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Justin Townsend

 
Bio:
Justin Townsend received a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award Honour for his work on Moulin Rouge! The Musical. His Broadway credits include Jagged Little Pill, Saint Joan, Present Laughter, The Little Foxes, The Humans (Tony nomination), American Psycho (Tony nomination), Fool for ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Justin Townsend received a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award Honour for his work on Moulin Rouge! The Musical. His Broadway credits include Jagged Little Pill, Saint Joan, Present Laughter, The Little Foxes, The Humans (Tony nomination), American Psycho (Tony nomination), Fool for ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2022]
Lighting Design
 
[West End, 2021] [Replacement]
Lighting Designer[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2021]
Lighting Design
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Lighting Designer
 
[Boston, 2018]
Lighting Design
 
[Boston, 2018]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Lighting Designer
 
[US Tour, 2017]
Lighting Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Design
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Lighting Design
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Set and Lighting Design
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Lighting Design
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2014]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 0]
Scenery and Lighting Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2012]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Associate Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Assistant Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Assistant Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 0]
Scenic and Lighting Design

Photos

Sonya Tayeh, Alex Timbers, John Logan, Justin Townsend, Catherine Zuber, Justin Levin Photo

Sonya Tayeh, Alex Timbers, John Logan, Justin Townsend, Catherine Zuber, Justin Levine, and Derek McLane

From: 
Date:
07/30/2018
Justin Townsend and Mimi Lien Photo

Justin Townsend and Mimi Lien

From: 
Date:
05/10/2017

 

Stage

Productions

[US Tour, 2022]
Lighting Design

[West End, 2021] [Replacement]
Lighting Designer[Replacement]

[Broadway, 2021]
Lighting Design

[Broadway, 2019]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2018]
Lighting Designer

[Boston, 2018]
Lighting Design

[Boston, 2018]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2018]
Lighting Designer

[US Tour, 2017]
Lighting Design

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Design

[Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Lighting Design

[Broadway, 2016]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Set and Lighting Design

[Broadway, 2016]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Lighting Design

[Broadway, 2015]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2014]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2014]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 0]
Scenery and Lighting Design

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer

Scenic Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2012]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2010]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Associate Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2004]
Assistant Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2003]
Assistant Scenic Designer

[Off-Broadway, 0]
Scenic and Lighting Design

Justin Townsend Biography

Justin Townsend received a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award Honour for his work on Moulin Rouge! The Musical. His Broadway credits include Jagged Little Pill, Saint Joan, Present Laughter, The Little Foxes, The Humans (Tony nomination), American Psycho (Tony nomination), Fool for Love, Casa Valentina, A Night with Janis Joplin, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Other Place, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. He served as Creative Director for Drake‚Äôs ‚ÄúBoy Meets World‚ÄĚ European Tour and OVO Fest 2017. He previously worked with Alex Timbers on Here Lies Love. He is an associate professor at Brooklyn College.

Justin Townsend Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical Gold Star
Justin Townsend, Moulin Rouge!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Lighting Design Gold Star
Justin Townsend, Moulin Rouge!
 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Lighting Design of a Musical Gold Star
Justin Townsend, Jagged Little Pill
 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Justin Townsend, Moulin Rouge!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play
Justin Townsend, The Little Foxes
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical Gold Star
Justin Townsend, American Psycho
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play Gold Star
Justin Townsend, The Humans
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Gold Star
Justin Townsend, American Psycho
 
The Lortels - 2016 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Justin Townsend, The Humans
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Justin Townsend, American Psycho
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Lighting Design of a Play
Justin Townsend, The Humans
 
Obie Awards - 2014 - Performance- Sustained Excellence of Lighting Design Gold Star
Justin Townsend
 
The Hewes Awards - 2014 - Hewes Design Award Gold Star
Justin Townsend, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play
 
The Lortels - 2014 - Outstanding Lighting Design Gold Star
Justin Townsend, Here Lies Love
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Justin Townsend, Here Lies Love
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production
Justin TownsendOne Night with Janis Joplin
 
The Lortels - 2012 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Justin Townsend, Unnatural Acts
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production
Justin TownsendHamlet
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Justin Townsend, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Justin Townsend News

MOULIN ROUGE! The Musical Announces Digital Lottery at The Hollywood Pantages Theatre Photo MOULIN ROUGE! The Musical Announces Digital Lottery at The Hollywood Pantages Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022

Broadway in Hollywood announced a digital lottery for Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, for all performances between June 30 ‚Äď September 4, 2022. A limited number of tickets will be available for every performance for $30 each, plus fees.

Review: MOULIN ROUGE THE MUSICAL Is A Visual Spectacular At The Denver Center Photo Review: MOULIN ROUGE THE MUSICAL Is A Visual Spectacular At The Denver Center
by Chris Arneson - Jun 18, 2022

See what our critic had to say about this production. 'I can safely say a lot of us musical nerds have been waiting far too long to see Moulin Rouge as a Broadway production, and thankfully the stage production does not disappoint.'

VIDEO: First Look at the New Trailer for MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL North American Tou Photo VIDEO: First Look at the New Trailer for MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL North American Tour
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2022

The North American Tour of Moulin Rouge! The Musical has just released a new trailer. Watch now! The Tony Award-winning Best Musical begins a strictly limited three-week engagement tomorrow through June 26 at the Buell Theatre in Denver. 

MOULIN ROUGE! Releases New Block of Tickets Through February 26, 2023 Photo MOULIN ROUGE! Releases New Block of Tickets Through February 26, 2023
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical is releasing a new block of tickets for performances through February 26, 2023 at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th St, NYC).

Guest Reviewer Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On MOULIN ROUGE THE MUSICAL Photo Guest Reviewer Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On MOULIN ROUGE THE MUSICAL
by Jade Kops - Jun 6, 2022

Moulin Rouge the Musical Spectacular. Astounding. Phenomenal. Extraordinary. Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a musical mash-up extravaganza. A theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and above all love.

Rangeview High School Graduate Featured in MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL Tour, Coming to  Photo Rangeview High School Graduate Featured in MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL Tour, Coming to The Buell Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

The North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical will begin a limited engagement at The Buell Theatre June 9-26, featuring Rangeview High School graduate, Andrés Quintero. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Andrés graduated Rangeview High School in 2006.

MOULIN ROUGE! Announces Digital Lottery For Denver Engagement Photo MOULIN ROUGE! Announces Digital Lottery For Denver Engagement
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022

The North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical begins a limited engagement at The Buell Theatre June 9-26 only. In advance of the start of performances, the production announced today that it will host a digital ticket lottery offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $45 tickets available per performance.

MOULIN ROUGE! Company Members Perform Masked Following COVID Leave Photo MOULIN ROUGE! Company Members Perform Masked Following COVID Leave
by BWW Staff - May 23, 2022

Following the cancellation of some performances last week due to a number of cast members being out with COVID-19, cast members have returned to the show - performing masked - ahead of the conclusion of their scheduled 10 day leave.

JAGGED LITTLE PILL Returns To Theatre Royal Sydney From July 9 Photo JAGGED LITTLE PILL Returns To Theatre Royal Sydney From July 9
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2022

JAGGED LITTLE PILL the Grammy and Tony Award winning Broadway musical, inspired by Alanis Morissette's ground-breaking album of the same name will triumphantly return to Theatre Royal Sydney from July 9TH.  

MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL Cancels May 14th and 15th Performances Due to Covid Within  Photo MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL Cancels May 14th and 15th Performances Due to Covid Within Cast
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022

Today and tomorrow's performances of Broadway's smash hit Moulin Rouge! The Musical have been cancelled. An Instagram story post from the show's official account broke the news. The notice reads, 'Due to positive COVID cases in the company, performances today and tomorrow of Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway are cancelled.' 

Justin Townsend Videos

VIDEO: First Look at the New Trailer for MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL North American Tou VideoVIDEO: First Look at the New Trailer for MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL North American Tour
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2022

The North American Tour of Moulin Rouge! The Musical has just released a new trailer. Watch now! The Tony Award-winning Best Musical begins a strictly limited three-week engagement tomorrow through June 26 at the Buell Theatre in Denver. 

VIDEO: Aaron Tveit & Natalie Mendoza Perform 'Your Song' from MOULIN ROUGE! on THE VI VideoVIDEO: Aaron Tveit & Natalie Mendoza Perform 'Your Song' from MOULIN ROUGE! on THE VIEW
by Michael Major - Feb 21, 2022

Aaron Tveit and Natlie Mendoza appeared on The View this morning to perform 'Your Song' from Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Originally by Elton John, the song is one of the many popular songs covered in the musical. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the winner of ten 2021 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Actor for Tveit.

VIDEO: Aaron Tveit and Karen Olivo Perform 'Your Song' From MOULIN ROUGE! on THE LATE VideoVIDEO: Aaron Tveit and Karen Olivo Perform 'Your Song' From MOULIN ROUGE! on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2019

Last night, Aaron Tveit and Karen Olivo, the stars of the Broadway musical Moulin Rouge!, took the stage on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The duo performed 'Your Song.'

VIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer For MOULIN ROUGE!; Tickets Now Available Through July VideoVIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer For MOULIN ROUGE!; Tickets Now Available Through July 5, 2020!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2019

A new block of tickets is now on sale for the new hit musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical, at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Tickets are now on sale through July 5, 2020.

VIDEO: Watch the All New Teaser Trailer For MOULIN ROUGE!, 'Freedom' VideoVIDEO: Watch the All New Teaser Trailer For MOULIN ROUGE!, 'Freedom'
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2019

The highly anticipated new musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical will begin performances tomorrow, Friday, June 28 on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre ahead of a July 25 opening night. Watch teaser video, "Freedom'!

VIDEO: Find Your Truth With All New MOULIN ROUGE! Teaser; Plus New Block of Tickets R VideoVIDEO: Find Your Truth With All New MOULIN ROUGE! Teaser; Plus New Block of Tickets Released
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2019

A new block of tickets is now on sale for Moulin Rouge! The Musical, based on the 2001 Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann. Moulin Rouge! The Musical will begin performances on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on June 28, 2019 ahead of a July 25 opening night.

VIDEO: Celebrate Love Like the French with New Footage from Broadway-Bound MOULIN ROU VideoVIDEO: Celebrate Love Like the French with New Footage from Broadway-Bound MOULIN ROUGE!
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2019

Moulin Rouge! The Musical based on the 2001 Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann, has released a new trailer, 'Love.' Moulin Rouge! The Musical will open on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Previews will begin June 28, 2019 prior to a July 25 opening night.

Official: MOULIN ROUGE Will Can-Can to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in July with Aaron T VideoOfficial: MOULIN ROUGE Will Can-Can to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in July with Aaron Tveit, Karen Olivo & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 19, 2018

Producer Carmen Pavlovic (Global Creatures) just announced that Moulin Rouge!, based on the 2001 Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann, will open on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Previews will begin June 28, 2019 prior to a July 25 opening night.

VIDEO: Aaron Tveit Sings 'Come What May' From Broadway-Bound MOULIN ROUGE; Full Casti VideoVIDEO: Aaron Tveit Sings 'Come What May' From Broadway-Bound MOULIN ROUGE; Full Casting Announced!
by Stage Tube - May 3, 2018

Complete casting has been announced for Moulin Rouge! The Musical, which begins rehearsals today for the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG)'s Emerson Colonial Theatre engagement of just 36 performances from June 27, 2018 through August, 5, 2018. Reviving a great theatrical tradition, Boston's crown jewel reopens its doors this summer with the World Premiere engagement of the musical, based on the 2001 20th Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann.

VIDEO: Cynthia Nixon Talks Challenge of Alternating Roles in Broadway's THE LITTLE FOXES
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 14, 2017

Cynthia Nixon stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY to talk about the 'challenges and delights' of alternating the roles of Regina and Birdie with co-star Laura Linney in Lillian Hellman's THE LITTLE FOXES on Broadway.


Justin Townsend Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Justin Townsend been nominated for?
Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Moulin Rouge! , Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Moulin Rouge! , Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Jagged Little Pill , Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Moulin Rouge! , Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Little Foxes , Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for American Psycho , Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Humans , Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for American Psycho , Outstanding Lighting Design (The Lortels) for The Humans , Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for American Psycho , Best Lighting Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Humans , Performance- Sustained Excellence of Lighting Design (Obie Awards) , Hewes Design Award (The Hewes Awards) for Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play , Outstanding Lighting Design (The Lortels) for Here Lies Love , Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Here Lies Love , Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for One Night with Janis Joplin , Outstanding Lighting Design (The Lortels) for Unnatural Acts Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Hamlet and Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson .

What awards has Justin Townsend won?
Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Moulin Rouge!, Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Moulin Rouge!, Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Jagged Little Pill, Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for American Psycho, Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Humans, Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for American Psycho, Performance- Sustained Excellence of Lighting Design (Obie Awards) Hewes Design Award (The Hewes Awards) for Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Playand Outstanding Lighting Design (The Lortels) for Here Lies Love.