Hugh Vanstone Wins 2020 Tony Award for Lighting of A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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Hugh Vanstone has won Best Lighting Design in a Play at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for his work on A Christmas Carol | Photo: Joan Marcus

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Jordanna Brody
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September 26, 2021 7:35 PM
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Hugh Vanstone has won Best Lighting Design in a Play at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for his work on A Christmas Carol. This is his fifth nomination and second win. He previously won for his work on Matilda the Musical in 2013. He has also been nominated for his work on Spamalot, Mary Stuart, and Ghost the Musical.

Vanstone beat out fellow nominees Jiyoun Chang (Slave Play), Jon Clark (The Inheritance), Heather Gilbert (The Sound Inside), and Allen Lee Hughes (A Soldier’s Play).

Vanstone has won three Olivier Awards for Best Lighting Design for his work on Pacific Overtures, The Cherry Orchard, The Graduate, The Unexpected Man, and The Blue Room.

Previous Broadway credits include: The Height of the Storm, Hillary and Clinton, The Boys in the Band, Groundhog Day, and An Act of God.


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Jordanna Brody

Originally from South Florida, Jordanna Brody graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Theatre Education and Performance in 2019. Her experience teaching, performing, directing, and working behind the scenes informs her perspective on theatre in every way. She is passionate about uplifting marginalized voices, innovative theatrical experiences, and most importantly, TikTok.