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Donald Holder Biography

 
Bio:
Donald Holder has worked extensively in Theatre, Opera, Dance, Architectural and Television lighting in the US and abroad for over 30 years. He has designed 58 Broadway productions and has been nominated for 13 Tony Awards, winning the Tony for Best Lighting Design for The Lion King in 1998, and for ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Donald Holder has worked extensively in Theatre, Opera, Dance, Architectural and Television lighting in the US and abroad for over 30 years. He has designed 58 Broadway productions and has been nominated for 13 Tony Awards, winning the Tony for Best Lighting Design for The Lion King in 1998, and for ... (read complete bio)

Donald Holder has worked extensively in Theatre, Opera, Dance, Architectural and Television lighting in the US and abroad for over 30 years. He has designed 58 Broadway productions and has been nominated for 13 Tony Awards, winning the Tony for Best Lighting Design for The Lion King in 1998, and for the 2008 revival of South Pacific. Recent Broadway productions include: Tootsie, Kiss Me Kate, Anastasia, Oslo, Straight White Men, She Loves Me, Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, On the Twentieth Century, The Bridges of Madison County, Bullets Over Broadway and many others. Projects at the NY Metropolitan Opera include Rigoletto (2022), Porgy and Bess, Samson et Delilah, Otello, The Magic Flute and the premiere of Two Boys. He has worked at most of the nation’s leading resident theatres and has designed over 100 Off-Broadway productions. His television/film work includes the theatrical lighting for two seasons of “Smash” (NBC - Dreamworks), Oceans 8 (Warner Brothers Pictures), “The Bad Witch” (HBO Max), and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon). Mr. Holder is an Associate Professor and head of the lighting program at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts.


Donald Holder Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Donald Holder, My Fair Lady
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical)
Donald Holder, Anastasia
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Lighting Design of a Play
Donald Holder, Oslo
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical)
Donald Holder, She Loves Me
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Donald Holder, The King and I
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Donald Holder, The Bridges of Madison County
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Lighting Design of a Play
Donald Holder, Golden Boy
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical)
Donald Holder, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Donald Holder, Ragtime
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Donald Holder, South Pacific
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Donald Holder, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
 
The Hewes Awards - 2008 - Lighting Design Gold Star
Donald Holder, Cyrano de Bergerac
 
The Hewes Awards - 2008 - Lighting Design Gold Star
Donald Holder, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
 
The Hewes Awards - 2008 - Lighting Design Gold Star
Donald Holder, South Pacific
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Lighting Design of a Musical Gold Star
Donald Holder, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Lighting Design of a Play
Donald Holder, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Donald Holder, Gem of the Ocean
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Lighting Design of a Play
Donald Holder, Gem of the Ocean
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Lighting Design of a Play
Donald Holder, A Streetcar Named Desire
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Lighting Design Gold Star
Donald Holder, The Violet Hour
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Lighting Design Gold Star
Donald Holder, Observe the Sons of Ulster
 
The Lortels - 2003 - Outstanding Lighting Design Gold Star
Donald Holder, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Lighting Design
Donald Holder, Movin' Out
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Lighting Design Gold Star
Donald Holder, Movin' Out
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Donald Holder Thoroughly Modern Millie
 
The Lortels - 2001 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Donald Holder, Jitney
 
Olivier Awards - 2000 - Best Lighting Designer
Donald Holder, The Lion King
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Donald Holder , The Green Bird
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Lighting Design Gold Star
Donald Holder, The Lion King
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Lighting Design Gold Star
Donald Holder, The Lion King
 
The Hewes Awards - 1998 - Lighting Design Gold Star
Donald Holder, The Lion King
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Lighting Design Gold Star
Donald Holder, The Lion King
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Lighting Design Gold Star
Donald Holder, The Lion King
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Doanld HolderJuan Darient: A Carnival Mass
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Lighting Design
Donald Holder, Juan Darien
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1991 - Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production
Donald HolderStand Up For Tragedy