Jules Fisher, creative consultant for Live Design's Broadway Lighting Master Classes (BLMC) has announced a distinguished faculty of leading lighting designers, many of which are Tony winners and nominees— including Peggy Eisenhauer, Beverly Emmons, Kevin Adams, Christopher Akerlind, Howell Binkley, Donald Holder, Vivien Leone, and Clifton Taylor—plus projection designer Wendall K. Harrington. The 14th edition of the BLMC will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 20-21-22, 2008 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University in New York City.
Creative consultant for the BLMC since its debut, Jules Fisher has designed the lighting for more than 150 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, as well as film, ballet, opera, television, and rock-and-roll concert tours. He has garnered eight Tony Awards, a record in this category, for Pippin (1972), Dancin’ (1978), Ulysses in Nighttown (1974 ), Grand Hotel (1990), The Will Rogers Follies (1991), Jelly’s Last Jam (1992), Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk (1996), and Assassins (2004), the latter five collaborations with his long-time partner Peggy Eisenhauer. Fisher and Eisenhauer’s theatrical lighting designs, in collaboration with cinematographer Dion Beebe, for the film Chicago were honored with a 2003 Academy Award nomination for cinematography. Other recent performance lighting can be seen in the films Dreamgirls, The Producers, Stepford Wives, Marci "X," and School of Rock. Their studio, Third Eye, conceives and designs lighting for all forms of entertainment. They recently completed the relighting of Le Reve at The Wynn Resort in Las Vegas.
Brief bios of the other faculty members can be found on Live Design Online’s Broadway Master Classes Speaker Page.
The BLMC will include a manufacturer's showcase in the Eisner Lubin Auditorium on the fourth floor of NYU's Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, upstairs from the Skirball Center. Leading manufacturers of lighting technology will display cutting-edge products in the showcase on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 20 and 21. All attendees receive a ticket to a Broadway show with a Q&A in the theatre and a critique of the lighting by the designer as part of the class schedule.
For additional information and online registration—with $100 off all prices until April 15—for the 2008 Live Design Broadway Master Classes, including the BSMC (Broadway Sound Master Classes) May 16-18, 2008 at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and the one-day Projection Master Classes at XL LED Lab in SoHo, NYC on Monday, May 19, 2008, visit the Broadway Master Classes on Live Design Online.