Ken Billington: A Performing Arts Legacy Project site

Media Archive

Audio Archive:


Video Archive:




NYPL (1998) Interview with Ken Billington

Ken Billington Video Archive at the New York Public Library Division of Theatre on Film and Tape

Design (Working In The Theatre #299)

Putting It Together – Lighting Design, Part 1

Putting It Together – Lighting Design, Part 2

GLP’s 10 Out Of 10 With Ken Billington – Extended Edition

Meet the Lighting Designer behind London Rocks | Busch Gardens Williamsburg VA


Photo Archive:

Al Hirschfeld- 1979

In 1978 I thought it would be nice to have a Al Hirschfeld sketch. He was in the NY Times every Sunday and was an icon. The Margo Fiden Gallery in the East Village, where I had framing done represented Al Hirschfeld, I asked Margo if I could commission him to sketch me at the theatre. He agreed and it was decided that he would come to the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center while I was in technical rehearsal for the New York City Opera production of Naughty Marietta. He asked for a head shot and then showed up at the theatre while I was lighting, I noticed him wandering around looking at me and sketching. In the picture you will see me with long hair with a headset in one hand and a pencil in the right hand. On the table in front of me is the headset master station and a cup of coffee. On the music stand is a copy of the script. After Al left, a week later the gallery called and the sketch was ready. Nina’s name appears 3 times.


Interview Links:

New York’s Prince of Lighting, An Interview With Ken Billington

Gotta dance: Ken Billington finds himself Footloose on Broadway

Billington strikes again

31 Days Of Plots: A Chorus Line For New York City Center Encores Series

Keep Calm And Design On

31 Days Of Plots: White Christmas

Northern Lights at Philadelphia Zoo’s LumiNature

31 Days of Plots: Northern Lights at LumiNature

Proteus Helps Transform Philadelphia Zoo for LumiNature