Congratulations to Purchase College Alum and Professor David Grill ’86 on His Second Emmy Win

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Congratulations to alum David Grill, professor and coordinator of the Purchase College theater design/technology program, for winning his second Emmy award.

His work on the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Starring Beyoncé earned him the top spot in the category Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special.

Earlier this summer, he reached a new level in his already storied career when he received two Emmy nominations in the same category. He had also been nominated this year for his work as lighting director on PBS’ Great Performances presentation Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino. He was previously nominated in 2008 and 2012, and won an Emmy for Outstanding Lighting Direction in 2002 for his work on the XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony.

“This is another terrific honor for Dave,” said Greg Taylor, Director of Purchase College‘s Conservatory of Theatre Arts. “Dave’s continuing accomplishments make us all proud and Purchase students are incredibly fortunate to learn from one of the top professionals in the lighting design and direction field.”

Grill earned his BFA in theatre design at Purchase College in 1986. He has taught at the college since 1998 and is coordinator of its Design/Technology BFA and MFA programs.