Tharon Musser

Designer, Assistant
( b. Jan 08, 1925 Roanoke, Virginia, USA - d. Apr 19, 2009 Newtown, Connecticut, USA ) Female
Biography: Tharon Musser was born on January 8, 1925 in Roanoke, Virginia. She attended Berea College and Yale University. She is survived by her life partner, lighting designer Marilyn Rennagel.

Film/TV Credits: Lighting designer for "The Wiz" (Video) and "Pacific Overtures" (TV Movie).

Trivia:
In 1975, she brought new technology to the industry as A Chorus Line was the first Broadway show to use a fully computerized lighting console instead of manually operated "piano boards."

She did lighting for 13 seasons of the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut.

The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in her honor on April 20, 2009.  

Broadway Production Credits

A Chorus Line
Musical, Drama, Revival
Oct 05, 2006 - Aug 17, 2008
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Lonesome West
Play, Original
Apr 27, 1999 - Jun 13, 1999
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Uncle Vanya
Play, Drama, Revival
Feb 23, 1995 - Mar 19, 1995
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Laughter on the 23rd Floor
Play, Comedy, Original
Nov 22, 1993 - Aug 27, 1994
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Goodbye Girl
Musical, Comedy, Original
Mar 04, 1993 - Aug 15, 1993
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Jake's Women
Play, Comedy, Original
Mar 24, 1992 - Oct 25, 1992
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Secret Garden
Musical, Original
Apr 25, 1991 - Jan 03, 1993
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Lost in Yonkers
Play, Comedy, Original
Feb 21, 1991 - Jan 03, 1993
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Artist Descending a Staircase
Play, Original
Nov 30, 1989 - Dec 31, 1989
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Welcome to the Club
Musical, Original
Apr 13, 1989 - Apr 22, 1989
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Rumors
Play, Comedy, Farce, Original
Nov 17, 1988 - Feb 24, 1990
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Teddy & Alice
Musical, Original
Nov 12, 1987 - Jan 17, 1988
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Dreamgirls
Musical, Revival
Jun 28, 1987 - Nov 29, 1987
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

A Month of Sundays
Play, Comedy, Original
Apr 16, 1987 - Apr 18, 1987
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Broadway Bound
Play, Comedy, Original
Dec 04, 1986 - Sep 25, 1988
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Jerry's Girls
Musical, Revue, Original
Dec 18, 1985 - Apr 20, 1986
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Odd Couple
Play, Comedy, Revival
Jun 11, 1985 - Feb 23, 1986
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Biloxi Blues
Play, Comedy, Original
Mar 28, 1985 - Jun 28, 1986
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Open Admissions
Play, Drama, Original
Jan 29, 1984 - Feb 12, 1984
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Real Thing
Play, Drama, Original
Jan 05, 1984 - May 12, 1985
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Private Lives
Play, Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Revival
May 08, 1983 - Jul 17, 1983
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Brighton Beach Memoirs
Play, Comedy, Original
Mar 27, 1983 - May 11, 1986
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Merlin
Musical, Original
Feb 13, 1983 - Aug 07, 1983
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Special Occasions
Play, Original
Feb 07, 1982 - Feb 07, 1982
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Dreamgirls
Musical, Original
Dec 20, 1981 - Aug 11, 1985
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Moony Shapiro Songbook
Musical, Comedy, Original
May 03, 1981 - May 03, 1981
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Fools
Play, Comedy, Original
Apr 06, 1981 - May 09, 1981
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

42nd Street
Musical, Comedy, Original
Aug 25, 1980 - Jan 08, 1989
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Roast
Play, Original
May 08, 1980 - May 10, 1980
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

I Ought to Be in Pictures
Play, Comedy, Original
Apr 03, 1980 - Jan 11, 1981
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Children of a Lesser God
Play, Drama, Original
Mar 30, 1980 - May 16, 1982
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Whose Life is it Anyway?
Play, Drama, Revival
Feb 24, 1980 - May 18, 1980
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Last Licks
Play, Original
Nov 20, 1979 - Dec 01, 1979
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Romantic Comedy
Play, Romantic Comedy, Original
Nov 08, 1979 - Oct 18, 1980
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The 1940's Radio Hour
Musical, Original
Oct 07, 1979 - Jan 06, 1980
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Whose Life is it Anyway?
Play, Drama, Original
Apr 17, 1979 - Oct 27, 1979
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

They're Playing Our Song
Musical, Romantic Comedy, Original
Feb 11, 1979 - Sep 06, 1981
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Ballroom
Musical, Original
Dec 14, 1978 - Mar 24, 1979
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Tribute
Play, Original
Jun 01, 1978 - Dec 02, 1978
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Chapter Two
Play, Comedy, Original
Dec 04, 1977 - Dec 08, 1979
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Act
Musical, Original
Oct 29, 1977 - Jul 01, 1978
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

California Suite
Play, Comedy, Original
Jun 10, 1976 - Jul 02, 1977
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Musical, Original
May 04, 1976 - May 08, 1976
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Pacific Overtures
Musical, Comedy, Drama, Original
Jan 11, 1976 - Jun 27, 1976
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Me and Bessie
Musical, Original
Oct 22, 1975 - Dec 05, 1976
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

A Chorus Line
Musical, Drama, Original
Jul 25, 1975 - Apr 28, 1990
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Same Time, Next Year
Play, Comedy, Original
Mar 14, 1975 - Sep 03, 1978
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Wiz
Musical, Comedy, Original
Jan 05, 1975 - Jan 28, 1979
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Good News
Musical, Comedy, Revival
Dec 23, 1974 - Jan 04, 1975
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

God's Favorite
Play, Comedy, Original
Dec 11, 1974 - Mar 23, 1975
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Mack & Mabel
Musical, Original
Oct 06, 1974 - Nov 30, 1974
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Scapino
Play, Comedy, Revival
Sep 27, 1974 - Mar 02, 1975
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Candide
Musical, Comedy, Revival
Mar 10, 1974 - Jan 04, 1976
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Good Doctor
Play, Original
Nov 27, 1973 - May 26, 1974
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

A Little Night Music
Musical, Romantic Comedy, Original
Feb 25, 1973 - Aug 03, 1974
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Sunshine Boys
Play, Comedy, Original
Dec 20, 1972 - Apr 21, 1974
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Don Juan
Play, Comedy, Revival
Dec 11, 1972 - Jan 14, 1973
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Great God Brown
Play, Revival
Dec 10, 1972 - Jan 14, 1973
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Creation of the World and Other Business
Play, Original
Nov 30, 1972 - Dec 16, 1972
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Night Watch
Play, Original
Feb 28, 1972 - Jun 10, 1972
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Prisoner of Second Avenue
Play, Comedy, Drama, Original
Nov 11, 1971 - Sep 29, 1973
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

On the Town
Musical, Comedy, Revival
Oct 31, 1971 - Jan 01, 1972
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Trial of the Catonsville Nine
Play, Original
Jun 02, 1971 - Jun 26, 1971
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Follies
Musical, Drama, Original
Apr 04, 1971 - Jul 01, 1972
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Boy Friend
Musical, Comedy, Revival
Apr 14, 1970 - Jul 18, 1970
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Applause
Musical, Original
Mar 30, 1970 - Jul 27, 1972
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Blood Red Roses
Musical, Drama, History, Original
Mar 22, 1970 - Mar 22, 1970
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Gingham Dog
Play, Original
Apr 23, 1969 - Apr 26, 1969
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

A Way of Life
Play, Original
Never Officially Opened - Feb 01, 1969
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Fig Leaves Are Falling
Musical, Original
Jan 02, 1969 - Jan 06, 1969
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Maggie Flynn
Musical, Original
Oct 23, 1968 - Jan 05, 1969
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Lovers
Losers
Play, Original
Jul 25, 1968 - Nov 30, 1968
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser
Winners
Play, Original
Jul 25, 1968 - Nov 30, 1968
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Everything in the Garden
Play, Original
Nov 29, 1967 - Feb 10, 1968
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Promise
Play, Original
Nov 14, 1967 - Dec 02, 1967
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

After the Rain
Play, Original
Oct 09, 1967 - Dec 02, 1967
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Birthday Party
Play, Original
Oct 03, 1967 - Jan 20, 1968
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Tonight at 8:30
Still Life
Play, One Act, Revival
May 03, 1967 - May 13, 1967
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser
Ways and Means
Play, Comedy, One Act, Revival
May 03, 1967 - May 13, 1967
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser
Fumed Oak
Play, Comedy, One Act, Revival
May 03, 1967 - May 13, 1967
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

A Touch of the Poet
Play, Drama, Revival
May 02, 1967 - May 13, 1967
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Imaginary Invalid
Play, Comedy, Revival
May 01, 1967 - May 13, 1967
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Hallelujah, Baby!
Musical, Original
Apr 26, 1967 - Jan 13, 1968
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Musical, Original
Never Officially Opened - Dec 14, 1966
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

A Delicate Balance
Play, Drama, Original
Sep 22, 1966 - Jan 14, 1967
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Mame
Musical, Comedy, Original
May 24, 1966 - Jan 03, 1970
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Lion in Winter
Play, Original
Mar 03, 1966 - May 21, 1966
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Great Indoors
Play, Drama, Original
Feb 01, 1966 - Feb 05, 1966
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Malcolm
Play, Original
Jan 11, 1966 - Jan 15, 1966
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Minor Miracle
Play, Original
Oct 07, 1965 - Oct 09, 1965
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Flora, The Red Menace
Musical, Original
May 11, 1965 - Jul 24, 1965
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

All in Good Time
Play, Comedy, Original
Feb 18, 1965 - Mar 27, 1965
Lighting and American production supervised by Tharon Musser

Kelly
Musical, Original
Feb 06, 1965 - Feb 06, 1965
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Alfie!
Play, Original
Dec 17, 1964 - Jan 02, 1965
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Golden Boy
Musical, Original
Oct 20, 1964 - Mar 05, 1966
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Crucible
Play, Drama, Revival
Apr 06, 1964 - May 02, 1964
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Seagull
Play, Drama, Comedy, Revival
Apr 05, 1964 - May 02, 1964
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Any Wednesday
Play, Comedy, Original
Feb 18, 1964 - Jun 26, 1966
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Marathon '33
Play, Original
Dec 22, 1963 - Feb 01, 1964
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Here's Love
Musical, Original
Oct 03, 1963 - Jul 25, 1964
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Mother Courage and Her Children
Play, Original
Mar 28, 1963 - May 11, 1963
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Andorra
Play, Original
Feb 09, 1963 - Feb 16, 1963
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Nowhere to Go But Up
Musical, Original
Nov 10, 1962 - Nov 17, 1962
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Calculated Risk
Play, Mystery, Original
Oct 31, 1962 - May 11, 1963
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Giants, Sons of Giants
Play, Revival
Jan 06, 1962 - Jan 13, 1962
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Garden of Sweets
Play, Original
Oct 31, 1961 - Oct 31, 1961
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Tumbler
Play, Original
Feb 24, 1960 - Feb 27, 1960
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Long Dream
Play, Original
Feb 17, 1960 - Feb 20, 1960
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Peer Gynt
Play, Drama, Poem, Revival
Jan 12, 1960 - Feb 07, 1960
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Five Finger Exercise
Play, Original
Dec 02, 1959 - Oct 01, 1960
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Only in America
Play, Original
Nov 19, 1959 - Dec 12, 1959
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Great God Brown
Play, Revival
Oct 06, 1959 - Nov 01, 1959
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Once Upon a Mattress
Musical, Comedy, Original
May 11, 1959 - Jul 02, 1960
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Beaux Stratagem
Play, Comedy, Revival
Feb 24, 1959 - Mar 08, 1959
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Rivalry
Play, Drama, Original
Feb 07, 1959 - Apr 18, 1959
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

J.B.
Play, Drama, Original
Dec 11, 1958 - Oct 24, 1959
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Shadow of a Gunman
Play, Drama, Revival
Nov 20, 1958 - Jan 03, 1959
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Firstborn
Play, Original
Apr 30, 1958 - May 31, 1958
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Entertainer
Play, Drama, Original
Feb 12, 1958 - May 10, 1958
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Infernal Machine
Play, Original
Feb 03, 1958 - Mar 09, 1958
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

The Chairs and The Lesson
The Lesson
Play, Comedy, Drama, Original
Jan 09, 1958 - Jan 26, 1958
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser
The Chairs
Play, Farce, Tragedy, Original
Jan 09, 1958 - Jan 26, 1958
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Makropoulos Secret
Play, Revival
Dec 03, 1957 - Dec 31, 1957
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Monique
Play, Original
Oct 22, 1957 - Dec 14, 1957
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Shinbone Alley
Musical, Original
Apr 13, 1957 - May 25, 1957
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Li'l Abner
Musical, Comedy, Original
Nov 15, 1956 - Jul 12, 1958
Assistant to the Eckarts: Tharon Musser

Long Day's Journey Into Night
Play, Drama, Original
Nov 07, 1956 - Mar 29, 1958
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Benefits and Special Events

Sondheim: A Musical Tribute
Mar 11, 1973 - Mar 11, 1973
Special, Benefit, Original
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Awards and Nominations

1991 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lighting Design

The Secret Garden [nominee]
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

1990 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lighting Design

Artist Descending a Staircase [nominee]
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

1984 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lighting Design

The Real Thing [nominee]
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

1982 Tony Award® Best Lighting Design

nomineeDreamgirls [winner]
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

1982 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lighting Design

nomineeDreamgirls [winner]
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

1981 Tony Award® Best Lighting Design

42nd Street [nominee]
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

1980 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lighting Design

Children of a Lesser God [nominee]
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

1979 Tony Award® Best Lighting Design

Ballroom [nominee]
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

1979 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lighting Design

Ballroom [nominee]
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

1979 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lighting Design

They're Playing Our Song [nominee]
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

1978 Tony Award® Best Lighting Design

The Act [nominee]
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

1976 Tony Award® Best Lighting Design

nomineeA Chorus Line [winner]
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

1976 Tony Award® Best Lighting Design

Pacific Overtures [nominee]
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

1974 Tony Award® Best Lighting Design

The Good Doctor [nominee]
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

1973 Tony Award® Best Lighting Design

A Little Night Music [nominee]
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

1972 Tony Award® Best Lighting Design

nomineeFollies [winner]
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

1970 Tony Award® Best Lighting Design

Applause [nominee]
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

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