Dan Covey is a lighting designer and projections designer for the theater, working professionally since 1980.
He studied at West Virginia University from 1976 to 1980. After leaving WVU, he worked for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, for a variety of theaters in Boston, and recently as a lighting designer and theater renovation advisor in Washington, D.C.. He and scenic designer Tony Cisek worked together on more than 40 Washington productions. They also worked together on two Off-Broadway productions, Beyond Glory (2007), and columbinus (2006). Covey designed the lights at Ford's Theatre for their 2019 production of Twelve Angry Men. Regionally, Covey designed lights at Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY, with a production of 'Gem of the Ocean.'
Awards and nominations
Covey received a 2008 Drammy Award for Lighting Design for Portland Center Stage's new production of Sometimes a Great Notion. This production was featured in American Theatre magazine in September 2008.
He has been nominated thirteen other times for the Helen Hayes Award as follows:
- Horwitz, Jane."Setting the Stage Beyond D.C.",The Washington Post, June 20, 2007
- Adams, Barbara. "Hangar Theatre production a true 'Gem'" (Thursday, August 4, 2011; Page 25), The Ithaca Journal.
- The Drammys Portland Drama Awards, Awarded June 9, 2008, "29th Annual Drammy Award Winners". Retrieved 2015-12-02.
- Carey, Owen. "Sometimes a Great Notion Portland Center Stage," pp. 48-49. American Theatre, September 2008.
- Covey Recipient of Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production - 2001, "Recipient Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production - 2001". Retrieved 2015-12-03.
- Isherwood, Charles (2007-06-22). "Roundabout Theater Company's Beyond Glory". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-04-14.
- Isherwood, Charles (2006-05-23). "New York Theater Workshop's columbinus". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-04-14.
- "Dan Covey, Lighting Designer, Official website". Retrieved 2010-10-27.
- "Helen Hayes Awards". Retrieved 2009-04-14.
- "Portland, Oregon's 29th Annual Drammy Award Winners". Retrieved 2015-12-02.