Charles Levy

 

DOB: 1922      Location: Brooklyn, NY
DOD: 4/14/1985          Location: New York, NY

 

 

Education/Training:

  • Graduate, Yale School of Drama (1951)
  • Passed union exam to become an Associate, United Scenic Artists local 829 (1963)

Employment History:

  • Usher, Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn (1940-1941)
  • U. S. Army; POW held in Germany, WWII (1942-1945)
  • Director of Research & Development, Century Lighting (1951-1969, 1972-1983)
  • Editor’s note: While at Century Mr. Levy was responsible for the development and design of the Light Palette control board and Century’s first computerized lighting control systems.
  • Freelance Lighting Designer for numerous Off Broadway shows
  • Associate, David A. Mintz, Inc., Consultants (1969-1972)
  • Consultant, Colortran Lighting (1983-1985)
  • Executive for Theatre Services, Four Star Stage Lighting (1983-1985)

USITT involvement and offices held:

  • Founding Member
  • Board of Directors
  • Secretary (1969-1970)
  • Finance Committee (1980)
  • Chair, New York Section

Awards and Honors:

  • Elected USITT Fellow (1982)
  • Joel E. Rubin Founders Award (1985)