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Christopher Akerlind

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

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

Christopher Akerlind Biography

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 Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play
Christopher Akerlind, Clyde’s
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play Gold Star
Christopher Akerlind, Indecent
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical)
Christopher Akerlind, Indecent
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Lighting Design of a Play Gold Star
Christopher Akerlind, Indecent
 
The Lortels - 2016 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Christopher Akerlind, Grounded
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Lighting Design Gold Star
Christopher Akerlind, Rocky
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Christopher Akerlind, Rocky
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Christopher Akerlind, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
 
The Lortels - 2009 - Outstanding Lighting Design Gold Star
Christopher Akerlind, Garden of Earthly Delights
 
The Lortels - 2007 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Christopher Akerlind, KAOS
 
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 Gold Star
Christopher Akerlind, The Light in the Piazza
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Lighting Design Gold Star
Christopher Akerlind, The Light in the Piazza
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Lighting Design Gold Star
Christopher Akerlind, The Light in the Piazza
 
The Hewes Awards - 2005 - Lighting Design Gold Star
Christopher Akerlind, Belle Epoque
 
The Hewes Awards - 2005 - Lighting Design Gold Star
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 Gold Star
Christopher Akerlind, The Light in the Piazza
 
The Lortels - 2004 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Christopher AkerlindWell
 
The Lortels - 2003 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Christopher Akerlind, Don Juan
 
The Lortels - 2003 - Outstanding Scenic Design
Christopher Akerlind, Don Juan
 
Obie Awards - 2000 - Sustained Excellence Lighting Design Gold Star
Christopher Akerlind
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Lighting Design
Christopher Akerlind , Seven Guitars
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Christopher Akerlind, The Lights
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Christopher Akerlind, Mad Forest

Christopher Akerlind News

Review: CLYDE'S at Mark Taper Forum Photo Review: CLYDE'S at Mark Taper Forum
by Tracey Paleo - Nov 26, 2022

Quite possibly, a perfect production.  Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage’s Tony Award-nominated CLYDE’S at the Mark Taper Forum is heartfelt, funny, and seriously delicious.

West Coast Premiere of CLYDE'S to Open at the Mark Taper Forum in November Photo West Coast Premiere of CLYDE'S to Open at the Mark Taper Forum in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright¬†Lynn Nottage¬†and director¬†Kate Whoriskey will bring their latest Broadway triumph, ‚ÄúClyde‚Äôs,‚ÄĚ a co-production with Goodman Theatre in Chicago to the Mark Taper Forum November 15 to December 18. It recently concluded the Goodman engagement.

Review: CLYDE'S at Goodman Theatre Photo Review: CLYDE'S at Goodman Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Sep 21, 2022

In CLYDE’S, playwright Lynn Nottage posits that salvation comes in the form of a sandwich...in more ways than one.

The 1/52 Project Founded by Beowulf Boritt Announces First 7 Early-Career Designer Re Photo The 1/52 Project Founded by Beowulf Boritt Announces First 7 Early-Career Designer Recipients
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022

The 1/52 Project, the new financial grant program founded by Tony Award-winning set designer Beowulf Boritt, has selected the first seven early-career designer recipients to benefit from $100,000 in grants.

De'Adre Aziza, Kevin Kenerly, Reza Salazar & More to Star in Chicago & West Coast Pre Photo De'Adre Aziza, Kevin Kenerly, Reza Salazar & More to Star in Chicago & West Coast Premieres of CLYDE'S
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022

Celebrated creative collaborators over two decades, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and director Kate Whoriskey will return to Goodman Theatre with their latest Broadway production, Clyde’s, launching the Goodman’s 2022/2023 Season.

BWW Review: A Revised, Dream-Haunted HARVEY MILK  at Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis Photo BWW Review: A Revised, Dream-Haunted HARVEY MILK at Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis
by Steve Callahan - Jun 13, 2022

A marvelously theatrical, dream-haunted evening tells of gay-rights activist Harvey Milk’s life and death.

COMPANY, SIX & More Win 2022 Drama Desk Awards - See the Full List! Photo COMPANY, SIX & More Win 2022 Drama Desk Awards - See the Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022

Winners for the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today. See the full list here! This year’s Drama Desk Awards will take place at Sardi’s Restaurant on June 14th. See who was honored from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway.

SIX, KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead Nominations for 2022 Drama Desk Awards Photo SIX, KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead Nominations for 2022 Drama Desk Awards
by Nicole Rosky - May 16, 2022

Nominations for the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today, and the full list of nominees is available here as well as information on who was eligible.

BWW Review: Portland Stage Presents New Chamber Opera About Psychoanalysis Pioneer: S Photo BWW Review: Portland Stage Presents New Chamber Opera About Psychoanalysis Pioneer: SABINA
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - May 16, 2022

Portland Stage closes its 2021-2022 season with a new play with music that is really a chamber opera, SABINA, about the pioneer in psychoanalysis, the muse and lover of Carl Jung and colleague of Sigmund Freud, Sabina Spielrein. Sabina’s story from Jung’s catatonic patient to medical student and respected doctor in the turbulent years leading up to WWII is a fascinating one, filled with history and hope.

World Premiere Musical SABINA Begins Performances Tonight At Portland Stage Photo World Premiere Musical SABINA Begins Performances Tonight At Portland Stage
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022

After a two-year pandemic delay, the new musical Sabina arrives on stage tonight at Portland Stage. The new musical features Stephanie Machado in the title role, with Philip Stoddard as Carl Jung and Bruce Sabath (Company, Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish) as Sigmund Freud. The cast also includes Jason Michael Evans (Anastasia National Tour) and Sarah Anne Fernandez (Wicked National Tour). 

Christopher Akerlind Videos

VIDEO: Watch A New Trailer For FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES at The Met Opera Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch A New Trailer For FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES at The Met Opera

by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2022

Get a first look at a scene from Act III from the Live in HD broadcast, with choreography by Camille A. Brown.

VIDEO: Ciara Renee and Joshua Henry Perform 'You Matter to Me' From WAITRESS Videoplay
VIDEO: Ciara Renee and Joshua Henry Perform 'You Matter to Me' From WAITRESS

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 6, 2021

Ciara Renee and Joshua Henry¬†are currently starring¬†Waitress¬†on Broadway; the limited engagement at the Barrymore Theatre ends on January 9. Check out a video of them performing ‚ÄúYou Matter To Me‚ÄĚ from the hit show!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES

by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2021

Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in My Bones - the first opera by a Black composer ever performed by the Met is now on stage. Get a first look at video from the production!

VIDEO: Terence Blanchard, James Robinson & More Discuss FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES Videoplay
VIDEO: Terence Blanchard, James Robinson & More Discuss FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES

by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2021

Watch as General Manager Peter Gelb discusses Fire Shut Up in My Bones with members of the production’s creative team, including composer Terence Blanchard, co-director James Robinson, and Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles and the Cast of WAITRESS Perform 'Opening Up' in Rehearsal Videoplay
VIDEO: Sara Bareilles and the Cast of WAITRESS Perform 'Opening Up' in Rehearsal

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 7, 2021

Watch the cast sing together for the first time before Waitress officially returns to Broadway on September 2.

VIDEO: The Guthrie Theater Celebrates The Holidays With A CHRISTMAS CAROL Videoplay
VIDEO: The Guthrie Theater Celebrates The Holidays With A CHRISTMAS CAROL

by Stage Tube - Nov 13, 2019

The Guthrie Theater presents the perennial holiday favorite A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens, adapted by Crispin Whittell and directed by Lauren Keating. A Twin Cities holiday tradition for many, this season marks the Guthrie's 45th production, making it the longest run of A Christmas Carol in regional theater history. 

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For the Same-Sex OKLAHOMA! at Oregon Shakespeare Festival Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For the Same-Sex OKLAHOMA! at Oregon Shakespeare Festival

by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2018

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival opened Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, directed by OSF Artistic Director Bill Rauch, on April 22 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Preview performances were April 18, 20 and 21, and the musical runs through Oct. 27.

BWW TV: Preview A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK - Extended Through June 30 Videoplay
BWW TV: Preview A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK - Extended Through June 30

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2018

Originally set to run through May 13, the Off-Broadway musical, A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK, will extend its run at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre (410 W 42 Street) through June 30, 2018. Get a preview from the video below!

VIDEO: TIME AND THE CONWAYS' Anna Camp on Cell Phone Disruptions: 'You Just Have to T Videoplay
VIDEO: TIME AND THE CONWAYS' Anna Camp on Cell Phone Disruptions: 'You Just Have to Take It All In'

by Caryn Robbins - Oct 5, 2017

On today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN, actress Anna Camp stopped by to discuss her Broadway show TIME AND THE CONWAYS, now in previews at the American Airlines Theatre.

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles, Jessie Mueller & WAITRESS Cast Perform Medley on the TONY AWARDS
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 12, 2016

Jessie Mueller and the cast of WAITRESS performed a medley of songs from the hit Broadway musical including 'Opening Up' and 'She Used to Be Mine.' Watch a clip below


Christopher Akerlind Frequently Asked Questions

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

What awards has Christopher Akerlind won?
Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Indecent, Best Lighting Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for Indecent, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Rocky, Outstanding Lighting Design (The Lortels) for Garden of Earthly Delights, Best Lighting Design (BroadwayWorld Awards) for The Light in the Piazza, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Light in the Piazza, Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Light in the Piazza , Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Belle Epoque, Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for The Light In The Piazza Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Light in the Piazzaand Sustained Excellence Lighting Design (Obie Awards).