Gender
Male
Born
May 12, 1932
Honesdale, Pennsylvania, USA
Died
Oct 03, 2011
Los Angeles, California, USA
Designer Production Crew
Comments
David Mitchell attended Kutztown State Teachers College, where he was first introduced to theater. He spent two years in the Army, after which he studied theater design as a graduate student at Boston University. There his teacher was Horace Armistead, a designer for theater, opera and ballet and an early Tony Award winner for set design.

In New York, Mitchell worked as an assistant to Ming Cho Lee for several years and, through him, began a longtime association with Joseph Papp, designing sets both for Shakespeare in the Park and the Public Theater. At the New York City Ballet, he designed works for Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine, as well as "Sleeping Beauty." His opera designs included works at the New York City Opera ("Mephistophele") and other U.S. opera houses as well as Deutsche Oper in Berlin ("Aida"). As a production designer for film, Mitchell's credits include "Rich Kids," the Paul Simon picture "One Trick Pony" and "My Dinner with Andre."
Dream (Apr 03, 1997 - Jul 06, 1997)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalRevueOriginal
Ain't Broadway Grand (Apr 18, 1993 - May 09, 1993)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalComedyOriginal
The High Rollers Social and Pleasure Club (Apr 21, 1992 - May 02, 1992)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalRevueOriginal
The Big Love (Mar 03, 1991 - Apr 07, 1991)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
  • Projection Design by David Mitchell
PlaySoloOriginal
Tru (Dec 14, 1989 - Sep 01, 1990)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlaySoloOriginal
Legs Diamond (Dec 26, 1988 - Feb 19, 1989)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalOriginal
Broadway Bound (Dec 04, 1986 - Sep 25, 1988)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayComedyOriginal
The Boys of Winter (Dec 01, 1985 - Dec 08, 1985)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayOriginal
The Odd Couple (Jun 11, 1985 - Feb 23, 1986)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayComedyRevival
Biloxi Blues (Mar 28, 1985 - Jun 28, 1986)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayComedyOriginal
Harrigan 'n Hart (Jan 31, 1985 - Feb 03, 1985)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalOriginal
La Cage aux Folles (Aug 21, 1983 - Nov 15, 1987)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalComedyOriginal
Dance a Little Closer (May 11, 1983 - May 11, 1983)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalOriginal
Private Lives (May 08, 1983 - Jul 17, 1983)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayComedy Romantic ComedyRevival
Brighton Beach Memoirs (Mar 27, 1983 - May 11, 1986)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayComedyOriginal
Foxfire (Nov 11, 1982 - May 15, 1983)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayPlay with musicOriginal
Can-Can (Apr 30, 1981 - May 03, 1981)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalComedyRevival
Bring Back Birdie (Mar 05, 1981 - Mar 07, 1981)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalComedyOriginal
Barnum (Apr 30, 1980 - May 16, 1982)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Price (Jun 19, 1979 - Oct 21, 1979)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayDramaRevival
I Remember Mama (May 31, 1979 - Sep 02, 1979)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalOriginal
Working (May 14, 1978 - Jun 04, 1978)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalOriginal
The Gin Game (Oct 06, 1977 - Dec 31, 1978)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayOriginal
Annie (Apr 21, 1977 - Jan 02, 1983)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalComedyOriginal
I Love My Wife (Apr 17, 1977 - May 20, 1979)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalComedyOriginal
Mrs. Warren's Profession (Feb 18, 1976 - Apr 04, 1976)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayTragedy ComedyRevival
Trelawny of the "Wells" (Oct 15, 1975 - Nov 23, 1975)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayComedyRevival
Little Black Sheep (May 07, 1975 - Jun 01, 1975)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayOriginal
Short Eyes (May 23, 1974 - Aug 04, 1974)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayOriginal
The Incomparable Max (Oct 19, 1971 - Nov 06, 1971)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayOriginal
How the Other Half Loves (Mar 29, 1971 - Jun 26, 1971)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayFarceOriginal
Grin and Bare It! / Postcards (Mar 16, 1970 - Mar 28, 1970)
  • Grin and Bare It!
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayOriginal
  • Postcards
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayOriginal
No Place to Be Somebody (Dec 30, 1969 - Jan 10, 1970)
  • Scenery Supervisor: David Mitchell
PlayOriginal
Chess (Jan 09, 1990 - May 13, 1990)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalDramaOriginal
Broadway Bound (Sep 06, 1988 - Dec 11, 1988)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayComedyOriginal
Broadway Bound (Oct 20, 1987 - Jul 31, 1988)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayComedyOriginal
La Cage aux Folles (Jan 12, 1987 - Feb 06, 1988)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalComedyOriginal
Biloxi Blues (Feb 11, 1986 - May 24, 1987)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayComedyOriginal
La Cage aux Folles (Dec 12, 1984 - Sep 20, 1986)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalComedyOriginal
Brighton Beach Memoirs (Sep 18, 1984 - Aug 25, 1985)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayComedyOriginal
La Cage aux Folles (May 29, 1984 - May 26, 1985)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalComedyOriginal
Brighton Beach Memoirs (Nov 21, 1983 - Oct 14, 1984)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayComedyOriginal
Barnum (Aug 06, 1982 - Apr 24, 1983)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalComedyOriginal
Barnum (Dec 16, 1981 - Apr 04, 1982)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalComedyOriginal
Barnum (May 12, 1981 - Aug 22, 1981)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalComedyOriginal
Annie - Third National (Oct 03, 1979 - Oct 24, 1982)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Gin Game (Oct 03, 1978 - Jun 09, 1979)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
PlayOriginal
Annie - Second National (Jun 21, 1978 - Aug 07, 1982)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalComedyOriginal
Annie - First National (Mar 20, 1978 - Sep 05, 1981)
  • Scenic Design by David Mitchell
MusicalComedyOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Scenic Design

1986 | Nominee  | The Boys of Winter
Scenic Design by David Mitchell
 

Best Scenic Design

1983 | Nominee  | Foxfire
Scenic Design by David Mitchell
 

Best Scenic Design

1981 | Nominee  | Can-Can
Scenic Design by David Mitchell

Best Scenic Design

1980 | Winner  | Barnum
Scenic Design by David Mitchell
 

Best Scenic Design

1978 | Nominee  | Working
Scenic Design by David Mitchell

Best Scenic Design

1977 | Winner  | Annie
Scenic Design by David Mitchell
 

Best Scenic Design

1976 | Nominee  | Trelawny of the "Wells"
Scenic Design by David Mitchell

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Set Design

1980 | Nominee  | Barnum
Scenic Design by David Mitchell
 

Outstanding Set Design

1978 | Nominee  | The Gin Game
Scenic Design by David Mitchell

Outstanding Set Design

1974 | Winner  | Short Eyes
Scenic Design by David Mitchell

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