the Tony-Award winning lighting designer, has announced that LD Brian MacDevitt has joined the faculty for the 10th annual Broadway Lighting Master Classes, to be held at June 16-18, 2004 in New York City. This is the first appearance for MacDevitt at the BLMC, which is held in conjunction with the second annual Broadway Sound Master Classes and annual EDDY Awards.
Creative consultant for the BLMC since its inception, Fisher heads a distinguished faculty that also includes lighting designers Peggy Eisenhauer, Beverly Emmons, Don Holder, Clifton Taylor, and projection designer Wendall Harrington.
Creative consultant for the BLMC since its debut nine years ago, Tony Award-winning lighting designer Jules Fisher has lit over 150 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, as well as film, ballet, opera, television, and rock-and-roll concert tours. He has received 16 Tony nominations and won 7 Tony awards for Lighting Design, a record in this category: for 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 received Drama Desk awards for Frankenstein, Grand Hotel, Jelly's Last Jam, and Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk. His other recent theatre credits include Jane Eyre, The Wild Party, Ragtime, Gypsy, and the current Assassins and Caroline, Or Change. His credits as a producer include The Rink, the award-winning Lenny, Bob Fosse's Dancin', Rock N' Roll! The First 5,000 Years, Elvis: An American Musical, and Dangerous Games. He designed the lighting for Kevin Kline's production of Hamlet for WNET-TV, and lit productions of Porgy and Bessand A Midsummer Night's Dream at the New York City Opera. Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer are partners in Third Eye Ltd., Entertainment Lighting.
Award-winning LD Peggy Eisenhauer received the 1996 Tony and Drama Desk Awards with Jules Fisher for Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk. In 1997 she received dual Tony nominations for Ragtime and Cabaret. Other designs include Victor/Victoria; Boys Choir of Harlem Live on Broadway; Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; Catskills on Broadway; and Tommy Tune Tonite! for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. She designed Betty Buckley's performance at Carnegie Hall and Sweet Charity at Avery Fisher Hall. In the music industry she has created concert production designs for Whitney Houston; Crosby, Stills and Nash; Fishbone; Neil Young; and Tracy Chapman. Her designs have been seen internationally in 26 countries on six continents. Her studio, Third Eye, with partner Jules Fisher, conceives and designs lighting for all forms of live entertainment. Their latest shows on Broadway include the revivals of Gypsy, Assassins,, and the transfer of Caroline, Or Change from The Public Theatre.
Lighting designer Beverly Emmons will once again be part of the distinguised faculty at the Broadway Lighting Master Classes (BLMC), to be held June 25-27 at John Jay College Theatre in Manhattan. Emmons has designed for Broadway, Off Broadway, and regional theatre, dance, and opera, in the US and abroad. Her Broadway credits include The Heiress, Passion, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Hapgood, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, High Rollers, Stepping Out, The Elephant Man, A Day in Hollywood, a Night in the Ukraine, The Dresser, Piaf, and Doonesbury. Her lighting of Amadeus with production designer John Bury won a Tony award. Off Broadway she has worked with Joseph Chaikin, Meredith Monk, and Jack Hofsiss, among others. For Robert Wilson, she has designed lighting for productions spanning 13 years; most notably in America, Einstein on the Beach and Civil Wars Pt .V. Ms. Emmons' designs for dance have included work for Lucinda Childs, Trisha Brown, Martha Graham, and Merce Cunningham. She has been awarded six Tony nominations, the 1976 Lumen Award, 1984 and 1986 Bessies, and a 1980 Obie for Distinguished Lighting.
Projection designer Wendall Harrington received the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and American Theatre Wing awards for her design of The Who's Tommy. Her Broadway credits include Drowning Crow, Amy's View, Putting It Together, The Capeman, Ragtime, Freak, Company, Racing Demon, Four Baboons Adoring The Sun, The Will Rogers Follies, The Heidi Chronicles, My One and Only, and They're Playing Our Song. Opera credits include A View from the Bridge at Metropolitan Opera House; The Juniper Tree at ART; The Photographer at BAM; The Magic Flute in Florence; Orpheo in Vienna. Ballet credits include Othello for ABT, Ballet Mecainque for Doug Varone; Anna Karenina for the Royal DanishBallet. Off-Broadway and regional credits include Tommy Tune: White Tie and Tails, Hapgood, As Thousands Cheer, Night and Her Stars, Merrily We Roll Along (three times), and the ill-fated Whistle Down the Wind. Concert: Stop Making Sense (Talking Heads), Old Friends (Simon and Garfunkel) Blind Ambition (Chris Rock). Ms. Harrington is the former design director of Esquire Magazine and has created the player introductions for the New York Knicks, Liberty and Rangers in addition to two fine daughters. She recently designed and directed the premiere of Snapshots with the Elements Quartet, and Arjuna's Dilemma a new opera based on the Bhagavad Gita.
Tony Award-winning lighting designer Donald Holder is currently represented on Broadway with Little Shop of Horrors, The Boy From Oz, Movin' Out, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and The Lion King, for which he won the 1998 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards. His Off Broadway credits Polish Joke, at Manhattan Theatre Club and Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme at Lincoln Center. Other recent credits include Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, King Hedley II, Juan Darien (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), The Green Bird, Bells Are Ringing, Hughie, Holiday, and Eastern Standard. Other Off Broadway credits include: A Man of No Importance, Chaucer in Rome, Everett Beekin, Jitney, Tiny Alice, Saturday Night, and many others.
Brian MacDevitt won the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design in 2002 for Nine and was nominated in 2002 for Into The Woods. He has also designed the lighting for numerous revivals and original productions, on and off Broadway, including A Raisin in the Sun, Match, the current Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, Henry IV, The Retreat From Moscow, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Tartuffe, Short Talks on the Universe, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Morning's at Seven, The Women, Urinetown, Major Barbara, A Thousand Clowns, The Invention of Love, Judgment at Nuremberg, The Dinner Party, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, True West, Night Must Fall, Wait Until Dark, The Diary of Anne Frank, 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 has designed for the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Maria Benitez's Teatro Flamenco, the Joyce Trisler Danscompany, Ballet Hispanico, the Juilliard School's Department of Dance, Philadelphia's Zero Moving Company, and the Sardono Dance Theater from Java (for the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival). He has collaborated with choreographers Milton Myers, Lila York, Benjamin Harkarvy, Helmut Gottschild, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Carmen de Lavallade, Maureen Fleming, Karen Bamonte, and Sardono Kusomo. In addition to his work in dance, Mr. Taylor's scenic and lighting designs have been seen at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, the Wolf Trap Filene Center in Washington, D.C., the Barter Theatre, the Merrimack Repertory Theatre, American Stage Festival, the Pennsylvania Opera Theatre, the Pasadena Playhouse, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Cleveland Playhouse, the Dallas Theatre Center, and on television for PBS and the Arts and Entertainment Network. He recently designed the lighting for the off-Broadway production of Frozen.
In addition, two well-known lighting designers have agreed to help stage this year's classes and EDDY Awards ceremony. Architectural lighting specialist Marsha Stern will handle production management duties, while EMMY nominated lighting designer/programmer Patrick Dierson will once again serve as lighting designer for the annual EDDY Awards ceremony and cocktail reception, to be held Friday, June 18.
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