BREAKING NEWS: Yesterday with a really bittersweet and emotional day for the Theater community as Tony Award winner Howell Binkley passed away at the age of 64 from a long battle with lung cancer. He's had an unforgettable career creating the unforgettable lighting in many of Broadway's hottest shows.

Binkley won 2 Tonys for BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL both for….

Jersey Boys

He was also nominated for Tonys in the same category for….

Kiss of the Spider-Woman,

In The Heights,

The 2009 revival of West Side Story,

The 2011 revival of How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,

After Midnight,

Come From Away,

and most recently last year for Ain't Too Proud.

Other notable musicals he designed lighting for included…

The 1994 revival of Grease,

High Society,


Liza Minnelli's 1999 Broadway concert residency Minnelli on Minnelli,

The 2000 revival of The Best Man,

The Full Monty,

Hollywood Arms,

Avenue Q,


The 2008 revival of Gypsy,


The 2009 revival of Guys & Dolls,

Memphis The Musical,

Million Dollar Quartet,

The 2012 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar,

Honeymoon in Vegas,

Cirque du Soleil's Paramour,


A Bronx Tale,

Prince of Broadway,

Escape to Margaritaville: The Musical,

and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

RIP to this amazing genius. Your light will continue to bright on the stage.


What is your favorite musical that Howell did the lighting for?

Tony Award-Winning Lighting Designer Howell Binkley Has Passed Away

Tony Award-winning lighting designer, Howell Binkley, has passed away after a battle with lung cancer. Binkley is currently represented on Broadway by his work on Hamilton, Ain't Too Proud, and Come From Away.

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