Beverly Emmons

Lighting Designer

Beverly Emmons has designed for Broadway, Off-B’way, Regional Theater, Dance and Opera. Her Broadway credits include Annie Get Your GunJekyll & HydeThe Heiress, Stephen Sondheim’s Passion, and The Elephant Man. Her lighting of Amadeus won a Tony award. She has worked at JF Kennedy Center, the Guthrie, Arena Stage, and The Alley Theatre. Off B’way worked with Joseph Chaikin and Meredith Monk. For Robert Wilson; Einstein on the Beach and others. Her designs for dance include works by Martha Graham, Trisha Brown, Alvin Ailey and Merce Cunningham. She has been awarded seven Tony nominations, 1984 and 1986 Bessies, a 1980 Obie for Distinguished Lighting, and several Maharam/American Theater Wing Design Awards. She has curated TheLightingArchive.org and LightingDB.nypl.org, two websites making historical lighting documents accessible to students and scholars on the Internet.