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Donald Holder

Donald Holder
Lighting Designer


Donald Holder designed the lighting for the 2004 production of Mozart’s Zauberflöte at the Metropolitan Opera and for the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s End of the Affair at Houston Grand Opera. His lighting designs for Broadway productions have earned him a Tony award for The Lion King as well as Tony nominations for Movin’ Out and Juan Darien. Holder’s work on The Lion King also received Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, L.A. Drama Critics, and Ovation awards in 1998. Off Broadway, he has worked for regional theaters across the country and received the Lucille Lortel Award for his lighting designs for Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme. For their 2002/03 season, Holder created lighting for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey’s Circus, Holder served as Ballet Hispanico’s lighting supervisor in the 1980s, and designed several works for the company, including Inez De Castro and Stages.

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