Ken Billington: Broadway, The Rockettes, and Killer Whales

Sponsored by Elation Professional

Thursday, April 26 , 2018 | 2PM ET / 11AM PT

Join Tony Award-winning lighting designer Ken Billington of KB Associates for a live webcast in which he discusses his extensive career that spans four decades and a multitude of projects. From The Visit, his first Broadway show as LD in 1973, to his Tony-winning lighting for Chicago, which opened in 1996 and is still running, Billington has lit close to 100 Broadway shows. He has also designed lighting for The Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, where he was principal lighting designer from 1979-2004, as well as shows at SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, and Disneyland. In November 2015, Billington was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.

Ken Billington’s webcast is sponsored by Elation Professional.

Highlights:

During this webcast, lighting designer Ken Billington, discusses:

  • High points of his career over the past four decades;
  • How his lighting informs the storytelling and overall design intent;
  • The choice of lighting fixtures and their use in various productions;
  • A look at selected light plots

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He began his career as an assistant to the great lighting designer Tharon Musser.

He won Broadway's 1997 Tony Award as Best Lighting Designer for a revival of Chicago. He had previously been nominated five times in the same category: in 1974 for a revival of The Visit, in 1978 for Working, in 1979 for Sweeney Todd, in 1983 for Foxfire, and in 1984 for End of the World.

He was nominated for a 2004 Joseph Jefferson Award for Lighting Designer for A Little Night Music at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater in Chicago, Illinois.

He was awarded the 1985 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Lighting Design for the play, Foxfire at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

He was awarded the 1998 Back Stage Garland Award for Outstanding Lighting Design for Chicago at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

He and Brian Monahan were nominated for a 2006 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design for a Musical for The Drowsy Chaperone on Broadway.