Natasha Katz

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Natasha Katz is a lighting designer for the theatre, dance, and opera.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in New York City, Katz was educated at Oberlin College and spent a period as intern to Roger Morgan.[2] Her first Broadway production was as lighting designer for the play Pack of Lies in 1985, and she has gone on to design the lighting for 48 Broadway plays and musicals as well as productions all over the world.

Career[edit]

Her wide-ranging credits include her Tony Award winning work on the Broadway productions of The Glass Menagerie (2014), Once (2012), The Coast of Utopia (with Brian MacDevitt and Kenneth Posner) (2007), and Aida (2000)[3] as well as operas and dance with the Royal Opera House, Dutch National Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Metropolitan Opera and New York City Opera.[4] She has also designed extensively Off-Broadway and for American regional theaters.[5] In December 2014, it was revealed her next project would be the Broadway bound musical School of Rock.[6]

Additionally she has designed concert acts for Shirley MacLaine, Ann-Margret and Tommy Tune as well as permanent lighting installations for Niketown (New York City and London) and the Big Bang at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.[7]

Selected awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result Notes
1994 Beauty and the Beast Tony Award for Best Lighting Design Nominated
1998 The Scarlet Pimpernel Outer Critics Circle Award Nominated
1999 Twelfth Night Tony Award for Best Lighting Design Nominated
1999 Twelfth Night Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design Nominated
2000 Aida Tony Award for Best Lighting Design Won
2002 Sweet Smell of Success: The Musical Tony Award for Best Lighting Design Nominated
2002 Sweet Smell of Success: The Musical Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design Nominated
2006 Tarzan: The Musical Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical Nominated
2007 The Coast of Utopia Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play Won With Brian MacDevitt and Kenneth Posner
2007 The Coast of Utopia Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design Won With Brian MacDevitt and Kenneth Posner
2007 The Coast of Utopia Outer Critics Circle Award Won With Brian MacDevitt and Kenneth Posner
2008 The Little Mermaid Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical Nominated
2008 The Little Mermaid Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design Nominated
2010 The Addams Family Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design Nominated
2011 Sister Act Outer Critics Circle Award Nominated
2012 Follies Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical Nominated
2012 Once Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical Won
2014 Aladdin Outer Critics Circle Award Nominated
2014 The Glass Menagerie Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play[3] Won
2015 Skylight Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play Nominated
2015 An American in Paris Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical Won
2016 Long Day's Journey into Night Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play Won

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