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Tony Giovannetti Lighting Design & Theater Production     212-645-6412


Lighting Design primarily in the avant-garde performance/dance area (i.e. Meredith Monk, Jeannie Hutchins, and Sara Pearson/Patrik Widrig) as well as Site-Specific performance and installations (i.e. Dancing in the Streets, Sham Mosher, Martha Bowers, and Stephen Koplowitz). In addition, work in electric construction for the Metropolitan Opera, doing special effects, automation & special scenery construction for new productions such as Voyage, the Ghosts of Versailles, Lady Macbeth, Midsummer Night's Dream the Robert Wilson Lohengrin, and the upcoming Tristan and Isolde.

Recent Design Credits:

Meredith Monk, Politics of Quiet, Brooklyn Academy Next Wave, Volcano Songs & Facing North, international touring as well as NYC venues St. Marks, PS 122, etc., Sara Pearson/Patrik Widrig, Ordinary Festivals, Joyce Theatre, PS 122, Central Park Summerstage., St. Marks' Danspace,.  Jeannie Hutchins, Laughed so Hard I thought I'd Cry, PS 122.  Sham Mosher, Shadow's Tearing, Site-Specific monumental work, 3rd Ave can factory, Brooklyn.  Martha Bowers, Blue Train , Site-Specific @ Wagon Train Project, Lincoln Nebraska. Annie Lanzillotto, Site-Specific performance at the Arthur Avenue Market, Bronx. NYC Water Tunnel #3, Marty Pottenger, Judith Anderson Theatre.  Martha Bowers' Safe Harbor, Site-specific work on the Brooklyn waterfront & water.

Other Associations:

Dancing in the Streets, Lighting Designer, 1985 to present, for productions in non-theatre settings including: State of Illinois Building, Chicago, 30th St. Station , Philadelphia, Bradbury Bldg., Los Angeles, Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Columbus, (while the building was under construction) Union Station, Washington, Grand Central Terminal, four performance spaces, including dance-lighting collaboration in five-story VanderbiltWindows, three halls of the American Museum of Natural History, NY, Roosevelt Island , ruins of the Smallpox Hospital, NY, Beard St. Piers, Red Hook, NY.

Meredith Monk/The House, Lighting Design, 1978 to present, at venues including: St. Marks' Danspace, Wintergarden At WFC, Playhouse, Opera House and Leperq Space at BAM, Carnegie Hall, LaMama, the Joyce and PS 122. In addition the company has toured extensively, both in the US and internationally. European cities include Paris, London, Berlin, Milan, Venice, Vienna, Stockholm, Belgrade, Lisbon, Avignon, and Copenhagen, as well as Asian stops in Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Taipei.

Touring, etc. Extensive theatrical touring in the US, Europe, and some Asia as both Lighting Designer & Technical Director.  Including Metropolitan Opera tours to Japan, asst. electrician, Bolshoi Ballet US tour, Head Electrician.


New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) in Lighting Design, 1985

Museum Installations:

Soundings, Neuberger Museum, Suny Purchase, Dolmen Music by Meredith Monk, sound and light installation.
Whitney Museum, Dolmen Music, sound and light installation.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, "Life/Art", lighting design, installation of Meredith Monk


United Scenic Artists, Local 829 Lighting Design
Theatrical Protective Union Local 1 (IATSE)


New York City Master Electrician's License
State of New Jersey, Licensed Electrician


Fordham University,  BA Communications
New York University, MFA Theatre Design

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