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This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Garry Hood

Interviewed by: Dency Nelson

Garry W. Hood discusses his 40-year career as a stage manager from his start in local Tennessee television production on Hee-Haw to work on variety programs including Dancing with the Stars and the Olympics; award shows such as the Grammys and the Academy Awards; and live specials like Grease Live! and Hairspray Live!  

On Show Day

Stage Manager Garry Hood explains his responsibilities on a typical awards show, telecast, or special.

On Hairspray Live!

Hood talks about a forward-thinking suggestion he made on Hairspray’s pre-production that significantly reduced the logistical challenge of a move.

On Advice to Fellow Stage Managers

Hood advises young and aspiring stage managers to emphasize preparation and communication in order to have successful careers.