Rui Rita (Production Designer) Broadway Lighting Design: The Trip To Bountiful starring Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Condola Rashad at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, Present Laughter starring Victor Garber at the American Airlines for Roundabout Theatre Company, Dividing the Estate starring Elizabeth Ashley at the Booth Theater for Lincoln Center Theater, Old Acquaintance starring Margaret Colin and Harriet Harris at the American Airlines Theatre for Roundabout Theatre Company, Enchanted April starring Molly Ringwald (2003 Outer Critics Circle nomination-Best Lighting Design), The Price starring Harris Yulin at the Royale Theatre, A Thousand Clowns starring Judd Hirsch for the Roundabout Theatre Company and Medea starring Diana Rigg at the Longacre Theatre.
Off Broadway Lighting Design: The World Premieres of The Old Friends (Signature); Dividing the Estate (Primary Stages); Big Bill, The Carpetbagger’s Children, Far East, and Ancestral Voices (Lincoln Center Theater); Moonlight and Magnolias (Manhattan Theatre Club); Engaged (Theatre for a New Audience, 2005 Obie Award); Endpapers and Dinner with Friends (Variety Arts).? Additional revivals of Talley?s Folly (Roundabout); Piano Lesson (Signature); Crimes of the Heart (Second Stage); The Day Emily Married (Primary Stages); Antony and Cleopatra (New York Shakespeare Festival); Vita and Virginia.
Working throughout North America Mr. Rita?s credits include work with the Alley Theatre in Houston, Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Arena Stage in Washington DC, American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, Center Stage in Baltimore, Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC, The Guthrie in Minneapolis, Goodman Theatre in Chicago, The Hartford Stage in Connecticut, The Huntington Theatre in Boston, The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC, Vancouver Opera in Canada and over forty productions with the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts, where Mr. Rita designed for many seasons.
He has designed productions starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave, David Hyde Pierce, Christopher and Dana Reeve, Lewis Black, Marisa Tomei, Melissa Errico, Betty Buckley, Kate Burton, Victor Garber, Eric Stoltz, Olympia Dukakis, Andrea Martin, Hope Davis, Blythe Danner, James Whitmore, Calista Flockhart, Christopher Walken, Cherry Jones, Frank Langella, Treat Williams, Justine Bateman, Christine Lahti and George Wendt.