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Lap Chi Chu BIO

Chu's lighting for Mlima’s Tale earned him the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Lighting in 2019 and an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination in 2018. Also in 2018, he received an Obie for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design and a Berkshire Theatre Critics Association Award for Outstanding Lighting Design for Dangerous House. In 2009, Chu was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for his lighting of The Good Negro.

Lap Chi Chu Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2020]
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[Off-Broadway, unknown] Cancelled
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[Broadway, 2024]
Lighting Design
 
[Broadway, 2024]
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[Broadway, 2023]
Lighting
 
[Off-Broadway, 2023]
Lighting
 
[Off-Broadway, 2020]
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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Los Angeles, 2018]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2017]
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[Los Angeles, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Performer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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[Off-Broadway, 2013]
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[Off-Broadway, 2012]
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[Off-Broadway, 2009]
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[Off-Broadway, 1998]
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[Off-Broadway, 1998]
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Lap Chi Chu Awards and Nominations

Obie Awards - 2018 - Design Award

Lap Chi ChuSustained Excellence of Lighting Design

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Video: Shaina Taub Performs 'Keep Marching' From SUFFS; Tickets On Sale Now!

In conjunction with tickets going on sale, author of Suffs Shaina Taub released a special performance video featuring a stripped-down version of the musical’s new finale, “Keep Marching.”  Check out the video here!

Steve Carell Will Make His Broadway Debut in UNCLE VANYA; Additional Cast Revealed!

Steve Carell is headed to Broadway! The actor, best known for starring in the television series The Office, will make his Broadway debut in Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of Anton Chekhov’s classic UNCLE VANYA. Find out more information about the production here!

POOR YELLA REDNECKS Extended Through Early December at MTC

Manhattan Theatre Club will present a one-week extension for the New York premiere of Poor Yella Rednecks, written by Qui Nguyen. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of POOR YELLA REDNECKS at MTC

Take a look at the star-studded opening night of POOR YELLA REDNECKS at MTC.

Review Roundup: POOR YELLA REDNECKS at Manhattan Theatre Club

Manhattan Theatre Club is presenting the New York premiere of Poor Yella Rednecks, written by Qui Nguyen (Vietgone, Raya and The Last Dragon) and directed by May Adrales (Vietgone, Golden Shield), read reviews for the production!

Video: Get a First Look at POOR YELLA REDNECKS at MTC

Get a first look at Poor Yella Rednecks, now running at Manhattan Theatre Club. Learn how to purchase tickets!

What We Know So Far About SUFFS

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Shaina Taub’s new musical Suffs is set to come to Broadway this spring. What do we know so far about the new musical? We have all the scoop!

Shaina Taub's SUFFS Will Transfer to Broadway in April 2024

Suffs is headed to Broadway in Spring 2024! The musical, which features a book, music, and lyrics by Shaina Taub, premiered Off-Broadway at The Public Theater in April 2022.

Photos: First Look at Qui Nguyen's POOR YELLA REDNECKS at MTC Stage I

Get a first look at photos of Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Poor Yella Rednecks, written by Qui Nguyen. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Manhattan Theatre Club's POOR YELLA REDNECKS Begins Previews Tonight

POOR YELLA REDNECKS, the New York Premiere, begins previews tonight at Manhattan Theatre Club. Learn how to purchase tickets!

INTO THE WOODS, SWEENEY TODD, and More Nominated For 2023 Hewes Design Awards

The Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee has announced the 2023 Henry Hewes Design Awards Honorees who will be recognized at the 59th annual ceremony on October 23 in New York. Find out who will be honored here!

Lincoln Center Theater Will Bring UNCLE VANYA to Broadway with New Translation by Heidi Schreck

This spring, Lincoln Center Theater will produce Anton Chekhov’s classic UNCLE VANYA, featuring a new translation by Heidi Schreck, directed by Lila Neugebauer. Learn more about the production!

Tickets On Sale Now For Manhattan Theatre Club's POOR YELLA REDNECKS and BROOKLYN LAUNDRY

Tickets are now on sale for Manhattan Theatre Club’s upcoming New York premiere of Poor Yella Rednecks, written by Qui Nguyen and directed by May Adrales, and upcoming world premiere of Brooklyn Laundry.

Full Cast Revealed For POOR YELLA REDNECKS at MTC

The full cast has been announced for the New York Premiere of Poor Yella Rednecks, written by Qui Nguyen (Vietgone) and directed by May Adrales (Vietgone, Golden Shield).

Music Review: CAMELOT… CAMELOT Still Happily Ever Aftering On A New Broadway Cast Recording

We hope that all those who love the musical theatre will pick up this new rendition of CAMELOT with all new and wondrous vocal performances by the cast.

CAMELOT on Broadway Sets July Closing

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that its acclaimed new version of Lerner & Loewe’s CAMELOT will end its run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on Sunday, July 23, at which point it will have played a total of 153 performances (38 previews and 115 regular performances). 

Review: THE MOUNTAINTOP at Geffen Playhouse

As the depiction of a chance encounter between two very different people, THE MOUNTAINTOP has some interesting observations to make. But the second the stakes change and Camae proves to be something other than who she first presented herself to be, the play springs a leak and stumbles to its hagiographic and predictable conclusion.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO & More Win 2023 Tony Awards - Full List of Winners!

Tonight's the night! The best of Broadway gathers today, June 11, at the United Palace to celebrate the 76th Annual Tony Awards. Kimberly Akimbo, Leopoldstadt, Some Like It Hot, Alex Newell, Sean Hayes, and more took home trophies. Check out the full list of winners now!

How/When/Where to Watch the 2023 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered!

In just days, on June 11, The 76th Annual Tony Awards make their debut at the United Palace to celebrate the best of Broadway for the 2022/23 theatre season. Need a refresher on how to watch and when? We've got you covered!

Photos: Broadway's Brightest Stars Hit the Red Carpet at the 2023 Tony Awards

We're taking you to the red carpet for a look at all of the stars (and what they're wearing) at the 2023 Tony Awards!

Lap Chi Chu FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Lap Chi Chu has been nominated for several awards throughout their career. They were nominated for Best Lighting Design of a Musical at the Tony Awards for their work on Camelot. They also received a Design Award for Sustained Excellence of Lighting Design at the Obie Awards. Additionally, Lap Chi Chu was nominated for Outstanding Lighting Design at both the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Mlima's Tale and The Lortels for The Good Negro. These nominations highlight their talent and recognition in the field of lighting design in the Broadway industry.

Lap Chi Chu has won the Design Award for Sustained Excellence of Lighting Design at the Obie Awards.

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