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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 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.

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Broadway Revival Production, 2023

[Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2018

Original Broadway Production, 2014

Ensemble [Replacement]

[US Tour]
1st National US Tour, 2012

Original Broadway Production, 2011
Ensemble (Swing) [Replacement]

[US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2009

Douglas Lyons Productions

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


Original Concept, Music & Lyrics

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Kara Young & More to Star in Industry Presentations of Douglas Lyons' TABLE 17 at New Works Provincetown

New Works Provincetown will present industry presentations of 'Table 17,' a new play by Douglas Lyons. The cast includes two-time Tony nominee Kara Young. Don't miss this exciting new work!

Playhouse on Park Now Booking In-School Performances For Touring Production Of POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL

Playhouse on Park will present their first ever touring production, POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL (Book by Melvin Tunstall, IIII, Music by Greg Borowsky & Douglas Lyons, Lyrics by Douglas Lyons, and Original Concept by Douglas Lyons).

Photos: Stars Arrive at Opening Night of SPAMALOT!

See photos of stars Brie Larson, Iman Vellani, Vanessa Williams, Victor Garber, Cobie Smulders, and more as they arrive at Spamalot opening night here!

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of HARMONY on Broadway

Harmony officially opened on Broadway on Monday night, November 13, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there and we're bringing you along on the red carpet as the guests arrived! Check out the photos here!

Season 2 of BANNED TOGETHER Podcast, Directed By Raul Esparza, to Feature Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, and More

The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund (DLDF) has announced the second edition of Banned Together: An Anti-Censorship Theatre Podcast. This year's edition will feature two episodes, which are available now. Episodes will be available to stream until November 30.

Jeremy Jordan Adds Third Show at Steppenwolf Theatre; Tickets on Sale Now

Steppenwolf Theatre has announced that Broadway star Jeremy Jordan has added a third performance to his much-anticipated Chicago debut this winter. Get all the details here!

THE BEST PART OF NIGHT IS BLACK By UGBA And Directed By Zhailon Levingston to Have Industry Reading

THE BEST PART OF NIGHT IS BLACK, a new 'Black Queer Horror Love Story' written my multi-hyphenate artist and playwright UGBA and directed by award-winning director, deviser and arts advocate Zhailon Levingston, will host an invitation-only industry reading on Monday, October 30, 2023 at 8PM at Bed-Stuy Art House in Brooklyn, NY.

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Present THE PERLBERG FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS

Palm Beach Dramaworks presents the Perlberg Festival of New Plays, featuring a lineup of exciting new works. Don't miss this opportunity to experience innovative and thought-provoking theater.

Douglas Lyons, George Wing, And More Among Panelists For ALL WRITER'S CONFERENCE, 2023

The All Writer's Conference, an inaugural conference on the craft of writing from every perspective, announced its panelist for the November 11th event.

Cast and Creative Team Set for the World Premiere of THE SALVAGERS at Yale Repertory Theatre

Discover the cast and creative team behind the highly anticipated world premiere of THE SALVAGERS by Harrison David Rivers. Get all the details on this exciting new production.

Geneva Carr, Michael Cerveris To Lead Industry Reading Of New Comedy 45 BENNINGTON

Tony nominee Geneva Carr and Tony winner Michael Cerveris will lead the first NYC industry reading of 45 Bennington, a new play by Ryan McCurdy. Imani Jade Powers (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Becton, and Priyanka Krishnan will round out the ensemble of this comedy about real estate, religion, and other illusions.

Cast Set for Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre's THIS BITTER EARTH

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre announces casting for THIS BITTER EARTH. An interracial gay male couple navigates differences amidst events of the BLM movement.

Jeb Brown, Andrew Cekala and Morgan Siobhan Green Will Lead Industry Readings of Lyons and Pakchar's BEAU

On September 29th, The Music Theatre Factory will present a developmental reading of Lyons and Pakchar's new musical Beau. Find out more about the musical here!

NCTC Performs West Coast Premiere Of Harrison David Rivers' WE ARE CONTINUOUS

In October, New Conservatory Theatre Center will celebrate the return of critically acclaimed playwright Harrison David Rivers for the West Coast Premiere of his tender and touching new play, we are continuous, directed by ShawnJ West. Learn more about the play and how to get tickets here!

New Works Provincetown Commissions Projects From Hannah Corneau, Douglas Lyons & More

Learn about the exciting collaborations and commissions announced by New Works Provincetown, featuring talented artists like Hannah Corneau, Douglas Lyons, and more. Find out what projects they will be working on and when you can catch these innovative performances.

Listen: BAND GEEKS Studio Cast Recording Featuring Lindsay Mendez, Ruthie Ann Miles, Patti Murin & More Out Now

Band Geeks: Original Studio Cast Recording has been released in digital and streaming formats! Listen now!

Jeremy Jordan to Perform at Steppenwolf Theatre This Winter

Get all the details about Jeremy Jordan's upcoming winter performance at Steppenwolf Theatre, including dates and how to secure your tickets. Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to see the talented performer live on stage.

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Reveals Grant Recipients for 2023/2024

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the 12 Award Recipients for the 2023/2024 Frank Young Fund for New Musicals Project Development & Production Grants and the 10 Award Recipients for the 2023/2024 Impact & Exploration Fund.

CHICKEN & BISCUITS Comes to New Stage Theatre in 2024

Chicken & Biscuits by Douglas Lyons comes to New Stage Theatre in 2024. Performances run April 9 – April 21, 2024.

Photos: The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company Presents PIPELINE

The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company presents the Los Angeles premiere of Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau, directed by HCLAB associate artistic director Bryan Keith, at the Art of Acting Studio in Hollywood. See photos from the production. 


Douglas Lyons has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Douglas Lyons has not appeared in the West End

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

Douglas Lyons's next show will be Parade which opens on 3/16/2023 on Broadway.

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