David Blackwell historically became the youngest stage manager on Broadway at age sixteen! His work on original Broadway and National tour productions include: Raisin, DreamGirls, Sweet Charity, The Wiz, Timbuktu, Showboat, Sophisticated Ladies, Beauty and the Beast. In 1988 David moved into his television career as key stage manager/ guest director for A Different World, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Sister Sister, Last Comic Standing followed. Recently,David revisited his theatrical roots, at the urge of Phylicia Rashad on her last venture as a director, co- directing A Raisin in the Sun as they explored the complexities of human nature, with a shared vehemence for the arts. He brings to every project approached; the gifts of a culturally rich childhood, and the invaluable professional and ethical lessons learned from his phenomenal parents, the beloved Mr. Charles and Mrs. Frances Butler Blackwell.