Photograph from An Evening with Tim Rice - lighting design by David Totaro
© David Totaro 2017 Anthem | Photographer: Josh Vine | From the show An Evening with Tim Rice
Photograph from An Evening with Tim Rice - lighting design by David Totaro
© David Totaro 2017 Another Suitcase | Photographer: Josh Vine | From the show An Evening with Tim Rice
Photograph from Chicago - lighting design by David Totaro
All That Jazz | Photographer: Oli Sones | From the show Chicago
Photograph from Vacation - lighting design by David Totaro
© OzLight 2017 Vacation 02 | Photographer: Daniel Molina | From the show Vacation
Photograph from Vacation - lighting design by David Totaro
© OzLight 2017 Vacation 01 | Photographer: Daniel Molina | From the show Vacation

David L Totaro

David L. Totaro Lighting Design
David L. Totaro - Lighting Design

 

Lighting Design Credits Include:

  • Nightlife - Seabourn Odyssey for Belinda King Creative Productions
  • An Evening with Tim Rice - Seabourn Odyssey for Belinda King Creative Productions
  • Vacation - Stardust Theatre, Norwegian Pearl for Norwegian Cruise Lines
  • Throwback 1969 - Spinnaker Lounge, Norwegian Pearl for Norwegian Cruise Lines
  • Grease - Silja Serenade, Stockholm - Helsinki
  • Faust - The Britten Theatre, London
  • Faust - Clonter Opera Theatre - Cheshire
  • Red Hot & Blue - Seabourn Quest, For Belinda King Creative Productions
  • Amour - Seabourn Quest, For Belinda King Creative Productions
  • La Cenerentola - The Britten Theatre, London
  • La Cenerentola - Clonter Opera Theatre - Cheshire
  • My Fair Lady - International Music Festival - Larnaca, Cyprus
  • Chicago - International Music Festival - Larnaca, Cyprus
  • QuickStep - Halle de Symphony - Lille, France & Brussels, Belgium

Film:
Mary Poppins Returns - Theatrical Lighting Programmer (Dion Beebe)
Nine - Theatrical Lighting Programmer (Mike Baldassari - Dion Beebe)

Associate Lighting Design Credits Include:

  • Sister Act - The Musical - National Tour - Spain (Natasha Katz)
  • Water Babies - The Musical - Leicester Curve (James Whiteside)
  • From Here to Eternity - Shaftesbury Theatre, London (Bruno Poet)
  • I Due Foscari - With Placido Domingo at the Palau de les Arts - Valencia, Spain (Bruno Poet)
  • Vampirette - The Musical - Manchester Opera House (James Whiteside)
  • Being Shakespeare - London, New York and Chicago (Bruno Poet)
  • Una Cosa Rara - Teatro Calderon - Valladolid, Spain (Bruno Poet)
  • Never Forget - The 'Take That' Musical - UK Tour 2009 (James Whiteside)
  • Il Trovatore - Las Palmas Opera, Spain (Bruno Poet)
  • Il Trovatore - Bilbao Opera, Spain (Bruno Poet)
  • Corte de Faraón - With Rossy de Palma at Palau de les Arts - Valencia, Spain (Bruno Poet)
  • Never Forget - The 'Take That' Musical - Savoy Theatre London (James Whiteside)
  • Don Pasquale - Theatre de Caen - France (Bruno Poet - Geneva Opera)

Re-Light / Touring Re-Light Credits Include:

  • Being Shakespeare - The BAM Harvey - New York and The Broadway Playhouse - Chicago (Bruno Poet)
  • We Will Rock You - The Point 02 Arena - Dublin 2010 (Willie Williams)
  • Never Forget - The 'Take That' Musical - UK Tour 2008 (James Whiteside)
  • Mamma Mia! - International Tour - Hallenstadium, Zurich & Forum Arena Copenhagen (Howard Harrison/(Andy Voller)
  • Bounce - South African Tour - Cape Town ICC & Izulu Theatre, Durban (Patrick Woodroffe)
  • Grease - Spektrum Arena, Oslo (Alistair Grant) The Boyfriend - Lowery Theatre, Manchester (Neil Austin)

David’s background in the lighting industry includes work as a Lighting Programmer.

Highlights Include:

  • AIDA - Time Rice & Elton John, Seoul Korea
  • Motown - Shaftesbury Theatre, London
  • The Phantom of the Opera - Cirkus Theatre Stockholm & MDM Theatre Moscow
  • Peter Pan - Welsh National Opera, ROH Covent Garden
  • Guillaume Tell - Royal Opera, ROH Covent Garden
  • Untouchable - Royal Ballet/Hofesh Shechter, ROH Covent Garden
  • Lord of the Flies - UK Tour (Matthew Bourne)
  • Jersey Boys - Piccadilly Theatre, London
  • The Book of Mormon - Prince of Wales Theatre, London
  • Rebecca - Palladium Theatre, Stuttgart.
  • Sister Act - Ronacher Theatre, Vienna, Teatro Nazionale, Milan, Theatre Mogador, Paris & Apollo Theatre Stuttgart.
  • Disney’s La Bella y Bestia – Teatro Opera Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Nine – A Musical Film directed by Rob Marshall, Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench and Sophia Loren.
  • Das Buddy Holly Story – Colosseum Theatre – Essen, Germany.
  • Hairspray - Shaftsbury Theatre London.
  • Elisabeth – (Vienna Production), Tokyo and Osaka.
  • Mitredate - Carlo V Palace Granada, Spain.
  • Carmen - Shanghai Stadium China, Colourline Arena Hamburg and Zurich Hallenstadium, Switzerland.
  • Aida - TUI Arena Hanover, Germany.
  • The Athens Festival - Herod Atticus Odeon Athens, Greece.
  • The UK tours of Legally Blonde, We Will Rock You, Jerry Springer The Opera and The Who’s Tommy
  • Miss Saigon at the Imperial Theatre Tokyo.

Lighting Design - David L. Totaro

In repertoire

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team
Nightlife Concert Seabourn Odyssey
Belinda King Creative Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Belinda King
Throwback 1969 Concert Spinnaker Lounge - NCL Pearl
Norwegian Cruise Line
Lighting Designer Director: Casey Johnson
Vacation Dance Stardust Theatre - NCL Pearl
Norwegian Cruise Line
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Bodie Fullerton

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Nightlife Concert Seabourn Odyssey
Belinda King Creative Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Belinda King
May 2017
An Evening with Tim Rice Concert Seabourn Odyssey
Belinda King Creative Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Belinda King
May 2017
Vacation Dance Stardust Theatre - NCL Pearl
Norwegian Cruise Line
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Bodie Fullerton
Mar 2017
Throwback 1969 Concert Spinnaker Lounge - NCL Pearl
Norwegian Cruise Line
Lighting Designer Director: Casey Johnson
Mar 2017
Grease Musical Silja Serenade
Belinda King Creative Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Gary Lloyd
Set designer: Jack Tripp
Apr 2016
Faust Opera Britten Theatre London
Clonter Music Trust
Lighting Designer Director: Michael McCaffery
Set designer: Elroy Ashmore
Sep 2014
Faust Opera Clonter Opera Cheshire
Clonter
Lighting Designer Director: Michael McCaffery
Set designer: Elroy Ashmore
Jul 2014
Red Hot and Blue Theatre Seabourn Quest
Belinda King Creative Productions Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Lisa Cottrell
Set designer: Adam Wiltshire
May 2011
Amour Theatre Seabourn Quest
Belinda King Creative Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Lisa Cottrell
Set designer: Adam Wiltshire
May 2011
La Cenerentola Opera Britten Theatre - Royal College of Music, London
Clonter Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Michael McCaffery
Set designer: Elroy Ashmore
Oct 2010
La Cenerentola Opera The Britten Theatre
Clonter Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Michael McCaffery
Set designer: Elroy Ashmore
Jul 2010
Cabaret in Light Corporate & Industrial The Barge House - Oxo Tower Warf
New Frontier Art
Lighting Designer Director: Bern Bowers
Feb 2007
My Fair Lady Musical Cyprus International Music Festival
Bronowski Productions Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Nikolai Foster
Set designer: Paul Atkinson
Jul 2006
Chicago Musical Larnaca Municipal Theatre - Cyprus Lighting Designer Director: Mitch Sebastion
Set designer: Paul Atkinson
Jun 2005
QuickStep - The Dance Musical Dance Hall de Symphony - Lille, France, then touring
Bronowski Productions
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Bill Deamer
Nov 2004
Location availability:
  • Africa
  • Australasia & Asia Pacific
  • Central Asia
  • Eastern Europe
  • Far East & East Asia
  • Middle East & West Asia
  • North America
  • Scotland
  • South America
  • UK London
  • UK Provinces
  • Western Europe & Scandinavia
  • Worldwide
Theatre:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Touring relights
  • West End
Musical:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Touring relights
  • West End
Opera:
  • International
  • Large scale
  • Small scale
  • Touring relights
Dance:
  • International
  • Large Scale
  • Touring relights
  • UK National Company