Announced on January 5, 2017
CoPA Theatre Production alumna Stacey Westbrook (B.A. Communications ’92) LOVES her job.
For the past four years Westbrook has served as lighting designer, technical director, and stage manager for legendary singer Johnny Mathis. She took over the position when Mathis’ lighting director of over 40 years, Richard Holsten, passed away in January 2013.
You can read all about her adventures on the road with Mathis, who has been touring for over 60 years, in the December 2016 issue of Projection, Lights and Staging News (“Designer Watch: Making Spirits Bright: Holiday Tours”).
According to the Johnny Mathis website, “Stacey has worked in the lighting industry for over 25 years. Since starting with the Mathis Band in January 2013, she says that working for Johnny Mathis is the equivalent of winning the Lotto. ‘It’s a rare thing to truly like your job as well as all the people you work with. It is simply marvelous to be surrounded by this much talent. Mr. Mathis makes my job seem easy. I hope that Richard would be proud.’ When not on the road, she calls Chicago home. She’s the Art Director at DK Design/Production, enjoys experimental cooking and hanging with her man Mike.”
Photo courtesy of JohnnyMathis.com