Hideaki Tsutsui

Fox Fine Arts Center
El Paso Texas, 79968
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Hideaki Tsutsui
Professor, Theatre and Dance
Coordinator, Department Recruiting
Interim Department Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance

Hideaki Tsutsui (Lighting Designer) - His design has been seen from NYC to West End in London. Hideaki has designed for numerous artists and productions such as: Lantern Floating for Peace at the Lincoln Center, Garth Fagan’s Thanks 40 at the Joyce Theatre, Osvaldo Golijov's La Pasión Según San Marcos national tour, Moscow Circus USA Tour, Midtown International Theater Festival, Sweeney Todd at Madison Opera and Gravity Radio at Brooklyn Academy of Music. He served as the lighting designer for long time collaborator Mikel Rouse’s acclaimed production, The Demo at the Krannert Center and at Stanford. Hideaki was also invited to light 20th Anniversary Dance Gala for Virginia Arts Festival such dance companies include American Ballet Theatre, Mark Morris Dance Group, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Tokyo Ballet and many others. He also worked as lighting designer and technical director for Nai Ni Chen Dance Company. Before joining the University of Texas at El Paso, Hideaki was the Lighting Designer and VP of Operations for Eggshell Light Company in Hawaii, where he designed over 100 corporate events, concerts, and television shows. He served as the lighting designer for live events such as; Kevin Hart Live, Cindy Lauper, IBM, Herbalife, New York Life, Intuit, APEC Conference, PBS Hawaii and General Motors. Currently, Hideaki is working on Lantern Floating Hawaii, which attracts over 40,000 spectators each year and is broadcasted worldwide. His design for The End of Cinematics was showcased at 2007 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. He is a member of the United Scenic Artists/IATSE – Local 829.


  1. Event Lighting
  2. LED and Green Project
  3. Theatrical Lighting
  4. Dance Lighting
  5. Opera
  6. Concert