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Brian MacDevitt
Brian MacDevitt, Associate Professor in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Nominated for Sixth Tony Award.

Brian MacDevitt, Associate Professor, Lighting Design in UMD’s School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) was nominated this week for his sixth Tony Award for best lighting for the play Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, directed by Mike Nichols.  MacDevitt won a Tony in 2011 for his lighting design of The Book of Mormon, and recently received rave reviews for his lighting work on the Maryland Opera Studio production of Miss Havisham’s Fire and Postcards from Morocco, part of the recent Art of Argento Celebration.

MacDevitt has been on the TDPS faculty since 2009, where he guides UMD grad students to their MFAs, while also designing about four Broadway shows per year.  This week’s announcement marks MacDevitt’s twelfth Tony nomination for his lighting work.

The Tony Awards have been presented by Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing since 1967, the year of the first Tony telecast. Named for Antoinette Perry (1888-1946), an actress, stage director and philanthropist who was a founder of the American Theatre Wing, the 66th Annual Tony Awards will be held on Sunday June 10, 2012.