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Howell Binkley is a professional lighting designer in New York City. He received the 2006 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a musical for Jersey Boys.
Binkley attended East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina where he started his career working with dance programs.
He has lit a plethora of major Broadway shows, including many for the prolific Hal Prince and is a frequent collaborator with director Des McAnuff. He is also a collaborator and co-founder of David Parsons's Parsons Dance Company. He has worked at regional theaters such as La Jolla, San Diego, California, Shakespeare Theatre DC, Old Globe Theatre, the Guthrie Theater, The Goodman Theatre, and Hartford Stage.
Binkley is well known for his use of heavy color, accented by clear and L201 hues. He frequently uses smoke or haze to accent his use of focus. His designs are partly based upon Craig Miller and Tom Skelton's use of cross focussing to make diamond effects.
Kiss of the Spider Woman (Broadway, 1993) - Tony Award nomination
Minnelli on Minnelli (Concert, 1999)
Parade (Broadway, 1998) - Drama Desk Award nomination
The Full Monty (Broadway, 2000)- Drama Desk Award nomination
Golda's Balcony (Off Broadway and Broadway, 2003)
Avenue Q (Broadway, 2003 and London, 2006)
Radiant Baby (Off-Broadway, 2003) - Lucille Lortel Award nomination
Jersey Boys (Broadway, 2005) and London (2008)
LoveMusik (Broadway, 2007) Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lighting Design
In the Heights (Broadway, 2008) - Tony Award nomination
Bridge and Tunnel (Broadway, 2006)
West Side Story (Broadway revival, 2009)- Tony Award nomination1
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