For more than 25 years David Hersey has designed the lighting for over 200 plays, musicals, operas and ballets. His work has been seen in most corners of the globe and his many awards include Tony awards for Evita, Cats and Les MisÚrables. His work is currently represented in London's West End by Cats, Starlight Express and Les MisÚrables. He has also been active in the world of theme parks in Florida and Italy as well as lighting extravaganzas at The Mirage and Treasure Island hotels in Las Vegas. He is the founder of DHA Lighting which concentrates on the design and manufacture of specialist lighting toys which make his job easier and more fun. For 10 years he was lighting consultant to the Royal National Theatre and is a past Chairman of the Association of Lighting Designers.