Broadway In Chicago is beyond excited for the 2016 Tony Awards on Sunday June 12th 7-10PM CT! We’ll be highlighting the nominees in each category and filling you in on some fun facts each week leading up to the award ceremony.
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY
Natasha Katz – “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”
Justin Townsend – “The Humans”
Jan Versweyveld – “The Crucible”
Jan Versweyveld – “A View from the Bridge”
Here’s a few fun facts:
-Natasha Katz won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for “Once” which last played in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre June 2nd – June 7th, 2015.
-Justin Townsend first crafted his lighting for “The Humans” for its world premiere at Chicago’s American Theater Company in November 2014.
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Howell Binkley – “Hamilton”
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer – “Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed”
Ben Stanton – “Spring Awakening”
Justin Townsend – “American Psycho”
Here’s a few more fun facts:
-Howell Binkley was the lighting designer of the hit-musical “Jersey Boys” which he then won the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design in 2006.
-Some of the work Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer are well known for include; Ragtime, Pippin and the original productions of Chicago and La Cage aux Folles which have all toured through Chicago.
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