David M. Barber is an award winning designer of scenery and costumes for theater, television, film and special events, with almost two decades of professional experience to his credit. Recent world premieres include The Wedding Gift by Chisa Hutchinson and 20th Century Blues by Susan Miller (Contemporary American Theater Company), Appoggiatura and The Most Deserving (Denver Center Theater Company) and the new opera The Bonfire of the Vanities (presented by El Museo del Barrio). He has served as E! Entertainment's New York Art Director since 2009. Other television work includes Art Direction for Football Night in America and The TODAY Show for NBC Universal and Production Design for the MTV pilot Fashion Mega Warriors, produced by Tyra Banks. Awards include the Drama Desk, American Theater Wing Henry Hewes Award, Connecticut Critics Circle Award, Denver Drama Critics Circle Award, Denver Ovation Award, Westword's "Best of Denver", and two New York Innovative Theater Awards. He has been a guest lecturer / designer at several schools, including Hope College, Whitman College, Mount Holyoke College, Washington College, University of Colorado and George Mason University; served as a panelist for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and an adjudicator for U.S.I.T.T.'s College Design Competition. He is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.