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Ken Billington

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Film Production - Lighting/Electrical (special)

Little Women From the Houston Grand Opera (2001)
The Houston Grand Opera's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's story of the coming of age of the four March sisters -- Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy -- in 19th century New England.
Target Stars on Ice (1999)
Champion figure skaters perform from the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, New York to benefit Target House.
Riverdance: Live at New York City (1998)
Dance and music performance by the Riverdance Irish Dance Troupe. Features signature numbers and pieces that speak to the Irish-American immigrant experience, including "The American Wake," a segment that pays homage to a communal leave-taking that combines the desolation of parting with a defiant n
Discover Stars On Ice (1998)
Coverage of the 13th annual "Discover Stars on Ice" tour of Olympic champion figure skaters from Lake Placid, New York.
Sergei Grinkov: Celebration of a Life (1996) as Lighting Designer ("Stars On Ice")
Skating event celebrating the life of two-time Olympic pairs gold medalist Sergei Grinkov, who died after a practice session in Lake Placid, New York in November 1995.
Tru (1992)
Robert Morse plays Truman Capote in a performance of the one-man Broadway play, "Tru."
Madama Butterfly (1989)
The Lyric Opera of Chicago's 1985 production of Puccini's opera, set in the late nineteenth century in the city of Nagasaki, about a young Japanese woman who weds an American naval officer who later abandons her and the child she bore him.
New Moon: New City Opera at Wolf Trap, The (1989)
A production of Sigmund Romberg's swashbuckling operetta set in 18th-century New Orleans. Members of the New York City Opera perform from Wolf Trap Farm Park. In the operetta, Robert Mission works as a bondservant in New Orleans in 1792 to avoid detection that he is really a French nobleman wanted f
Show Boat (1989)
A performance of Jerome Kern's classic 1928 musical, "Show Boat." Set aboard Mississippi riverboats at the turn of the century, it tells the story of the bittersweet romance between Magnolia Hawkes, daughter of the "Cotton Blossom" captain, and Gaylord Ravenal, a rakish riverboat gambler.
Philadelphia Orchestra With Andre Watts at Wolf Trap, The (1989)
A "Great Performances" special featuring The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yuri Temirkanov and pianist Andre Watts, performing works by Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff and Benjamin Britten. Taped during a live performance from Wolf Trap Farm Park.
Our Town (1989) as Lighting Designer (Television)
A performance of the 1989 Broadway revival of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about life in a small New England town at the turn of the century.
Aspern Papers, The (1989)
A telecast of Dominick Argento's opera based on Henry James' novella of the same name. In the opera, set in a crumbling villa on Lake Como, Italy, in 1895 (with flashbacks to 1835), a long-retired and reclusive diva lives with her unmarried niece. A scholar charms his way into their impoverished hou
Wolf Trap Salutes Dizzy Gillespie: An All-Star Tribute to the Jazz Master (1988) as Lighting Designer
A "Great Performances" broadcast of a concert taped at Wolf Trap Farm Park in June 1987, celebrating Dizzy Gillespie's 70th birthday. Included are film clips of Dizzy with other historical figures in jazz, stills and sound recordings, and interviews with friends and colleagues.
Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne (1987) as Lighting
A tribute to composer Jule Styne taped in New York City at the St. James Theatre on January 26-28, 1987. The program features renditions of Styne standards, clips of Gene Autry, Doris Day, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra performing his songs, and the composer talking with various personalities.
Music Makers: An ASCAP Celebration of American Music at Wolf Trap, The (1987)
A "Great Performances" presentation saluting the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), founded in 1914 and with a membership today of nearly 40,000 writers and publishers. The program was taped at Wolf Trap Farm Park in June 1987, and features performers from every aspect of
Celebrating Gershwin (1987)
A two-part special that celebrates the music and life of composer George Gershwin. The first part, "The Jazz Age," traces the composer's career from 1919 when he had his first hit, "Swanee," through the '20s when he composed his first big orchestral piece, "Rhapsody in Blue." The second part, "'S Wo
Aida (1987) as Lighting Designer
A performance of Verdi's opera, taped on October 15, 1987, at Houston's Wortham Theater Center, the new home of the Houston Grand Opera.
Candide (1986)
A live broadcast of the New York City Opera's production of Leonard Bernstein's operatic adaptation of Voltaire's short novel about the nature of good and evil in this, "the best of all possible worlds."
Willie Stark (1981)
"Willie Stark" is the story of a small-time politician who rises from a humble background to become a shrewd, but corrupt, governor of a state in the deep South.

Misc. Crew (special)

Broadway '97: Launching the Tonys (1997)
Special complementing CBS's presentation of the 51st Annual Tony Awards, honoring excellence in the Broadway theater. The special features highlights of the 1996-97 Broadway season, including scenes from productions and interviews with actors and artists. Also included is the live presentation of te

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