David H. Bell has directed over 40 productions at the Marriott Theatre alone since 1980. As Ford s Theatre Artistic Director (1982-1988) in Washington D. C. he directed the world premieres of ELMER GANTRY, HOT MIKADO (author), and the annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL (author).
Among his National credits: Atlanta s Alliance Theatre (Associate Artistic Director 1992- 2001, over 20 productions), Chicago Shakespeare Theatre (AS YOU LIKE IT, A COMEDY OF ERRORS, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, TAMING OF THE SHREW) Long Wharf Theatre, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Coconut Grove Playhouse (MATADOR author, DON T STOP THE CARNIVAL- Jimmy Buffet/Herman Wouk.)
Internationally, David has opened productions in London, Paris, Berlin, Zurich, Vienna and the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
His awards include: 30 Joseph Jefferson nominations (Chicago won 9); Helen Hayes Award (D.C.), Lawrence Olivier Nomination (London), Dramalogue Award (L.A.), Mac and Bistro Awards (New York City), 4 Carbonall Nominations (Florida), 2 After Dark Awards (Chicago) and 2 National Endowment Playwrighting Awards.