omega – National Theatre Fraternity (ΑΨΩ)

Walt Disney World College Program

SUNY Oswego Alumni Association

The Pennsylvania State Alumni Association

 Areas of expertise 

Extensive experience in live entertainment, with large Broadway plays, musicals, tours, special events, fashion shows, trade shows, conferences, and corporate industrials.

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