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DONALD HOLDER

UNITED STATES

LIGHTING DESIGNER

About: Previously for HGO, Donald Holder served as lighting designer for The End of the Affair (2004) and Carmen (2014). Other opera credits include Porgy and BessOtello, Samson et DelilahTwo Boys, The Magic Flute, and Rigoletto for the Metropolitan Opera; Death and the Powers and Moby-Dick at the Dallas Opera; and many others. For Broadway, Holder has designed lighting for 58 productions and garnered 13 Tony award nominations, winning the Tony for Best Lighting Design for The Lion King (1998) and the 2008 revival of South Pacific. His projects include Tootsie; Anastasia; the revivals of Kiss Me, Kate, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me, The King and I, On the Twentieth Century, and You Can’t Take It with You; as well as Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, The Father, Bullets Over Broadway, The Bridges of Madison County, Golden Boy, Come Fly Away, Ragtime, Movin’ Out, and many others. His film work includes Oceans 8; television projects include The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and seasons one and two of Smash. Holder has a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama and serves as Associate Professor and Head of Lighting Design at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.

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