The design must be powerful, artistic, unique to the persona of the artist, and true to the mind of the eye of the audience.
John Broderick Acclaimed Lighting and Production Designer
Throughout his multi-decade career, John has designed for musical artists across a wide range of genres, including Aerosmith, Madonna, Metallica, Tim McGraw, Josh Groban, Ozzy Osbourne, Courtney Love, Smashing Pumpkins, Annie Lennox, Tom Waits, Bebel Gilberto, Yes, Pat Metheny, Roy Orbison, fashion shows, major network live broadcasts of figure skating competitions, and many more. As a designer, John has accompanied touring shows to over 30 countries.
He is especially proud of his twenty-five year collaboration with Metallica.
Most recently John helped to steer his family through major life events and guided a vintage photojournalism archive to national prominence and museum placement.
It might be the most beautiful concert you’ve ever seen.
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Visually it surpasses my wildest expectations.
Working with John
A lifetime of experience in multiple genres.
Multiple large scale shows designed in-the-round.
Video and film-ready designs.
Created so every seat is a great seat with a unique view.
Balanced Aysmmetry, a key to the art of the designs.
Constantly energized by working with other Artistic and Technical teams.
Design while nurturing the financial aspects: weekly equipment and personnel costs, truck space, stagehand hours, rig points, crew size, bus bunks, along with supervising any bidding process, and interacting with the other departments.
Madonna’s Japanese-inspired stage set was created by John Broderick, a veteran set designer. The set combines the four elements – earth, air, fire, and water – and the three spiritual colors, red, white, and black.USA TODAY