Alumnus Madigan Stehly's illuminating victory

Madigan Stehly wins Emmy

Madigan Stehly, left, earns an Emmy Award as lighting director for FOX's 'Rent.' (Courtesy photo)

Alumnus Madigan Stehly BFA ’14 earned a moment in the spotlight at the 71st Emmy Awards with his win for his work as a lighting director of RENT on FOX in the Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special category. Stehly, who won his first Emmy for Grease Live! (2016) for the same category, was also nominated two other times for the 61st Grammy Awards (2019) and So You Think You Can Dance (2018).

Stehly’s past credits also include lighting direction for the Grammy Awards, Country Music Awards, The Comedy Lineup, Radio Disney Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, The Oscars, The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and the Primetime Emmy Awards. Lighting design credits include The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and Radio Disney Music Awards.