About Hassard Short
October 15, 1877 - October 07, 1956
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From Wikipedia Hubert Edward Hassard Short (1877–1956), usually known as Hassard Short, was an actor, stage director, set designer and lighting designer in musical theatre who directed over 50 Broadway and West End shows between 1920 and 1953. He has been described as "one of Broadway's greatest directors and lighting designers" by theatre historian Ken Bloom, and as a "groundbreaking director and choreographer" by John Kenrick. After 25 years acting on stage and in films, Short turned to directing and designing in 1920. He made many innovations in stage lighting and design, including the first permanent lighting bridge (Music Box Revue, 1921) and first the use of a revolving stage in a Broadway musical (The Band Wagon, 1931). He continued to direct until 1952.