I missed this article in Forbes when it was first published last fall, but it's a great overview of a stage lighting designer's role as told by some of today's leading designers.
Our own Ed McCarthy has received his third Emmy nomination! Ed was part of the lighting team for the 71st Annual Tony Awards. The team's work has been nominated for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special. Ed's previous nominations were for lighting of the Tony Awards in 2017 and 2014. Congratulations, Ed!
Our friend and classmate David Zinn designed the costumes and scenery for "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical." David's designs have been nominated for Tony Awards, and his costumes were profiled in Friday's New York Times. Congratulations David!
The Stage reported yesterday that "The European Union is considering banning tungsten halogen lamps in entertainment lighting, due to environmental concerns over their energy inefficiency." There are so many reasons this is hopelessly misguided. Let me list a few.
This photo is from this morning's rehearsal of the Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall. The show airs tonight on CBS and is hosted by Kevin Spacey. Our own Ed McCarthy is the lighting director. It's going to be a fun show. Watch it!