Making 200 men on risers look 3-dimensional and individual seems like it should be easy but it is extremely difficult. The first six designers I worked with just couldn’t get it right. Steven Young understood it right off the bat, so we could concentrate on making art instead of just getting the guys on the back row in light. 

Steven has been lighting the Chorus for fifteen years now. We do big production shows with dancers, sets, costumes, video, etc. Steven is one of the main reasons our shows look so good. Easy to work with and full of stage savvy, Steven is a huge asset to our productions. I wouldn’t trade him for the highest paid Broadway designer.

Bill Bowersock
Concert Producer
GMCLA

 

 

 

AWARDS

2013 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award Nomination for Next to Normal, McCoy-Rigby Entertainment
2013 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award Nomination for Spring Awakening, La Mirada Performing Arts Center
2011 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award Nomination for Miss Saigon, McCoy-Rigby Entertainment
2010 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award Nomination for Carousel, Reprise Theatre Company
2010 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award Nomination for God Save Gertrude, Theatre@Boston Court
2009 LADCC Nomination for Kiss of the Spider Woman, Havok Theatre Company
2008 Ovation Award for Jekyll & Hyde, Cabrillo Music Theatre
2008 LADCC Award for Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story, Havok Theatre Company
2007 Ovation Award for Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings, Theatre@Boston Court
2007 LA Weekly Award for Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings, Theatre@Boston Court
2005 Ovation Award for Songs for  a New World, Rubicon Theatre Company
2005 Inland Theatre League Award for 1776, Performance Riverside
2004 Angstrom Lifetime Achievement Award, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle
2004 Inland Theatre League Award for Children of Eden, Performance Riverside
2004 Inland Theatre League Award for Once on this Island, Performance Riverside
2003 Inland Theatre League Award for Sweeney Todd, Performance Riverside
2003 Inland Theatre League Award for Forever Plaid, Performance Riverside
2003 Inland Theatre League Award for Big River, Performance Riverside
2003 Inland Theatre League Award for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Performance Riverside
2002 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award Nomination for The Laramie Project, Theatre@Boston Court
2002 Robby Award for Side Show, The Colony Theatre
2002 Inland Theatre League Award for The Scarlet Pimpernel, Performance Riverside
2002 Inland Theatre League Award for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Performance Riverside
2001 Inland Theatre League Award for Jesus Christ Superstar, Performance Riverside

Backstage West Garland Awards for:
Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings, Theatre@Boston Court
A Picture of Dorian Gray, Theatre@Boston Court
Hot Mikado, Musical Theatre West
Side Show, The Colony Theatre
2009 Outstanding Season of Lighting Design