Christopher Akerlind

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Broadway: End of the Rainbow, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, 110 In The Shade (Tony nom.), Shining City, Well, Awake and Sing! (Tony nom.), Rabbit Hole, The Light In The Piazza (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics awards), Reckless, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Seven Guitars (Tony nom.), among others. Recent: King Lear (Public Theater), Kdo! (Foret Nationale, Brussels), Kafeneion (Athens Festival), Garden Of Earthly Delights (Minetta Lane); Orpheus X (TFANA), Kaos (NYTW). Awards: Obie/Sustained Excellence, among others.

Christopher Akerlind Productions

 
[West End, 2021]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Lighting Designer[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Design
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[US Tour, 2016]
Lighting Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2016]
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[Broadway, 2014]
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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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[Broadway, 2012]
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[Off-Broadway, 2011]
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[Off-Broadway, 2010]
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[Broadway, 2009]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Lighting Designer
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2007]
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[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2007]
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[Broadway, 2007]
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[Broadway, 2007]
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[Off-Broadway, 2007]
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[Off-Broadway, 2007]
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[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2007]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[St. Louis, MO (Regional), 2006]
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[Broadway, 2006]
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[Broadway, 2006]
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[Broadway, 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Chicago, 2006] Cancelled
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[Broadway, 2006]
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[Broadway, 2005]
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[Off-Broadway, 2005]
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[Broadway, 2005]
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[New York, 2005]
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[Off-Broadway, 2005]
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[Broadway, 2005]
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[Off-Broadway, 2004]
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[Broadway, 2004]
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[Williamstown, MA (Regional), 2004]
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[Off-Broadway, 2004]
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[Off-Broadway, 2004]
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[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Scenic Designer
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[Off-Broadway, 2002]
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[Off-Broadway, 2002]
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[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Scenic Designer
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
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[Broadway, 2000]
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[Off-Broadway, 2000]
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[Off-Broadway, 2000]
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[Off-Broadway, 2000]
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[Off-Broadway, 1999]
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[Off-Broadway, 1998]
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[Off-Broadway, 1998]
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[Off-Broadway, 1997]
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[Off-Broadway, 1996]
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[Broadway, 1996]
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[Off-Broadway, 1995]
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[Off-Broadway, 1995]
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[Off-Broadway, 1995]
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[Off-Broadway, 1994]
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[Broadway, 1994]
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[Off-Broadway, 1994]
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[Off-Broadway, 1994]
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[Off-Broadway, 1994]
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[Off-Broadway, 1993]
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[Off-Broadway, 1993]
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[Off-Broadway, 1993]
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[Off-Broadway, 1993]
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[Off-Broadway, 1993]
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[Off-Broadway, 1993]
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[Off-Broadway, 1992]
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[Off-Broadway, 1991]
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[Off-Broadway, 1990]
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[Broadway, 1990]
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[Off-Broadway, 1989]
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Christopher Akerlind Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Christopher Akerlind, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

The Lortels - 2009 - Outstanding Lighting Design

Christopher Akerlind, Garden of Earthly Delights

Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Lighting Design of a Play

Christopher Akerlind, 11 in the Shade

Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Lighting Design of a Play

Christopher Akerlind, Awake and Sing!

BroadwayWorld Awards - 2005 - Best Lighting Design

Christopher Akerlind, The Light in the Piazza

Drama Desk Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Lighting Design

Christopher Akerlind, The Light in the Piazza

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Lighting Design

Christopher Akerlind, The Light in the Piazza

The Hewes Awards - 2005 - Lighting Design

Christopher Akerlind, Belle Epoque

The Hewes Awards - 2005 - Lighting Design

Christopher Akerlind, The Light In The Piazza

The Lortels - 2005 - Outstanding Lighting Design

Christopher Akerlind, Belle Epoque

Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Christopher Akerlind, The Light in the Piazza

The Lortels - 2003 - Outstanding Scenic Design

Christopher Akerlind, Don Juan

Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Lighting Design

Christopher Akerlind , Seven Guitars

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Christopher Akerlind News


SPAMALOT, SWEPT AWAY And More Nominated for 2024 Helen Hayes Awards

Tonight, at a celebration honoring outstanding theatre on stages across the Washington area, theatre artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered at the ATLAS Performing Arts Center for Theatre Washington's announcement of nominees for the 40th Helen Hayes Awards.

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Washington, DC Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Maine Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Washington, DC Awards; RIDE THE CYCLONE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Maine Awards; SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, DAVINCI CODE, & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Maine Awards; SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, DAVINCI CODE, & More Lead!

It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards December 5th Standings; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Maine Awards December 5th Standings; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 20th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

First Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards; Signature Theatre Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The first wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 13th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Photos: Inside Opening Night of PAY THE WRITER At Pershing Square Signature Center

Craig Bierko, Bebe Neuwirth, Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, Maulik Pancholy, Noah Ricketts, Sharon Brown, Seth Rudetsky, Erik Bottcher, Julian Elijah Martinez, Kevyn Morrow, and Frank Wood among others, attended Opening Night of Pay the Writer on August 21, 2023. See photos from the opening night celebration!

Photos: First Look at PAY THE WRITER Starring Bryan Batt, Marcia Cross, Ron Canada, and More

Production photos have been released for Pay the Writer. The world premiere of the new comedy-drama by New York Times Bestselling Author Tawni O’Dell (Back Roads) stars Ron Canada (Network, Wedding Crashers, “The West Wing”), Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Marcia Cross (“Desperate Housewives,” “Melrose Place”), and Bryan Batt (“Mad Men,” 12 Years a Slave, Jeffrey). Check them out here!

PAY THE WRITER Begins Previews Sunday, August 13 With Sold-Out WGA Benefit Performance

Previews for Pay the Writer will begin this Sunday, August 13 at 7:30 PM with a sold-out performance benefiting Writers Guild of America. Due to the overwhelming support shown for the show and WGA, the producers have added two additional benefit performances on Monday, August 14 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, August 20 at 2:00 PM.

Cast Set for PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC at The Huntington

Discover the talented cast of PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, coming to The Huntington Theatre Company on March 15th. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to experience PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC.

Brenda Braxton Joins Production Team of PAY THE WRITER

Learn more about how Broadway star Brenda Braxton joins the production team of 'Pay the Writer' and adds her talent to this captivating show. Find out what her role is and how her involvement enhances the production.

Ron Canada, Marcia Cross, and Bryan Batt Will Lead PAY THE WRITER Off-Broadway

Pay the Writer, the world premiere of a new comedy-drama by New York Times Bestselling Author Tawni O’Dell, will open August 21, 2023 Off-Broadway at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART ONE: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES at Arena Stage

A seismic theatrical jolt shot through the theatre world this past Thursday evening when a startling, radically deconstructed production of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches opened at the Arena Stage; this interpretation grabs you like a “fever-dream” of the mind.  As soon as I walked in to see this interpretation of this classic play of the American canon, a distinctly European sensibility took hold, and I noticed the chandeliers were all covers in heavy tarp/sheeting and the Angel was raking the theatre-in -the -round stage while moving gradations of sand around an inner circle.  This Angel appears with some frequency in this interpretation and we are reminded that there “are” angels in America ---perhaps we do not need be ruled by the crazed politics that divide us.  We can choose to fight our biases and preconceptions.

Photos: First Look At The Cast of ANGELS IN AMERICA At Arena Stage

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the cast and creative team of its upcoming production of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches, which will run March 24 April 23, 2023, in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. See first look photos of the cast.

Christopher Akerlind FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Christopher Akerlind has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. These include Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Clyde's" and "Indecent," Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical) at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Indecent," Best Lighting Design of a Play at the Tony Awards for "Indecent," Outstanding Lighting Design at The Lortels for "Grounded," "Rocky," "Garden of Earthly Delights," and "KAOS," Best Lighting Design of a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Rocky" and "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess," Best Lighting Design of a Play at the Tony Awards for "110 in the Shade" and "Awake and Sing!," Best Lighting Design at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "The Light in the Piazza," Outstanding Lighting Design at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Light in the Piazza," Outstanding Lighting Design at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Light in the Piazza," Lighting Design at The Hewes Awards for "Belle Epoque" and "The Light In The Piazza," Outstanding Lighting Design at The Lortels for "Belle Epoque," Outstanding Lighting Design at The Lortels for "Well" and "Don Juan," Outstanding Scenic Design at The Lortels for "Don Juan," Sustained Excellence Lighting Design at the Obie Awards, Best Lighting Design at the Tony Awards for "Seven Guitars," Outstanding Lighting Design at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Lights," and Outstanding Lighting Design at the Drama Desk Awards for "Mad Forest."

Christopher Akerlind has won several awards for his lighting design in various Broadway shows. These include the Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Indecent," the Best Lighting Design of a Play at the Tony Awards for "Indecent," the Outstanding Lighting Design at the Drama Desk Awards for "Rocky," the Outstanding Lighting Design at The Lortels for "Garden of Earthly Delights," the Best Lighting Design at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "The Light in the Piazza," the Outstanding Lighting Design at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Light in the Piazza," the Outstanding Lighting Design at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Light in the Piazza," the Lighting Design at The Hewes Awards for "Belle Epoque," the Lighting Design at The Hewes Awards for "The Light In The Piazza," the Best Lighting Design of a Musical at the Tony Awards for "The Light in the Piazza," and the Sustained Excellence Lighting Design at the Obie Awards.

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