Meet Beverly Emmons


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.

The BSMC will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29, at John Jay College Theatre in Manhattan, in conjunction with the 9th annual Broadway Lighting Master Classes (BLMC) June 25-27, and the 11th annual EDDY Awards on Friday, June 27. For further information on the BLMC/BSMC, visit the Entertainment Design website or or the BLMC/BSMC website.

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