LeRoy Bennett Keeps Top Acts Like Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande in the Spotlight

LeRoy Bennett Keeps Top Acts Like Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande in the Spotlight

CREDIT: Bennett: Jay Blakesberg; Gaga: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Park MGM Las Vegas You might say that LeRoy Bennett is a shining light among lighting and production designers for pop music. Doing double duty creating both touring sets and their illumination, he started out with a 14-year run as Prince’s collaborator, went on to work with Nine Inch Nails and Madonna and has counted Beyoncé’s and Bruno Mars ’ halftime shows among his five Super Bowl gigs. Now, besides handling the production and lighting design for the upcoming Paul McCartney and Maroon 5 tours, he’s plying his twin trades for the über-divas of the moment, Lady Gaga and Arianna Grande. “It’s interesting, because right now in the music charts there is this back and forth between Arianna and Gaga at the top of the charts,” says Bennett, referring to how “Shallow” came back post-Oscars and knocked “7 Rings” out […]

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