Jennifer Tipton

Jennifer Tipton (born September 11, 1937) is an American lighting designer. She has designed for dance, theater, and opera.

She has served as Professor (Adjunct) of Design at the Yale School of Drama since 1981. Tipton trained many lighting designers, including Donald Holder, Christopher Akerlind, Michael Chybowski, M.L. Geiger and Robert Wierzel. 2006 Tony award winner Howell Binkley assisted her for many years.

A 1991 biographical article in The New York Times stated: “There are perhaps a dozen lighting designers in the country who work steadily enough to support themselves by their art, and maybe half a dozen who are acclaimed and in demand. Among these is Jennifer Tipton, characterized most often for the impeccability of her taste and a certain precision and cerebral quality to her work — which have earned her two Tony awards, among other prizes during her 25 years in the theater.”

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
Lighting Designer for colored girls who have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf 1975-76 Season