Jules Fisher

Birth Place: Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA

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In a celebrated career spanning almost 40 years, Jules Fisher has lit over 200 Broadway and off-Broadway shows, as well as film, ballet, opera, television, and rock-and-roll concert tours. He has received 18 Tony nominations and won 8 Tony awards for Lighting Design, a record in this category. His most recent project, "Assassins", (2004 Tony award) also won him the Drama Desk and Outer Critic's Circle awards. His previous Tony awards were for "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk," 1996; "Jelly's Last Jam," 1992; "The Will Rogers Follies," 1991; "Grand Hotel," 1990; "Dancin'," 1978; "Ulysses in Nighttown," 1973; and "Pippin," 1972.
His other theatre credits include "Ricky Jay on the Stem", "Elaine Stritch at Liberty", "Jane Eyre," "The Wild Party," "Marie Christine," "Ragtime," "Victor/Victoria," "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches," and "Perestroika," "Death and the Maiden," "Two Shakespearean Actors," "La Cage Aux Folles," "Hair," "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Lenny," "No, No Nannette," "Chicago," "Butterflies are Free," "Beatlemania," and "American Buffalo."
His credits as a producer include "The Rink," the award-winning "Lenny," "Bob Fosse's Dancin'," "Rock N' Roll! The First 5,000 Years," "Elvis: An American Musical," and "Dangerous Games." He designed the lighting for Kevin Kline's production of "Hamlet" for WNET-TV, and lit productions of "Porgy and Bess" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the New York City Opera.
Mr. Fisher is a graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology. He and lighting designer Peggy Eisenhauer are partners in Third Eye Ltd, a firm specializing in entertainment and theatre lighting. He also serves as a theatre consultant to architects and performing arts groups, teaches at The New School, lectures, and, in his spare time, practices magic. In his

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Jules Fisher Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Lighting Design of a Play

Jules Fisher, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

BroadwayWorld Awards - 2018 - Best Lighting Design

Jules Fisher, Once on this Island

Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Lighting Design of a Play

Jules Fisher, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical

Jules Fisher, Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Jules Fisher, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Lighting Design

Jules Fisher, The Wild Party

Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Lighting Design

Jules Fisher, Marie Christine

The Hewes Awards - 1998 - Lighting Design

Jules Fisher, Street Corner Symphony

The Hewes Awards - 1996 - Lighting Design

Jules Fisher, Bring In 'Da Noise, Bring In 'Da Funk

Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Lighting Design

Jules Fisher, Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk

Tony Awards - 1994 - Best Lighting Design

Jules Fisher , Angels in America: Perestroika

Tony Awards - 1993 - Best Lighting Design

Jules Fisher , Angels in America: Millennium Approaches

The Hewes Awards - 1992 - Lighting Design

Jules Fisher, Jelly's Last Jam

Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Lighting Design

Jules Fisher , Jelly's Last Jam

Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Lighting Design

Jules Fisher, The Will Rogers Follies

Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Lighting Design

Jules Fisher, Song and Dance

Tony Awards - 1984 - Best Lighting Design

Jules Fisher, La Cage aux Folles

Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Musical

Jules Fisher, Dancin'

Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Lighting Design

Jules Fisher, Ulysses in Nighttown

Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Lighting Design

Jules Fisher, Jesus Christ Superstar

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Photos: Cyndi Lauper and Theresa Rebeck Visit HARMONY on Broadway

Cyndi Lauper and Theresa Rebeck recently visited the Broadway production of Harmony at the Barrymore Theatre. The pair then congratulated the stars including Chip Zien, Sierra Boggess, Julie Benko and the six “Harmonists”, Danny Kornfeld, Sean Bell, Steven Telsey, Blake Roman, Eric Peters and Zal Owen after the show backstage. Check out photos here!

Video: Julie Benko Gives a Tour of Her HARMONY Dressing Room

In a new video, Julie Benko gave a tour of her Broadway dressing room, backstage at Harmony! Get a closer look at some of her costumes, backstage essentials, and more in the video here!

Video: Sierra Boggess, Julie Benko, and the HARMONY Cast Perform 'Stars in the Night' and 'Where You Go'

Two new videos have been released of the cast performing songs from Harmony! Check out 'Where You Go' performed by Julie Benko and Sierra Boggess, as well as 'Stars In The Night' performed by Chip Zien, Sean Bell, Danny Kornfeld, Zal Owen, Eric Peters, Blake Roman, and Steven Telsey.

David Rockwell, Brian Anthony Moreland & More to be Honored at Theatre Communications Group Gala

Theatre Communications Group's 2024 TCG Gala: Our Stories will honor ​architect and designer David Rockwell, Broadway producer Brian Anthony Moreland, director Schele Williams, and The Shubert Foundation.

Photos: Go Inside the Cast Recording Session of THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA

Check out photos from the cast recording session of The Gardens of Anuncia!

THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA Original Cast Recording to be Released in 2024

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS will release an original cast recording for 'THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA' from LINCOLN CENTER THEATER.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Lincoln Center Theater's THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA

See photos from opening night of The Gardens of Anuncia at Lincoln Center Theater!

Review Roundup: THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA at Lincoln Center Theater

The Lincoln Center Theater production of The Gardens of Anuncia opens tonight at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

Video: Get a First Look at THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA at Lincoln Center Theater

Get a first look at footage of The Gardens of Anucnia at Lincoln Center Theater!

Photos: Go Inside HARMONY's Opening Night Curtain Call on Broadway

See photos from opening night curtain call of Harmony on Broadway!

Review Roundup: HARMONY Opens On Broadway! See What the Critics Are Saying!

The new Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman musical Harmony opens on Broadway tonight. Read the reviews!

THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA at Lincoln Center Theater to Present a Relaxed Performance in December

Lincoln Center Theater will present a Relaxed Performance of THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA, directed and co-choreographed by Graciela Daniele, with book, music, and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa.

Photos/Video: First Look at HARMONY on Broadway

The first production photos and video highlights have been released for the new musical Harmony by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. Check out a first look here!

A Look Back on HARMONY's Journey to Broadway

Harmony, the original musical  with music by Barry Manilow and book and lyrics by Bruce Sussman, is finally making its long-awaited Broadway premiere! Learn more about Harmony's long journey to the Broadway stage here!

Video: Watch Barry Manilow Talk HARMONY on Broadway on CBS Sunday Morning

Watch Barry Manilow discuss composing Harmony on Broadway in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning!

Photos: See Andréa Burns, Eden Espinosa, Mary Testa & More in THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA at Lincoln Center Theater

Get a first look at photos of The Gardens of Anuncia at Lincoln Center Theater!

Video: HARMONY Celebrates First Preview on Broadway

See footage from Harmony's first preview on Broadway!

HARMONY on Broadway to Offer $18.00 Tickets as Part of New Ticketing Initiative

A new ticketing initiative is launching for the new Broadway production of Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman’s Harmony which begins previews at the Barrymore Theatre on Wednesday, October 18th. 

Video: Get a Sneak Peek of THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA at Lincoln Center Theater

In this video, watch as we take you inside rehearsals for the Lincoln Center Theater production of THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA- a new musical by Michael John LaChiusa, directed and co-choregraphed by Graciela Daniele.

Video: The Cast of HARMONY Performs 'Stars in the Night' and 'Where You Go'

Rehearsals have begun for Harmony – the new, original musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman with direction and choreography by Warren Carlyle. Watch 'Stars in the Night' and 'Where You Go'!

Jules Fisher FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Jules Fisher has written 1 shows including Beatlemania (Conceiver).

Jules Fisher has been nominated for several awards throughout their career. These include nominations for Best Lighting Design of a Play at the Tony Awards for "Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus" and "Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh," Best Lighting Design at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "Once on this Island," Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "Once on this Island" and "Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed," and Best Lighting Design of a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Once On This Island" and "Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed." Other nominations include Outstanding Lighting Design at The Lortels for "Dessa Rose," Outstanding Lighting Design at the Drama Desk Awards for "Assassins," Outstanding Lighting Design at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Assassins," Lighting Design at The Hewes Awards for "Assassins," Best Lighting Design at the Tony Awards for "Assassins," "Jane Eyre," "The Wild Party," "Marie Christine," and "Ragtime." Furthermore, Jules Fisher received nominations for Outstanding Lighting Design at the Drama Desk Awards for "Ragtime," Best Lighting Design at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Ragtime," Lighting Design at The Hewes Awards for "Street Corner Symphony" and "Bring In 'Da Noise, Bring In 'Da Funk," Best Lighting Design at the Tony Awards for "Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk," "Angels in America: Perestroika," "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches," "Jelly's Last Jam," "The Will Rogers Follies," "Hamlet," "Grand Hotel," "Song and Dance," "La Cage aux Folles," "Frankenstein," "Dancin'," and "Beatlemania," and Outstanding Lighting Design at the Drama Desk Awards for "Jelly's Last Jam," "Frankenstein," "Dancin'," and "Chicago." Lastly, Jules Fisher was nominated for Best Musical at the Tony Awards for "Dancin'" and Best Lighting Design at the Tony Awards for "Chicago," "Ulysses in Nighttown," "Pippin," and "Jesus Christ Superstar."

Jules Fisher has won several awards for his lighting design work on various Broadway shows. Some of his notable awards include Best Lighting Design (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Once on this Island, Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Once on this Island, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Assassins, Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Assassins, Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Assassins, Best Lighting Design (Tony Awards) for Assassins, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Ragtime, Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Street Corner Symphony, Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Bring In 'Da Noise, Bring In 'Da Funk, Best Lighting Design (Tony Awards) for Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk, Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Jelly's Last Jam, Best Lighting Design (Tony Awards) for Jelly's Last Jam, Best Lighting Design (Tony Awards) for The Will Rogers Follies, Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Grand Hotel, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Grand Hotel, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Frankenstein, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Dancin', Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Dancin', Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Chicago, Best Lighting Design (Tony Awards) for Ulysses in Nighttown, and Best Lighting Design (Tony Awards) for Pippin.

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