ANTHONY E.GALLO DRAMATIST
Dramatist Anthony E. Gallo is a playwright. screenwriter, librettist, lyricist producer and director whose twenty-two full-length dramas include Margherita, Eugenio, Better than the Best, Vandergrift!, Lincoln and God, Charleston Revisited, The Botticelli Cruise, Paul, The Agony of David. The Last Days of King Solomon, The Tragedy of King Saul , The Springfield Boys, The Eaton Woman, Heathcliff in America,the Cabala, Teresa, Lincoln and Shakespeare, Jonathan, Luther, and Mr.Morris He has also written one screenplay(with David Weaver) Charleston Revisited and the libretto, book ,and lyrics for Lincoln and God (with John Ward as composer), David ( Margaret and Grant Bagley,composers), Vandergrift (Beatrix Whitehall, composer), and Peggy(Margaret and Grant Bagley,composers).
Mr. Gallo's drama portfolio of twenty-two full length dramas are listed here by theme:
His portfolio of dramas, screenplays, essays and librettos consists of over seventy works. His plays have
Fifteen of his plays are available from Amazon including Eugenio, Margherita, The Agony of David, The Last Days of King Solomon, Vandergrift!, Lincoln and God, Paul, The Eaton Woman, Charleston Revisited, The Botticelli Cruise, The Springfield Boys, The Tragedy of King Saul, Teresa . Visit Amazon Home Page. Five of his DVD's are available from Amazon.
Mr. Gallo is Chief Executive Officer and Founding Director of Eastern Market Studios-LLC, Browns Court Publishing Company ,the Seventh Street Playhouse, Gallo Music Company, Gallo Investment Company., Gallo Economics, and Gallo Journalism. Several years ago , Mr. Gallo signed a contract with Browne-Nederlander Productions LLC for the production of Margherita in New York City. The show is in its planning stages with active participation by Stanley Browne, Robert Nederlander, Jr., David Groelinger, and Anthony E. Gallo.
Professionally he is a member of Cosmowriters, The Cosmos Club Theater Group, The Dramatists Guild of America in New York City, The Greenbelt Arts Center in Maryland, and the Little Theater of Alexandra in Virginia. He is a former long-time member of The Arts Club of Washington. Mr. Gallo also has also done much academic work to master the craft of playwrighting in addition to participating in hundreds of workshops, He has taken the equivalent of over 120 credit hours (the equivalent of a Bachelors Degree) in drama, dramaturgy, and play writing at several Washington DC studios and forums. And of course his 21copyrighted works are his theses equivalents.
Mr. Gallo is also a journalist and active member of the National Press cub where he has hosted nearly fifty Newsmakers. In so doing he brings lead characters on national issues ranging from child abduction to gun control on the stage of public opinion-a real life drama.
Mr. Gallo was formerly an economist, serving as a college professor(1963-1970), banker(1961-63), Federal economist(1967-2000)during which he had a distinguished publication record. He was an economist at the Economic Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture(1971-2000), the Bureau of Economic Analysis at the United States Department of Commerce(1970-71) , and the Small Business Administration(1967).. He also served in the United States Army Reserves (1963-70)) Mr. Gallo restored many historic homes between 1968 and1992, being a pioneer in the restoration of homes in the Capitol Hill Historic District in Washington, DC.
He is a graduate Vandergrift High School (1957), the College of William and Mary(BA-1961) and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania(MBA-1963). He also did doctoral work at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Economics (1967-70), but did not get his PhD.
While residing in western Pennsylvania, between1963 and 1970 he was employed at the Pittsburgh National Bank(investment analyst and retail banking 1963-66), Duquesne University (finance instructor 1964-69), University of Pittsburgh School of General Studies(marketing instructor1964-70), Allegheny Community College( professor of economics-1966-70), the Pittsburgh Post Gazette(finanncial journalist 1966), St. Vincent College Money and banking-(1966-70), Robert Morris University( business-1964-65). He worked as a stock boy at the A &P and a writer for the now defunct Vandergrift News and Valley Daily news when in high school.
He has resided in the Capitol Hill Historic District in Washington DC, living in the same historic home since 1970 --footsteps from the Eastern Market. He is married to energy and commercial broker Susan Flaum Hesser, and has one son,Thomas Augustus Gallo, a local businessman. The younger Gallo is a graduate of St. Johns College in Annapolis(Great Books), MD. He is currently earning his MBA at Johns Hopkins University Cary School of Business and is comptroller and financial manager of historic Frager's Hardware Store on Capitol Hill.