‘The Maine Question’ podcast explores unique career path of Tony Award-winner Holder ‘80 

The latest episode of the University of Maine podcast “The Maine Question” asks how to get from the Maine woods to Broadway.

In the fourth episode of the first season, host Ron Lisnet speaks with lighting designer Don Holder, UMaine Class of ‘80, about his unique career path. 

Holder has worked on Broadway, in film, television, opera and dance across the globe. His lighting designs have earned 13 Tony Award nominations and two Tonys — most notably for Disney’s “The Lion King,” which garnered him his first award in 1998. That show continues to fill the seats on Broadway and around the world. In 2008, he won a second Tony for lighting the Broadway revival of “South Pacific.”

In this episode, Holder tells his story — beginning in the late ‘70s when he was, of all things, a forestry major at UMaine.

Find the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Spotify and “The Maine Question” website. New episodes will be added every Thursday this season. For more information or to suggest topics of interest, email mainequestion@maine.edu.