Garry W. Hood

Stage Manager 2nd AD, Associate Director, Director
Academy Awards; Emmy Awards; Grammy Awards; Country Music Awards; Tony Awards; MTV Awards and many more; Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama Inaugurals;  Kennedy Center Honors; Liberty Weekend; Super Bowl Halftime shows; Barbra Streisand; Paul Simon; Rolling Stones; numerous specials, pilots, sports, and music.
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Visual History
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Visual History Interview
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!
DGA Quarterly
DGA Quarterly Magazine Winter 2018 Stage Managers
As stage managers Gary Natoli, Garry Hood, John Esposito and Valdez Flagg navigate a set's innumerable moving parts, the clock is ticking and the pressure is on.
On the Job
Presidential SM
Garry Hood has spent the last three decades as the head stage manager for the biggest award shows on TV. Even Michael Jackson (while being escorted to the restroom at the Kennedy Center) asked Hood how he managed to stay so calm during a live show.