Daniel Zimmerman

Associate Professor, Theatre Production and Management
School: School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Phone: 607-274-3922
Office: Dillingham Center 211, Ithaca, NY 14850

Daniel is a multifaceted designer who works in a variety of design disciplines including theater, television, live events, experiential marketing, and store windows. He currently teaches scenic design at Ithaca College.

Daniel has worked on world premieres of: Zoe Kazan’s After the Blast and Abe Koogler’s Kill Floor (both for LCT3), Andrew Hinderaker’s Suicide Incorporated (Roundabout); Sofia Alvarez's Friend Art (Second Stage); Bekah Brunstetter’s Be A Good Little Widow (Ars Nova); Clare Barron’s You Got Older and Caroline V. McGraw's Ultimate Beauty Bible (both for Page 73); A. Rey Pamatmat’s After All the Terrible Things I Do (Milwaukee Rep); Jordan Harrison’s The Grown Up, Jeff Augustin’s Cry Old Kingdom, Sam Mark’s The Delling Shore, and Dorothy Fortenberry’s Partners, Steven Dietz’s This Random World, Laura Jacqmin’s Residence (all for the Humana Festival); David West Read’s The Great Pretender (Theatreworks); Curtis Moore and Thomas Mizer’s Triangle (TheatreWorks); Ken Urban’s WASPS (Studio 42); Steven Levenson’s Seven Minutes in Heaven (Colt Coeur); Kate E. Ryan’s Card and Gift, Clare Barron’s Baby Screams Miracle, Peggy Stafford’s 16 words or less, and Motel Cherry (all for Clubbed Thumb); Mat Smart’s The Steadfast and Matt Mose’s The Cloud (both for Slant Theatre Project); Peter Weller’s Sex Good, Money Bad (TPG); Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s I Call My Brother (The Play Company); Micheline Auger’s American River (Lesser America).

NYC credits: Roundabout Theatre Company, Lincoln Center, Ars Nova, Second Stage, The Play Company, The Pearl Theatre Company, The Mint (Fashions for Men, Drama Desk Nomination), Page 73, The Cherry Lane Theatre, Lesser America, Theatre at St. Clements, Studio 42, Slant Theatre Project, St. Marks Theatre, HERE Arts Center, Colt Coeur, The Ohio, Theatre Row, The Woodshed Collective, NYMF, The New York International Fringe Festival, and Dixon Place. Daniel is also an affiliated artist with Clubbed Thumb.

Regional credits: Arena Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Humana Festival of New American Plays, Baltimore Center Stage, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Portland Stage Company, Theatreworks (Silicon Valley), People’s Light, Pioneer Theatre Company, Trinity Rep, The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center.

Daniel has also served as the Art Director at Industria Creative, an experiential marketing group that is responsible for the creation of pop-up shops, product launches, editor events, store windows, product packaging, and branding. Daniel lead designs for Vanity Fair, Google, Issey Miyake, Old Navy, Youtube, Teen Vogue, Fendi, BMW, Macy’s Christmas Windows, L’Oreal, Harry Winston, and many others.

Daniel has worked as an assistant/associate designer with George Tyspin, Christine Jones, Andrew Liberman, Andrew Jackness, Peter Wexler, and Tobin Ost, – on productions at regional theaters, opera companies, and Broadway.

He received his B.A. from Western Washington University with a degree in English Literature, and his M.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Daniel lives with his family in Ithaca.