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Jan Versweyveld

 
Bio:
Jan Versweyveld is a scenographer and lighting designer. He trained at the Sint-Lucas Institute in Brussels and at the Royal Academy in Antwerp, Belgium. Versweyveld became the regular scenographer of the Het Zuidelijk Toneel theater group and joined Toneelgroep Amsterdam in 2001, as head of the ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Jan Versweyveld is a scenographer and lighting designer. He trained at the Sint-Lucas Institute in Brussels and at the Royal Academy in Antwerp, Belgium. Versweyveld became the regular scenographer of the Het Zuidelijk Toneel theater group and joined Toneelgroep Amsterdam in 2001, as head of the ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2022] [Replacement]
Designer [Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2020]
Lighting Design
Scenic Design
Scenic & Lighting Design
 
[West End, 2019]
Set and Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Scenic and Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Scenography and Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Designer
Set Designer
 
[West End, 2017]
Lighting Designer
Set Designer
 
[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
Lighting Designer[Replacement]
Set Designer[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Lighting and Design
 
[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
Designer[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Scenic and Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Scenic and Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Scenic and Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Set and Lighting Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Lighting Designer
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Production Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Production Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Scenic Designer
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Production Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Costume Designer
Scenic Designer
Lighting Designer

Photos

Director Ivo van Hove and set designer Jan Versweyveld  Photo

Director Ivo van Hove and set designer Jan Versweyveld

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02/21/2020
Ivo van Hove, Jan Versweyveld Photo

Ivo van Hove, Jan Versweyveld

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Date:
02/21/2020
Ivo van Hove, Jan Versweyveld Photo

Ivo van Hove, Jan Versweyveld

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Date:
02/21/2020
Jan Versweyveld Photo

Jan Versweyveld

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Date:
12/07/2018

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2022] [Replacement]
Designer [Replacement]

[Broadway, 2020]
Lighting Design

Scenic Design

Scenic & Lighting Design

[West End, 2019]
Set and Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2018]
Scenic and Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Scenography and Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Designer

Set Designer

[West End, 2017]
Lighting Designer

Set Designer

[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
Lighting Designer[Replacement]

Set Designer[Replacement]

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Lighting and Design

[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
Designer[Replacement]

[Broadway, 2016]
Scenic and Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Scenic and Lighting Designer

[Broadway, 2015]
Scenic and Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Set and Lighting Design

[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Lighting Designer

Scenic Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Production Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Production Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Scenic Designer

Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Production Designer

[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Costume Designer

Scenic Designer

Lighting Designer

Jan Versweyveld Biography

Jan Versweyveld is a scenographer and lighting designer. He trained at the Sint-Lucas Institute in Brussels and at the Royal Academy in Antwerp, Belgium.
Versweyveld became the regular scenographer of the Het Zuidelijk Toneel theater group and joined Toneelgroep Amsterdam in 2001, as head of the design department and the group's regular scenographer and photographer.
He has worked on numerous productions as set and light designer in Europe, the UK and the United States. Among other internationally known directors, he has worked on all of Ivo van Hove's theater and opera productions and on numerous dance productions by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker for Rosas Dance Company.
Versweyveld has received numerous awards for his light and set designs. He has been a teacher at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and was one of the cofounders of the scenography training program in Antwerp. Recent works in the UK include A View From the Bridge, Lazarus, Hedda Gabler and Obsession.

Jan Versweyveld Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Lighting Design of a Play
Jan Versweyveld, Network
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Scenic Design of a Play
Jan Versweyveld, Network
 
Olivier Awards - 2018 - White Light Award For Best Lighting Design
Jan Versweyveld, Network
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Special Citation Gold Star
Jan Versweyveld
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Lighting Design of a Play
Jan Versweyveld, Arthur Miller's The Crucible
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Lighting Design of a Play
Jan Versweyveld, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Scenic Design of a Play
Jan Versweyveld, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge
 
Olivier Awards - 2015 - Best Lighting Design
Jan VersweyveldA View From The Bridge
 
Olivier Awards - 2015 - Best Set Design
Jan VersweyveldA View From The Bridge
 
The Lortels - 2015 - Outstanding Scenic Design Gold Star
Jan Versweyveld, Scenes from a Marriage
 
The Lortels - 2011 - Outstanding Scenic Design
Jan Versweyveld, The Little Foxes
 
Obie Awards - 2005 - Set design Gold Star
Jan Versweyveld, Hedda Gabler

Jan Versweyveld News

BWW Review: AGE OF RAGE, Barbican Theatre Photo BWW Review: AGE OF RAGE, Barbican Theatre
by Franco Milazzo - May 6, 2022

Revenge is a dish best served old seems to be the message in Age Of Rage, the latest of Ivo van Hove’s latest extreme theatre productions as he serves up seven Greek stories, all in gloriously guttural Dutch.

Review Roundup: THE HUMAN VOICE, Starring Ruth Wilson Photo Review Roundup: THE HUMAN VOICE, Starring Ruth Wilson
by Review Roundups - Mar 25, 2022

Two-time Olivier Award-winner Ruth Wilson stars in The Human Voice - the searing story of a woman's heartbreak over the course of a final phone call with her former lover.

BWW Review: THE HUMAN VOICE, Harold Pinter Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE HUMAN VOICE, Harold Pinter Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Mar 22, 2022

After two years of on and off isolation, connected to fellow humans by electronic devices alone, it is perhaps inevitable that Ivo van Hove has brought his adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s The Human Voice to the West End. This solo show focuses on a woman (played by Ruth Wilson) having one final phone conversation with her lover before he leaves her to marry someone else, contemplating the entire concept of communication through this particular medium.

The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2022‚Ä"23 Season, Featuring Ren√©e Fleming, Kelli O' Photo The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2022‚Ä"23 Season, Featuring Ren√©e Fleming, Kelli O'Hara & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2022

The Metropolitan Opera today announced its 2022‚Äď23 season, which features seven new productions, the most in ten seasons. Opening Night is September 27 with the company premiere of Cherubini‚Äôs¬†Medea, starring soprano¬†Sondra Radvanovsky¬†in the title role alongside tenor¬†Matthew¬†Polenzani¬†in¬†David McVicar‚Äôs new staging, conducted by¬†Carlo Rizzi.

Ruth Wilson to Star in Ivo van Hove's THE HUMAN VOICE Photo Ruth Wilson to Star in Ivo van Hove's THE HUMAN VOICE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2021

Ruth Wilson will star in Ivo van Hove’s adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s The Human Voice, which he also directs with design by Jan Versweyveld, originally produced by Internationaal Theater Amsterdam. The production opens at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 22 March, with previews from 17 March, and runs for three weeks only until 9 April.

PHOENIX Will Be Performed at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen in September Photo PHOENIX Will Be Performed at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen in September
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2021

The essence of fashion lies in its many contradictions. In an intimate light installation by Jan Versweyveld ‚Äď through a series of live performances directed by Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe ‚Äď raw fragments of personal stories emerge.

Which Broadway Shows Have NOT Announced Return Dates? Photo Which Broadway Shows Have NOT Announced Return Dates?
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 14, 2021

Over the past month, Broadway fans have had plenty of reasons to celebrate, as show after show has announced their own plans to resume performances in the coming months. While most Broadway productions have shared news about their return, some have yet to confirm their next steps.

Theater Stories: GYPSY, EVITA, THE COLOR PURPLE, the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival, & M Photo Theater Stories: GYPSY, EVITA, THE COLOR PURPLE, the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival, & More About The Broadway Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2021

This week's Theater Stories features the Broadway Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the stage of the theatre, including Gypsy, The Color Purple, Evita and more; the show that broke the theatre's box office record, and much more!

BWW Flashback: Relive David Bowie's Musical Masterpiece, LAZARUS Photo BWW Flashback: Relive David Bowie's Musical Masterpiece, LAZARUS
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 7, 2021

This weekend, producers Robert Fox and RZO Entertainment Inc are exclusively releasing the filmed London production of Lazarus for three streamed performances only, January 8-10, in remembrance of David Bowie on his birthday and to mark the fifth anniversary of his untimely death.

David Bowie's LAZARUS Streaming for Three Performances Only This Weekend Photo David Bowie's LAZARUS Streaming for Three Performances Only This Weekend
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2021

This weekend, producers Robert Fox and RZO Entertainment Inc are exclusively releasing the filmed London production of Lazarus for three streamed performances only, January 8-10, in remembrance of David Bowie on his birthday and to mark the fifth anniversary of his untimely death.

Jan Versweyveld Videos

VIDEO: Bryan Cranston and Stephen Colbert Take THE LATE SHOW's Studio Audience Throug VideoVIDEO: Bryan Cranston and Stephen Colbert Take THE LATE SHOW's Studio Audience Through Times Square
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2019

During last night's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Stephen and Bryan Cranston take the Late Show's studio audience of 400+ people through Times Square.

VIDEO:  Tony Goldwyn Talks Kissing NETWORK Co-Star Tatiana Maslany in Times Square VideoVIDEO: Tony Goldwyn Talks Kissing NETWORK Co-Star Tatiana Maslany in Times Square
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2019

On today's episode of 'Live with Kelly and Ryan,' Tony Goldwyn stopped by to talk about starring on Broadway in 'Network.' During the interview, Goldwyn talks about kissing his co-star Tatiana Maslany on the street in Times Square for a scene in the show and the reactions they got from people passing by.

VIDEO: NY1 Goes Behind the Scenes of NETWORK with Bryan Cranston VideoVIDEO: NY1 Goes Behind the Scenes of NETWORK with Bryan Cranston
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 13, 2019

On this week's episode of Spectrum News NY1's On Stage, host Frank DiLella will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Broadway smash hit 'Network.' 

VIDEO: Tatiana Maslany Reveals She Had a Wardrobe Malfunction During NETWORK VideoVIDEO: Tatiana Maslany Reveals She Had a Wardrobe Malfunction During NETWORK
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2019

On last night's episode of 'Late Night With Seth Meyers,' Tatiana Maslany was a guest on the show. During her interview, Maslany talks about the plot of her Broadway show, 'Network,' sharing a stage with audience members, and shooting live scenes for the play every night.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE DIARY OF ONE WHO DISAPPEARED at BAM VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At THE DIARY OF ONE WHO DISAPPEARED at BAM
by Alan Henry - Jan 9, 2019

Director Ivo van Hove, in collaboration with Flemish opera company Muziektheater Transparant, brings his trademark physicality and stripped-down aesthetic to bear on Czech composer LeoŇ° Jan√°ńćek's affecting portrait of identity, infatuation, and ultimately, alienation.

VIDEO: Tony Goldwyn Sits Down with TODAY to Talk About Starring with Bryan Cranston i VideoVIDEO: Tony Goldwyn Sits Down with TODAY to Talk About Starring with Bryan Cranston in NETWORK
by Stage Tube - Nov 9, 2018

This morning, Actor Tony Goldwyn sat down on TODAY to talk about starring with Bryan Cranston in the Broadway show "Network," based on the 1976 film of the same name. He also discusses wrapping up the ABC political drama "Scandal" last spring, his next project on Netflix and his favorite character he's ever played.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights and Behind the Scenes of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at the Ahmanson
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2016

Ivo van Hove's award-winning revival of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge is playing at the Ahmanson Theater now through October 16, 2016. BroadwayWorld gives you a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Promo Video of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at the Ahmanson
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2016

The cast is set for the Young Vic Production of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge" produced by Center Theatre Group at the Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Ivo van Hove, "A View From the Bridge" will begin previews on September 7, with the opening set for September 14, 2016. Performances continue through October 16. The cast includes, in alphabetical order, Danny Binstock, Catherine Combs, Alex Esola, Andrus Nichols, Howard W. Overshown, Dave Register, Thomas Jay Ryan and Frederick Weller. The scenic and lighting design is by Jan Versweyveld, costumes are by An D'Huys and sound is by Tom Gibbons. The production stage manager is David S. Franklin.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the promo video below!

VIDEO: Saoirse Ronan on Playing Abigail Williams in THE CRUCIBLE: 'She's the Worst!'
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 15, 2016

Saoirse Ronan stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL to talk about making her Broadway debut in the current revival of THE CRUCIBLE.

VIDEO: Saoirse Ronan & Ben Whishaw Talk On-Stage Chemistry in THE CRUCIBLE
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 21, 2016

In an exclusive interview with USA Today, Saoirse Ronan and Ben Whishaw discuss making their Broadway debuts in the revival of Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE.


Jan Versweyveld Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Jan Versweyveld been nominated for?
Best Lighting Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for Network , Best Scenic Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for Network , White Light Award For Best Lighting Design (Olivier Awards) for Network , Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for , Best Lighting Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for Arthur Miller's The Crucible , Best Lighting Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge , Best Scenic Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge , Best Lighting Design (Olivier Awards) for A View From The Bridge , Best Set Design (Olivier Awards) for A View From The Bridge , Outstanding Scenic Design (The Lortels) for Scenes from a Marriage Outstanding Scenic Design (The Lortels) for The Little Foxes and Set design (Obie Awards) for Hedda Gabler .

What awards has Jan Versweyveld won?
Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Outstanding Scenic Design (The Lortels) for Scenes from a Marriageand Set design (Obie Awards) for Hedda Gabler.