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, L'Enfant, Lincoln and Shakespeare, Jonathan, Luther, and Mr.Morris He has also written one screenplay Charleston Revisited and the libretto, book ,and lyrics for five musicals: Lincoln and God (with John Ward as composer), David ( Margaret and Grant Bagley,composers), Vandergrift (Beatrix Whitehall, composer), Peggy(Margaret and Grant Bagley,composers). and A Musical Medley
Mr. Gallo's drama portfolio of twenty-five full-length dramas are listed here by theme:
His portfolio of dramas, screenplays, essays, and librettos consists of over seventy works. His plays have
Seventeen 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. Six 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.
Professionally he is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America,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 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 playwriting at several Washington DC studios and forums. Mr. Gallo studied with Davey Marlin-Jones at the Washington Theater Club, Harry Bagdesian at the New Playwrights Theater, Alan Lefkowitz(Founder) at the Writers Center, and Ernie Joselovitz at the Playwrights Forum. And of course, his 18copyrighted works are theses equivalents. Despite these theatrical academic credits, Mr. Gallo considers himself self-taught. Also from 1963 to 1972 acted in nearly thirty stage productions, both professional and community. His last performance was in 1972 at The Lazy Susan Inn in Woodbridge, Va where he played the part of Paul in Born Yesterday.
Mr. Gallo is also a journalist and active member of the National Press Club 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. He is a three-time winner of the prestigious Vivian Award (2014, 2015 and 2016).
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)In 2018, he was awarded the prestigious Crandall Citation by the renowned Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
He also served in the United States Army Reserves (1963-70), and even today is Judge Advocate of his American Legion Post 20 at the National Press Cluband was given that Chapter's American Legion Award in 2016..
Mr. Gallo was CEO of Victorian Properties of Capitol Hill between 1970 and 1992. He restored many historic homes between during that period, being a pioneer in the restoration of homes in the Capitol Hill Historic District in Washington, DC.
He is a graduate of Vandergrift High School (1957), theCollege of William and Mary (BA-1961)(On Scholarship) and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania(MBA-1963)(On Scholarship). He also did doctoral work (no dissertation) at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Economics (1967-70), but did not complete his dissertation and other requirements.
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(financial 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 was a civic leader in his hometown of Vandergrift, Pennsylvania during his twenties. He founded an arts organization called the Civic League in 1966, and was a member of the Vandergrift Municipal Authority 91965-69)
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 businessman. The younger Gallo(a resident of St. Leonard, MD)is a graduate of St. Johns College in Annapolis(Great Books), MD. He earned his MBA at Johns Hopkins University Cary School of Business in 2018. and is an associate at Albert Hall Business Services and a self-employed businessman.
HONORED BY THE WHARTON SCHOOL, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND NATIONAL PRESS CLUB FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT
The year 2019 will be an extraordinarily busy year for the dramatist. As a playwright, he is working on seven new dramas: L'Enfant!, Madame Caillaux, Shakespeare and Lincoln, Robert, Jonathan, and Holyrood. In addition, four plays are being revised: Heathcliff in America, The Cabala, Tragedy of King Saul, and Luther. Musicals being worked on including Lincoln and God (with John Ward), Vandergrift (Beatrix Whitehall), Peggy (Margaret Bagley) and David (Margaret Bagley). Thirteen stagings are scheduled. The Eaton Woman will be performed at the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival in August.
ANTHONY E.GALLO DRAMATIST