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Encyclopedia > Jules Fisher

Jules Fisher (born November 12, 1937) in Norristown, Pennsylvania is a prolific, award-winning, lighting designer and producer. He is credited with lighting designs for more than 200 productions over the course of his 40 year career in Broadway and off-Broadway shows, as well extensive work in film, ballet, opera, television, and rock-and-roll concert tours. He has been nominated a record 18 times for Tony Awards and won a record 8 Tony awards for Lighting Design. Norristown is a borough located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 31,282. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... Lighting at the 2005 Classical Spectacular Concert The role of the theatre lighting designer (or LD) within theatre is to work with the theatre director, set designer, and costume designer to create an overall look for the show in response to the text, but bearing in mind issues of visibility... This article is about the street in New York City. ... Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... The Waltz of the Snowflakes from Tchaikovskys The Nutcracker. ... Sydney Opera House: one of the worlds most recognisable opera houses and landmarks. ... Rock & roll (also spelled rock n roll, especially in its first decade), is a genre of music that emerged as a defined musical style in the Southern United States in the 1950s, and quickly spread to the rest of the country, and the world (rhythm sample). ... A classical music concert in the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award® but is formally the Antoinette Perry Award is an annual American award celebrating achievements in theater, including musical theater. ... The Tony Award winners for Best Lighting Design are: In 2005, the award was split into Best Lighting Design of a Play and Best Lighting Design of a Musical. ...



Fisher is married to choreographer Graciela Daniele. He is a graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology. He and lighting designer Peggy Eisenhauer are partners in Third Eye Ltd, a firm specializing in entertainment and theatre lighting. He is also a principal in the consulting firm Fisher Dachs Associates and teaches at The New School. The Carnegie Institute of Technology (Carnegie Tech), the predecessor to Carnegie Mellon University, was founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie as the Carnegie Technical Schools. ... The New School, previously known as New School University, is an institution of higher learning in New York City. ...

Tony Award Wins

as Best Lighting Designer:

  • 1974 Ulysses in Nighttown
  • 1978 Dancin' (nominated three times this year)
  • 1990 Grand Hotel The Musical
  • 1991 The Will Rogers Follies
  • 1992 Jelly's Last Jam
  • 1996 Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk (shared with collaborator Peggy Eisenhauer)

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Tony Award Nominations

as Best Lighting Designer:

  • 1998 Ragtime (shared with collaborator Peggy Eisenhauer)

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  • 1978 Dancin' (nominated three times this year)

Concert Work

Fisher has worked with many popular musicians on their concerts and tours including:

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The key to this international success is the firm’s sensitive approach to light as an integral architectural material, which supports the idea of a space and the human activities within it.
These words give the exact picture of the decisive role that Fisher Marantz Stone played - and is still playing - in promoting the profession of lighting designer and the culture of light, in a period when neither lighting design nor light as an expressive means had their autonomous dignity yet.
Because the new light levels are much higher, Fisher Marantz Stone reduced the number of colors to about 69 or 70 to keep the hues at the top from looking garish.
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