"The lighting in Nina Simone: Four Women helped shape the plot of the play since the set remained constant. The manipulation of lights helped set the tone of specific scenes as well as assisting the audience to determine where to focus and what was important from moment to moment."
"Natasha Katz’s innumerable talents shine in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, which demonstrates her keen sense of mood and deep reverence for the set and small cast. It might be the opposite of her recent musicals and ballets; considered together, Katz’s range is practically unmatched."
"Created on Broadway using entirely LED lights (though you wouldn’t know if they hadn’t told you), under the circumstances, the range of colors, variations, specified emphases are just as powerful as any design using traditional forms of lighting."
"The Breakthrough Prize content succeeded in capturing the texture, mood, and architecture of the venue’s open environment, providing a cohesive theme throughout the night as it matched the mood and message of each segment."
"Creating picturesque moments, episode after episode, season after season, with the same set, seems to fall onto lighting’s lap more often than not. This season showed us that The Voice team still brings diverse, iconic imagery to every performance with rich colors, sharp edges, and musical energy while maintaining camera-friendly standards"
"Deftly hopping from the arena and stadium scale of The Killers to the more intimate but no less impactful club shows for Hozier, Douglas’ design reminded the judges how a skilled designer tailors his craft to match the artist, not the other way around."
“Arguably the most significant technological achievement in the history of mankind, Benjamin Pearcy's design for this incredible event supported but never upstaged the projection on the Washington Monument. We loved it!”
"This is one of those works that just. didn't. stop! Breathtaking 8K canvases were used thoughtfully to wrap this iconic artist in imaginative media that at every step enhanced the experience and never distracted.”
“A Saturn V rocket? Life-size on the side of the Washington Monument? What’s not to love? It would have been easy to over complicate this project, but the total focus on accuracy and detail made this the perfect celebration of this triumph, 50 years ago!”
“Billie Eilish is reinventing contemporary music in remarkable ways, doubly impressive for one so young. It was clear to the judges that Nick Whitehouse and team really worked to understand Eilish's ethos and aesthetics, to create this visually stunning work.”