Donald Holder

Lighting Designer

Background: Celebrated for his innovative lighting design in projects and productions ranging from opera to experimental theater to Broadway. Graduate of the Yale School of Drama

OA repertoire: The Magic Flute

Other Companies: Opera credits include Two Boys (ENO); Grendel (LA Opera, Lincoln Center Festival); The Magic Flute (Metropolitan Opera); Dark Sisters (Gotham Opera, Philadelphia Opera Company); Salome (Kirov Opera); Death and the Powers (Chicago Opera Theater); Moby Dick (World premiere: Dallas Opera); The End of the Affair (Houston Grand Opera). Acclaimed Broadway productions include South Pacific (2008 Tony Award, Henry Hewes Award), Spiderman – Turn Off the Dark,  Promises, Promises, Come Fly Away, Oleanna, The Lion King (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Ragtime, Movin’ Out, Les Liasons Dangereuses, Gem of the Ocean, A Streetcar Named Desire, Juan Darien (all Tony nominated), Cyrano de Bergerac, Radio Golf, The Little Dog Laughed, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and The Boy From Oz. Has also designed at resident theatres across the United States.