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Natasha Katz


Natasha Katz is a lighting designer who works extensively in the worlds of Broadway, Opera, and Ballet. She trained at Oberlin College and was mentored in the early stages of her career by Roget Morgan. She recently received her 15th Tony Award nomination and 7th Tony win for lighting design for MJ The Musical. Among her over 65 Broadway show credits are lighting designs for Gypsy (1989), My Fair Lady (1993), Beauty and the Beast (1994), Aida (2000, Tony Award), The Glass Menagerie (2005, 2013, Tony Award), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2005), A Chorus Line (2006), The Coast of Utopia (2007, Tony Award), The Addams Family (2010), Follies (2011), Once (2012, Tony Award), An American in Paris (2015, Tony Award), Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2016, Tony Award), Hello, Dolly! (2017), Frozen (2018), Springsteen on Broadway (2021), and MJ The Musical (2022, Tony Award). She has subsequently recreated her designs for many of these productions around the world and was recently inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in New York.  

Katz frequently works with choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, collaborating on projects including The Winter’s Tale, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Tryst, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, and Swan Lake. Other collaborations with Wheeldon include Continuum for San Francisco Ballet and Carnival of the Animals and An American in Paris for New York City Ballet. Her other dance work includes American Ballet Theatre’s production of Don Quixote and productions with companies including The Royal Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, the Metropolitan Opera, and New York City Opera.  

Her film work includes Barrymore starring Christopher Plummer and Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth. She has also worked on the HBO television specials Mambo Mouth and Side-O-Rama. 

Her permanent audio-visual shows include The Masquerade Village at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas and Big Bang at the Hayden planetarium in New York.