Broadway Will Dim Its Lights in Memory of Tony Winner Geoffrey Holder | Playbill

News Broadway Will Dim Its Lights in Memory of Tony Winner Geoffrey Holder The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed Oct. 10 at 7:45 PM for one minute in memory of Geoffrey Holder, the Tony Award-winning director and costume designer of The Wiz, who died Oct. 5 at the age of 84.

Geoffrey Holder
Geoffrey Holder

"No one who saw The Wiz will ever forget the memorable experience, in large part thanks to the direction and design brought to the Broadway stage by Geoffrey Holder,” said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League. “An incredibly talented artist seen in many mediums, his visual creativity and influence was unforgettable.”

Geoffrey Holder was a multi-talented stage and film artist who directed and designed the original Broadway production of The Wiz, for which he won two 1975 Tony Awards — for Best Direction of a Musical and Best Costume Design. In 1978 Mr. Holder directed and choreographed the Broadway musical Timbuktu!, receiving a 1978 Tony Award nomination for Best Costume Design.

Read's obituary for Mr. Holder here.

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