Elliot Lanes

Elliot Lanes Elliot Lanes has been working in theatre for over 20 years as a PSM, Sound Designer, Board Op....you get the idea. He has had the pleasure of working with some of DC's finest artists at venues such as Theater J, Studio Theatre, and Round House Theatre. Other DC area credits include many productions at Capital Fringe, and "Two Trains Running" and "Circle Mirror Transformation" at Prince Georges Community College. He also has been the lighting designer for the past five years for Momentum Dance Company's "Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker." Prior to moving to DC, he was the Resident PSM for Negro Ensemble Company and White Horse Theatre Company in NYC for five years each. He also had the pleasure of working with Liza Minnelli, Betty Buckley and Marilyn Maye at the Backstage Bistro Awards as PSM for that event. Elliot previously covered the DC Metro Area theatre scene for Maryland Theatre Guide, and wrote the successful "A Quick 5" column.

Elliot is happily married to BWW's DC page coordinator Jennifer Perry who keeps him in a good place every day and has been doing so for the past six years now.



MOST POPULAR ARTICLES
LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Flashback: A Look Back in Pictures as Arena Stage Celebrates 70 years of Groundbreaking Theatrical ExcellenceBWW Flashback: Arena Stage Celebrates 70 years of Groundbreaking Theatrical Excellence
Posted: Oct. 16, 2019


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BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kevin Laughon a Memorial to One of the Area's FinestBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kevin Laughon a Memorial to One of the Area's Finest.
Posted: Feb. 19, 2019


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kristin ChenowethBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kristin Chenoweth
Posted: Mar. 29, 2019


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sulmane MaigadiBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sulmane Maigadi
Posted: Apr. 22, 2019


BWW Review: BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL at Signature TheatreBWW Review: BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL at Signature Theatre
Posted: Nov. 15, 2018


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Chris ClarkBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Chris Clark
Posted: Oct. 10, 2019


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kevin McAllisterBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kevin McAllister
Posted: Feb. 11, 2019


BWW REVIEW: WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS: A DECADE IN CONCERT at Kennedy CenterBWW REVIEW: WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS: A DECADE IN CONCERT at Kennedy Center
Posted: Nov. 26, 2018


BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! At Kennedy Center
June 10, 2019

Throughout theatrical history many great ladies of the theatre have tackled the role of Thornton Wilder's famous matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi in the musical Hello, Dolly! In 2017 a brand new revival of the show hit Broadway starring Bette Midler (with Donna Murphy alternating in) and later on in its run Bernadette Peters. That production is now touring the country with Tony Award winning actress Betty Buckley in the starring role and veteran actor Lewis J. Stadlen as the well-known half a millionaire Horace Vandergelder.

BWW News: ALIX IN WONDERLAND A GENDER JOURNEY DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE to Make its World Premiere this July at The Theatre Lab
May 30, 2019

Washington DC's premiere arts education institution The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts presents it's second world premiere musical as part of its Summer Musical Institute for Teens program.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with David Muse
May 29, 2019

Today's subject David Muse is currently living his theatre life as the Artistic Director of Studio Theatre. This season marks his ninth in the position. He became only the second Artistic Director in the company's history when founder Joy Zinoman stepped down in 2010.He is currently represented as a director at Studio Theatre with The Children which is now playing through June 9th in the Metheny Theatre space.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Lourdes Lopez
May 21, 2019

Since 2012 today's subject Lourdes Lopez has been living her theatre life as the Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet. The company is performing May 31st through June 2nd at the Kennedy Center as part of Ballet Across America. The May 31st performance is a shared program with Dance Theatre of Harlem who will be performing May 28th through the 30th.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with KenYatta Rogers
May 17, 2019

Today's subject KenYatta Rogers is currently living his theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre playing Folk Man 3 in Spunk. The production directed by the esteemed Timothy Douglas runs through June 23rd in Signature's ARK space. The show is KenYatta's Signature Theatre debut.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Zonya Love
May 16, 2019

Today's subject Zonya Love is currently living her theatre Life performing the role of Georgia Gordon in Arena Stage's production of Jubilee. The show runs through June 9th in Arena Stage's Kreeger Theater space. Zonya is making her Arena Stage debut with this production.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Julia Rhoads
May 1, 2019

Today's subject Julia Rhoads is currently living her theatre life as the founding Artistic Director of Lucky Plush Productions. Lucky Plush is a dance company that melds dance with theater, dialogue elements, and more. Their work entitled Rooming House can be seen at the Kennedy Center from May 2nd through May 4th in the Terrace Theater

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Matthew Morrison and Shoshana Bean
April 30, 2019

It's that time of year when arts institutions hold their annual galas. This year the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD has a double bill wallop of an evening planned.

BWW Review: Alan Cumming at Strathmore
April 26, 2019

There is an old expression in theater about knowing when to shut up and sing. Some performers refuse to subscribe to that theory. If I use Wednesday's concert at the Music Center at Strathmore as a basis, multi-award-winning singer/activist Alan Cumming is – or at least can be or is prone to be – one of those performers.

BWW Review: STOMP at the National Theatre
April 24, 2019

For 25 years now the percussion spectacular known as Stomp has been making beautiful noise all over the world. This high-octane audible feast is back in town at the National Theatre for a week and the historic rafters are shaking from the melodious vibrations Stomp brings with it.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sulmane Maigadi
April 22, 2019

Spring has sprung here in DC. The cherry blossoms are in bloom, Lawmakers are doing whatever they do and my favorite area art education institution The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts is gearing up for their  spring musical production. This year as part of the Creating a Musical Role class The Theatre Lab will be presenting the Bill Russell/Henry Krieger cult musical Side Show with performances starting on May 2nd and running through May 11th.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jeremy Price
April 17, 2019

Since 2003, today's subject, Jeremy Price has been living his theatre life making noise all over the world in the international percussion phenomenon, Stomp. The current US tour is coming to DC's National Theatre April 23rd, playing through the 28th.

BWW Review: GRAND HOTEL at Signature Theatre
April 11, 2019

There are certain things that really bother me in theater.  One of the biggest is when a theater company that is capable of brilliance presents a show that should be a perfect fit – and unfortunately ultimately delivers a final product that does not meet my expectations.

BWW Review: KRISTIN CHENOWETH at Strathmore
April 9, 2019

Sometimes a singer just needs a microphone and a killer accompanist to create a fine evening of music. Of course, it helps if the singer's material is good as well. Tony and Emmy Award-winning singer/actress Kristin Chenoweth combined these few simple ingredients, walked out onto the stage of The Music Center at Strathmore, and treated her audience to an audible feast.

BWW Review: WINNIE THE POOH at Adventure Theatre
April 8, 2019

Oh bother! Adventure Theatre is currently presenting a hunny of a show with Le Clanché du Rand's delightful stage adaptation of A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh.  Under the fine direction of Shirley Serotsky, Milne's 100 Acre Wood and its inhabitants magically come to life with a story of lost tales, huffalumps, and much more.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kristin Chenoweth
March 29, 2019

Today's subject, Kristin Chenoweth, has been living her theatre life to the fullest since 1993 when Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ cast her as the ingénue in their production of Animal Crackers. The show effectively launched her career and she went on to become a Tony Award-winning actress, and a highly successful recording and concert artist. She has also made many appearances on television and in film. On April 8th you will have the privilege of seeing this immense talent live onstage at The Music Center at Strathmore and, judging from past performances, it's going to a great evening of music.

BWW Review: RESOLVING HEDDA at Washington Stage Guild
March 25, 2019

Life in the theatre is hard enough without having a diva in your show. As the title character in a well known play by a certain Norwegian playwright you would think that she would play along with what she was given. In this case the playwright is that king of mirth himself Henrik Ibsen and the diva in question is Hedda Gabler. Gabler, after many productions over the span of many years, decides she doesn't want to die by gunshot at the end of every performance. You might be asking how did she get this kind of power. For the answer you need to check out Washington Stage Guild's (WSG) hilarious and (per usual) well presented production of Jon Klein's Resolving Hedda. The show is a DC area premiere.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Laura Giannarelli
March 24, 2019

Today's subject Laura Giannarelli has been living her theatre life for many years now on both sides of the footlights. As a performer she just completed a star turn in Gulf View Drive at Washington Stage Guild (WSG), the company she helped found back in 1986. The company's current show Resolving Hedda runs through April 14th at their home at The Undercroft Theatre at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Heather McDonald
March 18, 2019

As a playwright you always hope that your script gets a first class production at a top theatre. Today's subject, Heather McDonald, is currently living her theatre life on a high as her world premiere play Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity is receiving such royal treatment. Featuring the likes of performers Holly Twyford, Felicia Curry, and Yesenia Iglesias, the production plays through April 7th in Signature Theatre's ARK space.

BWW Review: MASTERPIECES OF THE ORAL AND INTANGIBLE HERITAGE OF HUMANITY at Signature Theatre
March 11, 2019

Sometimes a particular genre of theater isn't necessarily popular with a general audience. Theater of the Absurd might be the biggest example of this. Playwrights like Eugene Ionesco and others have left audiences scratching their heads for years as to what they were trying to say within their plays.



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