As the 2005 Entertainment Design Master Classes approach, ED would like to introduce the 2005 Broadway Lighting Master Class faculty. With creative consultant and Tony Award-winning lighting designer Jules Fisher at the helm, a distinguished faculty of today's top designers will provide an in-depth guide to theatrical lighting design techniques at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, June 20-22.
The 2005 Broadway Lighting Master Classes, Broadway Sound Master Classes, and Projection Master Classes will be held June 20-24, 2005 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, NYC. To register and for more information, visit www.broadwaymasterclasses.com.
Meet the 2005 Broadway Lighting Master Class Faculty:
Jules Fisher–creative consultant Creative consultant for the BLMC since its debut 11 years ago, Jules Fisher has lit more than 150 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, as well as film, ballet, opera, television, and concert tours. He, with partner Peggy Eisenhauer, recently lit Dessa Rose for Lincoln Center. Upcoming shows are The Mambo Kings, scheduled for August, and Chita Rivera, A Dancers Life opening at the Old Globe, San Diego in September. They just completed the theatrical lighting on the upcoming film Mel Brooks’ Musical–The Producers, to be released this winter. Fisher has had a record 18 Tony nominations and received eight Tony awards for lighting design for: Assassins (2004), Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk (1996); Jelly’s Last Jam (1992); The Will Rogers Follies (1991); Grand Hotel (1990); Dancin’ (1978); Ulysses in Nighttown (1973); and Pippin (1972). He earned Drama Desk Awards for Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk; Jelly’s Last Jam; Grand Hotel; and Frankenstein. His credits as a producer include The Rink, Lenny, Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, and Dangerous Games. Fisher and Eisenhauer are partners in the studio, Third Eye, which conceives and designs lighting for all forms of entertainment.
Peggy Eisenhauer is partner to world-renowned lighting designer, Jules Fisher. Fisher and Eisenhauer have been honored with a combined ten Tony Awards and 26 Tony Award nominations. In 2004, they received the Tony Award for Assassins and a Los Angeles Critics Award for Caroline, or Change. In 1998, she received dual Tony nominations for Ragtime and Cabaret, and in 2000 received a second dual Tony nomination for A Wild Party and Marie Christine, followed by a 2001 nomination for Jane Eyre. Their lighting designs on the film Chicago in collaboration with cinematographer Dion Beebe were honored with a 2003 Academy Award nomination for Cinematography. Their concert lighting appears in the films Marci "X" and School of Rock. In the music industry, she has designed for Whitney Houston; Crosby, Stills and Nash; Fishbone; Neil Young; and Tracy Chapman.
John Lee Beatty’s sets are currently seen on Broadway in Doubt, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, After the Night and the Music, and Chicago. His Broadway credits include Proof, The Rivals, Wonderful Town, Twentieth Century, Dinner at Eight, Frankie and Johnny..., Major Barbara, The Little Foxes, Anna Christie, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, The Sisters Rosensweig, Penn & Teller, Ain’t Misbehavin’, and Talley’s Folly. His Off-Broadway productions are numerous. Beatty designed many seasons at MTC (Ashes; Sylvia; and Lips Together, Teeth Apart), Circle Rep, and all 12 seasons at City Center’s Encores! Beatty won the Tony for Talley’s Folly (1980) and has been nominated eight times. He is a winner of Obie, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards and a member of the Theatre Hall of Fame.
Beverly Emmons has designed for Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, dance, and opera in the US and abroad. Her Broadway credits include Annie Get Your Gun, Jekyll & Hyde, The Heiress, Passion, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Hapgood, High Rollers, Stepping Out, The Elephant Man, The Dresser, and Doonesbury. Her lighting of Amadeus won a Tony award. Off-Broadway, she worked on the Vagina Monologues and with Joseph Chaikin, Meredith Monk, and Jack Hofsiss, among others. She has regularly designed lighting for Robert Wilson; most notably in America, Einstein on the Beach, and Civil Wars Pt .V. She has been awarded six Tony nominations, the 1976 Lumen Award, 1984 and 1986 Bessies, and a 1980 Obie for Distinguished Lighting.
Heidi Ettinger’s most recent set designs on Broadway are Good Vibrations (2005) and Dracula, the Musical (2004). Other Broadway credits include: Big River (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Awards); The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Tony nomination); The Sound of Music; Smokey Joe’s Café; The Triumph of Love; The Red Shoes; Moon Over Buffalo; The Secret Garden (Tony, Drama Desk and OCC Awards), and ‘night, Mother. Also: Hunchback of Notre Dame (Berlin) and Dinner With Demons (Second Stage).
David Gallo of David Gallo and Associates has been designing for theatre, family entertainment, concerts, and corporate and special events for more than 15 years. A long time collaborator of playwright August Wilson, Gallo’s set design was recently on Broadway in Gem of the Ocean (Tony Award nomination). He is currently designing the world premiere of Wilson’s Radio Golf. Recent Broadway productions include Thoroughly Modern Millie (also London and North American tour), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Smell of the Kill, and King Hedley II. Recent Off-Broadway productions include BARE: A Pop Opera, Jitney, and Blue Man Group. Gallo designed the 135th Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus, and the national tours Dora the Explorer and Blues Clues Live. Gallo is the recipient of the 2000 Obie, NAACP, EDDY Awards, and the Drama Desks, Lucille Lortels, Hewes Design, and L.A. Critics Circle awards. His work is part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institute.
Donald Holder is currently represented on Broadway with A Streetcar Named Desire (Tony nomination), All Shook Up, La Cage aux Folles, Movin’ Out (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), and The Lion King (1998 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards). Previous Broadway credits include: Gem of the Ocean (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Little Shop of Horrors, The Boy From Oz, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, King Hedley II, Juan Darien (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Bells Are Ringing, Hughie, and Holiday. His Off-Broadway credits include Three Days of Rain and Polish Joke at Manhattan Theatre Club, and A Man of No Importance and Observe the Sons of Ulster at Lincoln Center. He designed the Magic Flute for the 2004 Metropolitan Opera season.
David Korins is the founder and principal designer of David Korins Design Inc. He is a designer of theatre, film, TV, custom furniture, and commercial and private spaces. In 2001, with director Carolyn Cantor, he co-founded Edge Theater. With Edge, he designed this season’s Orange Flower Water (Drama Desk nomination). In 2004, Korins won the Henry Hewes Award for Best Set Design and received a Drama Desk nomination for Blackbird. He had previous Hewes nominations for Stone Cold Dead Serious and Now That’s What I Call a Storm. Korins’ recent work includes Sam Shepard’s world premiere The God of Hell, a revival of Bill Finn’s Falsettos (Huntington theatre), EVE-olution, Thom Pain, and Terrorism. He was production designer for HBO’s Sunday Night series Family Bonds and the upcoming film Winter Passing. Currently: New York Theatre Workshop, Second Stage, Papermill Playhouse, Berkley Rep, and a BRAVO Television series.
Vivien Leone provided associate special effects design for Spamalot. She has worked as associate lighting designer with many of the LDs on the BLMC faculty: with Donald Holder for Gem of the Ocean (2004) and Little Shop of Horrors; Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer on Caroline, or Change; and Beverly Emmons on the tour of Annie Get Your Gun. She collaborated with Andrew Bridge on Saturday Night Fever, Sunset Boulevard, and The Phantom of the Opera, and with Paul Gallo for Titanic and Crazy for You. She was the associate LD for La Boheme designed by Nigel Levings. Leone was the principal LD for the US tours of My Fair Lady and The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Brian MacDevitt was nominated for the Tony for The Pillowman in 2005, Fiddler on the Roof and Henry IV in 2004, Nine in 2002, and he won for Into The Woods in 2001. His most recent lighting designs–on and off Broadway–include Sweet Charity, The Pillowman, Good Vibrations, Pacific Overtures, and ‘night Mother. MacDevitt’s other productions include A Raisin in the Sun, Match, The Retreat From Moscow, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Tartuffe, Morning’s at Seven, The Women, Urinetown, Major Barbara, Judgment at Nuremberg, Proposals, Side Show, Present Laughter, Sex and Longing, Summer and Smoke, Master Class, Love! Valour! Compassion!, and What’s Wrong With This Picture?
Clifton Taylor’s work on the recent Broadway production, Frozen, received a Lortel nomination. Recently, the lighting and projection designer opened a new production of Pigmalion at the Chatelet Theater in Paris, for which he designed the scenery and lighting. Taylor’s other commissions include: Maggio Danza (Florence), The Venice Bienalle, L’Opera de Lorraine (France), Ballet do Rio de Janiero, Scottish National Ballet, Les Grandes Ballet Canadiens, the Royal Ballet of Cambodia, Rambert Dance Company (London), the International Flamenco Festival, and Sardono Dance Theater of Indonesia. US credits include extensive work for the Asia Society, MCC Theater, the San Francisco Ballet, Alvin Ailey, and the American Ballet Theater. In 2002, he was awarded a major grant from the Asian Cultural Council to develop and teach a design course at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he lived for several months. This is Taylor’s ninth year on the BLMC faculty.