Bill Klages is a television lighting director.
He began with NBC in 1948 as a video maintenance engineer on such series as Your Show of Shows and The Kate Smith Hour. He was then promoted to video engineer, working on Your Hit Parade. His career was interrupted by a summons for a two-year stint in the U.S. Navy, after which he returned to NBC.
Klages worked on many television specials as lighting director, including Merman on Broadway (Ethel Merman), Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, and Sills and Burnett at the Met (Beverly Sills and Carol Burnett), in addition to specials he did featuring Dolly Parton, Barbra Streisand, Dorothy Hamill and Olivia Newton-John.
Bill Klages was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2012.