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Neil Austin

 
Bio:
NEIL AUSTIN was the recipient of the 2019 Tony Award for Ink (Friedman); the 2018 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Lyric); and the 2010 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Red (Golden). He was also awarded the 2017 and 2011 Olivier Awards for Harry ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
NEIL AUSTIN was the recipient of the 2019 Tony Award for Ink (Friedman); the 2018 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Lyric); and the 2010 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Red (Golden). He was also awarded the 2017 and 2011 Olivier Awards for Harry ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2021]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2021]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2021]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2020]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2019]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2019]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2018]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2018]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Lighting Design
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2017]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2017]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2017]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2017]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2017] [Replacement]
Lighting Design[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2016]
Lighting Designer
 
[Canada, 2016]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Lighting Designer
 
[Chicago, 2015]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2014]
Lighting Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer
 
[US Tour, 2013]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2011]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2011]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2011]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2008]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2007]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Associate Lighting Designer
 
[Australia, 2018]
Lighting Designer

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2021]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2021]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2021]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2020]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2019]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2019]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2019]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2018]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2018]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2018]
Lighting Design

[Broadway, 2018]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2017]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2017]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2017]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2017]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2017] [Replacement]
Lighting Design[Replacement]

[West End, 2016]
Lighting Designer

[Canada, 2016]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2016]
Lighting Designer

[Chicago, 2015]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2014]
Lighting Director

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer

[US Tour, 2013]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2012]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2011]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2011]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2011]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2010]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2009]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2008]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2007]
Lighting Designer

[West End, 2007]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2007]
Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 1998]
Associate Lighting Designer

[Australia, 2018]
Lighting Designer

Neil Austin Biography

NEIL AUSTIN was the recipient of the 2019 Tony Award for Ink (Friedman); the 2018 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Lyric); and the 2010 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Red (Golden). He was also awarded the 2017 and 2011 Olivier Awards for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Palace, West End) and The White Guard (National, London). His Broadway credits include Ink, Travesties, Hughie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Evita, Red, Hamlet, The Seafarer and Frost/Nixon. Other work in the U.S. includes Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Curran, San Francisco), Macbeth (Park Avenue Armory), Julius Caesar (St. Ann’s Warehouse), The Night Alive (Atlantic), The Sunshine Boys (Ahmanson Theatre), Red and Parade (Mark Taper Forum).

Neil Austin Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Neil Austin, Company
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Neil Austin, Ink
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Lighting Design of a Play Gold Star
Neil Austin, Ink
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play Gold Star
Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Lighting Design Gold Star
Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Lighting Design of a Play Gold Star
Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
 
Olivier Awards - 2017 - Best Lighting Design Gold Star
Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play
Neil Austin, Hughie
 
Olivier Awards - 2016 - Best Lighting Design
Neil AustinThe Winter's Tale
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Neil Austin, Evita
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical)
Neil Austin, Evita
 
Olivier Awards - 2011 - Best Lighting Design Gold Star
Neil Austin, The White Guard
 
Olivier Awards - 2011 - Best Lighting Design Gold Star
Neil Austin, The White Guard
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Lighting Design Gold Star
Neil Austin, Red
 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Lighting Design of a Play Gold Star
Neil Austin, Red
 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Lighting Design of a Play
Neil Austin, Hamlet
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Neil Austin, Hamlet
 
Olivier Awards - 2009 - Best Lighting Design
Neil AustinPiaf
 
Olivier Awards - 2009 - Best Lighting Design
Neil AustinNo Man's Land
 
Olivier Awards - 2007 - Best Lighting Design
Neil AustinThérèse Raquin
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Neil Austin, Frost/Nixon

Neil Austin News

Brandon Uranowitz, Caissie Levy, Betsy Aidem & More Join Broadway-Bound LEOPOLDSTADT Photo Brandon Uranowitz, Caissie Levy, Betsy Aidem & More Join Broadway-Bound LEOPOLDSTADT
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022

The full, 38-member company of Tom Stoppard's Olivier Award-winning Best New Play, Leopoldstadt has officially been announced, including Broadway veterans Caissie Levy and Brandon Uranowitz. Check out the entire cast, the show schedule and how to get tickets!

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD To Have Someone on Stage Continuously Over 24-Hour  Photo HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD To Have Someone on Stage Continuously Over 24-Hour Period
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

With all seven productions now open, in six countries, on four continents, from Saturday, June 25, 2022, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will have actors performing live on stage somewhere around the globe continuously. Find out how the magic is happening!

COMPANY Sets Summer Closing on Broadway; Show to Tour in 2023-24 Photo COMPANY Sets Summer Closing on Broadway; Show to Tour in 2023-24
by BWW Staff - Jun 21, 2022

The thrilling revival of Stephen Sondheim’s and George Furth’s Company, which is the most honored musical of the Broadway season receiving every major award for Best Musical Revival including the 2022 Tony Award, will play its final performance at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Sunday, July 31 at 2 PM. A North American tour of Company is planned for the 2023-2024 season.

Photos: First Look at the Canadian Premiere of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Photo Photos: First Look at the Canadian Premiere of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2022

All new photos have beenn released from the Canadian Premiere production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child began performances on Tuesday May 31st and officially opens on Sunday June 19th, 2022 at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre.

2022 Tony Awards Winners- Full List! Photo 2022 Tony Awards Winners- Full List!
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

The best of Broadway gathered on June 12 at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the 75th Annual Tony Awards. We've got the complete list of winners for the Tony Awards!

Counting Off the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2022 Nominees! Photo Counting Off the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2022 Nominees!
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2022

The 2022 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. For some, this marks their first nomination, but others have already won Tony Awards in seasons past. We took a look at which nominees have won at least a Tony or two (or six!) - amongst them, they've gathered a total 61 awards!

How/When/Where to Watch the 2022 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered! Photo How/When/Where to Watch the 2022 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered!
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2022

The 75th Annual Tony Awards are back this year at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the best of Broadway for the 2021/22 theatre season. Need a refresher on how to watch and when? We've got you covered!

LEOPOLDSTADT Will Open at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway This Fall Photo LEOPOLDSTADT Will Open at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway This Fall
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning Best New Play, Leopoldstadt, directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Patrick Marber, will open on Broadway in a limited engagement at the Longacre Theatre  this fall. Get the scoop here!

VIDEO: Go Inside HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD's First Preview in Toronto Photo VIDEO: Go Inside HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD's First Preview in Toronto
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2022

After many weeks of rehearsals in the studio, the all-Canadian cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is now ensconced in the newly re-modelled CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre. Check out a video preview of the show here!

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Golden Snitch Ticket Lottery Is Now Open Photo HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Golden Snitch Ticket Lottery Is Now Open
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022

The Golden Snitch Ticket Lottery is your weekly chance to purchase tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre for only $40. A limited number of Golden Snitch tickets are available for each performance. 

Neil Austin Videos

VIDEO: Go Inside HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD's First Preview in Toronto VideoVIDEO: Go Inside HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD's First Preview in Toronto
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2022

After many weeks of rehearsals in the studio, the all-Canadian cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is now ensconced in the newly re-modelled CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre. Check out a video preview of the show here!

PHOTOS/VIDEO: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Opens in San Francisco; Get a First L VideoPHOTOS/VIDEO: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Opens in San Francisco; Get a First Look and Hear From J.K. Rowling!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 1, 2019

The exclusive West Coast production of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child celebrates the official opening in San Francisco today, Sunday, December 1, at the Curran Theater. Once preview performances began on October 23, San Francisco and New York became the only destinations in the United States where fans can see the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the most awarded play in theater history.

VIDEO: John Malkovich Talks BITTER WHEAT, His Career, and More With Neil Sean VideoVIDEO: John Malkovich Talks BITTER WHEAT, His Career, and More With Neil Sean
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 9, 2019

John Malkovich recently sat down with Neil Sean at the Garrick Theatre. The actor talked about his career, his new play 'Bitter Wheat,' and much more.

VIDEO: Get a Look Backstage at HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD With James Snyder! VideoVIDEO: Get a Look Backstage at HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD With James Snyder!
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2019

Broadway's Harry Potter himself, James Snyder, recently gave New York Live a look backstage at the Tony-winning hit play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Get a magical look backstage with this video!

BWW TV: Celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday With This CURSED CHILD Opening Night Throwb VideoBWW TV: Celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday With This CURSED CHILD Opening Night Throwback!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 31, 2019

Today is quite the magical day because it's the birthday of one of the most famous wizards in the wizarding world, Harry Potter! To celebrate the special occasion, we're looking back at opening night of The Boy Who Lived's venture on Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Hop on the Hogwarts Express and check out the video to see Jamie Parker, Sam Clemmett, Anthony Boyle, and more on the special night!

VIDEO: Get a Backstage Look at HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD! VideoVIDEO: Get a Backstage Look at HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2019

Broadway's Harry Potter himself, James Snyder, recently gave Cheddar a look backstage at the Tony-winning hit play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Get a magical look backstage with this video!

VIDEO: J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne Discuss Creating HARRY POTTER AND T VideoVIDEO: J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne Discuss Creating HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Stage Tube - Nov 27, 2018

In a new video filmed in the lobby of the Lyric Theatre, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child creators J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne discussed what it was like putting the show together, and how it has impacted them.

VIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe Explains Why He Won't See HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD VideoVIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe Explains Why He Won't See HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Stage Tube - Nov 23, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been taking the world by storm, but there is one person who we know will not be in attendance.

VIDEO: First Look and Listen! West End COMPANY Reveals Set Design and Title Song! VideoVIDEO: First Look and Listen! West End COMPANY Reveals Set Design and Title Song!
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2018

Marianne Elliott's highly anticipated new production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY opens at the Gielgud Theatre from 26 September 2018. Check out time lapse video of their set going up and the cast of the show singing the title song for the first time below!

Tony Talk: Best Play, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD VideoTony Talk: Best Play, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2018

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD just won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Play.


Neil Austin Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Neil Austin been nominated for?
Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Company , Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ink , Best Lighting Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for Ink , Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child , Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child , Best Lighting Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two , Best Lighting Design (Olivier Awards) for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child , Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Hughie , Best Lighting Design (Olivier Awards) for The Winter's Tale , Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Evita , Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Evita , Best Lighting Design (Olivier Awards) for The White Guard , Best Lighting Design (Olivier Awards) for The White Guard , Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Red , Best Lighting Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for Red , Best Lighting Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for Hamlet , Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Hamlet , Best Lighting Design (Olivier Awards) for Piaf , Best Lighting Design (Olivier Awards) for No Man's Land Best Lighting Design (Olivier Awards) for Thérèse Raquin and Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Frost/Nixon .

What awards has Neil Austin won?
Best Lighting Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for Ink, Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Best Lighting Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two, Best Lighting Design (Olivier Awards) for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Best Lighting Design (Olivier Awards) for The White Guard, Best Lighting Design (Olivier Awards) for The White Guard Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Redand Best Lighting Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for Red.