David Gale has been directing and choreographing professionally since 1985 with productions including Dads in Bondage (The Red Barn) I Slept with Tony Trouble (Toronto, Stratford, Vancouver, London UK & Edinburgh) Baby Rex, Double Exposure, The Wisdom of Winston (workshop) and I Was My Father’s Son (Toronto & New York.) He is scheduled to direct and choreograph a production of his own musical Chutzpah à Go-Go in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2009. He was director/choreographer for two of Randolph Academy’s graduating class productions – The Me Nobody Knows and Godspell. Gale has taught both youth and adults in Theatre Ontario’s summer programs at Brock University and youth at Thorneloe University in Sudbury. He teaches a performance-oriented course in musical theatre and stages a production in under a week. He also had the pleasure of teaching for TYMTC and directing Bye Bye Birdie.
David Gale is perhaps best known as the sweet and irreverent host of TV’s Loving Spoonfuls seen on the new Viva Network in Canada as of Nov. 3rd every week day at noon. In this internationally broadcast docu-comedy series Gale visits and cooks with ethnically diverse grandmothers cooking in their own homes. Gale won both Gemini and Galaxi awards for his humorous and heart-warming work on Loving Spoonfuls (65 episodes, 3 specials.) Loving Spoonfuls airs around the world and The Loving Spoonfuls Cookbook – peppered with Gale own saucy comments – is available on Amazon.ca. After Loving Spoonfuls Gale created and hosted a dating show, Second Time Around and served as executive producer and host for The David Gale Show, a daytime talk show pilot.
As an actor Gale has starred in dozens of commercials and has made guest appearances on The Tournament, Puppets Who Kill, La Femme Nikita, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues and had a continuing role on The Newsroom. He also gave a very revealing performance in the Canadian film Zero Patience. Gale has made memorable live television appearances on Canada AM, The Vicki Gaberau Show, Open Mike, Roger’s Daytime and Breakfast Television and has presented multiple times on The Geminis broadcast. On the stage he has starred across Canada in numerous plays including: Love and Human Remain, Oklahoma and What the Butler Saw, and performed at The Citadel Theatre, The National Arts Centre and The Stratford Festival among numerous others. A gifted playwright as well, Gale’s most recent play Pop was produced in Winnipeg in March 2007 and his hit musical Chutzpah à Go-Go, co-written with Randy Vancourt, played to sold out houses across Canada.
In 2006 Gale hosted The Dora Mavor Moore Awards in front of a sold-out house at the historic Winter Garden Theatre. He also emceed the simulcast launch of the Canadian Opera Company’s new opera house before thousands at Toronto City Hall’s Nathan Phillips Square. He proudly serves as ACTRA Toronto’s Executive Member at Large.