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George Tsypin

 
Bio:
George Tsypin is a sculptor, architect and designer of opera, film and video. He won an International Competition of "New and Spontaneous Ideas for the Theater for Future Generations" some twenty years ago. Since then his opera designs have been seen all over the world, including the Salzburg ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
George Tsypin is a sculptor, architect and designer of opera, film and video. He won an International Competition of "New and Spontaneous Ideas for the Theater for Future Generations" some twenty years ago. Since then his opera designs have been seen all over the world, including the Salzburg ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2011]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 1993]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1991]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1989]
Scenic Designer

George Tsypin Biography

George Tsypin is a sculptor, architect and designer of opera, film and video. He won an International Competition of "New and Spontaneous Ideas for the Theater for Future Generations" some twenty years ago. Since then his opera designs have been seen all over the world, including the Salzburg Festival, Opera de Bastille in Paris, Covent Garden in London, La Scala in Milan and Metropolitan Opera in New York. The first private gallery show of his sculpture took place in 1991 at Twining Gallery in New York. George exhibited his work at Venice Biennale in 2002.

He has worked with director Julie Taymor on many projects including Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), Grendel and Oedipus Rex. He designed The Little Mermaid on Broadway. His book George Tsypin Opera Factory: Building in the Black Void was published by Princeton Architectural Press in October of 2005 (Golden Pen Award).

George Tsypin Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) Gold Star
George Tsypin, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Scenic Design of a Musical
George Tsypin, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Set Design of a Musical
George Tsypin, The Little Mermaid
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Set Design
George Tsypin, In the Summer House
 
Obie Awards - 1990 - Sustained excellence of set design Gold Star
George Tsypin
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1987 - Outstanding Set Design, Resident Production
George TsypinIdiot's Delight
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1986 - Outstanding Set Design, Resident Production
George TsypinThe Count of Monte Cristo

George Tsypin News

VIDEO: On This Day, June 14- SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Opens On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, June 14- SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2021

On this day in 2011, the Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, celebrated its opening night!

World Premiere Works Top San Francisco Ballet's Mixed Repertory Programs Photo World Premiere Works Top San Francisco Ballet's Mixed Repertory Programs
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2021

San Francisco Ballet (SF Ballet) announces details for two world premieres of its groundbreaking 2021 Digital Season: a new ballet by Myles Thatcher and Wooden Dimes by Danielle Rowe, opening February 11 and March 4, respectively, during Programs 02 and 03.

VIDEO: On This Day, June 14- SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Opens On Broadway! Photo VIDEO: On This Day, June 14- SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Opens On Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2019

On this day in 2011, the Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, celebrated its opening night!

Ratmansky's Shostakovich Trilogy Closes SF Ballet's 2019 Repertory Season Photo Ratmansky's Shostakovich Trilogy Closes SF Ballet's 2019 Repertory Season
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 16, 2019

Alexei Ratmansky's Shostakovich Trilogy returns to San Francisco Ballet (SF Ballet) May 7-12, closing the Company's 2019 Repertory Season at the War Memorial Opera House. Called a "fascinating, thrilling, bewilderingly ambiguous evocation of life in Shostakovich's Russia" (The New York Times), and simply, "a masterpiece" (San Francisco Chronicle), Shostakovich Trilogy is Ratmansky's homage to the composer, using three of his full-length works: the Symphony No. 9, Chamber Symphony, and Piano Concerto No. 1.

VIDEO: On This Day, January 10- Broadway Goes Under the Sea With THE LITTLE MERMAID Photo VIDEO: On This Day, January 10- Broadway Goes Under the Sea With THE LITTLE MERMAID
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2019

Based on the animated Disney film and the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, performances of THE LITTLE MERMAID officially opened on Broadway on this day in 2008.

#TBT: Go Under the Sea with the Opening Night of THE LITTLE MERMAID on Broadway! Photo #TBT: Go Under the Sea with the Opening Night of THE LITTLE MERMAID on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 10, 2019

In honor of the show's eleventh anniversary of becoming part of Broadway's world, we're flashing back to its 2008 opening night at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre!

MARVEL Co-Creator Stan Lee Has Died at 95 Photo MARVEL Co-Creator Stan Lee Has Died at 95
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 12, 2018

Stan Lee, the legendary comic book writer, editor, actor, producer and publisher, has passed away at the age of 95.

Ballet Austin to Premiere GRIMM TALES Photo Ballet Austin to Premiere GRIMM TALES
by Julie Musbach - Oct 4, 2018

Choreographer Stephen Mills and Ballet Austin are pleased to present the world premiere of Grimm Tales, a full-length work inspired by the visual art of Natalie Frank

VIDEO: On This Day, June 14- SPIDER-MAN Swings Onto Broadway! Photo VIDEO: On This Day, June 14- SPIDER-MAN Swings Onto Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2018

On this day in 2011, the Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, finally celebrated its opening night, following the longest preview period in Broadway history.

San Francisco Ballet Announces 2018-19 Season Photo San Francisco Ballet Announces 2018-19 Season
by Julie Musbach - Mar 27, 2018

San Francisco Ballet has announced its 2018-19 Season program and schedule. This summer, SF Ballet will return to Festival Napa Valley for one performance only on Friday, July 27, 2018, accompanied by members of the SF Ballet Orchestra. In addition, the Company will also return to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., from October 23-28, 2018, where they will perform two mixed-bill programs of selected works from Unbound: A Festival of New Works.

George Tsypin Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, June 14- SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Opens On Broadway! Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, June 14- SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Opens On Broadway!

by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2019

On this day in 2011, the Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, celebrated its opening night!

VIDEO: On This Day, January 10- Broadway Goes Under the Sea With THE LITTLE MERMAID Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, January 10- Broadway Goes Under the Sea With THE LITTLE MERMAID

by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2019

Based on the animated Disney film and the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, performances of THE LITTLE MERMAID officially opened on Broadway on this day in 2008.

#TBT: Go Under the Sea with the Opening Night of THE LITTLE MERMAID on Broadway! Videoplay
#TBT: Go Under the Sea with the Opening Night of THE LITTLE MERMAID on Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 10, 2019

In honor of the show's eleventh anniversary of becoming part of Broadway's world, we're flashing back to its 2008 opening night at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre!

VIDEO: On This Day, June 14- SPIDER-MAN Swings Onto Broadway! Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, June 14- SPIDER-MAN Swings Onto Broadway!

by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2018

On this day in 2011, the Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, finally celebrated its opening night, following the longest preview period in Broadway history.

VIDEO: On This Day, January 10- THE LITTLE MERMAID Takes Broadway Under the Sea Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, January 10- THE LITTLE MERMAID Takes Broadway Under the Sea

by Stage Tube - Jan 10, 2018

The Little Mermaid, based on the Disney film and the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, opened on this day in 2008 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

STAGE TUBE: Reeve Carney Takes Final Bow as SPIDER-MAN
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2013

In the video below, watch Reeve Carney take his final bow as the original lead Peter Parker aka Spider-Man on Broadway before announcing his successor, Justin Matthew Sargent (Rock of Ages). Reeve played his final performance yesterday, September 15, 2013, and leaves to begin shooting for the new Showtime series Penny Dreadful. Sargent began performances today, September 16, 2013. Click below!

BWW TV: SPIDER-MAN Celebrates Father's Day!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 17, 2013

This past weekend, Spider-Man helped celebrate fathers by offering a special Father's Day promotion- for those who swung by SPIDER-MAN and purchased one full price Orchestra or Flying Circle ticket, dad got his ticket for free. Following the performance the cast invited three families backstage for a meet and greet with Reeve Carney. Check out highlights from the festivities below!

BWW TV: Bono & The Edge Celebrate 1000 Broadway Performances with SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2013

Earlier this week, the cast of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, including Reeve Carney, Robert Cuccioli, Rebecca Faulkenberry, and Christina DeCicco celebrated the show's 1,000 performance on Broadway with special surprise guests. For the exciting event, creators Bono and the Edge visited to Foxwoods Theatre for the milestone performance, and BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the festivities below!

STAGE TUBE: SPIDER-MAN Cast Says Farewell to Peter Parker
by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2013

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is now in its 2nd smash year on Broadway, and has been seen by more than 1 million audience members from around the world. It features music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy Award-winners Bono and The Edge, direction by Philip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz), and a book co-written by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger(Underneath The Lintel) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Fantastic Four and Spider-Man comics, 'Big Love'). Peter Parker died in the 700th and final issue of 'The Amazing Spider-Man,' and in the video below, the cast tributes the character along with a slew of other stars. Check it out below!

BWW TV: Inside SPIDER-MAN's Calendar Photo Shoot!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 3, 2012

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is now in its 2nd smash year on Broadway, and has been seen by more than 1 million audience members from around the world. It features music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy¬ģ Award-winners Bono and The Edge, direction by Philip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz), and a book co-written by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger(Underneath The Lintel) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Fantastic Four and Spider-Man comics, "Big Love"). The cast just took part in a photo shoot for the show's 2013 calendar and you can check out a behind the scenes video below!


George Tsypin Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has George Tsypin been nominated for?
Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark , Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark , Outstanding Set Design of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Little Mermaid , Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for In the Summer House , Sustained excellence of set design (Obie Awards) Outstanding Set Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Idiot's Delight and Outstanding Set Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Count of Monte Cristo .

What awards has George Tsypin won?
Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and Sustained excellence of set design (Obie Awards).