Neil Austin is a multiple Tony and Olivier award-winning lighting designer,

working internationally on plays, musicals, opera and dance.



You can currently see his work on:


Harry Potter & the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre, London, the Lyric Theatre, New York & the Princess Theatre, Melbourne

Company at the Gielgud Theatre, London

Cinderella for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles



Forthcoming shows include:


Ink at the Friedman Theatre, Broadway, New York

Rosmersholm at the Duke of York’s Theatre, West End, London

The Starry Messenger at the Wyndhams Theatre, West End, London

Bitter Wheat at the Garrick Theatre, West End, London

The Hunt at the Almeida Theatre, London

The Night of the Iguana at the Nöel Coward Theatre, West End, London

Blues in the Night at the Kiln Theatre, London

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child at the Curran Theatre, San Francisco & the Grossmarkt Theatre, Hamburg



Recent shows include:


Travesties on Broadway

Hughie on Broadway, starring Forrest Whitaker

The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Red, Labour of Love, Ink, The Goat, Photograph 51 & Shakespeare in Love in the West End

Ink, Albion & The Treatment at the Almeida Theatre

Woyzeck at the Old Vic Theatre

Carousel at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Travesties & Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory




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He was named as one of the 25 Pacesetters on the London Arts Scene by Variety in 2007


He is a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.




Award Nominations:




Tony Nominations

Best Lighting Design of a Play - 2018 - Harry Potter & the Cursed Child, Broadway

Best Lighting Design of a Play - 2010 - Hamlet, Broadway

Best Lighting Design of a Play - 2010 - Red, Broadway


Drama Desk Nominations

Outstanding Lighting Design of a Play - 2018 - Harry Potter & the Cursed Child, Broadway

Outstanding Lighting Design - 2016 - Hughie, Broadway

Outstanding Lighting Design - 2012 - Evita, Broadway

Outstanding Lighting Design - 2010 - Hamlet, Broadway

Outstanding Lighting Design - 2010 - Red, Broadway


Laurence Olivier Nominations

Best Lighting Design - 2017 - Harry Potter & the Cursed Child, West End

Best Lighting Design - 2016 - The Winter’s Tale

Best Lighting Design - 2011 - The White Guard

Best Lighting Design - 2009 - Piaf

Best Lighting Design - 2009 - No Man’s Land

Best Lighting Design - 2007 - Therese Raquin


Outer Critics Circle Nominations

Outstanding Lighting Design - 2018 - Harry Potter & the Cursed Child, Broadway

Outstanding Lighting Design - 2012 - Evita, Broadway

Outstanding Lighting Design - 2007 - Frost Nixon, Broadway


Knight of Illumination Nominations

Best Lighting Design: Musical - 2015 - Assassins

Best Lighting Design: Musical - 2012 - Company

Best Lighting Design: Musical - 2011 - Passion

Best Lighting Design: Play - 2010 - Judgement Day

Best Lighting Design: Play - 2009 - Twelfth Night

Best Lighting Design: Musical - 2009 - Piaf

Best Lighting Design: Musical - 2008 - Parade


Whatsonstage.com Nominations

Best Lighting Design - 2019 - Company, West End

Best Lighting Design - 2017 - Harry Potter & the Cursed Child, West End

Best Lighting Designer - 2012 - Betty Blue Eyes

Best Lighting Designer - 2011 - The Prince of Homburg & Women Beware Women

Best Lighting Designer - 2010 - Madame de Sade & Life is a Dream

Best Lighting Designer - 2009 - Oedipus, Piaf & No Mans Land


Irish Times Theatre Nominations

Best Designer: Lighting - 2009 - No Mans Land


LA Stage Alliance Ovation Nominations

Lighting Design (Large Theatre) - 2010 - Parade


Manchester Theatre Awards

Design - 2013 - Macbeth


Falstaff Awards

Best Lighting Design - 2016 - The Winter’s Tale

Best Lighting Design - 2013 - Macbeth

Tony Award

2010

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Red

at the Golden Theatre, Broadway

Drama Desk Award

2010

Outstanding Lighting Design

Red

at the Golden Theatre, Broadway

LDI Redden Award

2010

Excellence in Lighting Design

Red & Hamlet

on Broadway, New York

Backstage Garland Award 2010

Lighting Design

Parade

at the Mark Taper Forum Los Angeles

Laurence Olivier Award

2011

Best Lighting Design

The White Guard

at the National Theatre, London

Knight of Illumination Award

2012

Best Lighting Design: Musical Theatre

Company

at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Knight of Illumination Award 2008

Best Lighting Design: Musical Theatre

Parade

at the Donmar Warehouse

Falstaff Award

2013

Best Lighting Design

Macbeth

at the Manchester International Festival

Falstaff Award

2016

Best Lighting Design

The Winter’s Tale

at the Garrick Theatre, West End

Drama Desk Award

2018

Outstanding Lighting Design for a play

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child

at the Lyric Theatre, Broadway

Tony Award

2018

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child

at the Lyric Theatre, Broadway

Laurence Olivier Award

2017

Best Lighting Design

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child

at the Palace Theatre, West End

Outer Critics Circle Award

2018

Outstanding Lighting Design

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child

at the Lyric Theatre, Broadway

Whatsonstage Award

2017

Best Lighting Design

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child

at the Palace Theatre, West End