Lighting designer Gavan Swift graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1994. He has been in constant demand as a lighting designer for plays, musicals, dance, and corporate events. His musical lighting designs include The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, Hot Shoe Shuffle, Little Shop of Horrors, Sweet Charity, Fiddler on the Roof, Jolson, Buddy, Oh What A Night, Footloose, Hair, Xanadu, and Saturday Night Fever, both in Australia and on London's West End. He has also designed the lighting for the Production Company's concert versions of Anything Goes, Sugar (Some Like It Hot), The Music Man, Hair, Mack & Mabel, and their inaugural production of Mame. For the State Theatre Company of South Australia, he has designed The Ham Funeral, Three Sisters (co-set designer), Entertaining Mr. Sloane, King Lear, and Hamlet. For Bell Shakespeare, Swift has designed the lighting for The Winter's Tale, Pericles, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. He has also designed lighting for productions at the Sydney Theatre Company, the Melbourne Theatre Company, The Ensemble Theatre, Australian Theatre for Young People, Marian St, and the Q Theatre. He was the Associate Lighting Designer for the Australian productions of Cabaret, The Full Monty, Chicago, High School Musical, A Chorus Line, South Pacific, Wicked, and The Lion King, as well as the London production of A Chorus Line and the Mexican production of Wicked.