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Daniel M. Gelbmann, M.F.A.

Daniel Gelbmann
Associate Professor, Technical Theatre and Design
(954) 262-7926


  • M.F.A. University of Hawaii Manoa
  • B.A. Concordia College

Professional Interests

Daniel Gelbmann, M.F.A., has worked professionally as properties master for Trollwood Performing Arts School on the productions of Leader of the Pack and Crazy for You. He also co-designed the set for the Gooseberry Park Players version of The Magic Flute (Children's Version). Gelbmann was also the Technical Director for Kumu Kahua Theatre for six seasons and built over 36 shows, of which he designed 10 sets. Gelbmann moved to South Florida in 2007, joining Nova Southeastern University as a Visiting Professor, and then the following fall as an Assistant Professor.

Gelbmann has created many designs for NSU, and his scenic credits include: Bat Boy: The Musical, A Piece of My Heart, Doubt, Stop Kiss, and Dead Man Walking. Lighting design credits include: Freckleface Strawberry, Dance works 2007-Present, The Importance of Being Ernst, Baby The Musical, and Cinderella. Gelbmann was the resident scenic designer for The Promethean Theatre. Highlights of his work for The Promethean Theatre include: Cannibal The Musical, Three Days of Rain, The Dumb Waiter, Still the River Runs, Evil Dead The Musical, and Dumb Show. He has also designed the lighting for Mosaic Theatre and Thinking Cap Theatre. His most recent professional work has been in sound engineering for the Miniaci Performing Arts Center, Rising Starz Academy, and Broadway Kids.

Areas of Academic Focus

  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Sound Design and Engineering
  • Hand and CAD Drafting
  • Technical Theatre

Courses Taught

  • ARTS 1400 - The Theatre Arts
  • ARTS 4990 - Independent Studies
  • DANC 3400 - Production and Design for Dance
  • DANC 4950 - Internship in Dance
  • DANC 4990 - Independent Studies
  • THEA 1000 - The Theatre Arts
  • THEA 1500 - Comedy and Improv
  • THEA 2101 - Theatre Lab I
  • THEA 2102 - Theatre Lab II
  • THEA 2103 - Theatre Lab III
  • THEA 2104 - Theatre Lab IV
  • THEA 2060- Technical Theatre
  • THEA 3040 - Lighting Design
  • THEA 3050 - Costume and Makeup Design
  • THEA 3060 - Scenic Design
  • THEA 3080 - Sound Design
  • THEA 3250 - Theatre History II
  • THEA 3500 - Stage and Production Management
  • THEA 4100 - Directing for the Stage
  • THEA 4930 - Senior Seminar
  • THEA 4950 - Internship in Theatre
  • THEA 4900 - Special Topics in Theatre
  • THEA 4990 - Independent Studies

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