- Age: Born in 1965
- Education: Boston University School of Fine Arts; SUNY Purchase
- Family: Married
- Where You Might Have Seen His Work: Broadway: The Rose Tattoo, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Side Man, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, Hairspray, Wicked, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck, Legally Blonde, The Merchant of Venice, Catch Me If You Can, Other Desert Cities, The Best Man, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Kinky Boots, Pippin; Off-Broadway/Regional: Toxic Avenger, Our Town, Giant, Far From Heaven ; Awards: 10 Tony Award Nominations, 1 Tony Award (The Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck); OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design, 11 Drama Desk Award Nominations, 1 Drama Desk Award (The Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck)
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Broadway Boys: May 2013: Kenneth Posner
MR. BROADWAY MAY 2013
WHY HE'S MR. BROADWAY: Since he made his Broadway ddebut with the 1995 revival of The Rose Tattoo, Kenneth Posner has designed the lighting for some 49 productions. He is a staple in the regional theatre community including the Williamstown Theater Festival, and with the non-profits, including several productions at Lincoln Center. He has such an extensive off-Broadway resume that he was awarded an OBIE for Sustained Excellence in Lighting. But what makes him the man of the month is the astounding thing he accomplished: three of the four Tony Award nominations for Outstanding Lighting Design of a Musical for Cinderella, Kinky Boots and Pippin. If that's not enough to be called Mr. Broadway, I don't know what is!
Headshots and Candids
Regional and Off-Broadway
The Adventures of the Toxic Avenger
Far from Heaven
The Best Man
Catch Me If You Can
Tony Nominated Work
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 2001
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 2005
The Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck 2007 (Winner)
The Merchant of Venice 2011
Other Desert Cities 2012
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella 2013
Kinky Boots 2013