Tony Award for Best Lighting Design in a Play

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Tony Award for
Best Lighting Design in a Play
Awarded forBest Lighting Design in a Play
Location New York City
Presented by American Theatre Wing The Broadway League
Currently held by Neil Austin for Ink (2019)
Website TonyAwards.com

This is a list of winners and nominations for the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design in a Play for outstanding Lighting design of a play. The award was first presented in 2005 after the category of Best Lighting Design was divided into Lighting Design in a Play and Lighting Design in a Musical with each genre receiving its own award.

Tony Award awards for live Broadway theatre

The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Award, recognizes excellence in live Broadway theatre. The awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League at an annual ceremony in Midtown Manhattan. The awards are given for Broadway productions and performances, and an award is given for regional theatre. Several discretionary non-competitive awards are also given, including a Special Tony Award, the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre, and the Isabelle Stevenson Award. The awards are named after Antoinette "Tony" Perry, co-founder of the American Theatre Wing.

Play (theatre) form of literature intended for theatrical performance

A play is form of literature written by a playwright, usually consisting of dialogue or singing between characters, intended for theatrical performance rather than just reading. Plays are performed at a variety of levels, from Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theater, to Community theatre, as well as university or school productions. There are rare dramatists, notably George Bernard Shaw, who have had little preference as to whether their plays were performed or read. The term "play" can refer to both the written texts of playwrights and to their complete theatrical performance.

This is a list of winners and nominations for the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design for outstanding lighting design of a play or musical. The award was first presented in 1970. Since 2005, the category was divided into Lighting Design in a Play and Lighting Design in a Musical with each genre receiving its own award.

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Winners and nominees

  indicates the winner

2000s

YearDesignerProduction
2000 – 2004N/A
2005
59th Tony Awards
Brian MacDevitt The Pillowman
Pat Collins Doubt: A Parable
Donald Holder A Streetcar Named Desire
Gem of the Ocean
2006
60th Tony Awards
Mark Henderson The History Boys
Christopher Akerlind Awake and Sing!
Paul Gallo Three Days of Rain
Mark Henderson Faith Healer
2007
61st Tony Awards
Natasha Katz, Brian MacDevitt and Kenneth Posner The Coast of Utopia
Paule Constable Coram Boy
Brian MacDevitt Inherit the Wind
Jason Taylor Journey's End
2008
62nd Tony Awards
Kevin Adams The 39 Steps
Howard Harrison Macbeth
Donald Holder Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Ann G. Wrightson August: Osage County
2009
63rd Tony Awards
Brian MacDevitt Joe Turner's Come and Gone
David Hersey Equus
David Lander 33 Variations
Hugh Vanstone Mary Stuart

2010s

YearDesignerProduction
2010
64th Tony Awards
Neil Austin Red
Neil Austin Hamlet
Mark Henderson ENRON
Brian MacDevitt Fences
2011
65th Tony Awards
Paule Constable War Horse
David Lander Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Kenneth Posner The Merchant of Venice
Mimi Jordan Sherin Jerusalem
2012
66th Tony Awards
Jeff Croiter Peter and the Starcatcher
Peter Kaczorowski The Road to Mecca
Brian MacDevitt Death of a Salesman
Kenneth Posner Other Desert Cities
2013
67th Tony Awards
Peggy Eisenhauer and Jules Fisher Lucky Guy
Donald Holder Golden Boy
Jennifer Tipton The Testament of Mary
Japhy Weideman The Nance
2014
68th Tony Awards
Natasha Katz The Glass Menagerie
Paule Constable The Cripple of Inishmaan
Jane Cox Machinal
Japhy Weideman Of Mice and Men
2015
69th Tony Awards
Paule Constable The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Paule Constable and David Plater Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Natasha Katz Skylight
Japhy Weideman Airline Highway
2016
70th Tony Awards
Natasha Katz Long Day's Journey into Night
Justin Townsend The Humans
Jan Versweyveld A View from the Bridge
The Crucible
2017
71st Tony Awards
Christopher Akerlind Indecent
Jane Cox Jitney
Donald Holder Oslo
Jennifer Tipton A Doll's House, Part 2
2018
72nd Tony Awards
Neil Austin Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Paule Constable Angels in America
Peggy Eisenhauer and Jules Fisher The Iceman Cometh
Paul Russell Farinelli and the King
Ben Stanton Junk
2019
73rd Tony Awards
Neil Austin Ink
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Peter Mumford The Ferryman
Jennifer Tipton To Kill a Mockingbird
Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden Network

Award records

Multiple wins

3 Wins
2 Wins

Multiple nominations

See also

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The Laurence Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design is an annual award presented by The Society of London Theatre in recognition of achievements in commercial British theatre. The awards were established as the Society of West End Theatre Awards in 1976, and, renamed in 1984 in honour of English actor Lord Olivier.

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Christopher Akerlind is an American lighting designer for theatre, opera, and dance. He won the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design for Indecent He also won the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design for Light in the Piazza and an Obie Award for sustained excellence for his work Off-Broadway.

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Tony Award for Best Costume Design in a Play is an award for outstanding costume design of a play. The award was first presented in 1961 after the category of Best Costume Design was divided into Costume Design in a Play and Costume Design in a Musical with each genre receiving its own award.

This is a list of winners and nominations for the Tony Award for Best Costume Design in a Musical for outstanding costume design of a musical. The award was first presented in 1961 after the category of Best Costume Design was divided into Costume Design in a Play and Costume Design in a Musical with each genre receiving its own award.

Neil Austin is an English lighting designer. He has won two Olivier Awards and three Tony Awards and is the lighting designer for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, for which he has won an Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and WhatsOnStage Award. In 2019 he was nominated for the Helpmann Award for the Australian Harry Potter production.