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Jeff Croiter ’93

Jeff Croiter ’93 is a New York-based lighting designer.

He works on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, dance, opera, special events, regional theatre, and touring productions. 

Croiter has received Tony®, Hewes, and Bass Awards and has been nominated for Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Lortel, Ovation, Irne, and Audelco Awards.

He designed the lighting for Penn & Teller at the Rio in Las Vegas and The Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center.

Broadway credits include:

  • Freestyle Love Supreme
  • Bandstand
  • Falsettos
  • Something Rotten
  • Holiday Inn
  • Newsies
  • Peter and the Starcatcher
  • Penn & Teller
  • Disaster
  • Next Fall
  • Mothers and Sons
  • The Pee-wee Herman Show
  • Kiki and Herb
  • A Time to Kill
  • Soul Doctor
  • Jekyll and Hyde
  • The Performers
  • The Anarchist

His work has been seen at New York theatres, including The Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club, Shakespeare in the Park, Signature Theatre, Second Stage, The Public Theatre, The New Group, Playwrights Horizons, The Atlantic, The Vineyard, Primary Stages, Ars Nova, MCC, Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New World Stages, The Westside Theatre, and The Joyce Theatre.

Regional theatre credits include The Guthrie Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Barrington Stage, McCarter Theatre, Kennedy Center, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Center Theatre Group, The Huntington, The Alliance Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Trinity Rep, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse, Ford’s Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, and NY Stage and Film. Jeff has been the lighting designer for Jennifer Muller The Works since 1996 and is a producer of the hit web comedy Submissions Only.

Awards / Residencies

Tony® Award

Best Lighting Design Of A Play

2012 | Winner  | Peter and the Starcatcher

Lighting Design

The Hewes Design Awards

Lighting Design 
2011 | Winner | Peter and the Starcatcher
2019  |  Nominee  |  Macbeth
2018 | Nominee | Good for Otto
2016 | Nominee | Mercury Fur
2013  | Nominee | The Last Five Years

 Drama Desk

Outstanding Lighting Design For A Musical

2017 | Nominee  | Bandstand

Outer Critics Circle Awards

Outstanding Lighting Design

2015  |  Nominee | Something Rotten!

The Lucille Lortel Awards

Outstanding Lighting Design

2007 |  Nominee  | The Internationalist
2022  | Nominee  |  Black No More