Three-time TONY nominee Ben Stanton designs lighting for theater, concerts, dance, and events. Recent Broadway credits include Ayad Akhtar’s JUNK at Lincoln Center Theater, the revival of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION (starring Allison Janney, Corey Hawkins, and John Benjamin Hickey); Deaf West Theater’s revival of SPRING AWAKENING; Becky Mode’s FULLY COMMITTED (starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson); and FUN HOME (Broadway, Off-Broadway, 1st National Tour, London).
Ben has designed concerts and tours for recording artists such as Beirut, Melanie Martinez, Regina Spektor, Sufjan Stevens, and St. Vincent, and has designed several large-scale concert/theater hybrid performances including ROAD TRIP featuring Bang On A Can Allstars (BAM Opera House / Ford Theater, LA), RECONFIGURATION – An Evening with Other Lives (BAM Opera House), PLANETARIUM featuring Bryce Dessner, Nico Mulhy, & Sufjan Stevens (BAM Opera House / Disney Concert Hall, LA / Sydney Opera House), and BLACK MOUNTAIN SONGS featuring Bryce Dessner, Richard Reed Parry, & the Brooklyn Youth Chorus (BAM Harvey Theater / Barbican, London). He serves as the resident lighting director for Skylight Modern, and he’s the founder and principal designer at Stanton Collaborative, a group that specializes in bringing a theatrical aesthetic to corporate events, concerts, and installations. Ben graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with degrees in theater and jazz performance, and he lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the projection designer Lucy Mackinnon, and their two children.