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Douglas Lyons

 
Bio:
Douglas Lyons is an actor, writer, director, composer, and playwright. Writing - TV: Fraggle Rock (Apple TV). Theater: Polkadots (Off Broadway Alliance Winner Best Family Show, Atlantic Theater Company), Sunshine (Long Wharf Theatre), Pete(Her)Pan (Pace New Musicals), Five Points (world premiere ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Douglas Lyons is an actor, writer, director, composer, and playwright. Writing - TV: Fraggle Rock (Apple TV). Theater: Polkadots (Off Broadway Alliance Winner Best Family Show, Atlantic Theater Company), Sunshine (Long Wharf Theatre), Pete(Her)Pan (Pace New Musicals), Five Points (world premiere ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2018
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Ensemble
Ensemble [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
1st National US Tour, 2012
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Ensemble (Swing) [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2009
Ensemble

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Writer
 
[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Playwright[Replacement]

Writing

Original Concept, Music & Lyrics
Playwright

Douglas Lyons Biography

Douglas Lyons is an actor, writer, director, composer, and playwright. Writing - TV: Fraggle Rock (Apple TV). Theater: Polkadots (Off Broadway Alliance Winner Best Family Show, Atlantic Theater Company), Sunshine (Long Wharf Theatre), Pete(Her)Pan (Pace New Musicals), Five Points (world premiere Theater Latte Da), Fatigue with Jodi Piccoult, We The People (TheatreworksUSA) and The Hamlet Remix. Acting - Broadway: Beautiful (Original Cast) and The Book of Mormon. Tours: Rent, Dreamgirls and The Book of Mormon 1st National. Douglas is the founder of The Next Wave Initiative, a scholarship program dedicated to supporting the future of Black Theater artists.






Douglas Lyons News

Crossroads Theatre Welcomes Comedy Play, CHICKEN & BISCUITS Photo Crossroads Theatre Welcomes Comedy Play, CHICKEN & BISCUITS
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2022

Crossroads Theatre will welcome CHICKEN & BISCUITS, a comedy written by Douglas Lyons and directed by Lynda Grav√°tt. The hilarious play will celebrate its Opening Night on Wednesday, December 21st, for a limited engagement through Tuesday, December 31, 2022.

World Premiere of Musical Film BEAU Starring Matt Rodin, Jeb Brown & More to Open Dan Photo World Premiere of Musical Film BEAU Starring Matt Rodin, Jeb Brown & More to Open Dances With Films NYC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2022

The new musical film BEAU will make its world premiere as the opening night feature of Dances With Films New York at the Regal Union Square from December 1-4, 2022. The defiantly independent film festival and Los Angeles favorite, celebrates 26 years by expanding to New York City in 2022.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of Mike Birbiglia: THE OLD MAN & THE POOL Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of Mike Birbiglia: THE OLD MAN & THE POOL
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 15, 2022

Check out photos from the red carpet on opening night for Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man & the Pool.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE MUSEUM OF BROADWAY Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE MUSEUM OF BROADWAY
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 14, 2022

The Museum of Broadway officially opened yesterday, November 13, ahead of its official public opening tomorrow. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the red carpet event here! Among the stars in attendance were Shoshana Bean, Jason Robert Brown, Jane Krakowski, Anthony Rapp, Telly Leung, and many more!

Mckinley Belcher III & Miles G. Jackson to Star in Industry Presentation of A GUIDE F Photo Mckinley Belcher III & Miles G. Jackson to Star in Industry Presentation of A GUIDE FOR THE HOMESICK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 9, 2022

Following productions in both Boston and London, Ken Urban’s play A Guide For The Homesick will have an industry presentation directed by Shira Milikowsky and executive produced by David Norwood on November 17, 2022.

Front Porch Arts Collective Presents CHICKEN AND BISCUITS Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2022

Front Porch Arts Collective, the Black theater company that built its award-winning reputation and audience base through collaborations with larger arts organizations, has announced its first self-produced performance: the regional premiere of Douglas Lyons‚Äô Broadway comedy ‚ÄúChicken & Biscuits,‚ÄĚ which will run December 9 through January 8, 2023 at Suffolk University‚Äôs Modern Theater in Downtown Boston.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night PARADE at New York City Center Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night PARADE at New York City Center
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 3, 2022

New York City Center is presenting Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's 1998 Tony Award-winning musical Parade, starring Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond, with direction by Michael Arden. Check out photos from the opening night red carpet here!

Review Roundup: PARADE Opens at New York City Center Photo Review Roundup: PARADE Opens at New York City Center
by Review Roundups - Nov 2, 2022

New York City Center is presenting Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's Parade, starring Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond, with direction by Michael Arden. The production opened with a gala performance on Tuesday, November 1, and runs through November 6, 2022. Read what the critics thought about Parade here!

Photos & Video: First Look at Ben Platt, Micaela Diamond & More in PARADE Photo Photos & Video: First Look at Ben Platt, Micaela Diamond & More in PARADE
by Show Highlights - Nov 2, 2022

New York City Center is presenting Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's Parade, starring Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond, with direction by Michael Arden. The production opened with a gala performance on Tuesday, November 1, and runs through November 6, 2022. Get a first look at photos and video from the production here!

Video: Richard Ridge Chats With PARADE Stars Ben Platt, Micaela Diamond, and More Photo Video: Richard Ridge Chats With PARADE Stars Ben Platt, Micaela Diamond, and More
by Sneak Peek - Oct 26, 2022

New York City Center is presenting Jason Robert Brown's Parade Tuesday, November 1 through Sunday, November 6. The production stars Ben Platt as Leo Frank, Micaela Diamond (Lucille Frank), Gaten Matarazzo (Frankie Epps), and more. Go inside press day for the show as BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge chats with the stars and creatives of this hotly anticipated production. 

Douglas Lyons Videos

Photos & Video: First Look at Ben Platt, Micaela Diamond & More in PARADE Videoplay
Photos & Video: First Look at Ben Platt, Micaela Diamond & More in PARADE

by Show Highlights - Nov 2, 2022

New York City Center is presenting Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's Parade, starring Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond, with direction by Michael Arden. The production opened with a gala performance on Tuesday, November 1, and runs through November 6, 2022. Get a first look at photos and video from the production here!

Video: Richard Ridge Chats With PARADE Stars Ben Platt, Micaela Diamond, and More Videoplay
Video: Richard Ridge Chats With PARADE Stars Ben Platt, Micaela Diamond, and More

by Sneak Peek - Oct 26, 2022

New York City Center is presenting Jason Robert Brown's Parade Tuesday, November 1 through Sunday, November 6. The production stars Ben Platt as Leo Frank, Micaela Diamond (Lucille Frank), Gaten Matarazzo (Frankie Epps), and more. Go inside press day for the show as BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge chats with the stars and creatives of this hotly anticipated production. 

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of CHICKEN & BISCUITS on Broadway! Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of CHICKEN & BISCUITS on Broadway!

by Team BWW - Oct 13, 2021

On Sunday night, the audience at the Circle in the Square Theatre was treated to an extra helping of joy, as CHICKEN & BISCUITS, the new comedy written by Douglas Lyons and directed by Zhailon Levingston, officially opened. 

VIDEO: Norm Lewis Shouts Out Broadway Debuts at CHICKEN & BISCUITS First Preview Videoplay
VIDEO: Norm Lewis Shouts Out Broadway Debuts at CHICKEN & BISCUITS First Preview

by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2021

Last night, September 23, marked the first preview of the play Chicken & Biscuits,¬†¬†by Douglas Lyons, directed by directed by‚ÄĮZhailon Levingston. Following the performance, one of the play's stars,¬†Norm Lewis read the names of every person making their Broadway debut in the production, in onstage and off-stage roles, and invited them onto the stage to be celebrated.

VIDEO: Jeb Brown Sings 'By Your Side' for BEAU QUARANTINED CONCERTS Videoplay
VIDEO: Jeb Brown Sings 'By Your Side' for BEAU QUARANTINED CONCERTS

by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2020

Broadway Veteran Jeb Brown, (Spiderman, Beautiful) sings 'By Your Side' in the fifth episode of Douglas Lyons and Ethan D. Pakchar's 'Beau Quarantined Concerts'. Beau tells the story of musician Ace Baker, who at 12 discovered the grandfather his mother intended to keep a secret; a man who changed Ace's life forever by putting a guitar in his hand, and self-love in his heart.

VIDEO: Ben Roseberry Kicks Off BEAU QUARANTINED CONCERTS Videoplay
VIDEO: Ben Roseberry Kicks Off BEAU QUARANTINED CONCERTS

by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2020

Ben Roseberry, currently Ed on Broadway in Disney's The Lion King, kicks off Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar's 'Beau Quarantined Concerts'. The song 'Comin' Home' is from their new musical Beau, which tells the story of Ace Baker, who at 12 discovers the grandfather his mother intended to keep a secret. A man who changes Ace's life forever by putting a guitar in his hand, and self-love in his heart. 

BWW Flashback: Celebrate BEAUTIFUL's Anniversary By Looking Back At Opening Night! Videoplay
BWW Flashback: Celebrate BEAUTIFUL's Anniversary By Looking Back At Opening Night!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 12, 2020

Today is truly one fine day because it is the sixth anniversary of the hit musical Beautiful opening at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre! In honor of the occasion, we're looking back at the cast and creative team feeling the earth move on the show's opening night! Check out the video to see Jessie Mueller, Anika Larsen, Jarrod Spector, and more celebrating the special night!

VIDEO: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Honors Mothers With Tribute Video Videoplay
VIDEO: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Honors Mothers With Tribute Video

by Stage Tube - May 11, 2018

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical has released a touching tribute to mothers in honor of Mother's Day. Watch the video below!

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Theater Latte Da's FIVE POINTS Videoplay
VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Theater Latte Da's FIVE POINTS

by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2018

BroadwayWorld is going inside Theater Latte Da's world premiere musical FIVE POINTS. Check out the cast in action in the video below!

Video: Get A First Look At The World Premiere Musical FIVE POINTS Videoplay
Video: Get A First Look At The World Premiere Musical FIVE POINTS

by Alan Henry - Apr 11, 2018

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at Theater Latte Da's Broadway-aimed world premiere musical FIVE POINTS. Check out the cast in action in the photos below!


Douglas Lyons Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Douglas Lyons been in?
Douglas Lyons has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Douglas Lyons been in?
Douglas Lyons has not appeared in the West End

How many shows has Douglas Lyons written?
Douglas Lyons has written 2 shows including Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical (Original Concept, Music & Lyrics), Chicken and Biscuits (Playwright).