Jason Lyons Design

Jason's dynamic lighting has been featured worldwide, stylistically ranging from the sensitive minutia of the darkest drama to the kinetic drive and excitement of rock & roll. Recent Theatre productions include the Broadway revival of On the Town, Bring It On, The Musical (Broadway & National Tour), Rock Of Ages (Broadway, National Tour, Australia, London & Vegas), The Asian Tour of Jay Chou's The Secret, and the hit dark comedy Hand to God. Arena productions include The So You Think You Can Dance 2011 National Tour. Jason has designed special events for such organizations as Joe Torre's Safe At Home Foundation (over the years featuring Mariah Carey, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Garth Brooks), Project ALS (featuring Jennifer Hudson) and Friends In Deed (featuring Elvis Costello). Corporate Clients have included Lifetime Television, AIG, United Brewers, Pfizer, Sony and The United Nations.

 

CURRENT & PENDING

 Received The 2016 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence In Lighting Design

The Secret Asian Tour directed by John Rando choreo by Zach Woodlee

Between The Lines at KC Rep directed by Jeff Calhoun

The Honeymooners at Papermill directed by John Rando choreo by Josh Bergasse

Crazy For You at Signature directed by Matthew Gardiner choreo by Denis Jones 

BROADWAY

Hand to God at The Booth Theatre, Broadway directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel

On The Town Broadway Revival at The Lyric directed by John Rando choreographed by Josh Bergasse

Bronx Bombers  at Circle in the Square directed by Eric Simonson

Let It Be at The St. James Theatre

Bring It On, The Musical at The St.James Theatre directed and choreo by Andy Blankenbuehler

Rock of Ages at The Brooks Atkinson directed by Kristin Hanggi choreographed by Kelly Devine

The Threepenny Opera at Studio 54 directed by Scott Elliot choreographed by Azure Barton

Barefoot In the Park at the Cort directed by Scott Elliot

Good Vibrations at the Eugene O’Neil directed and choreographed by John Carrafa

 

THEATRE

Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion at 5th Ave Seattle Dir by Kristin Hangii                                choreo by Peggy Hickey                                                                                                                     

Robin Hood at The Old Globe directed by Jessica Stone

Jesus Christ Superstar at Signature Theatre directed by Joe Calarco choreo by Karma Camp

Born For This at The Broad directed by Charles Randolph Wright choreo by Warren Adams

Dry Powder at The Public Theater directed by Tommy Kail

Linda at MTC City Center Stage 1 directed by Lynne Meadow

Crazy For You Concert at David Geffen Hall directed and choreo by Susan Stroman 

Red Velvet at The Old Globe directed by Stafford Arima

Himself and Nora at Minetta Lane Theatre directed by Michael Bush

La Cage aux Folles at Signature Theatre directed by Matthew Gardiner

MacBeth at The Old Globe directed by Brian Kulick

Born For This at Arena Stage DC directed by Charles Wright choreo by Warren Adams

Pirates of Penzance at Barrington Stage directed by John Rando choreo. by Josh Bergasse

Loves Labors Lost at The Old Globe directed by Kathleen Marshall

Murder For Two National Tour directed by Scott Schwartz

First Date  at The Blumenthal Center Charlotte, NC directed and choreographed by Dan Knectges

Rock of Ages Vegas at The Rio directed by Kristin Hanggi choreographed by Kelly Devine

Smart People  at Second Stage directed by Kenny Leon

The Secret Garden at David Geffen Hall directed by Stafford Arima

Barbecue at The Public Theatre directed by Kent Gash

Girlstar at Signature Theatre directed by Eric Schaefer

Important Hats of the 20th Century directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel

Caberet at Signature Theatre directed and choreographed by Matthew Gardiner

Dr. Faustus at Classic Stage Company directed by Andrei Belgrader

Lives of the Saints at Primary Stages directed by John Rando 

One Day at 3LD co-directed by Michael Sottile co-directed and choreographed by Ray Leeper

Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice at La Mirada directed by Igor Goldin choreo by Jeffrey Denman

Poor Behavior at Primary Stages directed by Evan Cabnet

Hand to God at MCC directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel

Heathers at New World Stages directed by Andy Fickman  choreo by Marguerite Derricks

The Commons of Pensacola at MTC directed by Lynne Meadow

Murder For Two at New World Stages Uptown directed by Scott Schwartz

Romeo & Juliet at Classic Stage Company directed by Tea Alagic

Bronx Bombers at Primary Stages directed by Eric Simonson

Nerds, The Musical at Philadelphia Theatre Company directed by Casey Hushion  choreographed by Josh Bergasse

Murder For Two at Second Stage Uptown directed by Scott Schwartz choreographed by Wendy Seyb

Venice at The Public Theatre directed by Eric Rosen choreographed by Chase Brock

Hello Dolly! at Goodspeed Opera House directed by Daniel Goldstein choreographed by Kelly Barclay

On The Town at Barrington Stage directed by John Rando choreographed by Josh Bergasse

American Buffalo at KC Rep directed by Jerry Genachio

All In the Timing at Primary Stages directed by John Rando

The Good Mother at The New Group directed by Scott Elliot

Rock of Ages London at The Shaftesbury Theatre directed by Kristin Hanggi choreographed by Kelly Devine

Something's Afoot at Goodspeed Opera House directed and choreographed by Vince Pesce

Fat Camp, The Musical at ATA directed by Casey Hushion choreographed by Kelly Devine

Pippin at KC Rep directed by Eric Rosen choreographed by Chase Brock

Black Suits at Barrington Stage directed by John Simpkins

Medeval Play at The Signature directed by Kenneth Lonnergan

 

Little Shop of Horrors at KC Rep directed by Kyle Hatley choreographed by Richard Hinds

 

Bring It On, The Musical National Tour directed and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler

 

SYTYCD TOUR 2011 National Tour directed by : Raj Kapoor

 

Happy Hour by: Ethan Coen Atlantic Theatre Company Directed by: Neil Pepe

 

Toxic Avenger, The Musical The Alley Theatre Directed by John Rando choreographed by Kelly Devine

 

White Noise at The Royal George, Chicago directed and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo
2011 Jeff Award for Best Lighting Design

 

Fat Camp, The Musical at The Hanna Theatre Cleveland directed by Casey Hushion

 

Rock of Ages Australia directed by Kristin Hanggi choreographed by Kelly Devine

 

The Unauthorized... Samantha Brown at Goodspeed directed by Daniel Goldstein

 

Cutman at Goodspeed directed by Jared Michael Coseglia

 

Bring It On, The Musical at The Alliance Theatre directed and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler

 

Marie and Bruce at The New Group directed by Scott Elliott

 

Rock of Ages Toronto at The Royal Alexandra directed by Kristin Hanggi choreographed by Kelly Devine

 

Saved, The Musical at Kansas City Rep directed by Gary Griffin

 

Golden Age at The Kennedy Center directed by Walter Bobbie

 

The Duchess of Malfi at Red Bull Theatre directed by Jesse Berger

 

Golden Age at Philadelphia Theatre Company directed by Austin Pendleton

 

White Noise at Le Petit Theatre in New Orleans directed and choreographed by Donald Byrd

 

The Starry Messenger at The New Group directed by Kenneth Lonergan

 

Broke-ology at Lincoln Center Theater directed by Thomas Kail

 

A Christmas Story, The Musical at KC Rep directed by Eric Rosen choreographed by Kelly Devine

 

Groundswell at The New Group directed by Scott Eliott

 

Sleepwalk With Me at The Bleeker St. Theatre directed by Seth Barrish

 

A Flea In Her Ear at Kansas City Rep directed by Gary Griffin

 

Mourning Becomes Electra at The New Group directed by Scott Elliott
Lucille Lortel Nomination

 

Inked Baby at Playwrights Horizons directed by Kate Whoriskey

 

Uncle Vanya at Classic Stage Company directed by Austin Pendleton

 

Clay at Lincoln Center Theater LCT3 directed by Eric Rosen
Drama Desk Nomination

 

Fault Lines at The Cherry Lane Theatre. directed by David Schwimmer

 

Mindgame at Soho Playhouse. directed by Ken Russell

 

It's Only Life at The Rubicon Theater Company, CA directed by Daisy Prince

 

Rafta Rafta at The New Group directed by Scott Elliot

 

Shout! The Mod Musical at Drury Lane Chicago directed by Jay Falzone

 

Body Awareness at The Atlantic Theater Company directed by Karen Kohlaas

 

Finks at NYS&F Powerhouse Theater directed by Charlie Stratton

 

MTC Spring Gala 2008 The Hilton Grand Ballroom directed by Daniel Kutner

 

Two Thousand Years at The New Group directed by Scott Elliot

 

Sive at Irish Rep directed by Ciaran O’Reilly

 

Scarcity at The Atlantic Theatre Company directed by Jackson Gay

 

Evil Dead The Musical NYC & Toronto directed by Hinton Battle & Chris Bond

 

The Piano Teacher at South Coast Rep directed by Kate Whoriskey

 

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at The New Group directed by Scott Elliot

 

Vigils at The Goodman Theatre directed by Kate Whoriskey

 

Shout, The Mod Musical at The Julia Miles directed by Philip George

 

Abigail’s Party at The New Group directed by Scott Elliot

 

The Field at Irish Rep directed by Ciaran O’Reilly

 

Brilliant Mistake Broadway Sings Elvis Costello benefit for Friends in Deed directed by Jason Eagan

 

Massacre at Labryinth directed by Kate Whoriskey

 

Nerds:// A Musical Software Satire at NYMF directed by Andy Goldberg

 

Monica, The Musical at NYMF directed by Casey Hushion

 

HurlyBurly at The New Group/37Arts directed by Scott Elliot

 

Poe, The Musical Cherry Lane Theatre directed by Casey Hushion

 

Once Around the Sun at the Zipper directed by Jace Alexander

 

Womyn in Three at The China Club directed by Evan Ensign

 

Patriot Act directed by Gregory Keller at NYTW

 

Nerds at NYSAF directed by John Ruocco

 

Good Canary at NYSAF directed by David Petrarca

 

Roar at the The New Group directed by Marion McClinton

 

Aunt Dan & Lemon at The New Group directed by Scott Elliot

 

Comedians at The New Group directed by Scott Elliot

 

The Women of Lockerbie at The New Group directed by Scott Elliot

 

Smelling A Rat at The New Group directed by Scott Elliot

 

Roulette at NYSAF directed by Jace Alexander

 

Kiki & Herb : Coup de Theatre at The Cherry Lane directed by Scott Elliot.

 

Romeo & Juliet at American Stage, directed by Andy Goldberg.

 

The Legendary St. Vincent Design Wings Theatre directed by Jules Ochoa,

 

The Gun Club at Cherry Lane Alternative.

 

Kidstuff HERE.

 

No, No Nanette, Oliver at Tri-Arts

 

ASSOCIATE DESIGNS

 

The Pillowman (Associate) at The Booth directed by John Crowley

 

Fiddler on the Roof (Associate) at The Minskoff directed by David Leveaux

 

Nine (Associate) at The Eugene O'Neil directed by David Leveaux

 

Tartuffe (Associate) at The Roundabout directed by Joe Dowling

 

Frankie & Johnnie... (Associate) at The Belasco directed by Joe Mantello

 

Into The Woods (Associate) at The Broadhurst directed by James Lapine

 

The Women (Associate) at The Roundabout directed by Scott Elliot

 

A Thousand Clowns (Associate) at The Longacre directed by John Rando

 

Judgment At Nuremberg (Associate) at The Longacre directed by John Tillenger

 


DANCE
Bitter Suite, Ailey II , The Dark Side Joyce Soho, The Sorceror's Apprentice ABT Studio Company, Full On Night Ailey II, Seductions of the Desert , Garden of Eden , Nature Boy , On his Deathbed Holding My Hand , Helen & Lavenia , Of Melodrama & Murder all with choreographer Scott Rink. Tours for the Zhongmei Dance Company

 

MUSIC
The Bacon Brothers at The Thomas Carvel Theatre, The Manhattan Rhythm Kings at The Thomas Carvel Theatre. The B-52s & Le Chic at SONY CNSM 2001. Mariah Carey, Bruce Springsteen & Jon Bon Jovi for Joe Torre's Safe at Home Foundation

 

CORPORATE
Joe Torre's Safe At Home Foundation 2006, 2007 & 2008 Gala
Featuring : Mariah Carey, Bruce Springsteen, & Jon Bon Jovi
Fidelity Futurestage 2009-2011
Lifetime Television UpFront 2004 in NY, CHI & LA. Project A.L.S : Tomorrow is Tonight , Heros of Life, Champions of Humanity at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden, A Concert for Peace Health & Prosperity for the U.N. Millenium Summit, also at MSG. AIG University American International Group, Force One United Brewers, INC. Pfizer Stockholders Meeting 2002

 

FACULTY
Purchase College's Conservatory of Theatre Arts & Film

 

-Selected by Entertainment Design Magazine as one of the "Designers to Watch" for 2003 ( Oct. 2003 Issue )
- Featured in Lighting Dimensions Trendsetters section discussing Once Around the Sun (Oct. 2005 Issue )
- 2005, 2007, Twice in 2009 and 2010 Henry Hewes Award Nominee
- 2009 Lucile Lortel Award Nominee
- 2009 Drama Desk Nominee
- 2011 Jeff Award for Best Lighting

 

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