David Hersey (born November 30, 1939) is a lighting designer who has designed the lighting for over 250 plays, musicals, operas, and ballets. His work has been seen in most corners of the globe and his many awards include the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design for , Evita , and Cats , the Les Misérables Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design for Cats, , and Miss Saigon , and the 1996 Equus Laurence Olivier Award for Lighting Design.
Hersey has been the lighting designer for many
National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and West End productions, as well as opera at the English National Opera (among others) and ballet at the Royal Ballet. He has been the lighting designer for many Broadway productions, starting with Evita in 1980 through [1 ] in 2008. Equus [2 ]
Hersey has also been active in the world of theme parks in
Florida and Italy, as well as lighting extravaganzas at The Mirage, Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, and Bellagio hotels in Las Vegas. He is the founder of DHA Design, which concentrates on the design of specialist lighting. For ten years he was lighting consultant to the Royal National Theatre and is a past chairman of the Association of Lighting Designers.
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David Hersey was born in
Rochester, New York and attended Oberlin College. In 1967 he moved to London, England. Married to Demetra Maraslis, his children are: a daughter Miranda Hersey Helin, b. 1969 (from previous marriage); a son Demetri Alexander Hersey, b. 1978; and a daughter Ellen Katherine Hersey, born 1980. [1 ]
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
David Hersey received awards and nominations for lighting design for the following productions:
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