Ulf Englund started his career at the Royal Dramatic Theater in 1983 and has been acclaimed for his numerous light designs for productions there. Among the most notable are Strindberg’s Dream Play and Celestina directed by Robert Lepage, Brecht’s Puntila , Black Rider of Tom Waits as well as Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and Moliére’s Tartuffe. In 2000 The Royal Dramatic Theater gave him a stipendium for the ensemble of his work with the theater.
He has worked at many others theaters among which are the Malmö National Theater( The Beggars Opera and T. Rangström’s opera The Crown Bride), Gothenborg National Theater ( War and Peace), Stadsteatern in Stockholm( Neil Simon’s adaptation of Chekhov), Riksteatern ( Cabaret), Sundsvall ( Crime and Punishment). Since 2001 he began to do set design as well as lights at the Galeasan Theater in Stockholm and Sörmlands Music and Theater ( Jesus Christ, Superman Star) .
Ulf Englund has worked closely for many years with Efva Lilja Dance Company (E.L.D) and received in 2003 the Swedish Lighting Designers Association’s Prize for a design for that company. Over the years he has worked on many musical productions and concerts in venues as varied as big sport arenas in Stockholm, Nice, Toulouse the Vienna Staatsoper, Il Duomo in Milano, Chateau de Versailles, Les Choregies d’Orange, Herod Atticus in Athens and the Montreux Jazz Festival. He has coached lighting design students at the Dramatic Institute and done productions at the National Acting School.