Gender
Male
Born
Sep 24, 1927
North Bridgeton, Maine, USA
Died
Aug 09, 1994
Akron, Ohio, USA
Designer
Also Known As
Thomas R. Skelton
Tom Skelton
  • CREDITS
    Shakespeare for My Father (Apr 26, 1993 - Jan 02, 1994)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas R. Skelton
    PlaySoloOriginal
    Park Your Car in Harvard Yard (Nov 07, 1991 - Feb 22, 1992)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas R. Skelton
    PlayOriginal
    A Few Good Men (Nov 15, 1989 - Jan 26, 1991)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas R. Skelton
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Lillian (Jan 16, 1986 - Feb 23, 1986)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlaySoloOriginal
    The Iceman Cometh (Sep 29, 1985 - Dec 01, 1985)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas R. Skelton
    PlayDramaRevival
    Nureyev and Friends (Aug 16, 1984 - Aug 26, 1984)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    SpecialBallet DanceOriginal
    Death of a Salesman (Mar 29, 1984 - Nov 18, 1984)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayDramaRevival
    Peg (Dec 14, 1983 - Dec 17, 1983)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalOriginal
    Mame (Jul 24, 1983 - Aug 28, 1983)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Dance a Little Closer (May 11, 1983 - May 11, 1983)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalOriginal
    Show Boat (Apr 24, 1983 - Jun 26, 1983)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Boston Ballet Company (Jan 18, 1983 - Feb 06, 1983)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    SpecialBalletOriginal
    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Jul 08, 1982 - Jul 11, 1982)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalOriginal
    Little Johnny Jones (Mar 21, 1982 - Mar 21, 1982)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalRevival
    The West Side Waltz (Nov 19, 1981 - Mar 13, 1982)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Camelot (Nov 15, 1981 - Jan 02, 1982)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalRevival
    Lena Horne: "The Lady and Her Music" (May 12, 1981 - Jun 30, 1982)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    SpecialConcertOriginal
    Can-Can (Apr 30, 1981 - May 03, 1981)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Brigadoon (Oct 16, 1980 - Feb 08, 1981)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Makarova and Company (Oct 07, 1980 - Nov 02, 1980)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    SpecialBalletOriginal
    Camelot (Jul 08, 1980 - Aug 23, 1980)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalRevival
    Filumena (Feb 10, 1980 - Mar 09, 1980)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayRevival
    Oklahoma! (Dec 13, 1979 - Aug 24, 1980)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Peter Pan (Sep 06, 1979 - Jan 04, 1981)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalComedyRevival
    King Richard III (Jun 14, 1979 - Jul 15, 1979)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayHistoryRevival
    The Kingfisher (Dec 06, 1978 - May 13, 1979)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayComedyOriginal
    The November People (Jan 14, 1978 - Jan 14, 1978)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayOriginal
    The King and I (May 02, 1977 - Dec 30, 1978)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalComedy DramaRevival
    Romeo and Juliet (Mar 17, 1977 - May 22, 1977)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayTragedyRevival
    Caesar and Cleopatra (Feb 24, 1977 - Mar 05, 1977)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayComedyRevival
    Kings (Sep 27, 1976 - Oct 18, 1976)
    • Oedipus
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    SpecialDramaOriginal
    • Medea
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    SpecialDanceDramaOriginal
    • Theseus & Hippolyta
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    SpecialDanceDramaOriginal
    Days in the Trees (Sep 26, 1976 - Nov 21, 1976)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayRevival
    Guys and Dolls (Jul 21, 1976 - Feb 13, 1977)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalComedy All Black CastRevival
    Legend (May 13, 1976 - May 15, 1976)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayRomantic ComedyOriginal
    The Lady from the Sea (Mar 18, 1976 - May 23, 1976)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayDramaRevival
    A Matter of Gravity (Feb 03, 1976 - Apr 10, 1976)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayComedyOriginal
    The Glass Menagerie (Dec 18, 1975 - Feb 22, 1976)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayDramaRevival
    A Musical Jubilee (Nov 13, 1975 - Feb 01, 1976)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Death of a Salesman (Jun 26, 1975 - Aug 24, 1975)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayDramaRevival
    The First Breeze of Summer (Jun 10, 1975 - Jul 20, 1975)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayAll Black CastOriginal
    All God's Chillun Got Wings (Mar 20, 1975 - May 04, 1975)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayDramaRevival
    Shenandoah (Jan 07, 1975 - Aug 07, 1977)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalOriginal
    Nureyev and Friends (Dec 26, 1974 - Jan 12, 1975)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    SpecialBalletOriginal
    Where's Charley? (Dec 20, 1974 - Feb 23, 1975)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Absurd Person Singular (Oct 08, 1974 - Mar 06, 1976)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Gigi (Nov 13, 1973 - Feb 10, 1974)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    The Waltz of the Toreadors (Sep 13, 1973 - Nov 25, 1973)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayComedyRevival
    Status Quo Vadis (Feb 18, 1973 - Feb 18, 1973)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayOriginal
    Purlie (Dec 27, 1972 - Jan 07, 1973)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalComedyRevival
    The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild (Nov 14, 1972 - Dec 02, 1972)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayComedyOriginal
    The Lincoln Mask (Oct 30, 1972 - Nov 04, 1972)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayOriginal
    The Selling of the President (Mar 22, 1972 - Mar 25, 1972)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalOriginal
    Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen (Dec 28, 1970 - Jan 09, 1971)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Bob and Ray -- The Two and Only (Sep 24, 1970 - Feb 13, 1971)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    SpecialComedy SketchesOriginal
    Purlie (Mar 15, 1970 - Nov 06, 1971)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Coco (Dec 18, 1969 - Oct 03, 1970)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalOriginal
    King Henry V (Nov 10, 1969 - Nov 22, 1969)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayHistoryRevival
    Indians (Oct 13, 1969 - Jan 03, 1970)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayOriginal
    A Patriot for Me (Oct 06, 1969 - Nov 15, 1969)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Come Summer (Mar 18, 1969 - Mar 22, 1969)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalOriginal
    Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? (Feb 25, 1969 - Mar 29, 1969)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayOriginal
    Jimmy Shine (Dec 05, 1968 - Apr 26, 1969)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayPlay with musicOriginal
    Mike Downstairs (Apr 18, 1968 - Apr 20, 1968)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Zizi (Nov 21, 1964 - Jan 02, 1965)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalRevue DanceOriginal
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayComedyOriginal
    A Few Good Men (Jan 07, 1992 - May 10, 1992)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas R. Skelton
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Singin' in the Rain (Jun 10, 1986 - Jun 07, 1987)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Legends! (Jan 07, 1986 - Jan 18, 1987)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Peter Pan (Jun 15, 1982 - Jul 17, 1983)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Show Boat (Jun 10, 1982 - Apr 16, 1983)
    • Lighting Design by Tom Skelton
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Peter Pan (Apr 15, 1981 - Jan 31, 1982)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Camelot (Jun 06, 1980 - May 01, 1982)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalRevival
    Shenandoah (Oct 04, 1977 - Jun 03, 1978)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalOriginal
    Gigi (May 15, 1973 - Nov 03, 1973)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Purlie (Nov 20, 1971 - Dec 02, 1972)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Coco (Jan 11, 1971 - Jun 26, 1971)
    • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
    MusicalOriginal
  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

     

    Best Lighting Design

    1986 | Nominee  | The Iceman Cometh
    Lighting Design by Thomas R. Skelton
     

    Best Lighting Design

    1975 | Nominee  | All God's Chillun Got Wings
    Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
     

    Best Lighting Design

    1970 | Nominee  | Indians
    Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton

    Drama Desk Award

     

    Outstanding Lighting Design

    1981 | Nominee  | Lena Horne: "The Lady and Her Music"
    Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
     

    Outstanding Lighting Design

    1976 | Nominee  | Legend
    Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
Shakespeare for My Father (Apr 26, 1993 - Jan 02, 1994)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas R. Skelton
PlaySoloOriginal
Park Your Car in Harvard Yard (Nov 07, 1991 - Feb 22, 1992)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas R. Skelton
PlayOriginal
A Few Good Men (Nov 15, 1989 - Jan 26, 1991)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas R. Skelton
PlayDramaOriginal
Lillian (Jan 16, 1986 - Feb 23, 1986)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlaySoloOriginal
The Iceman Cometh (Sep 29, 1985 - Dec 01, 1985)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas R. Skelton
PlayDramaRevival
Nureyev and Friends (Aug 16, 1984 - Aug 26, 1984)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
SpecialBallet DanceOriginal
Death of a Salesman (Mar 29, 1984 - Nov 18, 1984)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayDramaRevival
Peg (Dec 14, 1983 - Dec 17, 1983)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalOriginal
Mame (Jul 24, 1983 - Aug 28, 1983)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalComedyRevival
Dance a Little Closer (May 11, 1983 - May 11, 1983)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalOriginal
Show Boat (Apr 24, 1983 - Jun 26, 1983)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalDramaRevival
Boston Ballet Company (Jan 18, 1983 - Feb 06, 1983)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
SpecialBalletOriginal
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Jul 08, 1982 - Jul 11, 1982)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalOriginal
Little Johnny Jones (Mar 21, 1982 - Mar 21, 1982)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalRevival
The West Side Waltz (Nov 19, 1981 - Mar 13, 1982)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayComedyOriginal
Camelot (Nov 15, 1981 - Jan 02, 1982)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalRevival
Lena Horne: "The Lady and Her Music" (May 12, 1981 - Jun 30, 1982)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
SpecialConcertOriginal
Can-Can (Apr 30, 1981 - May 03, 1981)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalComedyRevival
Brigadoon (Oct 16, 1980 - Feb 08, 1981)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalComedyRevival
Makarova and Company (Oct 07, 1980 - Nov 02, 1980)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
SpecialBalletOriginal
Camelot (Jul 08, 1980 - Aug 23, 1980)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalRevival
Filumena (Feb 10, 1980 - Mar 09, 1980)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayRevival
Oklahoma! (Dec 13, 1979 - Aug 24, 1980)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalComedyRevival
Peter Pan (Sep 06, 1979 - Jan 04, 1981)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalComedyRevival
King Richard III (Jun 14, 1979 - Jul 15, 1979)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayHistoryRevival
The Kingfisher (Dec 06, 1978 - May 13, 1979)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayComedyOriginal
The November People (Jan 14, 1978 - Jan 14, 1978)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayOriginal
The King and I (May 02, 1977 - Dec 30, 1978)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalComedy DramaRevival
Romeo and Juliet (Mar 17, 1977 - May 22, 1977)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayTragedyRevival
Caesar and Cleopatra (Feb 24, 1977 - Mar 05, 1977)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayComedyRevival
Kings (Sep 27, 1976 - Oct 18, 1976)
  • Oedipus
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
SpecialDramaOriginal
  • Medea
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
SpecialDanceDramaOriginal
  • Theseus & Hippolyta
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
SpecialDanceDramaOriginal
Days in the Trees (Sep 26, 1976 - Nov 21, 1976)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayRevival
Guys and Dolls (Jul 21, 1976 - Feb 13, 1977)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalComedy All Black CastRevival
Legend (May 13, 1976 - May 15, 1976)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayRomantic ComedyOriginal
The Lady from the Sea (Mar 18, 1976 - May 23, 1976)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayDramaRevival
A Matter of Gravity (Feb 03, 1976 - Apr 10, 1976)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayComedyOriginal
The Glass Menagerie (Dec 18, 1975 - Feb 22, 1976)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayDramaRevival
A Musical Jubilee (Nov 13, 1975 - Feb 01, 1976)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalRevueOriginal
Death of a Salesman (Jun 26, 1975 - Aug 24, 1975)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayDramaRevival
The First Breeze of Summer (Jun 10, 1975 - Jul 20, 1975)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayAll Black CastOriginal
All God's Chillun Got Wings (Mar 20, 1975 - May 04, 1975)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayDramaRevival
Shenandoah (Jan 07, 1975 - Aug 07, 1977)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalOriginal
Nureyev and Friends (Dec 26, 1974 - Jan 12, 1975)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
SpecialBalletOriginal
Where's Charley? (Dec 20, 1974 - Feb 23, 1975)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalComedyRevival
Absurd Person Singular (Oct 08, 1974 - Mar 06, 1976)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayComedyOriginal
Gigi (Nov 13, 1973 - Feb 10, 1974)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Waltz of the Toreadors (Sep 13, 1973 - Nov 25, 1973)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayComedyRevival
Status Quo Vadis (Feb 18, 1973 - Feb 18, 1973)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayOriginal
Purlie (Dec 27, 1972 - Jan 07, 1973)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalComedyRevival
The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild (Nov 14, 1972 - Dec 02, 1972)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayComedyOriginal
The Lincoln Mask (Oct 30, 1972 - Nov 04, 1972)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayOriginal
The Selling of the President (Mar 22, 1972 - Mar 25, 1972)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalOriginal
Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen (Dec 28, 1970 - Jan 09, 1971)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalComedyOriginal
Bob and Ray -- The Two and Only (Sep 24, 1970 - Feb 13, 1971)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
SpecialComedy SketchesOriginal
Purlie (Mar 15, 1970 - Nov 06, 1971)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalComedyOriginal
Coco (Dec 18, 1969 - Oct 03, 1970)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalOriginal
King Henry V (Nov 10, 1969 - Nov 22, 1969)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayHistoryRevival
Indians (Oct 13, 1969 - Jan 03, 1970)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayOriginal
A Patriot for Me (Oct 06, 1969 - Nov 15, 1969)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayDramaOriginal
Come Summer (Mar 18, 1969 - Mar 22, 1969)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalOriginal
Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? (Feb 25, 1969 - Mar 29, 1969)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayOriginal
Jimmy Shine (Dec 05, 1968 - Apr 26, 1969)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayPlay with musicOriginal
Mike Downstairs (Apr 18, 1968 - Apr 20, 1968)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayComedyOriginal
Zizi (Nov 21, 1964 - Jan 02, 1965)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalRevue DanceOriginal
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayComedyOriginal
A Few Good Men (Jan 07, 1992 - May 10, 1992)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas R. Skelton
PlayDramaOriginal
Singin' in the Rain (Jun 10, 1986 - Jun 07, 1987)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalComedyOriginal
Legends! (Jan 07, 1986 - Jan 18, 1987)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
PlayComedyOriginal
Peter Pan (Jun 15, 1982 - Jul 17, 1983)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalComedyRevival
Show Boat (Jun 10, 1982 - Apr 16, 1983)
  • Lighting Design by Tom Skelton
MusicalDramaRevival
Peter Pan (Apr 15, 1981 - Jan 31, 1982)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalComedyRevival
Camelot (Jun 06, 1980 - May 01, 1982)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalRevival
Shenandoah (Oct 04, 1977 - Jun 03, 1978)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalOriginal
Gigi (May 15, 1973 - Nov 03, 1973)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalComedyOriginal
Purlie (Nov 20, 1971 - Dec 02, 1972)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalComedyOriginal
Coco (Jan 11, 1971 - Jun 26, 1971)
  • Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
MusicalOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Lighting Design

1986 | Nominee  | The Iceman Cometh
Lighting Design by Thomas R. Skelton
 

Best Lighting Design

1975 | Nominee  | All God's Chillun Got Wings
Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
 

Best Lighting Design

1970 | Nominee  | Indians
Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Lighting Design

1981 | Nominee  | Lena Horne: "The Lady and Her Music"
Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
 

Outstanding Lighting Design

1976 | Nominee  | Legend
Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton

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