Christopher Akerlind

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Christopher Akerlind’s work has been seen in over 600 productions over twenty years at theater and opera companies across the country and around the world. Recent projects include the Broadway production of Top Girls, Martha Clarke’s revival of Garden of Earthly Delights (Minetta Lane), the premiere of Philip Glass’s Appomattox directed by Robert Woodruff, Janos Szasz’s production of The Seagull (A.R.T.), Kafeneion (Athens/Epidaurus Festival), Rinde Eckert’s Orpheus X (Edinburgh/Hong Kong Festivals), I Capuleti et I Montecchi (Glimmerglass Opera), Tracy Lett’s new play Superior Donuts (Steppenwolf), and the S.I.T.I. Company productions of Score, Room, Hay Fever, La Dispute, and A Midsummer Night's Dream all directed by Anne Bogart. His extensive credits in opera include productions at the Boston Lyric, Chicago Lyric, Dallas, Glimmerglass, Hamburg, Houston, Los Angeles, Metropolitan, Minnesota, New York City, Nissei, Santa Fe, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington National Operas and over 40 productions for Opera Theater of Saint Louis where he was Resident Lighting Designer for twelve years. He is the recipient of an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design, the Michael Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration and numerous nominations for the Drama Desk, Lucile Lortel, Outer Critics Circle and Tony Awards.
 
Credits

Designer
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Merrily We Roll Along Laura Pels Theatre (Current) 02/19/2019 Lighting Designer
2 This Flat Earth Playwrights Horizons 04/09/2018 Lighting Designer
3 Babette's Feast Theater at St. Clement's Church 03/25/2018 Set Designer
4 Babette's Feast Theater at St. Clement's Church 03/25/2018 Lighting Designer
5 A Letter To Harvey Milk Acorn Theater 03/06/2018 Lighting Designer
6 Office Hour Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall 11/08/2017 Lighting Designer
7 On the Shore of the Wide World Linda Gross Theater 09/12/2017 Lighting Designer
8 Marie and Rosetta Linda Gross Theater 09/12/2016 Lighting Designer
9 Indecent Vineyard Theatre 05/17/2016 Lighting Designer
10 Angel Reapers Pershing Square Signature Center/ The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre 02/22/2016 Lighting Designer
11 Grounded Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Anspacher Theater 04/26/2015 Lighting Designer
12 Into the Woods Laura Pels Theatre (Current) 01/22/2015 Lighting Designer
13 The Threepenny Opera Linda Gross Theater 04/07/2014 Lighting Designer
14 Cheri Pershing Square Signature Center/ Irene Diamond Stage 12/08/2013 Lighting Designer
15 King Lear Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Newman Theater 11/08/2011 Lighting Designer
16 Room Julia Miles Theater 03/15/2011 Lighting Designer
17 Orlando East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 09/23/2010 Lighting Designer
18 Lascivious Something Julia Miles Theater 05/11/2010 Lighting Designer
19 Orpheus X The Duke on 42nd Street 12/03/2009 Lighting Designer
20 Two Unrelated Plays by David Mamet: Keep Your Pantheon and School Linda Gross Theater 09/30/2009 Lighting Designer
21 Garden of Earthly Delights Minetta Lane Theatre 11/19/2008 Set Designer
22 Garden of Earthly Delights Minetta Lane Theatre 11/19/2008 Lighting Designer
23 Ohio State Murders The Duke on 42nd Street 11/04/2007 Lighting Designer
24 Howard Katz Laura Pels Theatre (Current) 03/01/2007 Lighting Designer
25 A Spanish Play East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 02/01/2007 Lighting Designer
26 Kaos New York Theatre Workshop 12/04/2006 Lighting Designer
27 The American Pilot New York City Center/ Stage II 11/21/2006 Lighting Designer
28 Wrecks Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Anspacher Theater 10/10/2006 Lighting Designer
29 Measure for Pleasure Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Anspacher Theater 03/08/2006 Lighting Designer
30 See What I Wanna See Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Anspacher Theater 10/30/2005 Lighting Designer
31 Score New York Theatre Workshop 05/01/2005 Lighting Designer
32 Belle Epoque Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 11/21/2004 Lighting Designer
33 Between Us New York City Center/ Stage I 04/20/2004 Lighting Designer
34 Well Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall 03/28/2004 Lighting Designer
35 Don Juan Lucille Lortel Theatre 03/23/2003 Set Designer
36 Don Juan Lucille Lortel Theatre 03/23/2003 Lighting Designer
37 This Thing of Darkness Linda Gross Theater 05/30/2002 Lighting Designer
38 Room East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 05/23/2002 Lighting Designer
39 Cymbeline Lucille Lortel Theatre 01/20/2002 Set Designer
40 Cymbeline Lucille Lortel Theatre 01/20/2002 Lighting Designer
41 Everything That Rises Must Converge New York Theatre Workshop 10/30/2001 Designer
42 First Love New York Theatre Workshop 09/09/2001 Lighting Designer
43 The Butterfly Collection Playwrights Horizons 09/08/2000 Lighting Designer
44 Waste American Place Theatre 03/12/2000 Lighting Designer
45 The Tale of the Allergist's Wife New York City Center/ Stage I 02/29/2000 Lighting Designer
46 King John American Place Theatre 01/30/2000 Lighting Designer
47 Sueno MCC Theater 03/01/1999 Lighting Designer
48 Freedomland Playwrights Horizons 12/16/1998 Lighting Designer
49 The Dying Gaul Vineyard Theatre 04/25/1998 Lighting Designer
50 Anadarko MCC Theater 04/01/1998 Lighting Designer
51 Therese Raquin East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 10/29/1997 Lighting Designer
52 The Skriker Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Newman Theater 04/23/1996 Lighting Designer
53 Antigone In New York Vineyard Theatre 04/23/1996 Lighting Designer
54 Troilus and Cressida Delacorte Theater 08/04/1995 Lighting Designer
55 Silence, Cunning, Exile Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall 02/07/1995 Lighting Designer
56 Iphigenia and Other Daughters East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 01/13/1995 Lighting Designer
57 Slavs! New York Theatre Workshop 11/25/1994 Lighting Designer
58 Fallen Angel Circle in the Square Downtown 04/01/1994 Lighting Designer
59 The Day the Bronx Died American Jewish Theatre 03/05/1994 Lighting Designer
60 Blown Sideways Through Life Cherry Lane Theatre 01/07/1994 Lighting Designer
61 Day Standing on Its Head New York City Center/ Stage II 12/20/1993 Lighting Designer
62 The Rez Sisters New York Theatre Workshop 12/12/1993 Lighting Designer
63 The Lights Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 10/13/1993 Lighting Designer
64 Blown Sideways Through Life New York Theatre Workshop 09/08/1993 Lighting Designer
65 Owners New York Theatre Workshop 03/05/1993 Lighting Designer
66 Traps New York Theatre Workshop 03/05/1993 Lighting Designer
67 Mad Forest New York City Center/ Stage I 09/22/1992 Lighting Designer
68 Mad Forest Perry Street Theatre 11/22/1991 Lighting Designer
69 Love and Anger Perry Street Theatre 11/23/1990 Lighting Designer
70 Carnage, A Comedy Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Susan Stein Shiva Theater 09/08/1989 Lighting Designer
Awards
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2017 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Lighting Design Indecent Lighting Designer
2 NOMINATED 2017 Hewes Design Award, Lighting Design Indecent Lighting Designer
3 NOMINATED 2017 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Lighting Design Indecent Lighting Designer
4 NOMINATED 2016 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lighting Design Grounded Lighting Designer
5 NOMINATED 2016 Hewes Design Award, Lighting Design Angel Reapers Lighting Designer
6 WON 2009 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lighting Design Garden of Earthly Delights Lighting Designer
7 NOMINATED 2009 Hewes Design Award, Lighting Design Garden of Earthly Delights Lighting Designer
8 NOMINATED 2007 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lighting Design Kaos Lighting Designer
9 NOMINATED 2007 Hewes Design Award, Lighting Design Kaos Lighting Designer
10 NOMINATED 2005 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lighting Design Belle Epoque Lighting Designer
11 WON 2005 Hewes Design Award, Lighting Design Belle Epoque Lighting Designer
12 NOMINATED 2005 Hewes Design Award, Notable Effects Belle Epoque Lighting Designer
13 NOMINATED 2004 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lighting Design Well Lighting Designer
14 NOMINATED 2003 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Scenic Design Don Juan Set Designer
15 NOMINATED 2003 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lighting Design Don Juan Lighting Designer