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Kevin Rigdon

 
Bio:
KEVIN RIGDON Designer Mr. Rigdon is a scenic, lighting, and costume designer whose extensive international credits include the Broadway productions of David Mamet’s The Old Neighborhood, Speed-the-Plow, and Glengarry Glen Ross; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest directed by Terry Kinney; Buried ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
KEVIN RIGDON Designer Mr. Rigdon is a scenic, lighting, and costume designer whose extensive international credits include the Broadway productions of David Mamet’s The Old Neighborhood, Speed-the-Plow, and Glengarry Glen Ross; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest directed by Terry Kinney; Buried ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2001]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1993]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 1992]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1990]
Lighting Designer
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 1989]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1988]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1988]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1986]
Lighting Designer
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 1984]
Lighting Designer

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2001]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 1997]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 1996]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 1994]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 1993]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 1992]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 1990]
Lighting Designer

Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 1989]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 1988]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 1988]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 1986]
Lighting Designer

Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 1984]
Lighting Designer

Kevin Rigdon Biography

KEVIN RIGDON
Designer
Mr. Rigdon is a scenic, lighting, and costume designer whose extensive international credits include the Broadway productions of David Mamet’s The Old Neighborhood, Speed-the-Plow, and Glengarry Glen Ross; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest directed by Terry Kinney; Buried Child directed by Gary Sinise; The Rise and Fall of Little Voice directed by Simon Curtis; A Streetcar Named Desire and Our Town directed by Gregory Mosher; The Grapes of Wrath directed by Frank Galati; The Caretaker directed by John Malkovich; The Song of Jacob Zulu and Ghetto. London credits include Waiting For Godot and You Never Can Tell directed by Sir Peter Hall, and Orphans (West End); One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Man Who Came to Dinner (Barbican); American Buffalo (Donmar Warehouse); Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants directed by David Mamet (Old Vic); Speed-the-Plow and The Grapes of Wrath (National). Other UK productions include Measure for Measure, Habeas Corpus, Miss Julie, Much Ado About Nothing, You Never Can Tell, Waiting For Godot, Man and Superman, Galileo’s Daughter, and Don Juan for the Peter Hall Company Season at Theatre Royal Bath. Off-Broadway his credits include: David Mamet’s American Buffalo, Oleanna, Prairie Du Chein, The Shawl, Bobby Gould In Hell, and Edmond; Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love directed by Derek Goldby; Orphans, Landscape of the Body and True West directed by Gary Sinise; Balm in Gilead directed by John Malkovich; Road directed by Simon Curtis; Clara and I Can’t Remember directed by Gregory Mosher; Lemonade; Picasso at the Lapin Agile; Educating Rita; And a Nightingale Sang and Distant Fires. As the resident designer for Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre from 1976 to 1997 he designed the scenery, costumes, and lighting for more than 110 productions including the world premiere of The Grapes of Wrath; Libra directed by John Malkovich; Mojo directed by Ian Rickson; The Libertine directed by Terry Johnson; and A Clockwork Orange directed by Terry Kinney. In addition to his stage designs for Steppenwolf, he was also the designer of their new theatre complex that opened in 1991. Currently Mr. Rigdon is the Associate Director/Design for the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas where he has designed more than 60 productions including; Our Town directed by Jose Quintero; Julius Caesar directed by Corin Redgrave; Antony and Cleopatra directed by Vanessa Redgrave; The Zoo Story and The American Dream directed by Edward Albee; After the Fall; The Crucible; Proof; Topdog/Underdog; Twelfth Night; Of Mice and Men; Closer; The Greeks; and In the Jungle of Cities. Other Theatre productions include Sir Peter Hall’s national tour production of The Importance of Being Earnest, The American premiere of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good directed by Max Stafford-Clark for The Mark Taper Forum and productions for The Kennedy Center, American Repertory Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park, The Cleveland Playhouse, The Virginia Museum Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Hartford Stage, The Dallas Theatre Center, The Remains Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, The Ford's Theatre, The Festival of Perth, The Festival of Sydney, The Cameri Theatre of Tel-Aviv. Mr. Rigdon’s many awards include two Tony Award nominations, seven Joseph Jefferson Awards, two American Theatre Wing Design Awards, the Drama-Logue Award and a Special Honorary Mention from the 2003 Prague Quadrennial Sceneography Exhibition for his participation in the American exhibit. Mr. Rigdon is the curator for the American National Exhibit for the 2015 Prague Quadrennial Sceneography Exhibition and he serves on the board of directors for USITT. In addition to his design credits Mr. Rigdon is the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Theatre at the University of Houston where he is Head of Graduate Design and teaches scenic and lighting design.

Kevin Rigdon Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Kevin Rigdon, The Grapes of Wrath
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Set Design
Kevin Rigdon, The Grapes of Wrath
 
The Hewes Awards - 1990 - Scenic Design Gold Star
Kevin Rigdon, The Grapes Of Wrath
 
Tony Awards - 1990 - Best Lighting Design
Kevin Rigdon , The Grapes of Wrath
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Kevin Rigdon, Our Town
 
The Hewes Awards - 1986 - Lighting Design Gold Star
Kevin RigdonGhost Stories (Prairie du Chien and The Shawl)
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Kevin Rigdon, Balm in Gilead
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Set Design
Kevin Rigdon, Balm in Gilead

Kevin Rigdon News

UH Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts Brings Musical Theater to the University  Photo UH Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts Brings Musical Theater to the University of Houston with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 18, 2022

The University of Houston's Kathrine G. McGovern College of Arts will present Little Shop of Horrors - the college's first ever full scale musical production. A classic Broadway title originally adapted from the 1960 film written by Charles B. Griffith & directed by Roger Corman, Little Shop marks the first collaborative production by students and faculty from Moores School of Music and The School of Theatre and Dance.

Photos: Opening Night of GLORIA at 4th Wall Theatre Photo Photos: Opening Night of GLORIA at 4th Wall Theatre
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 26, 2022

4th Wall Theatre Company, Houston’s home for extraordinary performances up close, is proud to present the Houston Premiere production of the explosive Pulitzer Prize Finalist play GLORIA by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.

GLORIA Comes to 4th Wall Theatre Company in March Photo GLORIA Comes to 4th Wall Theatre Company in March
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2022

4th Wall Theatre Company will present the Houston Premiere production of the explosive Pulitzer Prize Finalist play GLORIA by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. 

Alley Theatre Announces Cast & Creative Team of Kate Hamill's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Photo Alley Theatre Announces Cast & Creative Team of Kate Hamill's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2022

The Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre has announced the cast and creative team of Kate Hamill’s romance Sense and Sensibility. The play is based on Jane Austen’s beloved novel and directed by Adriana Baer and runs March 4 – March 27, 2022 in the Hubbard Theatre.

Photos: First Look at the Cast of HIGH SCHOOL PLAY: A NOSTALGIA FEST Photo Photos: First Look at the Cast of HIGH SCHOOL PLAY: A NOSTALGIA FEST
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 11, 2022

The Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre presents Vichet Chum's world premiere comedy High School Play: A Nostalgia Fest.

Winners Announced For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards Photo Winners Announced For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards
by BWW Awards - Jan 5, 2022

Winners have been announced for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards. The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Austin Awards; Gaslight's GODSPELL Leads Be Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Austin Awards; Gaslight's GODSPELL Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Austin Awards; Gaslight's GODSPELL Leads Be Photo Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Austin Awards; Gaslight's GODSPELL Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Alley Theatre's World Premiere Comedy HIGH SCHOOL PLAY: A NOSTALGIA FEST Begins Janua Photo Alley Theatre's World Premiere Comedy HIGH SCHOOL PLAY: A NOSTALGIA FEST Begins January 21
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 15, 2021

The Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre announces the cast and creative team of Texas-born and raised playwright Vichet Chum's world premiere comedy High School Play: A Nostalgia Fest. The play is directed by native Houstonian Tiffany Nichole Greene and runs January 21 – February 13, 2022 in the Hubbard Theatre.  

Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards; Gaslight's GODSPELL Leads Best Musical Photo Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards; Gaslight's GODSPELL Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Dec 13, 2021

Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Kevin Rigdon Videos

STAGE TUBE: Flashback - Madonna in SPEED-THE-PLOW's 1988 Opening on Broadway
by Stage Tube - May 3, 2013

Pulitzer-Prize-winning author David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow premiered on Broadway in 1988 at the Royale Theatre, starring Madonna. This was the pop sensation's first theatrical role on the Great White Way. Below, watch interviews and more from opening night in 1988!


Kevin Rigdon Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Kevin Rigdon been nominated for?
Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Grapes of Wrath , Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Grapes of Wrath , Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for The Grapes Of Wrath , Best Lighting Design (Tony Awards) for The Grapes of Wrath , Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Our Town , Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Ghost Stories (Prairie du Chien and The Shawl) Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Balm in Gilead and Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Balm in Gilead .

What awards has Kevin Rigdon won?
Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for The Grapes Of Wrathand Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Ghost Stories (Prairie du Chien and The Shawl).