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List of famous lighting designers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top lighting designers in the world? This includes the most prominent lighting designers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable lighting designers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic lighting designers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned lighting designers.

List people include Kenneth Posner, Hutch and many additional people as well. Featuring Broadway lighting designers and more, this list has it all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known lighting designers to the lesser known lighting designers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the lighting designer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous lighting designers ever?" and "What are the names of famous lighting designers?" then you're in the right place.

Hubert Edward Hassard Short, usually known as Hassard Short, was an actor, stage director, set designer and lighting designer in musical theatre who directed over 50 Broadway and West End shows between 1920 and 1953. Theatre historian Ken Bloom called him "one of Broadway's greatest directors and lighting designers", while theatre writer John Kenrick described him as a "groundbreaking director and choreographer". After 25 years acting on stage and in films, Short turned to directing and designing in 1920. He made many innovations in stage lighting and design, including the first permanent lighting bridge and first the use of a revolving stage in a Broadway musical. He continued to direct ...more

Age: Died at 79 (1877-1956)

Birthplace: Edlington, Lincolnshire

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Kenneth Posner is an American theatrical lighting designer, working on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in American regional theatre. His most notable designs include the musicals Wicked and Hairspray, two highly regarded musicals of the early 21st century. He has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design 10 times, including nods for Merchant of Venice, The Coast of Utopia, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Wicked, Hairspray, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He has also been nominated 10 times for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design, and won both the Tony and Drama Desk award in 2007 for The Coast of Utopia. He also has received an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in ...more

Birthplace: Eastchester, New York City, New York, United States of America

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Peter Huls Hunt is an American theatre, film, and television director and theatrical lighting designer. ...more

Age: 79

Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States of America

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Howard Bay was an American scenic, lighting and costume designer for stage, opera and film. He won the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design twice. ...more

Age: Died at 74 (1912-1986)

Birthplace: Centralia, Washington, United States of America

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