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List of Famous Lighting Designers

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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.
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    Hassard Short

    Dec. at 79 (1877-1956)
    Hubert Edward Hassard Short (15 October 1877 – 9 October 1956), usually known as Hassard...  more
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    Kenneth Posner is an American lighting designer, working on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in...  more
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    Peter Huls Hunt (born December 19, 1938) is an American theatre, film, and television director...  more
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    Howard Bay

    Dec. at 74 (1912-1986)
    Howard Bay (May 3, 1912– November 21, 1986, New York City) was an American scenic, lighting...  more
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    Esquire Jauchem is a producer, director, writer, and designer working in theater, opera,...  more
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    Will Steven Armstrong

    Dec. at 39 (1930-1969)
    Will Steven Armstrong was a production designer....  more
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    Patrick Hutchinson (born October 15), better known as Hutch, is a Canadian sound engineer and...  more
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    Brian Sidney Bembridge (born 1973) is an American scenic, lighting, and costume designer for...  more
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    Richard Winkler is a lighting designer and film, television and theater producer....  more
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    Jennifer Tipton (born September 11, 1937) is an American lighting designer. She has designed...  more
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    David Lander is a lighting designer....  more
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    Jules Fisher (born November 12, 1937) is an American lighting designer and producer. He is...  more
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    Jean Rosenthal

    Dec. at 57 (1912-1969)
    Jean Rosenthal (born Eugenia Rosenthal; March 16, 1912 - May 1, 1969) is considered a pioneer...  more
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    Brian MacDevitt is a lighting designer for theatrical productions. He has worked extensively...  more
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    Richard Pilbrow (born 28 April 1933 in Beckenham, Kent, England) is a stage lighting designer,...  more
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    David Hersey (born November 30, 1939) is a lighting designer who has designed the lighting for...  more
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    Howell Binkley is a professional lighting designer in New York City. He received the Tony...  more
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    Chris Parry

    Dec. at 55 (1952-2007)
    Chris Parry (Born 23 May 1952 in the United Kingdom – died 16 January 2007 in San Diego,...  more
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    Christopher Akerlind (born May 1, 1962, in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American lighting...  more
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    Peter Kaczorowski (born 1956) is an American theatrical lighting designer. Kaczorowski was...  more
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    Alex Nahon

    Age: 27
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    Natasha Katz is a lighting designer for the theatre, dance, and opera....  more
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    Hugh Vanstone is one of the UK’s foremost lighting designers. He has lit more than 160...  more
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    Paule Constable

    Paule Constable is a British lighting designer. She won the 2005, 2006, 2009, and 2013...  more
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    Paul Gallo

    Age: 67
    Paul Gallo (born February 24, 1953) is an American theatrical lighting designer. In a career...  more