James F. Ingalls is a respected and prolific lighting designer who has worked extensively on Broadway, in London and at many regional theaters including Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera, Playwrights Horizons, Goodman Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, and Steppenwolf. His credits also include various ballet companies and both national and international opera.
Ingalls graduated from Yale School of Drama with a degree in stage management. After graduation Ingalls toured as a stage manager with Twyla Tharp Dance where he worked alongside Jennifer Tipton; thus beginning his career as a lighting designer.
He designed the lighting for many Peter Sellars' productions, including on The Persians in 1993.
Ingalls resides in New York City.