Purchase College Alum Jeff Croiter Wins Tony Award

The odds were in Purchase College’s favor last night when the 2012 Tony Awards were announced. Three of the four nominees in the “Best Lighting of a Play” category hailed from the Conservatory of Theatre Art’s Design/Tech program.

Jeff Croiter ’93 rose to the top for his work on Peter and the Starcatcher, a play by author Rick Elice that answers the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up? Croiter has his own lighting design company located in New York City and has been the lighting designer for numerous Broadway and off-Broadway productions in recent years.

Croiter’s competition from Purchase included Brian MacDevitt ’80, nominated for his work on Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, and Kenneth Posner ’87 for his work on Other Desert Cities.

For more information about the  Conservatory of Theatre Art’s Design Tech  programs at Purchase College, SUNY, please visit the Purchase College website at www.purchase.edu

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