Brian MacDevitt


Brian MacDevitt is a prolific, award-winning lighting designer for theatrical productions. He has worked extensively on Broadway and Off Broadway, as well as touring, regional theatre, and industrial productions. Recent Broadway credits include: Fences (2010 Tony nomination), A Behanding In Spokane, Race, Accent On Youth, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Blythe Spirit, You’re Welcome America, American Buffalo, Speed-The-Plow, 13, and A Catered Affair. A Long Island, New York, native, Brian graduated from SUNY Purchase with a degree in lighting design from the department of Design/Technology of the Division of Theatre Arts & Film. After graduation, Brian spent a decade honing his craft with Off Broadway and other productions, and also developed a reputation as a teacher of design. He began teaching at Purchase as a visiting professor in 1986. He continued to balance his teaching career while breaking into Broadway in 1994 with What's Wrong With This Picture. Brian started to achieve notice with the Terrence McNally play Love! Valour! Compassion!, a transfer from Manhattan Theatre Club in 1995. His success continued through the 1990s, and eventually culminated with a Tony Award in 2002 for the revival of Into the Woods. Brian has been nominated for a total of nine Tony's, winning again for Best Lighting Design for a Play in 2005 for The Pillowman and in 2007 for The Coast of Utopia (sharing the award with Kenneth Posner and Natasha Katz). Having taught at NYU and SUNY Purchase, Brian joined the faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park in the fall of 2009.

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