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Rick Fisher

 
Rick Fisher Headshot
Bio:
Born in Philadelphia, Rick is the winner of a Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Billy Elliot on Broadway and a Helpmann Award for Billy Elliot in Sydney, he also has won two Olivier Awards for Best Lighting Design and a Tony and Drama Desk Award for An Inspector Calls ... (read complete bio)
 
Rick Fisher Headshot

Bio:
Born in Philadelphia, Rick is the winner of a Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Billy Elliot on Broadway and a Helpmann Award for Billy Elliot in Sydney, he also has won two Olivier Awards for Best Lighting Design and a Tony and Drama Desk Award for An Inspector Calls ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Performer

Productions

 
[West End, 2018]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2018]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2017]
Lighting Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2017]
Lighting Design
 
[West End, 2017]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
Lighting Designer[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
Lighting Designer[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2012]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2012]
Lighting Designer
 
[US Tour, 2010]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2005]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2003]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 1997]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 1994]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1990]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1990]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1988]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1987]
Lighting Designer

Rick Fisher Biography

Born in Philadelphia, Rick is the winner of a Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Billy Elliot on Broadway and a Helpmann Award for Billy Elliot in Sydney, he also has won two Olivier Awards for Best Lighting Design and a Tony and Drama Desk Award for An Inspector Calls (Broadway).

Theatre work includes: Billy Elliot the Musical (worldwide); Merchant of Venice (RSC); Sweeney Todd (Paris); The Sound of Music (Buenos Aires); No Naughty Bits, Tiger Country (Hampstead); Tribes, A Number (Royal Court); Family Reunion, Betrayal, The Philanthropist, Old Times (Donmar); Rope (Almeida); Landscape With Weapon, Honour (National Theatre); Resurrection Blues (Old Vic); Jerry Springer the Opera (NT and West End); Far Away, (Royal Court); Blue/Orange (NT and West End); Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Berlin); Via Dolorosa (Royal Court, Broadway).

Recent opera productions include: Tsarina’s Slippers, Wozzek (Royal Opera House); Turandot (English National Opera); Betrothal in a Monastery (Glyndebourne & Valencia); seventeen operas for Santa Fe Opera; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (La Fenice); The Fiery Angel, Turandot (Bolshoi); Gloriana and La Bohème (Opera North) and The Little Prince (Houston, New York, San Francisco).

Dance: Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake (London, Los Angeles, Broadway and World Tour).

Rick Fisher Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play
Rick FisherThe Judas Kiss
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Rick Fisher, The Audience
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Lighting Design Gold Star
Rick Fisher, Billy Elliot the Musical
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Lighting Design of a Musical Gold Star
Rick Fisher, Billy Elliot, The Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Lighting Design in a Musical Gold Star
Rick Fisher, Billy Elliot
 
Olivier Awards - 2006 - Best Lighting Design
Rick Fisher, Billy Elliot
 
Olivier Awards - 1998 - Best Lighting Designer
Rick FisherChips With Everything
 
Olivier Awards - 1998 - Best Lighting Designer
Rick FisherLady In The Dark
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Lighting Design Gold Star
Rick Fisher , An Inspector Calls
 
Olivier Awards - 1994 - Best Lighting Designer Gold Star
Rick FisherHysteria
 
Tony Awards - 1994 - Best Lighting Design Gold Star
Rick Fisher , An Inspector Calls
 
Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Lighting Designer
Rick FisherAn Inspector Calls

Rick Fisher News

EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR Comes to Jamshed Bhabha Theatre Photo EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR Comes to Jamshed Bhabha Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2022

Every Good Boy Deserves Favour is a political satire by multi-award-winning playwright Sir Tom Stoppard and celebrated conductor/composer André Previn.

30th Anniversary Tour Of  AN INSPECTOR CALLS Visits Brighton This November Photo 30th Anniversary Tour Of AN INSPECTOR CALLS Visits Brighton This November
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2022

The 30th Anniversary UK and Ireland Tour of Stephen Daldry's seminal production of JB Priestley's classic thriller AN INSPECTOR CALLS will visit Theatre Royal Brighton from Tuesday 15 to Saturday 19 November 2022. 

AN INSPECTOR CALLS Comes to Milton Keynes Theatre This Month Photo AN INSPECTOR CALLS Comes to Milton Keynes Theatre This Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022

PW Productions have announced the full cast for the 30th Anniversary UK and Ireland Tour of Stephen Daldry's seminal production of JB Priestley's classic thriller AN INSPECTOR CALLS which will visit Milton Keynes Theatre 27 Sep - 01 Oct.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For the UK Tour of AN INSPECTOR CALLS Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsal For the UK Tour of AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2022

All new rehearsal photos have been released for the 30th Anniversary UK and Ireland Tour of Stephen Daldry’s seminal production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller AN INSPECTOR CALLS which opens at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Friday 9 September.

Cast Announced For AN INSPECTOR CALLS 30th Anniversary UK and Ireland Tour Photo Cast Announced For AN INSPECTOR CALLS 30th Anniversary UK and Ireland Tour
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2022

The full cast has been announced for the 30th Anniversary UK and Ireland Tour of Stephen Daldry's seminal production of JB Priestley's classic thriller AN INSPECTOR CALLS which opens at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Friday 9 September.

Strauss's THE SILENT WOMAN Opens At Bard SummerScape Photo Strauss's THE SILENT WOMAN Opens At Bard SummerScape
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 13, 2022

Opening Friday, July 22, Richard Strauss's comic opera, The Silent Woman (‚ÄúDie Schweigsame Frau‚ÄĚ), receives a rare American presentation at Bard SummerScape. Harold Wilson, ‚Äúa stentorian bass ‚Ķ with impressive focus, carrying power and quiet charisma‚ÄĚ (New York Times), heads a strong cast in a new production by Christian R√§th, whose SummerScape staging of Das Wunder der Heliane prompted Musical America to declare: ‚ÄúOpera productions don't get much better than this.‚ÄĚ

BWW Review: THE BREACH, Hampstead Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE BREACH, Hampstead Theatre
by Laura Jones - May 14, 2022

Naomi Wallace‚Äôs The Breach is the first in a trilogy of plays about different communities in Kentucky. Receiving its UK premiere at the Hampstead Theatre, Wallace‚Äôs play focuses on four teenagers who live in Louisville, Kentucky ‚Äď siblings Jude (Shannon Tarbet) and Acton (Stanley Morgan) and Acton‚Äôs friends Hoke (Alfie Jones) and Frayne (Charlie Beck).

Photos: First Look at THE BREACH at Hampstead Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at THE BREACH at Hampstead Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

Production images have been released for Naomi Wallace’s absorbing, coming-of-age drama, The Breach ahead of its UK premiere on Thursday 12 May.  Directed by Sarah Frankcom, The Breach will run until 4 June 2022. 

Heartland Men's Chorus Celebrates The Retirement Of Executive Director Photo Heartland Men's Chorus Celebrates The Retirement Of Executive Director
by A.A. Cristi - May 3, 2022

After 25 years of dedicated service to HMCKC, Executive Director Rick Fisher will retire on June 30, 2022. In Heartland Men's Chorus Kansas City  history, only one individual has served as Executive Director.  

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For THE BREACH at Hampstead Theatre Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsal For THE BREACH at Hampstead Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2022

Rehearsal images have been released for the UK premiere of Naomi Wallace’s new play, The Breach. The cast includes Charlie Beck (Masters Of The Air, Apple TV); Jasmine Blackborow (Shadow and Bone, Netflix); Alfie Jones (Teenage Dick, Donmar Warehouse; Richard III, RSC); and more!

Rick Fisher Videos

Summer Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Opens on Broadway! Videoplay
Summer Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Opens on Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2019

We're feeling electricity because we're looking back at the 2009 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Billy Elliot! Take a look at the show's opening night at Broadway's Imperial Theatre with the show's stars David Alvarez, Gregory Jbara, Santino Fontana, and more! Be sure to check out all the footage!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day, March 8- Helen MIrren Receives a Royal Opening for THE AUDIENCE on Broadway
by Stage Tube - Mar 8, 2017

stufffOn this day in 2015, Academy Award winner Helen Mirren returned to Broadway with a stunning portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. The production nabbed two Tony Awards, one for Mirren in the Leading Actress in a Play category and the other for Featured Actor in a Play, taken home by Richard McCabe for his portrayal of Harold Wilson.

STAGE TUBE: Meet 10-Year-Old Thomas Hazelby, UK's Newest 'Billy Elliot'
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2015

Thomas Hazelby, 10 years old from Doncaster, today (11 March 2015) joins the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical to play the title role. He becomes the fortieth boy to play the role in London, where in May the internationally award-winning musical celebrates its tenth anniversary. Also joining the cast today to play Billy's best friend Michael is 11 years old Nathan Jones from Prudhoe, Northumberland. Check out the video below!

BWW TV: First Look Video from THE AUDIENCE on Broadway!
by Robert Diamond - Mar 7, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren opens on Broadway on Sunday night as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. We've got a first look at scenes from the limited engagement, which runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street, New York, NY).

VIDEO: Helen Mirren Talks Portraying and Meeting Queen Elizabeth II
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2015

Helen Mirren returns to the Broadway stage to portray Queen Elizabeth II for the second time, having previously portrayed her in the 2006 film, THE QUEEN. In the following interview, Mirren discusses playing the icon and even meeting her. Check it out below!

BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the Cast of SUNNY AFTERNOON!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 1, 2014

The critically acclaimed new musical, Sunny Afternoon tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks and begins previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 4 October 2014 with press night on 28 October 2014. Following a sold-out run at Hampstead Theatre, this world premiere production, with music and lyrics by Ray Davies, new book by Joe Penhall, original story by Ray Davies, direction by Edward Hall, design by Miriam Buether and choreography by Adam Cooper, will open on 28 October. Lighting is by Rick Fisher, sound by Matt McKenzie and the Musical Supervisor and Musical Director is Elliott Ware.

BWW TV: Watch Sneak Peek of SUNNY AFTERNOON- Previews Begin October 4
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 26, 2014

Sunny Afternoon, the critically acclaimed new musical which tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks, has extended its run until 31 January 2015. The show begins previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 4 October 2014. BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below!

BWW TV: Meet the West End's New 'Billy' - Ollie Jochim!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 14, 2014

Today, 14 July 2014, 12-year-old Ollie Jochim from Chelmsford, Essex gives his first performance in the title role of the internationally award winning Billy Elliot the Musical. Ollie joins a cast lead by Ruthie Henshall who plays Mrs Wilkinson, Billy's dance teacher, and becomes the thirty-eighth boy to perform the iconic role at the Victoria Palace Theatre and the seventy-fifth boy to perform the role world-wide. Scroll down for an interview with the new star!

BWW TV: First Look at New Trailer for BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 13, 2014

On Sunday 28 September 2014, Billy Elliot the Musical is set to bring cinema goers to their feet when the global stage phenomenon is broadcast live from the West End to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Check out a first look at the trailer below!

BWW TV Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT's Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 8, 2012

Today Broadway bids goodbye to a show that's become a 45th Street fixture over its past three years at the Imperial Theatre: BILLY ELLIOT. Take a look back at BILLY's memorable opening night celebration - 40 preview and 1,304 regular performances ago - with the in depth Broadway Beat special that originally hit the web in 2008. Click below to watch!


Rick Fisher Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Rick Fisher been nominated for?
Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Judas Kiss , Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Audience , Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Billy Elliot the Musical , Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Billy Elliot, The Musical , Outstanding Lighting Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Billy Elliot , Best Lighting Design (Olivier Awards) for Billy Elliot , Best Lighting Designer (Olivier Awards) for Chips With Everything , Best Lighting Designer (Olivier Awards) for Lady In The Dark , Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for An Inspector Calls , Best Lighting Designer (Olivier Awards) for Hysteria Best Lighting Design (Tony Awards) for An Inspector Calls and Best Lighting Designer (Olivier Awards) for An Inspector Calls .

What awards has Rick Fisher won?
Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Billy Elliot the Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Billy Elliot, The Musical, Outstanding Lighting Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Billy Elliot, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for An Inspector Calls Best Lighting Designer (Olivier Awards) for Hysteria and Best Lighting Design (Tony Awards) for An Inspector Calls.