Phil has over 25 years of professional lighting design experience ranging from small scale theater to network television and major Broadway productions both domestically and abroad. Phil has designed and directed lighting productions at well known venues including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the Chicago Symphony Hall.
Working in collaboration with Provost Studio, Phil has been instrumental in lighting a multitude of broadcast and media projects including the TV-9 Broadcast Headquarters in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia; WVUA-TV 23 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and the ACORD Corporate Broadcast Studio in Pearl River, New York.
Currently, Phil is the lighting designer for Live With Kelly and Michael at WABC-TV in New York and the owner of lighting design consultancy, Widmer Designs. Phil has estimated that he has been responsible for over 17,000 hours of airtime in the last ten years for local WABC-TV programs.
Phil holds a BFA in Lighting Design from the California Institute of the Arts