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Susquehanna Graduate Nominated for Second Emmy Award

Published on July 14, 2014

• The Voice lighting director comes from theatre background


Susquehanna University graduate Craig HousenickFollowing his 2013 Emmy Award win for his work with NBC’s “The Voice,” Susquehanna University alumnus Craig Housenick has been nominated for his second Emmy in as many years.

Housenick and his fellow crew members with “The Voice” were nominated for a Primetime Creative Arts Emmy by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in the Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction in a variety series category. They’ll compete against “America’s Got Talent,” “Dancing With The Stars,” “Saturday Night Live” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

“Being nominated is truly an honor,” said Housenick. A member of the Class of 1998, he majored in theater arts at Susquehanna. “Being named with people whose work I admire so much is really an incredible feeling.”

Formerly the media server operator, Housenick’s position has grown into that of lighting director. This role put him in charge of lighting for half the performances on “The Voice’s” Top 8 episode, including this performance by Sisaundra Lewis, which along with 10 other performances during the latest season garnered the team its second nomination. Pushing to stay among the best in his field constantly drives Housenick.

“We really do try to push ourselves,” he said. “I think the greatest part about being on the team I am with “The Voice,” is that we all complement each other so well and push each other and inspire each other. Such a dynamic is truly rare and I feel privileged to be a small part of that.”

The Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony will be held Saturday, Aug. 16 at the NOKIA Theater in Los Angeles.


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