Tony Award for
Best Lighting Design in a Musical
Awarded forBest Lighting Design in a Musical
LocationUnited States New York City
Presented byAmerican Theatre Wing The Broadway League
Currently held byNatasha Katz for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2023)

Tony Award for Best Lighting Design in a Musical is an award for outstanding Lighting design of a musical. The award was first presented in 2005 after the category of Best Lighting Design was divided into Lighting Design in a Play and Lighting Design in a Musical with each genre receiving its own award.

Winners and nominees

  indicates the winner


Year Designer Production
59th Tony Awards
Christopher Akerlind The Light in the Piazza
Mark Henderson Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Kenneth Posner Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Hugh Vanstone Monty Python's Spamalot
60th Tony Awards
Howell Binkley Jersey Boys
Ken Billington and Brian Monahan The Drowsy Chaperone
Natasha Katz Tarzan
Brian MacDevitt The Color Purple
61st Tony Awards
Kevin Adams Spring Awakening
Christopher Akerlind 110 in the Shade
Howard Harrison Mary Poppins
Peter Kaczorowski Grey Gardens
62nd Tony Awards
Donald Holder South Pacific
Ken Billington Sunday in the Park with George
Howell Binkley In the Heights
Natasha Katz The Little Mermaid
63rd Tony Awards
Rick Fisher Billy Elliot the Musical
Kevin Adams Hair
Next to Normal
Howell Binkley West Side Story


Year Designer Production
64th Tony Awards
Kevin Adams American Idiot
Donald Holder Ragtime
Nick Richings La Cage aux Folles
Robert Wierzel Fela!
65th Tony Awards
Brian MacDevitt The Book of Mormon
Ken Billington The Scottsboro Boys
Howell Binkley How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Peter Kaczorowski Anything Goes
66th Tony Awards
Natasha Katz Once
Christopher Akerlind Porgy and Bess
Natasha Katz Follies
Hugh Vanstone Ghost the Musical
67th Tony Awards
Hugh Vanstone Matilda the Musical
Kenneth Posner Kinky Boots
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
68th Tony Awards
Kevin Adams Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Christopher Akerlind Rocky the Musical
Howell Binkley After Midnight
Donald Holder The Bridges of Madison County
69th Tony Awards
Natasha Katz An American in Paris
Donald Holder The King and I
Ben Stanton Fun Home
Japhy Weideman The Visit
70th Tony Awards
Howell Binkley Hamilton
Peggy Eisenhauer and Jules Fisher Shuffle Along
Ben Stanton Spring Awakening
Justin Townsend American Psycho
71st Tony Awards
Bradley King Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Howell Binkley Come from Away
Natasha Katz Hello, Dolly!
Japhy Weideman Dear Evan Hansen
72nd Tony Awards
Tyler Micoleau The Band's Visit
Kevin Adams SpongeBob SquarePants
Peggy Eisenhauer and Jules Fisher Once on This Island
Donald Holder My Fair Lady
Brian MacDevitt Carousel
73rd Tony Awards
Bradley King Hadestown
Kevin Adams The Cher Show
Howell Binkley Ain’t Too Proud
Peter Mumford King Kong
Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini Beetlejuice


Year Designer Production
74th Tony Awards
Justin Townsend Moulin Rouge!
Bruno Poet Tina
Justin Townsend Jagged Little Pill
Ceremony not held
75th Tony Awards
Natasha Katz MJ
Neil Austin Company
Tim Deiling Six
Donald Holder Paradise Square
Bradley King Flying Over Sunset
Jen Schriever A Strange Loop
76th Tony Awards
Natasha Katz Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Ken Billington New York, New York
Lap Chi Chu Lerner & Loewe's Camelot
Heather Gilbert Parade
Howard Hudson & Juliet
Natasha Katz Some Like It Hot

Award records

Multiple wins

4 Wins
3 Wins
2 Wins

Multiple nominations

See also