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Jennifer Tipton

Birth Place: Columbus, OH, USA

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Recent work includes A Doll's House, Part 2; David Cale's We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time (Goodman Theatre); Romeo et Juliette (Metropolitan Opera); Alexei Ratmansky's Romeo and Juliet (The Bolshoi Theatre); Shen Wei's Neither (BAM); and Richard Nelson's Uncle Vanya (Hunter College). Tipton teaches lighting at the Yale School of Drama. She has received the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, the Jerome Robbins Prize, and the Mayor's Award for Arts and Culture in New York City. In 2008 she was made a United States Artists Gracie Fellow and a MacArthur Fellow. She is a two-time Tony Award winner.

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Jennifer Tipton Productions

 
[Broadway, 2023]
Lighting Design
 
[West End, 2022]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
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[Broadway, 2021]
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[West End, 2020]
LIGHTING DESIGN
 
[Immersive, 2019]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Broadway, 2013]
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[Off-Broadway, 2011]
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[Off-Broadway, 2010]
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[Off-Broadway, 2007]
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[Regional (US), 2000]
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[Off-Broadway, 1998]
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[Off-Broadway, 1989]
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Jennifer Tipton Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical

Jennifer Tipton, Intimate Apparel

Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Lighting Design of a Play

Jennifer Tipton, To Kill a Mockingbird

Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Lighting Design of a Play

Jennifer Tipton, A Doll's House, Part 2

Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Lighting Design of a Play

Jennifer Tipton, The Testament of Mary

Helen Hayes Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production

Jennifer TiptonDance of Death

Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Lighting Design

Jennifer Tipton , La Bête


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The Hewes Awards - 1989 - Lighting Design

Jennifer Tipton, Waiting For Godot


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The Hewes Awards - 1989 - Lighting Design

Jennifer Tipton, The Rimers of Eldritch


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The Hewes Awards - 1989 - Lighting Design

Jennifer Tipton, Long Day's Journey Into Night


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The Hewes Awards - 1989 - Lighting Design

Jennifer Tipton, Jerome Robbins' Broadway


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Tony Awards - 1989 - Best Lighting Design

Jennifer Tipton, Jerome Robbins' Broadway

Drama Desk Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Lighting Design

Jennifer Tipton, Waiting for Godot / Long Day's Journey Into Night / Jerome Robbins' Broadway


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The Hewes Awards - 1987 - Lighting Design

Jennifer TiptonWorstward Ho

Drama Desk Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Lighting Design

Jennifer Tipton, Whoopi Goldberg

Drama Desk Awards - 1981 - Outstanding Lighting Design

Jennifer Tipton, Lunch Hour

Tony Awards - 1981 - Best Lighting Design

Jennifer Tipton, Sophisticated Ladies


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Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Lighting Design

Jennifer Tipton, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf


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Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Lighting Design

Jennifer Tipton, The Cherry Orchard

Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Lighting Design

Jennifer Tipton, The Cherry Orchard

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Willem Dafoe Named Artistic Director of the Theatre Department of La Biennale di Venezia

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Ain Gordon & Josh Quillen's RELICS AND THEIR HUMANS to be Presented at La Mama

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Comes to Thousand Oaks Next Month

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD National Tour Sets New Records

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World Premieres & More Set for 2024-25 Kennedy Center Dance Season

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Additional PeRformance Added for Harper Lee's  TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD At CAA Theatre

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Creatives Revealed For GATSBY, With Music by Florence Welch and Directed by Rachel Chavkin

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Soprano So Young Park to Play Juliette in This Afternoon's ROMEO ET JULIETTE at Met Opera

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Bartlett Sher-Directed ROMEO ET JULIETTE To Screen In Cinemas As Part of THE MET: LIVE IN HD

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China Arts and Entertainment Group Presents DONGPO: LIFE IN POEMS

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Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at San Francisco Ballet

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Review: Sierra, Bernheim Soar in the Met's ROMEO ET JULIETTE

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Video: Watch Footage from The Metropolitan Opera's ROMEO ET JULIETTE

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Video: Get A First Look At The Met Opera's ROMEO ET JULIETTE

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Nadine Sierra and Benjamin Bernheim to Star In Gounod's ROMEO ET JULIETTE at the Met

Bartlett Sher's production of Gounod's Roméo et Juliette returns to the Met stage for seven performances starting March 7, with an all-star cast of artists making their Met role debuts.
China Arts and Entertainment Group Presents DONGPO: LIFE IN POEMS

'Dongpo: Life In Poems' is a poetic modern dance production presented by CAEG and American Dance Festival. Catch the show in Washington DC from 3/8-3/10 and in NYC from 3/15-3/17.

Jennifer Tipton FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What awards has Jennifer Tipton been nominated for?

Jennifer Tipton has been nominated for the following awards: Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Intimate Apparel, Best Lighting Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for To Kill a Mockingbird, A Doll's House, Part 2, and The Testament of Mary, Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Dance of Death, Best Lighting Design (Tony Awards) for La Bête, Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Waiting For Godot, The Rimers of Eldritch, Long Day's Journey Into Night, and Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Waiting for Godot, Long Day's Journey Into Night, and Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Worstward Ho, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Whoopi Goldberg and Lunch Hour, Best Lighting Design (Tony Awards) for Sophisticated Ladies, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf, The Cherry Orchard, and Best Lighting Design (Tony Awards) for The Cherry Orchard.

What awards has Jennifer Tipton won?

Jennifer Tipton has won several awards for her lighting design work, including The Hewes Awards for Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Long Day's Journey Into Night, The Rimers of Eldritch, Waiting For Godot, and Worstward Ho. She also won the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design for Jerome Robbins' Broadway. Additionally, Tipton received the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design for For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf and The Cherry Orchard.

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