About the artist:
Ken Billington returns to HGO after serving as lighting designer for the 2019 world premiere of El Milagro del Recuerdo/The Miracle of Remembering. He has designed lighting for 20 HGO productions, including Willie Stark (1981), Aida (1987) for the opening of the Wortham Center, Porgy & Bess (1995), the company’s 50th Anniversary Gala, and Faust (2007, 2016). He has served as lighting designer for over 100 Broadway shows, including the longest running American musical, Chicago (25 years), Chaplin, Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway, The Scottsboro Boys, Title of Show, White Christmas, The Drowsy Chaperone, Footloose, Sweeney Todd, Sondheim on Sondheim, Sunday in the Park with George (2008, 2017), Annie (1997), Hello Dolly (1995), and Fiddler on the Roof (1976, 1981, 1990). Tours include Waitress, High School Musical, and Annie. Other projects include Radio City Christmas Spectacular (1979-06), Smash for NBC, Disneyland Fantasmic!, SeaWorld’s One Ocean, and 12 shows for Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Architecture lighting projects include Tavern on the Green (2014) and Feinstein’s 54 Below. He is the recipient of Tony, Drama Deck, Outer Critics, Lumen, and Ace awards.