Current and recent theatre credits include Mamma Mia! (London, Broadway and worldwide); The Importance of Being Earnest, Harvey, Neville’s Island, The Pajama Game, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Viva Forever!, Loserville , Abigail’s Party, Relatively Speaking, Backbeat, Butley,Glengarry Glen Ross, Love Story, Guys and Dolls, Ragtime, The Witches of Eastwick, Oleanna, Donkey’s Years and Heroes (all West End); Mary Poppins (Broadway and London); City of Angels, Anna Christie, Creditors, Tales from Hollywood (Donmar); The Barber of Seville (Lyric Opera Chicago); The Playboy of the Western World, Inherit the Wind and Complicit (The Old Vic); Damsel in Distress, Mack and Mabel, An Ideal Husband, Neville’s Island, The Music Man,The Circle, Twelfth Night, Love Story, Macbeth, The Pajama Game (Chichester); Strictly Gershwin, Romeo and Juliet and Swan Lake (English National Ballet at the Royal Albert Hall); Earthquakes in London (National Theatre); Oliver! and Me and My Girl (Sheffield Crucible), Macbeth (West End and Broadway); Rock ‘n’ Roll (Royal Court Theatre, West End and Broadway); King Lear (Liverpool and Young Vic); In a Dark Dark House and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Almeida Theatre) and Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! and Edward Scissorhands (Sadler’s Wells, UK and US tours).
Howard has been nominated 9 times and has been twice awarded the Olivier Award for Best Lighting Designer in 2008 and again in 2015. In 2012 he received the Knight of Illumination Award for his work on Anna Christie at the Donmar. He has been nominated twice for Broadway’s Tony Awards.