David Lee Cuthbert is frequently found working at Arizona Theatre Company, where he designed lights for God of Carnage and Lost in Yonkers, and lights and projections for Next to Normal, The Kite Runner and Enchanted April.
He lit Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays on Broadway and its subsequent US, Canadian and Australian tours. Internationally, he designed Terminal, directed by Joseph Chaikin, and his scenic and lighting design for The History (and Mystery) of the Universe has been seen at major theaters across the country.
For San Jose Repertory Theatre, he designed lights and media for Dr. Faustus, Spring Awakening and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, scenery and media for Secret Order and As You Like It, and he has lit Groundswell, Rabbit Hole, and others.
His regional credits include Arena Stage, American Repertory Theater, Asolo Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, Opera San Jose, Magic Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Intiman Theatre, ACT Theatre, South Coast Repertory, San Diego Repertory Theatre and Sledgehammer Theatre.
David Lee is a Professor of Design and Theatre Department Chair at the University of California, Santa Cruz.