Lighting Designer

Don Darnutzer’s theatre credits include (Broadway): It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues; (Off-Broadway): Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Almost Heaven, The Immigrant; (Regional): American Conservatory Theater, Guthrie Theater, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Cleveland Play House, Denver Center Theatre Company, Kansas City Repertory, Alley Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Arizona Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Geva Theatre Center, BB King’s Blues Club. (Opera): New Orleans Opera, Portland Opera, Opera Grand Rapids, Palm Beach Opera, Minnesota Opera, La Societe Lyrique d’Aubigny (Quebec), Atlanta Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Central City Opera, Anchorage Opera, San Antonio Festival, Pine Mountain Music Festival, Skylight Opera Theatre, Fundación Teresa Carreño, Caracas, Venezuela.

His awards include: Bay Area Critic Award, lighting design (The Rainmaker), Denver Post Ovation Award (John Brown’s Body), Denver Westword Best of 2002 (The Immigrant), Denver Drama Critics Circle (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Arizona Zoni Award (Amadeus).

Don has a BA in Theatre and Drama from the University of Wisconsin.