David Wader interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with David Wader

Interviewed by: Dency Nelson

Veteran Stage Manager David Wader discusses his 35-plus year career in musical and variety specials, award shows, situation comedies, and movies for television.

David Wader shares some of the important responsibilities a good Key Stage Manager takes upon him or herself.

After speaking up about a concern for audience members overheating while shooting outdoors for Circus of the Stars in Guadalajara, Mexico, Wader earned the respect of producer Bob Stivers and a 14 year working relationship.

Hired just after the pilot of Star Search, Wader helped introduce a more streamlined work flow for the production change-overs that helped set the show up for its long-running success.