Tony Giovannetti’s work as lighting designer encompasses the worlds of experimental dance and theater, spectacle, site-specific work and straight plays. He was technical director and lighting designer for Meredith Monk for over 30 year’s for which he received a BESSIE Award. He did lighting epic works including Recent Ruins, Facing North, Paris-Venice-Milan and the Plateau Series as well as re-staging’s of Education of the Girlchild and Quarry. Turtle Dreams Cabaret in London and NY, Monk’s Vessel at The Guggenheim Museum and Dolmen Music and the Monk retrospective at The Whitney Museum
Giovannetti has also done lighting for Obie award-winning work by Lee Nagrin (Behind the Lid with Basil Twist, Bird/ Bear) as well as movement artists Jeannie Hutchins, Blondell Cummings, Ann Carlson and Sara Pearson/Patrik Widrig, Paul Langland, Susan Rethorst, and Jin hi Kim. His work has been seen at venues including BAM, La Mama, Carnegie Hall, The Kitchen, The Joyce Theater, PS 122 and DTW (now NYLA) as well as nationally at The Walker, SF Art Institute, and the Wexner Center and international locations such as Theatre de la Bastille and the Cartoucherie in Paris, the Opera House in Parma, Teatro Rondo in Florence, The Mickery in Amsterdam and many others.
As Lighting Designer for Dancing in the Streets, Giovannetti lit the multiple level works of Stephan Koplowitz and other choreographers in Grand Central Terminal, 30th Street Station, Union Station and American Museum of Natural History. He created lighting for David Rousseve’s Colored Children Flying By at the then under construction Bradbury Building in Los Angeles and created lighting for five artists including Elizabeth Streb at the State of Illinois Center in Chicago.
As resident Lighting Designer of Studio Dante, a theater created by Michael and Victoria Imperioli, from 2004 -2008 Giovannetti designed lighting for 14 original plays by American playwrights. Giovannetti has done lighting for the MET Opera and NY Philharmonic in the Parks since 2007. Last year he did special lighting for Mariah Carey as part of the Phil in Central Park.
In addition, over the last 30 years, Tony Giovannetti has been at the Metropolitan Opera as Head of the Electric Shop. He has been teaching lighting technology at City Tech since 2005.

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