Mark Henderson has over 30 years experience as a lighting designer and has designed extensively for all the major theater, dance and opera companies in the UK.
He has lit over 70 West End and over 25 Broadway productions. He was the recipient of the 1992, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2010 and 2016 Olivier Awards for Lighting Design. In 2006 won a Tony Award for The History Boys on Broadway and in 2013 won the WhatOnStage lighting design award for Sweeney Todd. He won a Welsh BAFTA in 2000 for his work on the televised opening of the Millennium Centre in Cardiff. His work has been seen both in the West End and on Broadway in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Iceman Cometh, The Judas Kiss, Copenhagen, Democracy, Hamlet, The History Boys (also in Los Angeles), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Les Parents Terribles, The Real Thing, Rowan Atkinson in Revue (also world tour), Enron, One Man Two Guvnors, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Sunset Boulevard.
Additional West End productions include The Bodyguard, The Sound of Music (also in Toronto and UK tour), Marguerite (also in Tokyo), Grease is the Word (also UK and world tours), Amy’s View, Our House, Up for Grabs, On An Average Day, Tonight’s the Night, West Side Story (also UK tour), Spend Spend Spend, Neville’s Island, Follies, Mutiny, Passion, A Few Good Men, As You Desire Me, All My Sons, When We Are Married, Hay Fever, The King’s Speech, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Sweeney Todd, Private Lives, Gypsy and Funny Girl. Other productions include Before The Dawn-Kate Bush (Hammersmith Apollo), Sunset Boulevard (UK tour), French and Saunders Live (UK tour), Eddie Izzard (Radio City and US tour) and Peter Pan (360 Theatre, London and San Francisco).
His work in opera and dance includes productions for English National Ballet (Giselle), the Metropolitan Opera (Don Carlo), English National Opera (The Flying Dutchman, Child of Our Time, On The Town, Silver Tassie), the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (Don Carlos, Manon Lescaut, Tosca, Sophie's Choice, The Flying Dutchman), Welsh National Opera (Tosca, Eugene Onegin), Opera North (Nabucco, Prince Igor, La Boheme, Madame Butterfly), Glyndebourne Festival Opera (Don Giovanni, The Fairy Queen, Hyppolyte et Aridice, The Turn of the Screw), Hong Kong Festival (Macbeth) and the Royal Ballet (Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, The Planets, The Judas Tree).