I have been extremely fortunate in having the privilege of working with some of the greatest directors in American theatre history: Garland Wright, Jack O’Brien, Des McAnuff, Lloyd Richards, Dan Sullivan, Doug Hughes, Sharon Ott, Tony Taccone, Carey Perloff, Adrian Hall, Edward Payson Call and Warner Shook, to name only a few; and being the first lighting designer to light plays by Robert Schenkkan, Tony Kushner, August Wilson, Amy Freed, Nilo Cruz, Richard Greenberg, Craig Lucas, and Philip Kan Gotanda. I have also designed the lighting for most of Shakespeare’s plays, as well as Chekhov’s, Ibsen’s and Moliere’s. I’ve done a couple of shows on Broadway and a few Off-Broadway.
I am a lucky man.
To have lit The Kentucky Cycle, Angels in America, The Woman Warrior, Ballad of Yachiyo, four productions of Hamlet, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom… I have been allowed to wrestle with some of the greatest plays.
I have also been fortunate to have built an outstanding architectural lighting practice, with over 200 architectural projects that I have helped guide to completion.
I’ve written a couple of novels under my nom de plume Peter Alexei – working on the third – as well as a bunch of plays that have yet to be produced.
My greatest work has been raising Noah and Fiona, and my greatest blessing has been to be married to their mother, Eileen.