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Derrick McDaniel


2021-2022 Season: Lighting Design, Seven Guitars

ELSEWHERE: Derrick has been working in the live theater arena for over 25 years, both in Los Angeles and New York. From Romeo and Juliet to Guys and Dolls, Derrick has designed lighting for many plays, musicals and corporate and private events. A few of his lighting credits include Mercy Seat (2012 LA Weekly Awards Winner) at the Inside the Ford Theater, Spring Awakening at the Malibu Playhouse, The Addams Family at the Madrid Theater, and An Octoroon at the Fountain Theatre—and many others. Derrick’s latest nomination was for a 2020 Ovation Theater Award for Lighting Design for Nowhere on the Border at the Road Theater on Magnolia. He would like to thank the staff and officers of A Noise Within for providing the opportunity to create. Luckily, the theater spirits have allowed us to create live theater again. Derrick would also like to express his hope that everyone is staying safe in our troubling times!