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David H. Bell

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Lincolnshire, IL (Regional), 2007]
Director/Choreographer
 
[New York, 2005]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1990]
Choreographer
Director
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 1985]
Director
 
[Pittsburgh, PA (Regional), 2004]
Director/Choreographer

Writing

Adaptation
Bookwriter


David H. Bell Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Choreography, Resident Production
David H. BellChildren of Eden
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical Gold Star
David H. BellHot Mikado

David H. Bell News

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For DOLLY PARTON'S SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsal For DOLLY PARTON'S SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022

All new rehearsal photos have been released from Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol in rehearsal and of Robert Bathurst and the show’s Tiny Tim actors at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Alliance Theatre Photo Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Alliance Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2022

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Alliance Theatre’s annual holiday production, returns to the Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre November 12 – December 24, 2022.  This production marks the Alliance’s 34th season of A CHRISTMAS CAROL and the 2nd for its reimagined new staging. See rehearsal photos here!

Windy City Playhouse's SOUTHERN GOTHIC Invites Audience Members To Attend In Costume  Photo Windy City Playhouse's SOUTHERN GOTHIC Invites Audience Members To Attend In Costume This October
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2022

Windy City Playhouse Artistic Director Amy Rubenstein, together with Goodman Theatre and Greg Schaffert, announced the theater invites guests to attend the October 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 evening performances of the smash immersive hit “Southern Gothic” in 1960s-inspired costume to celebrate Halloween and take the immersive theatrical experience to a whole new level. 

SOMETHING IN THE GAME: AN ALL-AMERICAN MUSICAL & INTO BATTLE to Stream on Broadway On Photo SOMETHING IN THE GAME: AN ALL-AMERICAN MUSICAL & INTO BATTLE to Stream on Broadway On Demand
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2022

Broadway On Demand will present the exclusive premieres of two grand-scale productions. The premieres include Something in the Game: An All-American Musical, a tribute to the late legendary Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne, and the Off West-End hit Into Battle, the true story of a 1910 feud at England’s Oxford University.

DOLLY PARTON'S SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CAROL Comes to The Southbank Centre's Queen E Photo DOLLY PARTON'S SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CAROL Comes to The Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth in December
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022

The European Premiere of Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol – A New Musical will play a Christmas season at the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall from 8 December 2022 to 8 January 2023, with a press night on 13 December 2022.

Last Chance: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER Must Close April 24 Photo Last Chance: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER Must Close April 24
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 18, 2022

James Beard Award-winning Chef Rick Bayless and Windy City Playhouse Artistic Director Amy Rubenstein today announced that their hit immersive production, “A Recipe For Disaster,” must close Sunday, April 24 on the Club Level at Petterino's (150 N Dearborn). “A Recipe For Disaster” is written by Bayless, Rubenstein and Windy City Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Carl Menninger and directed by Jeff Award Winner David H. Bell.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Windy City Playhouse's SONS OF HOLLYWOOD Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At Windy City Playhouse's SONS OF HOLLYWOOD
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2022

Windy City Playhouse presents SONS OF HOLLYWOOD: A PLAY WITH MUSIC by Barry Ball and Carl Menninger, directed by David H. Bell. Come experience this true story of old hollywood drama at our flagship Irving Park theater.

Rick Bayless, Amy Rubenstein To Join A RECIPE FOR DISASTER Cast Photo Rick Bayless, Amy Rubenstein To Join A RECIPE FOR DISASTER Cast
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 9, 2022

James Beard Award-winning Chef Rick Bayless and Windy City Playhouse Artistic Director Amy Rubenstein today announced they will join the cast of their hit immersive production “A Recipe For Disaster,” written by Bayless, Rubenstein and Windy City Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Carl Menninger and directed by Jeff Award Winner David H. Bell.

VIDEO: Check Out a New Teaser for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Alliance Theatre! Photo VIDEO: Check Out a New Teaser for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Alliance Theatre!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 13, 2021

CHRISTMAS CAROL, Alliance Theatre's annual holiday production is now running at the Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre through December 24, 2021.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL is Magnificently Heartwarming at The Alliance Theatre Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL is Magnificently Heartwarming at The Alliance Theatre
by Ella Outlaw - Dec 6, 2021

If you're looking for a Broadway-level production in Atlanta, look no further than the Alliance Theatre. With a new script, a new score, and new costumes, A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Alliance Theatre is a spectacularly hopeful revival of the classic Christmas story. | Ella Outlaw

David H. Bell Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Windy City Playhouse's SONS OF HOLLYWOOD Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Windy City Playhouse's SONS OF HOLLYWOOD

by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2022

Windy City Playhouse presents SONS OF HOLLYWOOD: A PLAY WITH MUSIC by Barry Ball and Carl Menninger, directed by David H. Bell. Come experience this true story of old hollywood drama at our flagship Irving Park theater.

VIDEO: Dolly Parton Talks Songwriting & SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS in Boston Videoplay
VIDEO: Dolly Parton Talks Songwriting & SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS in Boston

by Alan Henry - Dec 16, 2019

Watch in this new video as Dolly Parton talks about her new 'Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol' musical at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston, where she draws inspiration for her songwriting, and her resurgence in popularity in 2019.

VIDEO: Watch Clips From SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CAROL; Plus Dolly Parton Gives a Spe Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Clips From SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CAROL; Plus Dolly Parton Gives a Speech on Opening Night

by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2019

DOLLY PARTON'S SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CAROL recently opened at Emerson Colonial Theater. Check out clips from the production, as well as Dolly Parton's speech from opening night!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Pittsburgh CLO's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starring Patrick Page!
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO presents its 25th Anniversary production of A Musical Christmas Carol this month at the Byham Theater. This production will feature exciting new set elements and special effects.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of CST's PERICLES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 10, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater continues the 2014/15 season with William Shakespeare's riveting odyssey Pericles, staged by CST veteran director David H. Bell and featuring Stratford Festival company member Ben Carlson in the title role. The production runs through January 18, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Marriott Theatre's ON THE TOWN
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2014

From the bustling streets of 'New York, New York' comes the first major Chicago production of the iconic musical comedy, ON THE TOWN, currently in previews and opening August 20, and running through October 12 at The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. Check out highlights from the show in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Marriott Theatre's CABARET with Megan Sikora, Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2014

The musical theatre treasure CABARET kicks off the Marriott Theatre's 2014 season, opening tonight, January 22 and running through March 16 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. CABARET is Kander and Ebb's legendary musical about English cabaret performer Sally Bowles, American writer Clifford Bradshaw, and the decadence of 1929 Berlin. The production is directed by David H. Bell with choreography by Matt Raftery and Musical Direction by Ryan T. Nelson. Check out highlights from the production below!

STAGE TUBE: 9 TO 5 Highlights, Now Playing at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2013

One of the most hotly anticipated new musicals from Broadway, 9 to 5, The Musical has come to the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire. The productino, which began performances on August 14, has an opening night of August 21, and will run through October 13. Based on the smash 1980 film, 9 to 5, The Musical is the hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the rolodex era. The musical features the blockbuster title song plus a jubilant Tony Award-nominated score by multi Grammy Award-winner Dolly Parton and a book by original screenwriter Patricia Resnick, The Marriott Theatre production will be directed by 11 time Jeff Award-winner David H. Bell with choreography by Matt Raftery. Check out a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: SOUTH PACIFIC Opening Night at Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2013

One of Broadway's legendary romantic musicals, the Pulitzer Prize-winning SOUTH PACIFIC takes the stage at The Marriott Theatre. The show celebrated its opening April 10 and runs through June 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Scroll down for opening night interviews with the cast and creative team!

STAGE TUBE: Marriott Theatre's SOUTH PACIFIC - Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2013

One of Broadway's legendary romantic musicals, the Pulitzer Prize-winning SOUTH PACIFIC takes the stage at The Marriott Theatre. The show is currently in previews and opens tomorrow, April 10, running through June 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Based on James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific, this all-new production of SOUTH PACIFIC will be directed by David H. Bell with choreography by Matt Raftery. Click below to watch highlights from the production!


David H. Bell Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has David H. Bell written?
David H. Bell has written 2 shows including Matador (Bookwriter), The Hot Mikado (Adaptation).

What awards has David H. Bell been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreography, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Children of Eden and Outstanding Director, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Hot Mikado .

What awards has David H. Bell won?
Outstanding Director, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Hot Mikado.