Chris Parry

Chris Parry


Chris Parry, a lighting designer who worked internationally and won a Tony Award for his work on Broadway, has died. He was 54 and lived in San Diego, where he was a professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of California, San Diego. An Englishman by birth, he worked only a handful of times on Broadway, but was well honored for his efforts. His lighting designs for the original New York stagings of Les Liasons Dangereuses, The Who's Tommy and Tennessee Williams' early play Not About Nightingales were all Tony-nominated. He won the Tony for Tommy and Drama Desk Awards for all three shows.

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  • Born: 1953 in UNITED KINGDOM
  • Death: Jan 19, 2007 in San Diego, CA, USA


Drama Desk Award
1999 Outstanding Lighting Design Not About Nightingales Winner
1996 Outstanding Lighting Design A Midsummer Night's Dream Nominee
1993 Outstanding Lighting Design The Who's Tommy Winner
1987 Outstanding Lighting Design Les Liaisons Dangereuses Winner
Tony Award
1999 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Not About Nightingales Nominee
1993 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) The Who's Tommy Winner
1987 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Les Liaisons Dangereuses Nominee