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Rui Rita

 
Bio:
Broadway Lighting Design: Velocity of Autumn starring Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella at the Booth theatre, Trip to Bountiful starring Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Cuba Gooding Jr., Present Laughter starring Victor Garber at the American Airlines Theatre for Roundabout Theatre Company, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway Lighting Design: Velocity of Autumn starring Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella at the Booth theatre, Trip to Bountiful starring Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Cuba Gooding Jr., Present Laughter starring Victor Garber at the American Airlines Theatre for Roundabout Theatre Company, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Lighting Design
 
[West End, 2022]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2022]
Lighting Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Lighting Designer
 
[Williamstown, MA (Regional), 2003]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Lighting Designer
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Associate Lighting Designer

Rui Rita Biography

Broadway Lighting Design: Velocity of Autumn starring Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella at the Booth theatre, Trip to Bountiful starring Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Cuba Gooding Jr., Present Laughter starring Victor Garber at the American Airlines Theatre for Roundabout Theatre Company, Dividing the Estate starring Elizabeth Ashley at the Booth Theater for Lincoln Center Theater, Old Acquaintance starring Margaret Colin and Harriet Harris at the American Airlines Theatre for Roundabout Theatre Company, Enchanted April starring Molly Ringwald (2003 Outer Critics Circle nomination-Best Lighting Design), The Price starring Harris Yulin at the Royale Theatre and A Thousand Clowns starring Judd Hirsch for the Roundabout Theatre Company.

Off Broadway Lighting Design: Just Jim Dale (Roundabout); Happiest Song Plays Last (Second Stage); The World Premieres of Horton Foote’s Orphan’s Home Cycle Marathon (Hewes Design Award); Big Bill, The Carpetbagger's Children, Far East, and Ancestral Voices (Lincoln Center Theater); Moonlight and Magnolias (Manhattan Theatre Club); Engaged (Theatre for a New Audience, 2005 Obie Award); Endpapers and Dinner with Friends (Variety Arts); Crimes of the Heart (Second Stage); The Day Emily Married (Primary Stages); Antony and Cleopatra (New York Shakespeare Festival); Vita and Virginia.

Working throughout North America, Mr. Rita’s credits include work with the Alley Theatre in Houston, American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, Center Stage in Baltimore, Arena, Shakespeare and Ford's Theatres in DC, Guthrie in Minneapolis, Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Huntington Theatre in Boston, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Ahmanson and Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, Old Globe in San Diego, Oregon Shakespeare, Vancouver Opera in Canada, Hartford Stage in Connecticut and over forty productions with the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts, where Mr. Rita has designed for many seasons.

Rui Rita Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production
Rui RitaThe Laramie Project
 
The Lortels - 2013 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Rui Rita, The Piano Lesson
 
The Hewes Awards - 2010 - Notable Effects - Production Design, Lighting Gold Star
Rui Rita, The Orphans' Home Cycle
 
The Lortels - 2010 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Rui Rita, The Orphans' Home Cycle
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production
Rui RitaMeet John Doe
 
Obie Awards - 2005 - Lighting design Gold Star
Rui Rita, Engaged
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Rui Rita, Enchanted April

Rui Rita News

Photos: First Look at A SHERLOCK CAROL at New World Stages Photo Photos: First Look at A SHERLOCK CAROL at New World Stages
by Stephi Wild - Nov 28, 2022

A Sherlock Carol, written and directed by Mark Shanahan, opens tonight, Monday, November 28, 2022, at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) in its return six-week limited holiday engagement. Check out all new photos here!

A SHERLOCK CAROL Launches Lottery and Rush Tickets Photo A SHERLOCK CAROL Launches Lottery and Rush Tickets
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

Previews begin tonight, Monday, November 21, 2022, for A Sherlock Carol written and directed by Mark Shanahan (The Dingdong, A Merry Little Christmas Carol; NPR’s Ghost Light Series).  The show is playing a six-week limited holiday engagement at New World Stages.

New World Stages Announces A SHERLOCK CAROL Holiday Engagement Photo New World Stages Announces A SHERLOCK CAROL Holiday Engagement
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2022

A Sherlock Carol, a holiday production by Mark Shanahan, returns to New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) for a six-week limited holiday engagement. Previews begin Monday, November 21, 2022, with opening night on Monday, November 28, 2022, and the final performance on Sunday, January 1, 2023. 

Craig Wallace to Reprise the Role of Ebenezer Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ford's  Photo Craig Wallace to Reprise the Role of Ebenezer Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ford's Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2022

Acclaimed Washington actor Craig Wallace will return to Ford’s Theatre to reprise the role of Ebenezer Scrooge for the company’s holiday production of A Christmas Carol. Performances of the classic Charles Dickens story begin November 18, 2022 and continue for a six-week engagement through December 31, 2022.

Drew McVety & Allen Gilmore to Star in A SHERLOCK CAROL Return Engagement at New Worl Photo Drew McVety & Allen Gilmore to Star in A SHERLOCK CAROL Return Engagement at New World Stages
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2022

A Sherlock Carol, written and directed by Mark Shanahan, will return this holiday season at New World Stages for a six-week limited engagement. Broadway favorite Drew McVety (Billy Elliot, Spamalot) returns as the titular sleuth, with Allen Gilmore (The School for Scandal, Yale Rep’s Choir Boy) joining the company as Scrooge.

The UK Premiere Of A SHERLOCK CAROL Comes to Marylebone Theatre Photo The UK Premiere Of A SHERLOCK CAROL Comes to Marylebone Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 17, 2022

Three Christmases since the famous confrontation with his nemesis Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls, Sherlock Holmes has little appetite for mince pies or for solving crime. Wandering through Victorian London, he meets a grown-up and not-so-Tiny Tim who implores him to investigate the mysterious death of his reformed benefactor, one Ebenezer Scrooge.

Audrey Cardwell, Ed Dixon & More to Star in CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT World Premiere a Photo Audrey Cardwell, Ed Dixon & More to Star in CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT World Premiere at Goodspeed Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022

Goodspeed Musicals has announced the cast for the world premiere of¬†Christmas in Connecticut¬†‚Äď A New Musical.¬†The holiday-themed musical comedy that is sure to delight audiences will run from Nov. 18 ‚Äď Dec. 30 at The Goodspeed.

Review: THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at Ford's Theatre Photo Review: THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at Ford's Theatre
by Pamela Roberts - Oct 2, 2022

The Trip to Bountiful at Ford's Theatre is an incredible showcase for Nancy Robinette, one of Washington’s foremost actors, who skillfully drives the production as Mrs. Carrie Watts who yearns to leave the small Houston apartment of her son and daughter-in-law to return to her Texas homeland, Bountiful.

Ford's Theatre Performances Of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Begin Next Month Photo Ford's Theatre Performances Of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Begin Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2022

Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and the design team for Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful, September 23 ‚Äď October 16, 2022. Directed by Michael Wilson, this classic American drama is a compelling portrait of family, what we hold onto and what we leave behind.

Review: AMERICAN PROPHET: FREDERICK DOUGLASS IN HIS OWN WORDS Premieres at Arena Stag Photo Review: AMERICAN PROPHET: FREDERICK DOUGLASS IN HIS OWN WORDS Premieres at Arena Stage
by Morgan Musselman - Jul 30, 2022

A provocative and inspiring new musical, AMERICAN PROPHET: FREDERICK DOUGLASS IN HIS OWN WORDS, premieres at Arena Stage now through August 28th.

Rui Rita Videos

VIDEO: Go Inside A SHERLOCK CAROL, Opening Tonight! Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside A SHERLOCK CAROL, Opening Tonight!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 22, 2021

dYou can now see video of A Sherlock Carol, a new holiday play, written and directed by Mark Shanahan (NPR's Ghost Light Series), and opening tonight, Monday, November 22, 2021 for a limited holiday engagement at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). The final performance is Sunday, January 2, 2022.

BWW TV: Alley Theatre Rings In The Holidays With A CHRISTMAS CAROL Videoplay
BWW TV: Alley Theatre Rings In The Holidays With A CHRISTMAS CAROL

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 18, 2019

The Alley Theatre and Rob Melrose, Artistic Director of the Tony Award¬ģ-winning Alley Theatre, announce the cast and creative team of Alley's holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of THE WHITE SNAKE at Baltimore Center Stage
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2017

Baltimore Center Stage presents The White Snake, now playing through March 26.

STAGE TUBE: Get in the Holiday Spirit with a Sneak Peek at A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ford's Theatre
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society presents its 35th-annual production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, now through December 31, 2016. This 'musically high-spirited' and 'infectiously jolly' (The Washington Post) production is adapted by Michael Wilson, directed by Michael Baronand features Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge. Click below to watch a trailer with footage from the show!

STAGE TUBE: Anna Gets Ready to Set Sail in Rehearsal for Disney Cruise Line's FROZEN, A MUSICAL SPECTACULAR
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2016

Below, take a look inside rehearsal with DISNEY CRUISE LINE's new theatrical stage show, FROZEN: A MUSICAL SPECTACULAR, boarding the Disney Wonder this month!

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Disney Cruise Line's FROZEN Musical Stage Show!
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 26, 2016

For the 'first time in forever,' the beloved animated hit FROZEN is getting the Disney Cruise Line theatrical treatment as the new stage show, FROZEN: A MUSICAL SPECTACULAR, boards the Disney Wonder this November.

STAGE TUBE: Audiences React to Winnie Holzman's CHOICE at Huntington
by Stage Tube - Oct 30, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the world premiere of CHOICE by award-winning playwright Winnie Holzman and directed by Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall on Broadway). The play officially opened on October 28 and continues through November 15, 2015 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. See what audiences had to say about the show in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - Winnie Holzman and Sheryl Kaller Chat CHOICE at Huntington
by Stage Tube - Oct 30, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the world premiere of CHOICE by award-winning playwright Winnie Holzman and directed by Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall on Broadway). The play officially opened on October 28 and continues through November 15, 2015 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. Click below to hear Holzman and Kaller talk about the play!

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes With Two River Theater's ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic DirectorJohn Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2014/15 Season with Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular, directed by Jessica Stone. The production runs January 10-February 1, 2015, with the opening night on tonight, January 16 at 8pm. Tickets starting at $20 and ticket packages for Two River's season are available from 732.345.1400 or www.tworivertheater.org. Absurd Person Singular is supported by co-sponsor The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. Check out the videos below!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood and More in Highlights of CTG's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
by Stage Tube - Oct 6, 2014

The Center Theatre Group engagement of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Horton Foote's American masterpiece 'The Trip to Bountiful,' began performances at the Ahmanson Theatre tonight, September 17, and continues through November 2, 2014. Below, check out photos from opening night!


Rui Rita Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Rui Rita been nominated for?
Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Laramie Project , Outstanding Lighting Design (The Lortels) for The Piano Lesson , Notable Effects - Production Design, Lighting (The Hewes Awards) for The Orphans' Home Cycle , Outstanding Lighting Design (The Lortels) for The Orphans' Home Cycle , Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Meet John Doe Lighting design (Obie Awards) for Engaged and Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Enchanted April .

What awards has Rui Rita won?
Notable Effects - Production Design, Lighting (The Hewes Awards) for The Orphans' Home Cycleand Lighting design (Obie Awards) for Engaged.