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Neil Austin is a Lighting Designer working internationally on plays, musicals, opera and dance and is a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

In 2017, Neil was awarded his second Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design, for HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, after winning in 2011 for THE WHITE GUARD. In 2010 he was awarded the Tony Award (Best Lighting Design of a Play) for RED, and was nominated for the Outer Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Lighting Designer for EVITA.

He was nominated for Best Lighting Design in the 2009 Laurence Olivier Awards for PIAF & NO MAN'S LAND and was also nominated in the Irish Times Theatre Awards for Best Designer: Lighting for NO MAN'S LAND.  Further awards and nominations include Best Musical Theatre Lighting Design Award at the 2008 Knight of Illumination Awards for PARADE at the Donmar Warehouse, Best Lighting Design Nomination at the 2007 Laurence Olivier Awards for THERESE RAQUIN at the National Theatre, Outstanding Lighting Design Nomination at the 2007 Outer Critics Circle Awards for FROST/NIXON on Broadway, Best Lighting Designer Nomination in the 2009 Awards for OEDIPUS, PIAF & NO MAN'S LAND.  Neil was named as one of the 25 Pacesetters on the London Arts Scene by Variety in 2007.

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