Thursday, May 16, 2013

Broadway Boys: May 2013: Kenneth Posner


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!

  • 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)

Headshots and Candids

Regional and Off-Broadway

The Adventures of the Toxic Avenger

Our Town


Far from Heaven

The Best Man

Catch Me If You Can

Tony Nominated Work

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 2001

Hairspray 2003

Wicked 2004

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

Pippin 2013


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