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Alumnus Kevin Adams Awarded Third Tony

Best Lighting Design, “American Idiot”

Kevin Adams

Kevin Adams

Theatre and Dance alumnus Kevin Adams (B.F.A. in Theatrical Design, 1984) won a Tony Award for “Best Lighting Design of a Musical” for his design of American Idiot. The award marks a third-career win for Adams.

He was honored in 2007 with the Tony for “Best Lighting Design of a Musical” for his work in Spring Awakening and earned a second in 2008 for “Best Lighting Design of Play” for The 39 Steps. In 2009, Adams received two nominations for “Best Lighting Design of a Musical” for his work on Hair and Next to Normal.

His lighting design can also be seen on Broadway in the new musical, Everyday Rapture.

View Adams' acceptance speech on the American Theatre Wing's website, tonyawards.com.