In a free webcast on May 17, Tony Award-winning lighting designer Don Holder, as part of the Masters Of Live Design series, sponsored by ETC, takes you behind the light plots to see the design process, gear choices, and artistic process.
Holder presents a detailed walkthrough of three important productions he has designed over the course of his exceptional prolific career: The Lion King; Spiderman-Turn Off The Dark; and The King And I.
Moderator: Ellen Lampert-Gréaux – Creative Director, Live Design & LDI
Presenter: Donald Holder - Lighting Designer
Donald Holder is one of the most prolific and talented American lighting designers in theatre, opera, and dance. He has been nominated for eleven Tony Awards, winning the 1998 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design as well as the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design for The Lion King. He won a second Tony in 2008 for the revival of South Pacific. Additional Broadway credits include: The King And I, Bridges Of Madison County, Big Fish, Annie (revival), Golden Boy, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Arcadia, The Motherf**cker With The Hat, Promises, Promises, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Radio Golf, The Little Dog Laughed, Movin' Out, The Times They Are a-Changin', A Streetcar Named Desire, Holiday, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Prelude To A Kiss. He was the theatrical lighting designer for seasons one and two of the NBC-Universal television series: Smash. Holder holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama and was a student of Jennifer Tipton. He was the head of lighting design from 2006-2010 in the School of Theater at the California Institute of the Arts, and is currently a professor of Lighting Design at Rutgers University-Mason Gross School of the Arts.