Ken Billington (born October 29, 1946) is an American lighting designer. He began his career in New York City working as an assistant to Tharon Musser. [1 ]
He was born in
White Plains, New York, the son of Kenneth Arthur (an automobile dealer) and Ruth (Roane) Billington.
Billington has 96
Broadway productions to his credit including , Copperfield , Checking Out , Moon Over Buffalo , Grind , Hello Dolly! , Meet Me in St. Louis , On the Twentieth Century , Side by Side by Sondheim , Lettice and Lovage , Tru , and The Scottsboro Boys . Sweeney Todd
Off-Broadway productions include , Sylvia , London Suite , Annie Warbucks , Lips Together, Teeth Apart , The Lisbon Traviata , and What the Butler Saw . Fortune and Men's Eyes
Billington was the principal lighting designer for
Radio City Music Hall from 1979 - 2004, where he created the lighting for the world-famous Christmas and Easter Spectaculars. While there, he also created the lighting for the [1 ] stage adaption of the 1937 animated musical film . Other projects include lighting the 1975/76 season for the American Shakespeare Festival at Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Stratford, Connecticut as well as projects such as at the Turandot Vienna State Opera, to nightclub acts for headliners Ann-Margret, Shirley MacLaine, and Liberace.
Disneyland, Billington's lighting is featured in the extravaganza Fantasmic. His architectural designs can be seen in restaurants and clubs from Manhattan to Asia. Ken also designed the lighting plot and original design for all four current Dolly Parton Dixie Stampede locations.
Billington has been nominated for the
Tony Award for Best Lighting Design eight times and in 1997 won for the revival of , which also garnered him the Chicago Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design.
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