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Hugh Vanstone

 
Bio:
Hugh has designed the lighting for more than 160 productions and worked for most of the UK's national companies and extensively on Broadway. He has received three Olivier Awards for Best Lighting Designer: in 2004 for Pacific Overtures (Donmar); in 2000 for The Graduate (West End) and The Cherry ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Hugh has designed the lighting for more than 160 productions and worked for most of the UK's national companies and extensively on Broadway. He has received three Olivier Awards for Best Lighting Designer: in 2004 for Pacific Overtures (Donmar); in 2000 for The Graduate (West End) and The Cherry ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2022]
Lighting
 
[West End, 2022]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2021]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2021]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2021]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2020]
Lighting
 
[West End, 2019]
Lighting
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2019]
Co-Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2018]
Lighting Design
 
[West End, 2017]
Lighting Design
 
[West End, 2017]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2016]
Lighting Design
 
[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
Lighting[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2016]
Lighting
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Lighting Design
 
[West End, 2014]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2012]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2011]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2011]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2011]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2010]
Lighting Designer
 
[US Tour, 2010]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2010]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2007]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2006]
Lighting Designer
 
[US Tour, 2006]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2004]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2003]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2003]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2002]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 1998]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 1994]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1993]
Associate Lighting Designer

Photos

Chris Nightingale &  Hugh Vanstone Photo

Chris Nightingale & Hugh Vanstone

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Date:
04/12/2013
Tim Minchin, Rob Howell, Chris Nightingale, Hugh Vanstone & Dennis Kelly Photo

Tim Minchin, Rob Howell, Chris Nightingale, Hugh Vanstone & Dennis Kelly

From: 
Date:
04/12/2013
Tim Minchin, Rob Howell, Chris Nightingale, Hugh Vanstone & Dennis Kelly  Photo

Tim Minchin, Rob Howell, Chris Nightingale, Hugh Vanstone & Dennis Kelly

From: 
Date:
04/12/2013
Christopher Nightingale, Hugh Vanstone and Paul Kieve Photo

Christopher Nightingale, Hugh Vanstone and Paul Kieve

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Date:
04/24/2012

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2022]
Lighting

[West End, 2022]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2021]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2021]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2021]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2020]
Lighting

[West End, 2019]
Lighting

[Broadway, 2019]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2019]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2019]
Co-Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2019]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2018]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2018]
Lighting Design

[West End, 2017]
Lighting Design

[West End, 2017]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2016]
Lighting Design

[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
Lighting[Replacement]

[West End, 2016]
Lighting

[Broadway, 2016]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2015]
Lighting Design

[West End, 2014]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2012]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2012]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2011]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2011]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2011]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2010]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2010]
Lighting Designer

[US Tour, 2010]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2010]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2009]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2009]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2009]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2008]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2008]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2007]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2006]
Lighting Designer

[US Tour, 2006]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2005]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2004]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2004]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2003]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2003]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2003]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2002]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2002]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2001]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2001]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 1999]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 1998]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 1998]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 1998]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 1994]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 1993]
Associate Lighting Designer

Hugh Vanstone Biography

Hugh has designed the lighting for more than 160 productions and worked for most of the UK's national companies and extensively on Broadway. He has received three Olivier Awards for Best Lighting Designer: in 2004 for Pacific Overtures (Donmar); in 2000 for The Graduate (West End) and The Cherry Orchard (National Theatre); and in 1998 for The Unexpected Man (RSC) and The Blue Room (Donmar). In New York he received TONY¬ģ award nominations for Mary Stuart and Spamalot.

His most recent work includes: Ghost the Musical (West End); The Wizard of Oz (West End); Matilda (RSC); Deathtrap (West End); La Bête (West End & Broadway); Shrek (London & US Tour); The Late Middle Classes (Donmar); The Real Thing (Old Vic); Arabian Nights (RSC); A Steady Rain (Broadway); Tanz der Vampire (Vienna & Berlin).

Hugh Vanstone Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Lighting Design Gold Star
Hugh Vanstone, The Height of the Storm
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Lighting Design Gold Star
Hugh Vanstone, A Christmas Carol
 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Lighting Design of a Play Gold Star
Hugh Vanstone, A Christmas Carol
 
Olivier Awards - 2017 - Best Lighting Design
Hugh Vanstone, Groundhog Day
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2013 - Best Lighting Design Gold Star
Hugh Vanstone, Matilda
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Hugh Vanstone, Matilda the Musical
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2012 - Best Lighting Design Gold Star
Hugh Vanstone, Ghost
 
Olivier Awards - 2012 - Best Lighting Design
Hugh Vanstone, Ghost The Musical
 
Olivier Awards - 2012 - Best Lighting Design
Hugh Vanstone, Matilda The Musical
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Gold Star
Hugh Vanstone, Ghost: The Musical
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Hugh Vanstone, Ghost The Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Lighting Design in a Play
Hugh Vanstone, Mary Stuart
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Lighting Design of a Play
Hugh Vanstone, Mary Stuart
 
Olivier Awards - 2007 - Best Lighting Design
Hugh Vanstone, Monty Python's Spamalot
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Hugh Vanstone, Monty Python's Spamalot
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Hugh Vanstone, Monty Python's Spamalot
 
Olivier Awards - 2004 - Best Lighting Design Gold Star
Hugh Vanstone, Pacific Overtures
 
Olivier Awards - 2001 - Best Lighting Designer Gold Star
Hugh VanstoneThe Cherry Orchard
 
The Lortels - 2001 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Hugh Vanstone, The Unexpected Man
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Lighting Design Gold Star
Hugh Vanstone, The Unexpected Man
 
Olivier Awards - 1999 - Best Lighting Designer Gold Star
Hugh VanstoneThe Blue Room
 
Olivier Awards - 1998 - Best Lighting Designer
Hugh VanstoneHamlet
 
Olivier Awards - 1997 - Best Lighting Designer
Hugh Vanstone, Art

Hugh Vanstone News

Photos: First Look at the New Cast Members of MATILDA THE MUSICAL Photo Photos: First Look at the New Cast Members of MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2022

To celebrate the new cast beginning performances at the Cambridge Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical has released all new production photos.

BACK TO THE FUTURE Extends Booking to 23 July Photo BACK TO THE FUTURE Extends Booking to 23 July
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022

Due to overwhelming demand, lead producer Colin Ingram, together with Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, the creators of the Back To The Future film trilogy, are delighted to announce that BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical’s performances at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End will extend to 23 July 2023 as it celebrates its first Birthday.

Photos: First Look at THE SNAIL HOUSE at Hampstead Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at THE SNAIL HOUSE at Hampstead Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2022

Production photos are released for the world premiere of The Snail House.  Written and directed by Richard Eyre, The Snail House officially opens on 14 September and runs until 15 October.  

David Wenham Will Lead the Australian Premiere The Old Vic Production of A CHRISTMAS  Photo David Wenham Will Lead the Australian Premiere The Old Vic Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2022

Two visionary Tony Award winners ‚ÄĒ director Matthew Warchus (Matilda the Musical) and playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) ‚ÄĒ have created a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' timeless story, A Christmas Carol.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For THE SNAIL HOUSE at Hampstead Theatre Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsal For THE SNAIL HOUSE at Hampstead Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2022

Rehearsal photos have been released for the world premiere of The Snail House.  Written and directed by Richard Eyre, this new production will run from 7 September until 15 October.  

Hampstead Theatre Announces the Full Cast and Creative Teams for THE SNAIL HOUSE and  Photo Hampstead Theatre Announces the Full Cast and Creative Teams for THE SNAIL HOUSE and RAVENSCOURT
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 15, 2022

Hampstead Theatre ihas just announced the full cast and creative teams for The Snail House and Ravenscourt which open this September.

MARY POPPINS Heads to QPAC This October; Check Out All New Footage From the Australia Photo MARY POPPINS Heads to QPAC This October; Check Out All New Footage From the Australian Tour!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2022

Following its critically acclaimed Sydney season, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS is set to soar into  Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre, QPAC this October. Check out all new footage here!

New Cast Announced For MATILDA THE MUSICAL Photo New Cast Announced For MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2022

New casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's West End production of Matilda The Musical which is now in its 10th year and continues to play to packed houses at the Cambridge Theatre.

Owen Teale Will Play Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Old Vic Photo Owen Teale Will Play Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Old Vic
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2022

The Old Vic announced that Tony Award winner Owen Teale (Game of Thrones, Line of Duty) will play the role of Scrooge in this year's A Christmas Carol, the smash hit production of Charles Dickens' immortal classic, directed by The Old Vic's Artistic Director Matthew Warchus and adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).

Ben Joyce and Amber Davies Join the West End Cast of BACK TO THE FUTURE Photo Ben Joyce and Amber Davies Join the West End Cast of BACK TO THE FUTURE
by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2022

A new cast has been announced for  BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical from 17 August 2022, as the show goes into its second year at the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End, currently booking to 12 February 2023.

Hugh Vanstone Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of BACK TO THE FUTURE Perform on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of BACK TO THE FUTURE Perform on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022

The cast of Back to the Future The Musical led by Roger Bart took the stage last night on Britain's Got Talent! Check out the full performance video here!

VIDEO: MATILDA Celebrates 10 Years in the West End VideoVIDEO: MATILDA Celebrates 10 Years in the West End
by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2021

A new behind-the-scenes video from the 10th birthday press day was released, featuring interviews with Tim Minchin (music and lyrics), Dennis Kelly (writer), Catherine Mallyon (Executive Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company), Elliot Harper (Miss Trunchbull) and Landi Oshinowo (Mrs Phelps).

PHOTO/VIDEO: Exclusive Look Behind the Scenes of MATILDA THE MUSICAL VideoPHOTO/VIDEO: Exclusive Look Behind the Scenes of MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2021

To celebrate the reopening of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical last night at the Cambridge Theatre, the show has released a photograph from the curtain call as well as a new video which gives audiences an exclusive look behind-the-scenes at the preparations in the lead up to reopening the multi-award winning musical in the West End.

VIDEO: The Cast of MATILDA Performs 'When I Grow Up' in Rehearsals; Booking Extension VideoVIDEO: The Cast of MATILDA Performs 'When I Grow Up' in Rehearsals; Booking Extension Announced
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 10, 2021

The cast of Matilda is celebrating their upcoming opening night with a new video from the rehearsal room.

VIDEO: Meet the Child Stars of Royal Shakespeare Company's MATILDA THE MUSICAL VideoVIDEO: Meet the Child Stars of Royal Shakespeare Company's MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 18, 2021

In the video, Imogen Cole, Alyssa D’Souza, Alex Munden and Zoe Simon can be seen getting to grips with their gymnastic ribbon skills under the watchful eye of Elliot Harper (Miss Trunchbull).

VIDEO: West End MATILDA Kids Perform 'When I Grow Up' VideoVIDEO: West End MATILDA Kids Perform 'When I Grow Up'
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2020

The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Matilda The Musical has released a video of some of the current young performers along with Miss Honey (Gina Beck) singing 'When I Grow Up' from their homes during theatreland shutdown. 

VIDEO: Get a First Listen to Two New Songs From the Upcoming BACK TO THE FUTURE Music VideoVIDEO: Get a First Listen to Two New Songs From the Upcoming BACK TO THE FUTURE Musical
by Stage Tube - Jun 11, 2019

BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical will open at the Manchester Opera House on 20 February 2020 for a strictly limited 12-week season. Get a first listen to two new songs from the upcoming musical, called 'Put Your Mind To It' and 'The Power of Love,' below!

VIDEO: Watch the All New Trailer for DREAMGIRLS VideoVIDEO: Watch the All New Trailer for DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - Feb 9, 2018

A dazzling new trailer for the multi award-winning West End production Dreamgirls has been released today. Watch the full trailer below! Presented by Sonia Friedman Productions, this critically acclaimed musical is now booking at the Savoy Theatre in London through to 22nd September 2018.

VIDEO: Get a Look Behind the Scenes at the Costumes of DREAMGIRLS VideoVIDEO: Get a Look Behind the Scenes at the Costumes of DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2018

Go behind the scenes at London's most fabulous show, Dreamgirls, to find out how the stunning costumes help to tell the story. Check out the video here!

Lily-Mae Evans, Kitty Peterkin and Savannah Read Join MATILDA THE MUSICAL VideoLily-Mae Evans, Kitty Peterkin and Savannah Read Join MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

The Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda The Musical has announced that Lily-Mae Evans, Kitty Peterkin and Savannah Read will join Emma Moore in the title role of Matilda from 12 September 2017. The multi award-winning production is about to enter its seventh year in the West End and is booking at the Cambridge Theatre until 27 May 2018.


Hugh Vanstone Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Hugh Vanstone been nominated for?
Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Height of the Storm , Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Christmas Carol , Best Lighting Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for A Christmas Carol , Best Lighting Design (Olivier Awards) for Groundhog Day , Best Lighting Design (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Matilda , Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Matilda the Musical , Best Lighting Design (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Ghost , Best Lighting Design (Olivier Awards) for Ghost The Musical , Best Lighting Design (Olivier Awards) for Matilda The Musical , Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ghost: The Musical , Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Ghost The Musical , Outstanding Lighting Design in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Mary Stuart , Best Lighting Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for Mary Stuart , Best Lighting Design (Olivier Awards) for Monty Python's Spamalot , Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Monty Python's Spamalot , Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Monty Python's Spamalot , Best Lighting Design (Olivier Awards) for Pacific Overtures , Best Lighting Designer (Olivier Awards) for The Cherry Orchard , Outstanding Lighting Design (The Lortels) for The Unexpected Man , Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Unexpected Man , Best Lighting Designer (Olivier Awards) for The Blue Room Best Lighting Designer (Olivier Awards) for Hamlet and Best Lighting Designer (Olivier Awards) for Art .

What awards has Hugh Vanstone won?
Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Christmas Carol, Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Height of the Storm, Best Lighting Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for A Christmas Carol, Best Lighting Design (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Matilda, Best Lighting Design (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Ghost, Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ghost: The Musical, Best Lighting Design (Olivier Awards) for Pacific Overtures, Best Lighting Designer (Olivier Awards) for The Cherry Orchard Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Unexpected Manand Best Lighting Designer (Olivier Awards) for The Blue Room.