82 – A Beautiful Noise: Kevin Adams, Lighting Designer

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Kevin Adams shares developments in the craft of lighting, assembling his lighting department, and why he enjoys designing pop rock musicals specifically as it relates to A Beautiful Noise!

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Four-time Tony winner Kevin Adams has designed SpongeBob SquarePants (Tony nom.), Head Over Heels, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Tony and Outer Critics Award), American Idiot (Tony Award), Spring Awakening (Tony Award; Olivier nom for the West End production), Next To Normal (Tony nom), The 39 Steps (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Hair (Tony nom), Man And Boy, Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, Take Me Out, A Class Act, Hedda Gabler with Kate Burton, solo shows by Eve Ensler and John Leguizamo.

Off-Broadway he has worked on the original production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Scottsboro Boys, Rent, Carrie, new work by Edward Albee, Eric Bogosian, Christopher Durang, Richard Greenberg, Tony Kushner, Terrence McNally, Neil Simon, Anna Deveare Smith and Paula Vogel.

His work has also been seen at the Metropolitan Opera, Steppenwolf Theatre, Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, Donmar Warehouse, and City Center Encores!

On screen, he’s worked on Mildred Pierce (HBO), Audra McDonald in concert (Town Hall, Joe’s Pub, Lincoln Center), staged concerts featuring Patti Lupone (Gypsy, Candide, Anyone Can Whistle, Sunday in the Park with George and Regina) and Blue Man Group in Las Vegas and the Hollywood Bowl.

For his work off-Broadway he has received an Obie for sustained excellence and two Lucille Lortel awards.


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