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Ken Billington

Ken Billington was born on December 29, 1946 in White Plains, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Broadway! A Special Salute (1982), American Playhouse (1980) and Heights (2005). See full bio »

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Known For

Broadway! A Special Salute Camera and Electrical Department
American Playhouse Camera and Electrical Department
Heights Camera and Electrical Department
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Camera and Electrical Department


Hide Hide Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (13 credits)
 2013 Little Bridal Shop of Horrors (Short) (camera operator)
 2013 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series) (lighting design - 1 episode)
 2005 Heights (lighting designer: Macbeth theatrical)
  Great Performances (TV Series) (lighting designer - 3 episodes, 1987 - 1989) (lighting director - 2 episodes, 1987 - 2001) (lighting - 1 episode, 1989)
- Little Women (2001) ... (lighting director)
- Our Town (1989) ... (lighting designer)
- The Aspern Papers (1989) ... (lighting)
- Nixon in China (1988) ... (lighting designer)
 1994 Barney Live! in New York City (Video) (lighting designer)
  American Playhouse (TV Series) (lighting - 1 episode, 1992) (lighting for stage - 1 episode, 1992)
- Tru (1992) ... (lighting: television) / (lighting for stage)
 1984 Turandot (TV Movie) (lighting technician)
 1982 Broadway! A Special Salute (TV Special) (lighting technician)
 1982 Wait Until Dark (TV Movie) (lighting designer)
 1982 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (TV Movie) (lighting designer: for the stage)
 1982 Barefoot in the Park (TV Movie) (lighting designer)
 1981 Standing Room Only (TV Series) (lighting technician - 1 episode)
- Sherlock Holmes (1981) ... (lighting technician)
 1980 Snow White Live (TV Movie) (lighting director)
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 2019 Leonard Soloway's Broadway (Documentary)
 2011 Dare to Dream: The Rebirth of Radio City Music Hall (TV Movie documentary)
 2001 Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary)
- Design (2001) ... Self
 1997 The 51st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Self - Winner
 1984 The 38th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Self - Nominee
 1979 The 33rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Self - Nominee
 1978 The 32nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Self - Nominee

Personal Details

Other Works:

(1994-1995 season) He was lighting designer for Daniel Magee's play, "Paddywack," in an American premiere at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. John Tillinger was director. James Youmans was set designer. Candice Donnelly was costume designer. See more »

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Won Broadway's 1997 Tony Award as Best Lighting Designer for a revival of "Chicago." He had previously been nominated five times in the same category: in 1974 for a revival of "The Visit," in 1978 for "Working," in 1979 for "Sweeney Todd," in 1983 for "Foxfire" and in 1984 for "End of the World." See more »

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