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Yi Zhao

 
Bio:
Greater Clements, Pipeline. Off-Broadway: Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine, In the Blood, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World (Signature); Thunderbodies, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.; FUTURITY (Soho Rep); Dreaming Zenzile, The House That Will Not Stand, Red Speedo ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Greater Clements, Pipeline. Off-Broadway: Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine, In the Blood, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World (Signature); Thunderbodies, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.; FUTURITY (Soho Rep); Dreaming Zenzile, The House That Will Not Stand, Red Speedo ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2022]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018] [Replacement]
Lighting Design[Replacement]
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2018]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Lighting Designer

Photos

 Yi Zhao, Amith Chandrashaker, Jane Greenwood, Charlie Corcoran, Montana Levi Blanco Photo

Yi Zhao, Amith Chandrashaker, Jane Greenwood, Charlie Corcoran, Montana Levi Blanco

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Date:
10/08/2019
Jeffrey Eric Jenkins (Committee Chair), Charlie Corcoran, Jane Greenwood, Yi Zhao, Mo Photo

Jeffrey Eric Jenkins (Committee Chair), Charlie Corcoran, Jane Greenwood, Yi Zhao, Montana Levi Blanco, Amith Chandrashaker

From: 
Date:
10/08/2019
Yi Zhao, Amith Chandrashaker, Jane Greenwood, Charlie Corcoran, Montana Levi Blanco Photo

Yi Zhao, Amith Chandrashaker, Jane Greenwood, Charlie Corcoran, Montana Levi Blanco

From: 
Date:
10/08/2019

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2022]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2018] [Replacement]
Lighting Design[Replacement]

[Washington, DC (Regional), 2018]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Design

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Lighting Designer

Yi Zhao Biography

Greater Clements, Pipeline. Off-Broadway: Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine, In the Blood, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World (Signature); Thunderbodies, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.; FUTURITY (Soho Rep); Dreaming Zenzile, The House That Will Not Stand, Red Speedo (NYTW); Actually (MTC). Regional: Guthrie, Yale Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mark Taper Forum, Dallas Theater Center, Wilma Theater, ACT, Berkeley Rep, Huntington, Shakespeare Theatre, McCarter, St. Louis Rep Theaternatur Festival (Germany). Opera and dance: Norwegian National Opera, Opera Omaha, ArtsEmerson, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Sasha Waltz & Guests (Germany), Ballet de Lorraine (France).

Yi Zhao Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Lighting Design of a Play
Yi Zhao, The Skin of Our Teeth
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play
Yi Zhao, Greater Clements
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play
Yi Zhao, The House that Will Not Stand

Yi Zhao News

Review: LIFE AFTER at Goodman Theatre Photo Review: LIFE AFTER at Goodman Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 23, 2022

Britta Johnson's LIFE AFTER is a deeply moving and creative new musical that beautifully probes the complexities of grief and the accompanying anxiety and unanswered questions it brings in its wake. See what our critic had to say. 

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!

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!

Broadway By Design: Adam Rigg, Montana Levi Blanco, Yi Zhao, and Palmer Hefferan Brin Photo Broadway By Design: Adam Rigg, Montana Levi Blanco, Yi Zhao, and Palmer Hefferan Bring THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH from Page to Stage
by Team BWW - Jun 8, 2022

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with Adam Rigg, Montana Levi Blanco, Yi Zhao, and Palmer Hefferan, who acted as scenic, costume, lighting, and sound designers for Lincoln Center Theater's revival of The Skin of Our Teeth.

Previews Begin Tonight for DREAMING ZENZILE, Presented by New York Theatre Workshop & Photo Previews Begin Tonight for DREAMING ZENZILE, Presented by New York Theatre Workshop & National Black Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop and National Black Theatre will present Dreaming Zenzile, based on the life of Miriam Makeba, by Grammy-nominated Vocalist/Composer Somi Kakoma, directed by Obie Award winner, Tony Award nominee, NYTW Usual Suspect & former NYTW 2050 Artistic Fellow Lileana Blain-Cruz.

THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Cancels Matinee Performance for Today, Saturday, May 14th Photo THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Cancels Matinee Performance for Today, Saturday, May 14th
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022

In a statement released by the official show, Broadway's The Skin Of Our Teeth has cancelled its matinee performance for today, May 14th at 2pm. It reads, 'Due to illness, the following performance of The Skin of Our Teeth has been CANCELLED: Saturday, May 14 at 2pm. The next scheduled performance is tonight, Saturday, May 14 at 8pm. All tickets will be fully refunded at the point of purchase.' 

2022 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show! Photo 2022 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show!
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

The nominations are in! Below, check out how each show fared individually for 2022 Tony Nominations in BroadwayWorld's list of nominations by show.

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, PARADISE SQUARE, MJ & More Lead The 2022 Tony Awards Nominat Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, PARADISE SQUARE, MJ & More Lead The 2022 Tony Awards Nominations
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

This year's Tony Awards nominations were announced this morning by Adrienne Warren and Joshua Henry and here they are, celebrating the best of the 2021-22 theatre season and we've got the full list of all of this year's 2022 Tony nominees. Check out the full list!

Samantha Williams, Paul Alexander Nolan & More to Star in LIFE AFTER at Goodman Theat Photo Samantha Williams, Paul Alexander Nolan & More to Star in LIFE AFTER at Goodman Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

Goodman Theatre announced casting for¬†Life After by rising star writer/lyricist/composer¬†Britta Johnson, directed by¬†Annie Tippe.¬†Leading the cast of nine is¬†Samantha Williams¬†as teenaged Alice‚ÄĒa young woman who, in search of facts, uncovers a more complicated truth as she pieces together events of the fateful night that changed her family forever.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH on Broadway Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 26, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater's production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic The Skin of Our Teeth, opened just last night at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The production coincides with the 125th anniversary of Mr. Wilder's birth and also marks the Beaumont and Broadway debuts of LCT Resident Director Lileana Blain-Cruz.

Yi Zhao Videos

VIDEO: First Look at THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, Opening Tonight at Lincoln Center Theater VideoVIDEO: First Look at THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, Opening Tonight at Lincoln Center Theater
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater's production of the Thornton Wilder Pulitzer Prize-winning classic THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, opens tonight, Monday, April 25 at 6:45pm at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

VIDEO: First Look at A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at Berkeley Rep VideoVIDEO: First Look at A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at Berkeley Rep
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents A Doll's House, Part 2, written by Lucas Hnath and directed by Les Waters, which begins previews on Thursday, September 6 and runs through Sunday, October 21. Individual tickets begin at $30 ($15 if you're under 35) and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone at 510 647-2949 beginning August 12, 2018. Subscription tickets are available now. 

VIDEO: Go Inside The Costumes Of A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 at Berkeley Rep VideoVIDEO: Go Inside The Costumes Of A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 at Berkeley Rep
by Alan Henry - Sep 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced final casting for A Doll's House, Part 2, written by Lucas Hnath and directed by Les Waters, which begins previews on Thursday, September 6 and runs through Sunday, October 21. Individual tickets begin at $30 ($15 if you're under 35) and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone at 510 647-2949 beginning August 12, 2018. Subscription tickets are available now. Press night of this first show of Berkeley Rep's 50th anniversary season will be on Thursday, September 13.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE, Opening Tonight at LCT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 10, 2017

Tasha Lawrence, Morocco Omari, Karen Pittman, Namir Smallwood, Jaime Lincoln Smith, and Heather Velazquez are featured in Lincoln Center Theater's production of Pipeline, a new play by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, which opens tonight, July 10, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). Watch highlights from the production below!

VIDEO: Another National Anthem! Watch Highlights from Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Yale Rep has just released the first footage from its critically acclaimed production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, running through April 8. Check it out below!


Yi Zhao Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Yi Zhao been nominated for?
Best Lighting Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Skin of Our Teeth Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Greater Clements and Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The House that Will Not Stand .