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David Hersey

Lighting Designer


David has designed the lighting for hundreds of plays, musicals, operas and ballets. His many Awards include TONY’s for Best Lighting Design for “EVITA”, “CATS” and “LES MISERABLES”, the OLIVIER Award for Best Lighting Design for “BURNING BLUE”, “THE GLASS MENAGERIE” and “TWELFTH NIGHT”, TONY Nominations for “THE LIFE AND TIMES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY”, “STARLIGHT EXPRESS”, “MISS SAIGON” and “OKLAHOMA” and OLIVIER Nominations for “OLIVER”, “GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS”, “MARTIN GUERRE”, “OKLAHOMA!”, “SOUTH PACIFIC”, “MY FAIR LADY”, “THE COAST OF UTOPIA”.


He designed ‘EQUUS’ in London’s West End” which then played on Broadway for which he won the Drama Desk Award and received a TONY nomination for Best Lighting Design.

Recent designs include "SHOW BOAT" and "MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG" which received an Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival.


Additional Information

Lighting Consultant to the National Theatre for ten years.
Chairman and Fellow of the Association of Lighting Designers.
Honorary Doctorate - Middlesex University
David founded DHA Lighting, industry leaders in the design and manufacture of specialist lighting equipment and effects.


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