Creative consultant for the BLMC since its debut, Jules Fisher has designed the lighting for more than 150 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, as well as film, ballet, opera, television, and rock-and-roll concert tours. He has garnered eight Tony Awards, a record in this category, for Pippin (1972), Dancin’ (1978), Ulysses in Nighttown (1973), Grand Hotel (1990), The Will Rogers Follies (1991), Jelly’s Last Jam (1992), Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk (1996), and Assassins (2004), the latter five collaborations with his long-time partner Peggy Eisenhauer. Fisher began working with Eisenhauer 23 years ago on Bob Fosse’s Big Deal. Most recently they designed lighting for the new musical 9 to 5 and the relighting of Le Rêve at The Wynn in Las Vegas. Fisher’s extensive theatre credits include Caroline, Or Change, Jane Eyre, Ragtime, Gypsy, The Ritz, and Assassins. His credits as a producer include The Rink, the award-winning Lenny, Bob Fosse's Dancin', and Dangerous Games. Fisher and Eisenhauer’s theatrical lighting designs, in collaboration with cinematographer Dion Beebe, on the film version of Chicago were honored with a 2003 Academy Award nomination for Cinematography. Other recent performance lighting can be seen in the films Dreamgirls, The Producers, Stepford Wives, Marci "X," School of Rock, and Burlesque and Fisher can be seen as himself lighting a show in Bob Fosse's All That Jazz. Fisher and Eisenhauer’s studio, Third Eye, conceives and designs lighting for all forms of entertainment.
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