Selected Quotes

LD+A “Anne of A Thousand LIghts” – AUgust 2009

Anne Militello was the subject of a BBC Documentary called “interesting People/Interesting Jobs.” Interesting is an understatement… Some of her most innovative work has been in art installations on facades… You name it, she lights it.
~ Roslyn Lowe

Lighting & Sound AMerica “Hallelujah Blues” – September 2009

The tour presents (Leonard Cohen) in an elegant classic setting featuring lighting by Anne Militello. It is a timeless approach… Indeed the designer has succeeded in giving a classic performer a classic presentation.
~ David Barbour

Lighting & Sound America “Enmeshed – Anne Militello Designs a Tour for the Decemberists” – August 2009

The tour features a distinctive, highly theatrical design by Anne Militello. Militello has become the go-to designer lately among the highly individualistic acts like Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits – and indeed. She proved to be a perfect for… (the design), is a strong, striking approach…
~ David Barbour

Mondo PLayhouse Hollywood – December 2009

Militello incorporated some unique concepts into Playhouse in order to achieve originality.
~ Rachel Rogerson

The Oregonian “A Dark Take on the “The Dutchman” – March 26, 2007

Anne Militello’s lighting design is among the best Portland Opera has ever seen, transitioning smoothly from bright sunlight with server shadows to pale interiors to lurid reds. The scene in the second act in which Senta opens a dodo in the dimly lit room to reveal the Dutchman bathed in soft yellow light is breathtaking.
~James McQuillen

Lighting & Sound America “Anne Militello’s Broadway Melody” – December 2007

One of the street’s (42nd Street) urban pioneers was Anne Militello, who in 1999, came up with an audaciously creative lighting design for the New 42nd Street Studio Building. Militello’s symphony of colors is again making it’s own distinctive Broadway melody, allowing the New 42 to regain it’s pride of place in New York’s most famous block.
~ David Barbour

LD+A “Street Theater” – June 2002

The building seem to become a giant ethereal ice cued with a gentle blue aura.
~ Roslyn Lowe

Stage Directions “The Talented Ms. Militello” – March 2001

If the professional success can be measured by the extent to which a designer penetrates a chosen medium, Anne Militello may be right up there with the best of them. ‘Whether it’s lighting rock’n’roll or Sam Shepard’s latest play, Anne Militello is a unique designer guided by passion and vision.
~Michael Killeen

Architectural Lighting “Award of Merit” – June 2001

“The fabrication of a ‘billboard’ of light for New York City’s New 42nd STreet Studios Building required not only a mastery of the luminous, but also an ingenious interpretation of city guidelines… exuberantly lighted by Anne Militello of Vortex Lighting.”

Mondo “New Look New York” – Supplement 2001

Militello created a dazzling wash of lights
~Vilma Barr

Lighting and Sound Int’l. – April 2001

The Studios building is an eye-catcher… Personality, though, is exactly what lighting designer Anne Militello has given to the NEw 42nd Street Studios Building in New York. It has style and personality and long-lasting appeal.
~ Rob Haliday

New York Times “Words in a Headset Trip the LIght Fantastic” – August 30, 2000

They are all so very curious when Anne Militello lights the lights. many stop and stare. Others pester her with questions… She is often to busy to notice. There she is on W. 42nd Street, tailing into her walkie-talkie staring at the mysterious new building before her, programming it’s rippling facade of multicolor lights… At night it is a coruscating mirror of cool fire.
~ Glenn Collins

Time Magazine “Architecture Short Takes” – June 26, 2000

Unlike anything else in New York City, …a shifting spectrum of colors that offers an elegant relief…
~Daniel S. Levy

New York Magazine “Sign of the TImes” – June 26, 2000

Working with Anne MIlitello, of Vortext Lighting, the architects created a facade that can played like an instrument and which itself becomes a street performer… Brilliant… A luminous structure, alive with chromatic shifts.
~Joeseph Gionvanni

The New Yorker “Busy Buildings” – September 4, 2000

at night, thanks to a brilliant computerized scheme by the lighting designer Anne Militello the facade of the building literally becomes a performance… The lights do not cover up the architecture. They are completely in tune with the structure of that are a part. They make it dance.
~Paul Goldberger

Architectural Record “Choreographed Illumination of a Rehearsal Center’s Facade created It’s Own Street Theater on Broadway” – November 2000

It is Militello’s engaging exterior lighting that transports the artistry outside. Rarely has a rehearsal hall come to like with such street side showmanship… a shimmering collage of changing color that creates it’s own version of street theater.
~William Weathersby, Jr.

ARchitecture “Another TImes Square” – August 2000

The fabrication of a ‘billboard’ of light for New York City’s New 42nd STreet Studios Building required not only a mastery of the luminous, but also an ingenious interpretation of city guidelines.
~ MIckey O’Connor

Grid “Sweating on 42nd Street” – July/August 2000

PInks, blues, yellows, greens and an elegant silvery white shimmered and undulated a dazzling theatrical display… she experimented with pattern after pattern of lights and colors that danced the exterior… the building is almost a lighting fixture itself.
~Nancy Ramsey

Lighting Dimensions “Diversity Redux – From Downtown to Toontown – Anne Militello’s Designed it All” – April 19993

You might say that her design aesthetic mirrors the dictum of modern architecture: form follows function… NO one will ever accuse Anne Militello of not having a diverse portfolio.
~ David Barber