Thomas J. Munn

(Plainville, Connecticut)

2017–18 Season: Original Lighting Designer of Turandot

Thomas J. Munn served as lighting director and designer for San Francisco Opera from 1976 through 2002, creating designs and special effects for over 190 productions, including the Emmy-nominated, televised world premiere of A Streetcar Named Desire and his Emmy Award-winning work on La Gioconda. His designs have also been seen at Turin’s Teatro Regio, Los Angeles Opera, San Diego Opera, the Dallas Opera, and on Broadway. Munn is a professor emeritus of theatre and dance at UC Davis and is the lighting designer for the San Francisco Playhouse’s upcoming production of A Christmas Carol.