1970's Lighting Design
Tony Winners: 1970 Jo Mielziner (Child's Play), 1971 R.H. Poindexter (Story Theatre) 1972 Tharon Musser (Follies), 1973 Jules Fisher (Pippin), 1974 Jules Fisher (Ulysses in Nighttown), 1975 Neil Peter Jampolis (Sherlock Holmes), 1976 Tharon Musser (A Chorus Line), 1977 Jennifer Tipton (The Cherry Orchard), 1978 Jules Fisher (Dancin') 1979 Roger Morgan (The Crucifer of Blood) 1980 David Hersey (Evita)
Tharon Myrene Musser (1925 – 2009)
Light plot A Chorus Line. "A light plot is not a light plot until it has coffee
stains and cigarette burns on it." Tharon Musser
Four Piano Boards at the NY City Center. http://www3.northern.edu/wild/litedes/ld10.htm
"A Chorus Line opened off Broadway at The Public Theatre on April 15, 1975, and move to Broadway at the Shubert Theatre on July 25. Tharon Musser specified a computer-assisted memory lighting system (EDI's LS-8) to control the shows 96 dimmers (311 units). This was the first Broadway show to use an "electronic" lighting system, jumped directly from resistance dimmers to computer control."
Jules Fisher "Lighting designer and producer. He is credited with lighting designs for more than 300 productions over the course of his 50-year career in Broadway and off-Broadway shows, as well extensive work in film, ballet, opera, television, and rock and roll concert tours. He has been nominated 20 times for Tony Awards (as a lighting designer) and won nine Tony awards for Lighting Design, more than any other lighting designer."
In the 70's he was nominated for (Jesus Christ Superstar) 1972, (Chicago) 1976, & (Beatlemania) 1978 . Win for (Pippin), 1973 Ulysses in Nighttown 1974 , & Dancin 1978
Pippin 1973 Broadway
Evita David Hersey Tony Award for Best Lighting Designer 1980