Donald Holder

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Donald Holder is an American lighting designer in theatre, opera, and dance based in New York. He has been nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, winning the 1998 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design as well as the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design for The Lion King. He won a second Tony in 2008 for the revival of South Pacific.[1] His lighting design for Ragtime has been nominated for a 2010 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical.[2] Additional Broadway credits include: Big Fish, Annie (2012 Broadway revival), Golden Boy, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Arcadia, The Motherf**cker With The Hat, Promises, Promises, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Radio Golf, The Little Dog Laughed, Movin' Out, The Times They Are a-Changin', A Streetcar Named Desire, Holiday,Cyrano de Bergerac, and Prelude to a Kiss.[1] He was the theatrical lighting designer for seasons one and two of the NBC-Universal television series Smash.

Holder studied forestry at the University of Maine, where he graduated from in 1980. He also worked for the Portland Stage Company in Maine.[3] He holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama and is a student of Jennifer Tipton. He was the head of lighting design from 2006-2010 in the School of Theater at the California Institute of the Arts, and is currently Head of Lighting Design at the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts.[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Nominations
Year Production Award Category Outcome
1997 Juan Darien Tony Award Best Lighting Design Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lighting Design Nominated
1998 The Lion King Tony Award Best Lighting Design Won
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lighting Design Won
2003 Movin' Out Tony Award Best Lighting Design Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lighting Design Nominated
2004 The Violet Hour Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lighting Design Nominated
2005 Gem of the Ocean Tony Award Best Lighting Design Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lighting Design Nominated
A Streetcar Named Desire Tony Award Best Lighting Design of a Play Nominated
2008 Les Liaisons Dangereuses Tony Award Best Lighting Design of a Play Nominated
South Pacific Tony Award Best Lighting Design of a Musical Won
2010 Ragtime Tony Award Best Lighting Design of a Musical Nominated
2013 Golden Boy Tony Award Best Lighting Design of a Play Nominated
2014 The Bridges of Madison County Tony Award Best Lighting Design of a Musical Nominated
2015 The King and I Tony Award Best Lighting Design of a Musical Nominated
2016 Oslo Tony Award Best Lighting Design of a Play Won
2018 My Fair Lady Tony Award Best Lighting Design of a Musical Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Donald Holder". IBDB: Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Who's Nominated?". Tony Awards. IBM Corp. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
  3. ^ Three with Maine ties get Tony nod Portland Press Herald, May 5, 2010
  4. ^ "Donald Holder". California Institute of the Arts. California Institute of the Arts. Archived from the original on May 27, 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2010.

External links[edit]