Tony Award and Drama Desk Award winner for The Coast of Utopia (Part 2-Shipwreck) in 2007, Kenneth Posner was also nominated for Tony Awards for his work on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in 2005, Wicked in 2004, Hairspray in 2003, and The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer. An extremely prolific designer his other Broadway credits include recent revivals of The Homecoming and Grease, as well as such musicals as Legally Blonde, Lestat, and The Pirate Queen. As early as 1998, Live Design wrote in glowing terms about Posner as follows: “Ubiquitous is the word for Kenneth Posner….What is most remarkable about this young designer is the subtlety and artistry with which he heightens the theatricality of each production. Posner's lighting is rarely showy, and almost never calls attention to itself; instead, it works unobtrusively to make everything on stage seem sharper, more dimensional, more dramatic. You might call his approach holistic; talk about any play designed by him and he responds by quoting the text and the concept worked out with the director and other designers. For Posner, lighting exists to support a production, not to dominate it.”

Session: Additional Lighting for 9 to 5: The Musical

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