McIntosh has had an extensive career in both the professional creative arts and business, encompassing production, performance,
multimedia, electronic music, and for the last fifteen years focusing on business marketing, electronic design, creative direction,
and brand implementation.
Dale McIntosh has been involved
professionally from an early age in many aspects of the performing arts. He has written for film and television, and has worked
with some of the leading performers of our time in the legitimate professional theatre in New York, and in regional professional
theaters throughout the country. McIntosh created one of the principal lead roles in the originial New York production of
the hit Broadway musical “Bubbling Brown Sugar.” The production was nominated for three Tony Awards,
including Best Musical. Dale McIntosh was featured in several of John Willis’ “Theatre World”
books, as well as “Theatre Profiles.” He has performed professionally as a singer/songwriter and has
written music for the theatre that has been critically praised. His more recent design work has been featured in publications
such as FORTUNE magazine, including a new book on winning designs for the legal profession, Litigators on Experts:
Strategies for Managing Expert Witnesses from Retention through Trial (http://apps.americanbar.org/abastore/index.cfm?section=main&fm=Product.AddToCart&pid=5310400). McIntosh is an experienced broadcast professional having performed on national network radio broadcasts,
has recorded numerous voiceovers including character voices, and is a multiple award-winning public speaker.
apprenticed and studied stage, lighting and sound design with award-winning Hollywood art director and stage designer, Robert
W. Zentis (Yale graduate, professor, winner of the Drama Critic's Circle Award for Best Set Designer, and the Drama Critics Circle Angstrom Lighting
was lighting or sound designer and technician on many professional stage productions.
McIntosh attended Indiana University and received
the Blanche Cagle O’Brien Scholarship in Theatre. McIntosh studied musical performance and composition
privately, and studied electronic computer music while he worked with the Pulitzer Prize Committee at Columbia University
in the City of New York. McIntosh
studied analog synthesis, modular programming, and digital music instrumentation and was one of the early electronic music
composers and video producer/directors in the ground-breaking Harvestworks PASS project in New York, the digital audio and
video production studio founded to cultivate artistic talent using digital technologies.
McIntosh performed dozens of principal
lead roles in professional theaters in the U.S., and was a member of the resident acting company at Baltimore’s Center
Stage. McIntosh’s first appearance in New York was in “Billy” starring Tony-award winning
stage and film actress Sudie Bond and directed by Barnet Kellman, the Emmy award-winning director of the hit television series
“Murphy Brown” and “Designing Women.”
as the headlined vocalist in many of the top tier New York nightclubs (Rainbow Room, Reno Sweeney, Downstairs at the Upstairs,
The Apartment) performing with Andy Kaufman, Barry Manilow, Bette Midler, and other well-known performers. McIntosh also produced
and directed club acts, including the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame pop group, “The Platters.” McIntosh,
backed by Motown Records and Loews Corporation, produced and directed French singing star Jocelyn Jocya and Motown’s
Night Flight in the lavish disco musical revue “French Feelings” at the Drake Hotel on Park
Avenue in New York.
McIntosh was involved in numerous avante-garde multimedia stage productions in New York.
In 1983, at the world-renown La Mama Experimental Theater Company, McIntosh composed, recorded and performed the completely
electronic musical score for the original New York production of “Diversions or Proof That It Is Impossible to Live”,
directed by “Godspell” creator/director John-Michael Tebelak, collaborating with multiple Tony award-winning
director, Michael Mayer (“Spring Awakening”, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”, “Thoroughly
Modern Millie”, “Angels in America”, and recently the hit Broadway musical "American Idiot" ).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Mayer_(director) For "Diversions", McIntosh combined live and recorded electronic music with
other media in a live theatrical space. Audiences and critics reacted enthusiastically to the multimedia experience and to
the music in particular. The Village Voice theater critic Alisa Solomon wrote, “Diversions”
is cleverly staged… with charming music by Dale McIntosh.”
on dozens of productions with John-Michael Tebelak, who conceived and directed the international hit stage and film musical
“Godspell.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John-Michael_Tebelak. McIntosh composed music, sound effects, co-wrote and performed leading roles in many of Tebelak’s productions
including “The Hostages Passion” about the Iranian hostage crisis, which was broadcast on CBS national
radio from New York. McIntosh collaborated with Tebelak and animation producer Al Brodax (“The Yellow Submarine”
and “Popeye”) on the screenplay for the animated feature film,“The Devil’s Riff.”
The screenplay featured music by the Electric Light Orchestra and Seiji Ozawa and the Boston Symphony
Orchestra. The film was ultimately produced in 2006 under the title “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny”
produced by Ben Stiller and starring Jack Black with musical performances by Tenacious D and Meat Loaf.
collaborated with Wayne Lammers on his one-man show "For No Apparent Reason", composing the music for the song "Smoke
Ending Vigilantes" and recording digitally all of the original music for the early stagings of the musical. The New Yorker said of "For No Apparent
Reason," that it "casts a wry satiric eye on American culture." The musical ran for over a year and a half
at the Trocadero Room in the West Village in New York. (See http://www.newmillenniumrecords.com/lammers.html)
In New York, McIntosh studied acting and directing with some of the leading directors and acting
teachers of our time, studied at the Lee Strasburg Theatre Institute, and participated in many of the private sessions conducted
by Lee Strasburg, Elia Kazan, Shelley Winters, Al Pacino, Ellen Burstyn, and other celebrated actors and directors at the
collaborated with John Stix, the eminent Broadway stage, television and film director, Yale graduate and esteemed Juilliard
acting professor for over a decade on some highly praised New York stage productions. McIntosh assisted Mr. Stix and later
took over direction of the critically acclaimed 1983 revival of William Inge’s “The Dark at the Top of the
Stairs” at the Roundabout Theatre Company.
McIntosh was represented by Judy Abbott at the William
Morris Agency, and
was a member of Actors Equity Association (AEA) and American
Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). McIntosh
has recently been awarded membership in ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers). Also,
AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Artists), the Chicago Artists Registry, and numerous creative, theatrical, design and
In 1979, while continuing his
artistic career, McIntosh began freelance work in some of the great publishing houses in New York, including a position at
Vogue Magazine as an editorial assistant to the legendary Vogue Feature Editor and New York socialite, Leo
Lerman, working one-on-one with some of the world’s most famous artists, designers, celebrities, and literati who passed
through the doors of Vogue. McIntosh also worked as an editorial assistant at Random House, Alfred A. Knopf, and
spent several months at Doubleday & Sons as an editorial assistant to associate editor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
1980, McIntosh was hired by Nigel French Enterprises, Inc. as the U.S. Marketing Manager for two designer collections of coordinated
home furnishings, “The Country Diary Collection” and “Mary Quant at Home.” McIntosh
worked directly with Nigel French and Mary Quant (fashion icon and inventor of the mini-skirt) in all aspects of marketing
the collections including contract negotiations, licensing agreements, rollouts, design coordination, tradeshows and road
shows, product launches nationwide working with executive and creative directors and designers, coordinating marketing campaigns
and evolving showroom designs.
In 1982, McIntosh worked as Assistant to Peter O.
Price, Chairman of the International Chapter of the Young Presidents Association and current President of the Academy of Television
Arts and Sciences. Notably, McIntosh introduced Mr. Price to M. Nicolas Sarkozy (then Mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine, France).
The subsequent arranged meeting between M. Sarkozy and Mr. Price on a yacht in New York Harbor provided an early networking
opportunity for M. Sarkozy, furthering his relationship with the United States that has continued with his rise to power as
the current President of the French Republic. McIntosh was officially recognized by the U.S. State Department’s Agency
for International Development.
In 1984, McIntosh was engaged as an Aide in the Office
of the President of the New York Public Library, working directly with both President Vartan Gregorian and the Chairwoman
of the Board of Directors, benefactress of The New York Public Library, social icon and philanthropist, Brooke Astor (wife
of billionaire Vincent Astor, son of industrialist John Jacob Astor).
In 1986, McIntosh accepted a full-time
position at the Wall Street law firm, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, where he utilized his knowledge and experience with computer
music instruments into a critical corporate document production role during the period when law firms were about to migrate
from mainframe Barrister word processing systems to IBM/Microsoft Personal Computers. When Cahill’s client filed the
largest pollution law suit in history against 220 of the largest insurance companies (Shell Oil Company v. Accident &
Casualty, et al.), McIntosh was an obvious choice to coordinate with lawyers from dozens of firms, and to oversee document
production at the law offices of Brobeck Phleger & Harrison in San Francisco for Phase I and Phase II of the trial. For
Phase I, McIntosh supervised the integration of non-compatible mainframe storage systems, IBM/Microsoft personal computers,
and cutting-edge telecommunications. He supervised and coordinated with teams of graphic designers, word
processors, paralegals and attorneys from Shell Oil and the participating law firms to transmit some of the first digital
documents at-trial. National and local publications and broadcasts reported on the size and scope of the trial
and the impact of the new technologies involved.
In late 1987, McIntosh returned to New York following
the Shell trial and soon accepted a position at the law firm Hunton & Williams, supervising a department of document production
specialists, once again facilitating a firm’s transition from mainframe Barrister systems to IBM personal computer-based
document production. While at the firm, McIntosh coordinated document production with teams of lawyers and financial publishers
R.R. Donnelley & Sons on several large IPOs, mergers, acquisitions and other transactions.
In 1993, McIntosh relocated to Chicago where
he was engaged by the Big Five consulting firm Coopers & Lybrand to manage operation of the Document Processing Center,
collaborating creatively with consultants and overseeing word processing and graphics production in the Chicago headquarters,
coordinating with over 200 firm offices worldwide.
In 1995, McIntosh joined another consulting firm,
Peterson Consulting, the largest of the legacy companies to join the Metzler Group, which became the international consulting
firm, Navigant Consulting, Inc. McIntosh was Navigant’s Creative Marketing Senior Manager overseeing
a team of award-winning multimedia, web and graphic designers. McIntosh provided creative direction to Navigant’s marketing
team and consultants, while managing the firm’s national team of multimedia designers. McIntosh was the innovative leader
at Navigant in the introduction of multimedia production, directing the firm’s designers in creation of multimedia animations,
interactive presentations, training demonstrations and modules, digital client workproduct ranging from trial exhibits, 3D
modeling, video capture of live events and webcasts to full feature animations, including original concepts, music and voiceovers
by McIntosh, interactive recruiting multimedia CD-ROMs, DVDs, business development and speaker support materials, virtual
3D environments, online high definition video and audio, web design and more recently Apple iPhone, iPod and iPad applications
In October 2010, McIntosh formed a coalition of artists under the umbrella company
McIntosh Multimedia, who provide clients with cutting edge multimedia products. As the company's Executive Producer/Director,
McIntosh provides creative and strategic leadership, drawing on his extensive background in professional music production,
artistic performance and technical production experience. McIntosh provides cutting-edge strategic, tactical and creative
solutions to clients by leveraging innovative and emerging technologies, high-end graphics and multimedia technology.
The Book of John-Michael
year marks the 40th Anniversary of "Godspell," the phenomenally successful musical
conceived and originally directed by the late John-Michael Tebelak. Tebelak and McIntosh collaborated on many productions
over the years. Their association began when they were teenagers working as theatrical apprentices. In 1977, when
"Godspell" finally made it to Broadway (meantime it had already gone around the world
on stage and screen), McIntosh and Tebelak began collaborating on a series of projects including: a sequel to "Godspell"
called "Gatherings" (based on the Book of Revelations), "The Devils Riff"
(a screenplay), several plays, and drafting proposals for the Cathedral (or "crypt") Theatre at the Cathedral
of St. John the Divine in New York. They last collaborated in late 1983 on "DIVERSIONS: Or Proof
That It is Impossible to Live" produced by Ellen Stewart at La Mama E.T.C. in New York.
Tebelak is consistently characterized as a theater student and devout Episcopalian whose outrage at the absence
of joy during an Easter Sunday service while a student at Carnegie Tech inspired and then gave eventual birth to "Godspell"
the hit musical phenomenon. However, Tebelak's close friends and family knew a very different, more complicated and
complex John-Michael. Intellectually energetic, given to wild times, roller coaster mood swings, fears of failure, delusions
of grandeur, and always overflowing with imagination and passion for life, and in particular the theatre. This larger-than-life
man of the theatre asked McIntosh to tell the story.
The McIntosh Multimedia website (www.mcintoshmultimedia.com)
McIntosh Multimedia is a newly-formed
production company specializing in a wide range of multimedia production, including commercial theatre, professional
business, web and performance venues. Our professional artists and technicians form a major talent collective consisting
of producers, directors, writers and skilled technicians in any number of different venues. Dale McIntosh is the company's
creative director and is the owner of McIntosh Multimedia. Mr. McIntosh draws from an enormously varied background in the
professional arts and business.
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