Beautiful tribute, thank you. I only got to work with Howell once. He had no reason to have to interact with me, but searched me out during tech and previews to tell me he thought me and my team were doing beautiful work. Such a simple and meaningful gesture that will inspire me for the rest of my career. I will be a better artist, a better collaborator, and a better person for my very brief encounter with him. Grateful for that, and grateful to get to know his artistry more through this tribute.
to his family hope you guys are still having a life full of happiness
Kansas City, Mo
Great tribute. Fabulous man
Absolutely beautiful. You were a master of creative lighting. God bless
Raleigh, North Carolina
To Joyce and Family,
This incredible tribute to "Sir" Howell was something we needed. We were not ready to say Goodbye! I miss you, H.B.
"Light, seeking Light
of Light Beguile."
I Love You, Sir,
Robin Hill-Page Glanden
What a lovely tribute to my friend Howell. We started out together in NYC many years ago at The Acting Company. He stole my heart with his smile. Good times and good memories. I am so very proud of him for all the great work he did in the theater. And most of all, he was a really good guy. Remembering him with much love. He will be greatly missed.
I am dear Leila’s sister-in-law, she has told me of Howell’s depth and beauty
We worked, we drank, we laughed.
You were a generous, humble human.
Near Gettysburg, PA
A beautiful celebration of a wonderful person. So happy to support the work that was so near and dear to Hal's heart - mentoring young people and giving them the chance that he was always so grateful for getting.
New York / New Jersey / Maine
Beautiful tribute. I watched it last night with soggy eyes. I am not sure I will ever see a finger snap again without thinking of Howell and all he meant to me, his family; chooses and theater, and to American Theater.
Just a wonderful video tribute to a Wonderful man! Thank You!
Such an incredible tribute helping me see what it was that he created on the greatest stages in the world. So many lives he touched, so much invention, such an appealing presence everywhere he was. Thanks for creating this tribute to a man I was lucky to know.
Howell and I had RJR and ECU Drama Dept in common.. I loved speaking to him about what new show he was designing ... I got to see several of his shows .. he was a true pro and all around great guy !! Broadway will not be the same without him.. will always think of him when there ....
My big sister, Karen Alkofer started with Hal at ECU and was his roommate in Saratoga with The Acting Co. It is because of her relationship with Bink and ECU that I concentrated in lighting design with my fine arts degree. I use the principals in my work as a Set Decorator. Bink was very kind to me during my time of need at Karen's passing 20 months ago. My heart and my families heart goes out to you. He changed my family in all the good ways.
thanks for the memories
Sending so much love to you Howell! What an extraordinary human being you were in this world, it was an honor to call you friend.
I have know Howell since he was a child in Winston-Salem. Howell's brother John and I put together his first drum set for christmas on christmas eve. He was such a talented individual, great person who loved all. His time on this earth was way to short and will surely be missed.
Two years on tour with Hal in early 80's for The Acting Company. He on the truck. I on the bus. All across America. Such impeccable professionalism. And such kindness, to everyone, especially the actors. A friend, and a guardian angel. It could get pretty sketchy out there in some corners of the country. He, and Jeff Turner, always looked after us. And then to be with him again behind the table, with Bentley, at Shakespeare Theatre, DC. He, Lighting Designer! Thank you for this remembrance of a lovely man.
Banner Elk, NC
Watching Howell's work at the Shakespeare Theatre helped me understand that lighting design was my thing. Working with him helped me understand that you could be a nice guy and a talented artist at the same time. I'll miss him very much.
You are beyond talented. You bring so much to life. I got to see In the Heights as my first Broadway play and I get to love Hamilton on Disney plus. I get to appreciate your work over and over because it is truly phenomenal! THANK YOU!
Thank you Howell for everything you brought to the world. I will cherish all of the memories from Manhattan Ensemble Theatre to the Great White Way and beyond.
Seattle , WA
Thanks Howell , for brightening up everything in theatrical creation . You’re very greatly missed ...
Gone to soon! Bink and I go back to JR High. He was my friend my brother. To see the love of family he has all over the world, brings tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. He was that kind of person. He never met a stranger. Zoe, your dad loved you so much. There are stories I would love to share with you.
Joyce, I love you with all my heart. Thank you for giving us more time to spend w/Bink. I'll miss that silly grin, his persona, his whit, and his love. Gone to soon bro!!
Red Bank, NJ
Oh, Bink. I'm gonna miss you...
I was blessed to meet him early in the Parsons days. What do I remember from then? Breathtaking cycloramas, changing even without your realizing until - BAM - the entire mood was different. And side lights. And Envelope. I remember him laughing over the fits Liz Koeppen's screamingly white hair would give him ... and how that comment opened my eyes to just how intensely he saw and felt the lighting of a show.
I saw a lot of dance then and I remember so distinctly seeing Garth Fagan and thinking, "Sheesh, these guys need Howell Binkley. Dancers and choreography every bit as good as Parsons but NO art in the light or the setting!"
Years later, we were talking and he said, "Doug, you gotta see this show Kiss of the Spiderwoman" and when I showed up on the appointed night there wasn't a ticket for me; there was a seat next to him in the booth! How great was that?!
Great tribute! Hearing all the music that got stuck in my head over and over during tech and previews for 13 years brought it all back!
Thank you all for sharing this tribute to our friend, Howell.
That is how I will always remember him, as a friend.
And from all of the love, shown in this video,
many many folks feel the same way.
Howell, it was an honor man.
Thank you for this wonderful tribute to this amazing man's Life. I was excited to see 2 of my photographs in the tribute from 1974 when Howell (Hal then) went on a 2 week tour with the Provincial Moravian Youth Choir... Dayspring. He was one of the actors in our production of "Celebrate Life" Thank you so much..
Joyce, Amanda, Ryan thank you, love and thoughts to all of you.
Such a beautiful tribute to a beautiful man .
Thank you to everybody involved, my love goes out to all of you
San Diego, CA
It felt like a great privilege to have the opportunity to work with Howell-then to work with him more than once was to see his generous spirit-to witness him give opportunities to young professionals. It was an hi out to work with him and to share friendship with him. The loss of his light is profound.
I'm so proud to see how our community can get together for those people who changed the world asking for nothing in exchange. I will for sure let lights go to full for a moment in every show, letting people know Howell is part of why and how we are doing it. Thanks to this great man, you will be missed.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
What an incredible tribute to such a wonderful human being! So much love to you,Joyce and Zoe; may Howell's light always shine brightly!!
He lit up the lives of so many! Thank you friend, for coloring the world a little brighter!
Jason H. Thompson
Los Angeles, CA
New York City
Holtsville, New York
Such an amazing tribute to Howell and his beautiful work.
Lovely tribute to a talented and gifted man.
Marleen & Kenny Alhadeff
Kenny "There are no words- only his light"
Marleen " He brought life to the room with the light of his heart, smile and talent. Three was the charm"
Both Marleen & Kenny- Sorry we couldn't emotionally show up on the Zoom. So much to process, so honored to have shared in this amazing reflection of a man who's work and life was beloved. Thank you one and all who made this possible.
In memory and respect, Marleen & Kenny Alhadeff
Beautiful tribute to a great artist and wonderfully caring person.
AMAZING Tribute! Howell would be so humbled by the words of everyone he has touched so deeply and the impact he had on the process of creating theatre!
Megan Fraher Walter
What a beautiful tribute to a kind and thoughtful artist. Thank you for everything you’ve done to support the people around you Howell. You will be greatly missed, and so fondly remembered. With love, Megan
Sean and Brooke Fedigan
Going to miss being on headset with you, always a kind word and some encouragement just when it was needed most. Lights 40 GO!
Highland Park, Ill
Wonderful, moving, beautiful!
I met Hal in the summer of 1987 when I was a production intern at Jacob's Pillow and he and David were starting Parsons Dance. He was demanding with the crew, expecting his exacting standards to be met, but he always made everyone feel like they were on the same team-- his team. For the 10 years following when I was on the production staff, it was always a treat when he would light one of the shows. We'd tell the interns that "the best guy" would be coming through and they'd have a chance to work with Hal. Our paths crossed a few times over the years, and I enjoyed being a Facebook friend with such a renowned artist. My husband, Marc Warren, and Hal shared a birthday, and they always exchanged good wishes. I have to share that for some of the time when I knew Hal, he wasn't really at his best- he had his struggles back in the day. And that, in particular, is why I truly, truly appreciate the amazing success he made of his life- not for the awards, not even for the art, but for the impact he had of the hundreds, thousands of people whose lives he touched. His Second Act was the triumphant finish! It was evident in this wonderful tribute how much Howell meant to so many people. I was so touched. Thank you to all who made this and who shared their remembrances. His light will shine forever. Thank you, thank you! Alex
San Diego, Ca
PAPERMILL PLAYHOUSE MILLBURN NJ
WHAT A GENTLEMAN AND A GREAT PERSON IVE DONE SEVERL SHOWS WITH HIM
A true friend who will be greatly missed. Loving thoughts to Joyce and the family.
Howell Binkley was my first cousin!
Robert A. Thorpe
Wow. Such a wonderful tribute. It could not have been more moving and loving. Just like Howell. Thank You.
Michelle Bosch and Davis Duffield
Brooklyn New York NY
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Thank you, one and all, for this beautiful tribute to our beloved Howell Binkley!
BRAVI TUTTI !
I love and miss you Howell.
Thank you all for putting together such a warm, loving tribute to one of the greats...
East Northport, NY
Miss you my friend! An honor and a pleasure, always!
Ryan, Amanda, Joyce,
Thanks so much for putting this together. Such a wonderful tribute of Howell's career, life and friendships. We all needed this cathartic moment. Thanks for sharing it with all of us, too.
James Joseph Aquino aea, sag-aftra
Howell B Binkley, peace and love brother. Magnificent tribute. Bravo! Joyce, I'm here, anytime! Love you.
Winston- Salem N C
A wonderful tribute. I enjoyed seeing this wonderful display of love for Howell
Thank you to all of you who put this tribute together, it was as glorious as Howell was, in spirit and art. His legacy lives on in the hearts, minds, and memories of everyone he knew. I will always cherish his smile, twinkly eyes, hugs, and love of life and everyone around him. God bless.
Wilson n c
Will never forget you Hal🇬🇧
Wow...great tribute to great friend....thank you!!
New York, NY
St. Clair Shores, MI
Thank you Howell.
Thanks for the art and the inspiration. You pushed the envelope and expanded all of what we do.
What an amazing tribute to an amazing man. Miss you Bink
Howell Binkley was my first cousin!
Ann Arbor, MI
Such a beautiful celebration of and memorial to our friend Howell Binkley!
Thank you to all who shared their stories.
Jayme Klinger Host
Fort Worth TX
Wish I could snap like you did in tech and say GO!! And there you would be. You are missed!
U R Mist
Deborah White and Dave Jacobs
New York, City
Howell, all light and love!
Emerald isle, NC
Emerald Isle, NC
Emerald Isle, NC
When I met him, we were able to connect over his hometown and my employer who was then Piedmont Airlines. He had grown up with many of the pilots I worked with. I shared my photographs I had taken on my Atlantic crossings of Greenland- black and white, light and shadow. It was a wonderful moment of connection
Cape Cod, MA
Morehead City, North Carolina
Thank you for everything Howell.
San Diego, CA
Chris & Lisa Bevill
Elm City NC