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Nigel Levings

Even after almost 500 productions, Broadway awards and an international reputation, the working life of a lighting designer remains precarious.

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About the author

Nigel Levings is one of Australia’s leading theatre lighting designers. He has lit over 490 original productions including 174 operas and 28 musicals. His awards include Helpmann  and Green Room Awards, the Los Angeles Ovation  Award and the Canadian Dora Mava Moore Award. On  Broadway he has won two Outer Circle Critics Awards,  a Drama Desk and a Tony Award. He was awarded  the Centenary Federation Medal by the Australian  Government for his services to opera lighting and, in  2003, was honoured by the SA Great – Arts Award.