Sixers hire most celebrated Broadway lighting designers to enhance Wells Fargo Center - 12/14/2011
PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 14, 2011 – The Philadelphia 76ers Chief Executive Officer Adam Aron announced today that the team will work with the world-renowned lighting design team of Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer of Third Eye to enhance the atmosphere during Sixers home games at the Wells Fargo Center, just one of many upcoming improvements to be implemented.
“We said from the beginning that the Sixers were going to be world class and cutting edge in everything we do, and our hiring perhaps the best theatrical lighting designers in the world is one of many steps the 76ers are taking in improving the atmosphere at the Wells Fargo Center during our games,” Aron said. “Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer bring incomparable talent for lighting the entertainment portions of the total game experience surrounding Sixers games.”
The highly successful duo of Fisher and Eisenhauer have worked with one another for over 25 years, collectively working on over 150 Broadway productions and individually earning 27 Tony Award nominations. As a pair, they have earned Tony Awards for Lighting Design on Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk (1996) and Assassins (2004), while being nominated in the category as a duo six times.
Additionally, Fisher and Eisenhauer have brought their unparalleled experience in the field to feature films. They worked with cinematographer Dion Beebe for the lighting design on Chicago, the Oscar-winning film for Best Picture, They also designed the lighting for Burlesque, School of Rock, Dreamgirls and The Producers, among other films.
They have also lit concerts for such major artists as the Rolling Stones, Kiss, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, Simon and Garfunkel, Barbra Streisand and Neil Young among many others.
Fisher and Eisenhauer’s studio, Third Eye, is based in New York and designs lighting for a myriad of entertainment venues, including film, ballet, opera, television and rock ’n’ roll.
Fisher is yet another native Philadelphian sharing his talent with the 76ers, having been born and raised in Norristown, Pennsylvania.