Jules Fisher

Lighting Designer / United States / Fisher Marantz Stone

In a celebrated career spanning over 40 years, Jules Fisher, a Founder and Consulting Design Principal of Fisher Marantz Stone, has lit more than 200 Broadway and off-Broadway shows, as well as film, ballet, opera, television, and rock-and-roll concert tours. He has received 20 Tony nominations and 8 Tony awards for Lighting Design, a record in this category. His previous Tony awards were for Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, 1996; Jelly's Last Jam, 1992; The Will Rogers Follies, 1991; Grand Hotel, 1990; Dancin', 1978; Ulysses in Nighttown, 1973; and Pippin, 1972.

Fisher has created inventive lighting designs for many Broadway productions, including Big Deal, Ricky Jay on the Stem, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, and Perestroika, Death and the Maiden, Two Shakespearean Actors, La Cage Aux Folles, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Lenny, No, No, Nannette, Chicago, Butterflies are Free, Beatlemania, and American Buffalo.

His credits as a producer include The Rink, the award-winning Lenny, Bob Fosse's Dancin', Rock 'N Roll! The First 5,000 Years, Elvis: An American Musical, and Dangerous Games. He designed the lighting for Kevin Kline's production of Hamlet for WNET-TV, and lit productions of Porgy and Bess and A Midsummer Night's Dream at the New York City Opera.

Jules Fisher was production supervisor for tours of the Rolling Stones (for which he received an IES Lumen Award), KISS, and David Bowie, as well as the rock concert tour of Tommy. His other lighting design work has ranged from work for Crosby, Stills and Nash, Whitney Houston, Linda Ronstadt and the Simon and Garfunkel concert in Central Park to the Radio City Music Hall presentation of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He also received a Lumen Award for his work on the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball in New York City.

Fisher designed the concert lighting for Barbra Streisand's film A Star is Born. He and lighting designer Peggy Eisenhauer are partners in Third Eye Ltd, a firm specializing in entertainment and theater lighting. His Third Eye film credits include Rob Marshall’s Chicago, Susan Stroman’s The Producers, Richard Linklater’s School of Rock, Bill Condon’s Dreamgirls, and Steven Antin’s Burlesque.

A graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology, Fisher is a world-renowned theater-design consultant and is an inductee into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. He also serves as a theater consultant to architects and performing arts groups, lectures, and, in his spare time, practices magic.

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