Peggy Eisenhauer is partner to world-renowned lighting designer, Jules Fisher. They have been in collaboration for 27 years. She has created lighting designs in three primary disciplines: theatre, film, and music.
Eisenhauer began on Broadway as an assistant to designer Richard Nelson and on the road with rock LD Stephen Bickford. She then began assisting Fisher on Broadway in 1985, which became a partnership and studio known as Third Eye. She has an extensive international music-industry touring design background spanning 25 years with such artists as Whitney Houston, Tracy Chapman, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, and Fishbone.
Fisher and Eisenhauer’s lighting designs on the film version of Chicago, in collaboration with cinematographer Dion Beebe, were honored with a 2003 Academy Award nomination for Cinematography. Their theatrical lighting is also featured in the films Marci “X”, My Week With Marilyn, School of Rock, The Producers, Dreamgirls, Burlesque, and Neil Young Trunk Show.
In the theatre, Eisenhauer, with Fisher, is the recipient of two Tony awards, seven Tony nominations, as well as Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Henry Hewes, LA Ovation, Audelco, and FANY awards. Eisenhauer received the Carnegie-Mellon University Alumni Achievement Award in 2009, and was selected by Variety as one of the “One Hundred Women of Impact in Hollywood” in 2010.