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2010 Tony Awards: Kevin Adams Wins 'Best Lighting Design of a Musical'

2010 Tony Awards: Kevin Adams Wins 'Best Lighting Design of a Musical'

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony"® Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2010 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com.

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony"® Awards were announced on May 4, 2010 by Broadway Star Lea Michele and Tony Award Nominee Jeff Daniels.

The Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards are bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry and the annual telecast is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television.

To view the complete list of 2010 Tony Award winners, click here.

BroadwayWorld Congratulates
Kevin Adams
2010 Tony Award Winner
'Best Lighting Design of a Musical'

2010 Tony Awards: Kevin Adams Wins 'Best Lighting Design of a Musical'Kevin Adams (American Idiot)
Broadway includes Spring Awakening (Tony Award), Next to Normal (Tony nom.), Passing Strange, Hair (Tony nom.), The 39 Steps (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Take Me Out and John Leguizamo's Sexaholix. Other credits: the original Off-Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Itch, Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs, NY City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Houston Grand Opera, Kennedy Center, Guthrie Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre and Donmar Warehouse. 2002 Obie for Sustained Excellence. www.ambermylar.com

'Best Lighting Design of a Musical'
2010 Tony Award Nominees

2010 Tony Awards: Kevin Adams Wins 'Best Lighting Design of a Musical'Donald Holder (Ragtime)
Broadway: South Pacific (2008 Tony Award, Henry Hewes Award, Drama Desk nomination), Oleanna, The Lion King (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards, Lion King Paris-Moliere Award), Movin’ Out, Les Liasons Dangereuses, Gem of The Ocean, A Streetcar Named Desire, Juan Darien (all Tony nominated), Cyrano de Bergerac (Henry Hewes Award), Radio Golf, The Times They Are A Changin', The Little Dog Laughed, Prelude to a Kiss, The Apple Tree, After The Fall, All Shook Up, Gem of The Ocean (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), La Cage aux Folles, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Boy From Oz, King Hedley II, Little Shop of Horrors, Bells Are Ringing, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Hughie, Eastern Standard, Holiday, many others. Off Broadway: Happiness, Yellowface, Romeo and Juliet (Delacorte-Central Park), The Pain and The Itch, Almost an Evening, A Man of No Importance, Birdie Blue, Observe The Sons of Ulster … (Lortel Award), Jitney, Saturday Night, Three Days of Rain, All My Sons, Communicating Doors, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Drama Desk nomination), Spunk, Jeffrey, many others. Resident Theatre: Mark Taper Forum, Goodman, Guthrie, Huntington, Center Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe, South Coast Repertory, Intiman, Dallas Theatre Center, Seattle Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Arena Stage, Kennedy Center, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, ACT San Francisco, American Repertory Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Papermill Playhouse, many others. Opera: Grendel (LA Opera and Lincoln Center Festival, NY), The Magic Flute (NYC Metropolitan Opera), Salome (Kirov Opera), The End of The Affair, Houston Grand Opera. Mr. Holder is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Head of the Lighting Design Program at the California Institute of the Arts.

2010 Tony Awards: Kevin Adams Wins 'Best Lighting Design of a Musical'Nick Richings (La Cage aux Folles)
Nick's recent West End designs include: La Cage aux Folles, The Rocky Horror Show, Whistle Down the Wind at the Palace Theatre; A Man for All Seasons at the Theatre Royal Haymarket; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the New London Theatre; Beautiful and Damned at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue; Icons in London at The Venue; Wait Until Dark, Garrick Theatre; Sleuth, Apollo Theatre; The Mystery of Charles Dickens at the Albery Theatre; Fallen Angels, Jesus My Boy, Apollo Theatre; Aspects of Love, What a Show, South Pacific, Prince of Wales Theatre; Fiddler on the Roof starring Topol, and Scrooge starring Tommy Steele both at the London Palladium; Derren Brown - Something Wicked This Way Comes  (winner 2006 Olivier Award Best Entertainment) at the Cambridge Theatre. Nick was recently at the Royal Opera House with Monkey: Journey to the West, a new opera by Damon Albarn with designs by Jamie Hewlett, the co-creators of the virtual band Gorillaz. This was originally commissioned for the Manchester International Festival, and has already been seen in Manchester, Paris and America. Other international work includes: The Mystery of Charles Dickens, Broadway; US tours of Scrooge and Whistle Down the Wind, Grease, which toured extensively throughout Europe; High School Musical, The Producers, Beauty and the Beast, Show Boat, Copacabana, The Rocky Horror Show, and Chess in Copenhagen; and Rent and Gaslight at the English Theatre, Frankfurt. Nick's future projects include Great Expectations and Rock and Roll at the Library Theatre Manchester and a new arena version of Monkey at the O2; and I Do I Do in Vienna.

2010 Tony Awards: Kevin Adams Wins 'Best Lighting Design of a Musical'Robert Wierzel (Fela!)

Robert Wierzel has collaborated with Bill T. Jones and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company for more than 23 years including work at the Lyon Opera Ballet; Berlin Opera Ballet and  The Louvre Museum (Walking the Line).  Broadway: David Copperfield’s Dreams and Nightmares.
Off-Broadway: New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, Signature Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons. Regional: Chicago Shakespeare, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf,Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theater, MarkTaper Forum. He has collaborated with Grace  Jones (Hurricane Tour), the composer Philip Glass and  with opera companies of Paris (Garnier), Tokyo, San Francisco,Seattle, Houston, Washington, Chicago and New York. He is the recipient of numerous awards including several Bessie-Dance and Performance Awards for his collaborations with Bill T. Jones.

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