Faculty

Christopher Akerlind

Christopher Akerlind

Christopher Akerlind has designed lighting, and occasionally scenery, for over 650 productions at theater, opera, and dance companies across the country and around the world. Recent work includes Paula Vogel’s new play INDECENT (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Sting’s musical THE LAST SHIP, ROCKY THE MUSICAL (Tony nomination) , and THE GERSHWIN’S PORGY AND BESS (Tony nomination) on Broadway, KATYA KABANOVA for the Scottish Opera, and Martha Clarke’s ANGEL REAPERS, and CHERI at the Signature Theater.

A two-time Tony Award Winner, he is the recipient of an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence, three Drama Desk Awards, the Michael Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration, two Chicago area Joseph Jefferson Awards, as well as numerous nominations for the Drama Desk, Lucile Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, and Tony Awards.