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Jonathan Spencer

Jonathan Spencer was the assistant lighting designer for Legally Blond, which opened on Broadway in 2007 and studio lighting assistant for Wicked at the George Gershwin Theatre in 2003.

Spencer was the assistant lighting designer for Phillip Glass' 2002 opera Galileo Galilei at the Albert Ivar Goodman Theatre in Chicago, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, and The Barbican in the UK, and for The Notebooks of Leonardo daVinci, a 2003 co-production between New York's Second Stage Theatre and the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.  

New York credits include the off-Broadway productions of Who Is Floyd Stearn?(2004) at the 47th Street Theatre, Squeeze Box (2004)at the Acorn Theatre, and The Public Theater's 2000 production of John Moran's Book of the Dead: Second Avenue.  

He is a technical associate of Sachs Morgan Studio, collaborating in the design of stage lighting, stage rigging, and architectural lighting since 2001. Spencer's current projects for Sachs Morgan Studio include the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theatre and the Granada in Santa Barbara; past projects include Dodger Stages, Waterbury Palace and Magnet School, Kennedy Center Opera House, and Temple Emanu-El, among others.

Spencer designed the lighting for Penobscot Theatre Company's production of Little Shop of Horrors in 2008, several productions of Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses, and for the Bronx Opera Company's Don Pasquale (2000).

He spent two seasons as resident lighting designer for the Hartt School musical theater training program in Hartford, Conn.

Spencer received an MFA in Lighting Design from Ohio University in 1998. He is a member of United Scenic Artists.