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Tony Award for Best Lighting Design

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.

Tony Award for
Best Lighting Design
Awarded forBest Lighting Design
LocationUnited States New York City
Presented byAmerican Theatre Wing The Broadway League
Currently held byPeggy Eisenhauer and Jules Fisher for Assassins (2004)


Winners and nomineesEdit

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Year Designer Production
24th Tony Awards
Jo Mielziner Child's Play
Tharon Musser Applause
Thomas R. Skelton Indians
25th Tony Awards
R.H. Poindexter Paul Sill's Story Theatre
Robert Ornbo Company
William Ritman Sleuth
26th Tony Awards
Tharon Musser Follies
Martin Aronstein Ain't Supposed To Die a Natural Death
John Bury Old Times
Jules Fisher Jesus Christ Superstar
27th Tony Awards
Jules Fisher Pippin
Martin Aronstein Much Ado About Nothing
Ian Calderon That Championship Season
Tharon Musser A Little Night Music
28th Tony Awards
Jules Fisher Ulysses in Nighttown
Martin Aronstein Boom Boom Room
Ken Billington The Visit
Ben Edwards A Moon for the Misbegotten
Tharon Musser The Good Doctor
29th Tony Awards
Neil Peter Jampolis Sherlock Holmes
Abe Feder Goodtime Charley
Chip Monk The Rocky Horror Show
Andy Phillips Equus
Thomas R. Skelton All God's Chillun Got Wings
James Tilton Seascape
30th Tony Awards
Tharon Musser A Chorus Line
Ian Calderon Trelawny of the Wells
Jules Fisher Chicago
Tharon Musser Pacific Overtures
31st Tony Awards
Jennifer Tipton The Cherry Orchard
John Bury No Man's Land
Pat Collins Threepenny Opera
Neil Peter Jampolis The Innocents
32nd Tony Awards
Jules Fisher Dancin'
Ken Billington Working
Jules Fisher Beatlemania
Tharon Musser The Act
33rd Tony Awards
Roger Morgan The Crucifer of Blood
Ken Billington Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Beverly Emmons The Elephant Man
Tharon Musser Ballroom


Year Designer Production
34th Tony Awards
David Hersey Evita
Beverly Emmons A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine
Craig Miller Barnum
Dennis Parichy Talley's Folly
35th Tony Awards
John Bury Amadeus
Tharon Musser 42nd Street
Dennis Parichy Fifth of July
Jennifer Tipton Sophisticated Ladies
36th Tony Awards
Tharon Musser Dreamgirls
Martin Aronstein Medea
David Hersey The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Marcia Madeira Nine
37th Tony Awards
David Hersey Cats
Ken Billington Foxfire
Robert Bryan All's Well That Ends Well
Allen Lee Hughes K2
38th Tony Awards
Richard Nelson Sunday in the Park with George
Ken Billington End of the World
Jules Fisher La Cage aux Folles
Marc B. Weiss A Moon for the Misbegotten
39th Tony Awards
Richard Riddell Big River
Terry Hands Cyrano de Bergerac
Much Ado About Nothing
Allen Lee Hughes Strange Interlude
40th Tony Awards
Pat Collins I'm Not Rappaport
Jules Fisher Song and Dance
Paul Gallo The House of Blue Leaves
Thomas R. Skelton The Iceman Cometh
41st Tony Awards
David Hersey Les Misérables
Martin Aronstein Wild Honey
Beverly Emmons and Chris Parry Les Liaisons Dangereuses
David Hersey Starlight Express
42nd Tony Awards
Andrew Bridge The Phantom of the Opera
Paul Gallo Anything Goes
Richard Nelson Into the Woods
Andy Phillips M. Butterfly
43rd Tony Awards
Jennifer Tipton Jerome Robbins' Broadway
Neil Peter Jampolis and Jane Reisman Black and Blue
Brian Nason Metamorphoses
Nancy Schertler Largely New York


Year Designer Production
44th Tony Awards
Jules Fisher Grand Hotel
Paul Gallo City of Angels
Neil Peter Jampolis and Paul Pyant Orpheus Descending
Kevin Rigdon The Grapes of Wrath
45th Tony Awards
Jules Fisher The Will Rogers Follies
David Hersey Miss Saigon
Allen Lee Hughes Once on This Island
Jennifer Tipton La Bête
46th Tony Awards
Jules Fisher Jelly's Last Jam
Paul Gallo Crazy for You
Guys and Dolls
Richard Pilbrow Four Baboons Adoring the Sun
47th Tony Awards
Chris Parry The Who's Tommy
Howell Binkley Kiss of the Spider Woman
Jules Fisher Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
Dennis Parichy Redwood Curtain
48th Tony Awards
Rick Fisher An Inspector Calls
Beverly Emmons Passion
Jules Fisher Angels in America: Perestroika
Natasha Katz Beauty and the Beast
49th Tony Awards
Andrew Bridge Sunset Boulevard
Beverly Emmons The Heiress
Mark Henderson Indiscretions
Paul Pyant Arcadia
50th Tony Awards
Peggy Eisenhauer and Jules Fisher Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk
Christopher Akerlind Seven Guitars
Blake Burba Rent
Nigel Levings The King and I
51st Tony Awards
Ken Billington Chicago
Beverly Emmons Jekyll and Hyde
Donald Holder Juan Darién
Richard Pilbrow The Life
52nd Tony Awards
Donald Holder The Lion King
Paul Anderson The Chairs
Mike Baldassari and Peggy Eisenhauer Cabaret
Peggy Eisenhauer and Jules Fisher Ragtime
53rd Tony Awards
Andrew Bridge Fosse
Mark Henderson The Iceman Cometh
Natasha Katz Twelfth Night
Chris Parry Not About Nightingales


Year Designer Production
54th Tony Awards
Natasha Katz Aida
Peggy Eisenhauer and Jules Fisher Marie Christine
The Wild Party
Peter Kaczorowski Kiss Me, Kate
55th Tony Awards
Peter Kaczorowski The Producers
Peggy Eisenhauer and Jules Fisher Jane Eyre
Paul Gallo 42nd Street
Kenneth Posner The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
56th Tony Awards
Brian MacDevitt Into the Woods
David Hersey Oklahoma!
Natasha Katz Sweet Smell of Success
Paul Gallo The Crucible'
57th Tony Awards
Nigel Levings La bohème
Donald Holder Movin' Out
Brian MacDevitt Nine
Kenneth Posner Hairspray
58th Tony Awards
Peggy Eisenhauer and Jules Fisher Assassins
Brian MacDevitt Fiddler on the Roof
Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2
Kenneth Posner Wicked

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