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Allen Lee Hughes

 
Bio:
Broadway: Clybourne Park, Having Our Say; Mule Bone; and Once on this Island, (Tony nomination); K2 (Tony nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award, Maharam Award); Strange Interlude (Tony nomination); Accidental Death of an Anarchist; Quilters. NY and Off-Broadway: NYSF/Public, Roundabout, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Clybourne Park, Having Our Say; Mule Bone; and Once on this Island, (Tony nomination); K2 (Tony nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award, Maharam Award); Strange Interlude (Tony nomination); Accidental Death of an Anarchist; Quilters. NY and Off-Broadway: NYSF/Public, Roundabout, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2022]
Lighting Design
 
[Broadway, 2022]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Lighting Designer
 
[Regional (US), 1997]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1995]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1992]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1991]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1990]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1990]
Lighting Designer
 
[Regional (US), 1990]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1987]
Lighting Designer
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1986]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1986]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1985]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1984]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1984]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1984]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1983]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1981]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1981]
Assistant to Ms. Tipton

Allen Lee Hughes Biography

Broadway: Clybourne Park, Having Our Say; Mule Bone; and Once on this Island, (Tony nomination); K2 (Tony nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award, Maharam Award); Strange Interlude (Tony nomination); Accidental Death of an Anarchist; Quilters. NY and Off-Broadway: NYSF/Public, Roundabout, Playwright’s Horizons, others. Regional: Kennedy Center, Steppenwolf, Arena Stage, Guthrie, McCarter, Seattle Rep, Long Wharf, Goodman, Center Stage, Intiman, others. Dance: Eliot Feld’s Ballet Tech, NYCB, ABT, others. Associate Professor: NYU Tisch

Allen Lee Hughes Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Lighting Design of a Play
Allen Lee Hughes, A Soldier's Play
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production
Allen Lee HughesComedy of Errors
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production
Allen Lee HughesK2
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production
Allen Lee HughesK2
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production
Allen Lee HughesSunday in the Park With George
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production
Allen Lee HughesThe Odyssey
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1991 - Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production
Allen Lee HughesJuno and the Paycock
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Lighting Design
Allen Lee Hughes , Once on this Island
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production Gold Star
Allen Lee HughesA Midsummer Night's Dream
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production
Allen Lee HughesOn The Town
 
Olivier Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production Gold Star
Allen Lee HughesSix Characters In Search of an Author
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production
Allen Lee HughesAll the King's Men
 
Tony Awards - 1985 - Best Lighting Design
Allen Lee Hughes, Strange Interlude
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1983 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Allen Lee Hughes, K2
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1983 - Best Set and Lighting Design Gold Star
Allen Lee Hughes, K2
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Lighting Design
Allen Lee Hughes, K2

Allen Lee Hughes News

OHIO STATE MURDERS Launches Digital Lottery and In-Person Rush Tickets Photo OHIO STATE MURDERS Launches Digital Lottery and In-Person Rush Tickets
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2022

Preview performances for playwright Adrienne Kennedy’s Ohio State Murders begin Friday, November 11 on Broadway at the James Earl Jones Theatre. A limited number of tickets will be available via digital lottery.

Meet the Cast of OHIO STATE MURDERS, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight! Photo Meet the Cast of OHIO STATE MURDERS, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2022

Ohio State Murders will be the first show to play at the newly renamed James Earl Jones Theatre when it begins previews tonight, Friday, November 11, 2022 ahead of an opening on Thursday, December 8, 2022. Meet the cast of Ohio State Murders here!

Video: Audra McDonald, Lizan Mitchell & More Discuss Bringing OHIO STATE MURDERS to B Photo Video: Audra McDonald, Lizan Mitchell & More Discuss Bringing OHIO STATE MURDERS to Broadway
by Sneak Peek - Nov 6, 2022

Ohio State Murders will be the first show to play at the newly renamed James Earl Jones Theatre beginning Friday, November 11, 2022 and opening on Thursday, December 8, 2022 for a strictly limited engagement. Watch the cast discuss the show's Broadway premiere with Richard Ridge here!

Photos: Audra McDonald and the Cast of OHIO STATE MURDERS Meet the Press Photo Photos: Audra McDonald and the Cast of OHIO STATE MURDERS Meet the Press
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 3, 2022

The cast for the Broadway premiere of Ohio State Murders by Adrienne Kennedy recently met the press, and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos here!

Eugene Lee To Join Norm Lewis On A SOLDIER'S PLAY National Tour; Full Cast Announced Photo Eugene Lee To Join Norm Lewis On A SOLDIER'S PLAY National Tour; Full Cast Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2022

Veteran actor Eugene Lee¬†will join¬†Norm Lewis¬†to star in the¬†20-week North American tour of Roundabout's 2020 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning‚ÄĮA Soldier's Play.‚ÄĮ¬†

TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Launches STUDENT SEATS, Providing Fully Funded Tickets to Students Photo TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Launches STUDENT SEATS, Providing Fully Funded Tickets to Students
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022

Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning TOPDOG/UNDERDOG has announced TOPDOG/UNDERDOG STUDENT SEATS, a program that provides fully funded tickets to public school student groups, allowing them to see a world-class Broadway production of one of contemporary theater’s greatest plays.

Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night of TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Photo Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night of TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by Bruce Glikas - Oct 21, 2022

The Golden Theatre was the place to be last night as Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog officially opened on Broadway. Directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon, it stars Emmy Award-winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen, Candyman) and Tony Award-nominee Corey Hawkins (In the Heights, The Tragedy of Macbeth). BroadwayWorld was there for the star-studded red carpet arrivals. Check out photos!

Photos: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway Photo Photos: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - Oct 21, 2022

The strictly limited 16-week engagement of Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog celebrated its opening night on Broadway! See photos here!

Reviews: Critics Visit Suzan-Lori Parks' TOPDOG/UNDERDOG On Broadway Photo Reviews: Critics Visit Suzan-Lori Parks' TOPDOG/UNDERDOG On Broadway
by Review Roundups - Oct 20, 2022

The strictly limited 16-week engagement of Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog celebrates its opening night on Broadway tonight!

Video: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Photo Video: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by Red Carpet - Oct 20, 2022

It's a big night at the Golden Theatre! Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog officially opens on Broadway. BroadwayWorld will be on the red carpet for the big night. Tune in at 6pm to watch live!

Allen Lee Hughes Videos

Video: Audra McDonald, Lizan Mitchell & More Discuss Bringing OHIO STATE MURDERS to B Videoplay
Video: Audra McDonald, Lizan Mitchell & More Discuss Bringing OHIO STATE MURDERS to Broadway

by Sneak Peek - Nov 6, 2022

Ohio State Murders will be the first show to play at the newly renamed James Earl Jones Theatre beginning Friday, November 11, 2022 and opening on Thursday, December 8, 2022 for a strictly limited engagement. Watch the cast discuss the show's Broadway premiere with Richard Ridge here!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Huntington's GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
by Stage Tube - Sep 9, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company welcomes Julia Duffy, Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox, and Boston favorite Will Lyman alongside Malcolm-Jamal Warner in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, the opening production of the 2014 Best of Boston's 33rd season. Adapted for the stage from the William Rose's Academy Award-winning screenplay by Todd Kreidler (Holler If Ya Hear Me on Broadway, August Wilson's longtime dramaturg) and directed by David Esbjornson (All My Sons at the Huntington and Driving Miss Daisy on Broadway), this funny and poignant stage adaptation of the award-winning 1967 film opens tomorrow, September 10. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team, plus watch an invite from Warner to see the show!

STAGE TUBE: Director Phylicia Rashad Discusses JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2013

Casting has been announced for 'Joe Turner's Come and Gone,' which begins previews April 24 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum at the Los Angeles Music Center. Opening night is May 8 and performances run through June 9, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a video of Director, Phylicia Rashad, discussing the show. Check it out below!

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of CLYBOURNE PARK!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 22, 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winning play CLYBOURNE PARK, by Bruce Norris, directed by Pam McKinnon, opened on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre last night, April 19. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the festivities, and we bring you interviews with the cast and creative team below!

STAGE TUBE: CLYBOURNE PARK Set Goes Up in the Walter Kerr!
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2012

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and London's Olivier Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is described as the 'wickedly funny and fiercely provocative new play about race, real estate and the volatile values of each.' Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification. See the construction of the house in the theatre, from start to finish, below!

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from CLYBOURNE PARK in LA! Opens Tonight; Hits Broadway in April
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2012

Jokes fly and hidden agendas unfold as two vastly different generations of characters tip-toe the delicate dance of social politics, pitting race against real estate at the crux of two seminal events - 50 years apart - in the same north Chicago house. View highlights from the LA production, opening tonight at CTG's Mark Taper Forum, below!

BWW TV: Steppenwolf's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF Performance Highlights
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2010

Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 2010-2011 season with Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? directed by Pam MacKinnon. The production features ensemble members Tracy Letts and Amy Morton with Carrie Coon and Madison Dirks. Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? plays December 2, 2010 -13, 2011 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. The press performances are Saturday, December 11 at 3 pm and Tuesday, December 14 at 7:30 pm. Click below for performance highlights.

STAGE TUBE: EVERY TONGUE CONFESS Plays Arena Stage's Kogod Cradle
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 20, 2010

Arena Stage's newest space, the Kogod Cradle, held its inaugural presentation, the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's exploration of hate crimes in the American South, 'every tongue confess,' an exploration of hate crimes in the American South, according to the Washington Post.

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of every tongue confess
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 2, 2010

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's every tongue confess, which opens the new Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, the third theater space in the Mead Center. Director Kenny Leon (Broadway's Fences and last season's Stick Fly at Arena Stage) leads an ensemble cast featuring talent from across the country, including Tony Award-winner Phylicia Rashad teamed up with Jason Dirden, CrystAl Fox, Autumn Hurlbert, Jim Ireland, Leslie Kritzer, Eugene Lee, E. Roger Mitchell and Jonathan Earl Peck. every tongue confess runs November 9, 2010-January 2, 2011 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle.


Allen Lee Hughes Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Allen Lee Hughes been nominated for?
Best Lighting Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for A Soldier's Play , Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Comedy of Errors , Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for K2 , Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for K2 , Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Sunday in the Park With George , Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Odyssey , Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Juno and the Paycock , Best Lighting Design (Tony Awards) for Once on this Island , Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for A Midsummer Night's Dream , Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for On The Town , Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production (Olivier Awards) for Six Characters In Search of an Author , Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for All the King's Men , Best Lighting Design (Tony Awards) for Strange Interlude , Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for K2 Best Set and Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for K2 and Best Lighting Design (Tony Awards) for K2 .

What awards has Allen Lee Hughes won?
Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for A Midsummer Night's Dream Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production (Olivier Awards) for Six Characters In Search of an Authorand Best Set and Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for K2.