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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 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.

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Jan Versweyveld STAGE CREDITS

Jan Versweyveld Productions

 
[West End, 2023]
Set, Lighting & Video Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Scenography & Lighting Design
 
[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 Awards and Nominations

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

Jan Versweyveld, Scenes from a Marriage

The Lortels - 2011 - Outstanding Scenic Design

Jan Versweyveld, The Little Foxes

Obie Awards - 2005 - Set design

Jan Versweyveld, Hedda Gabler

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The Metropolitan Opera's DON GIOVANNI Will Stream as Part of THE MET: LIVE IN HD

The Metropolitan Opera presents a live transmission of Tony Award–winning director Ivo van Hove’s new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni on Saturday 20th May 2023 at 5:55pm as part of The Met: Live in HD series.

The Metropolitan Opera to Present Live Transmission of Ivo van Hove-Directed DON GIOVANNI

The Metropolitan Opera will present a live transmission of Tony Award–winning director Ivo van Hove’s new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni on Saturday, May 20, at 12:55PM ET as part of The Met: Live in HD series.

Review: Splendid Singing, Erratic Direction Mark the Met's New DON GIOVANNI from Van Hove

While I’ve always been bothered by the cruelties and misogyny of the main character, Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI has (musically) been my favorite of the composer’s operas, though either casting or design has been a regular issue in bringing off the work at its best. Happily, the Met’s new production by Belgian provocateur Ivo van Hove is a success for me, with a cast filled with wonderful singers--and the Met orchestra and chorus sounding great under debutante Nathalie Stutzmann.

Review Roundup: Ivo van Hove's DON GIOVANNI Opens at the Metropolitan Opera

Ivo van Hove, the Tony Award–winning director of Broadway’s A View from the Bridge, is making a major Met debut with Mozart’s Don Giovanni (May 5–June 2), re-setting the familiar tale of deceit and damnation in an abstract architectural landscape and shining a light into the work’s dark corners. Read what the critics have to say!

Mozart's DON GIOVANNI Receives A New Production By Ivo Van Hove In His Met Debut

​​​​​​​Ivo van Hove, the Tony Award–winning director of Broadway's A View from the Bridge, makes a major Met debut with Mozart's Don Giovanni (May 5–June 2), re-setting the familiar tale of deceit and damnation in an abstract architectural landscape and shining a light into the work's dark corners.

A Mozart Doubleheader Of New Productions Of DON GIOVANNI And DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE Close Out The Met's 2022"23 Season

The Metropolitan Opera will close out its 2022–23 season with Don Giovanni, starting May 5, and Die Zauberflöte, starting May 19. Nathalie Stutzmann will make her Met debut as conductor of both works, with Ivo van Hove directing Don Giovanni and Simon McBurney staging Die Zauberflöte—also both making their Met debuts.

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of A LITTLE LIFE, Starring James Norton?

The stage production of the million-copy bestseller by Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life, has now opened at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Starring James Norton, Luke Thompson, Omari Douglas , Zach Wyatt, Elliot Cowan , Zubin Varla, Nathalie Armin and Emilio Doorgasingh, Ivo van Hove's production runs until 18 June. What did the critics think?

Review: A LITTLE LIFE, Harold Pinter Theatre

The play it's certain to divide audiences and critics alike: its effect ultimately depends on what one looks for. It's only a shadow of the book, but, realistically, this is probably the best stage adaptation fans and sceptics will get.

Photos: First Look at James Norton and More in Ivo van Hove's A LITTLE LIFE

 Ivo van Hove's English language première of Hanya Yanagihara's critically acclaimed prize-winning novel, A Little Life, begins performances on the West End this week. Check out all new photos here!

The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2023"24 Season Featuring Four Met Premieres & More

The Metropolitan Opera has announced a 2023–24 season with the most new works in the company’s modern history. See show details, performances dates, and how to purchase tickets!

Ivo Van Hove Working on DOLL Music Conservatory Television Series

Ivo Van Hove is working with John Wells on a new television series taking place in a ruthless music conservatory. The series will be written by Matthew-Lee Erlbach, inspired by his experience training in the cutthroat environment at one of the top music conservatories in the country. 

Which Shows Have Had the Most Broadway Debuts?

In the latest edition of Jennifer Ashley Tepper's Broadway Deep Dive, we find out which shows have had the most Broadway debuts. Find out what made the list!

The Met Launches New Streaming Platform, Making Live Simulcasts Available for Home Audiences

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the launch of The Met: Live at Home, a streaming platform that allows audiences to watch the Met’s acclaimed series of live simulcasts from any device in the comfort of their homes—the latest effort by the company to reach as broad a public as possible.

Feature: IVO VAN HOVE REGISSEERT JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at DeLaMar Theater & tour!

Albert Verlinde Theater presenteert in samenwerking met Senf Theaterpartners en Jaco Kaasschieter in 2024 een nieuwe versie van de iconische rockopera Jesus Christ Superstar van Tim Rice en Andrew Lloyd Webber. De regie is in handen van de internationaal prijswinnende Ivo van Hove. Het is na het overweldigende succes van LAZARUS de tweede keer dat Albert Verlinde en Ivo van Hove

Review: WHO KILLED MY FATHER, Young Vic

Èdouard Louis’ book about love and anger is loved around the world. In the story, a son returns home to his remote part of northern France.

BWW Review: AGE OF RAGE, Barbican Theatre

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. Read our critic's review.

Review Roundup: THE HUMAN VOICE, Starring Ruth Wilson

Read all the reviews and see what the critics had to say about two-time Olivier Award-winner Ruth Wilson starring 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

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"23 Season, Featuring Renée Fleming, Kelli O'Hara & More

The Metropolitan Opera today announced its 2022–23 season, which features seven new productions, the most in ten seasons. Opening Night is September 27 with the company premiere of Cherubini’s Medea, starring soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role alongside tenor Matthew Polenzani in David McVicar’s new staging, conducted by Carlo Rizzi.

Jan Versweyveld FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Jan Versweyveld has been nominated for several prestigious awards in the theater industry. These include Best Lighting Design of a Play and Best Scenic Design of a Play at the Tony Awards for the play "Network." Versweyveld also won the White Light Award for Best Lighting Design at the Olivier Awards for "Network." In addition to these nominations, Versweyveld has also received a Special Citation from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. They have been nominated for Best Lighting Design of a Play at the Tony Awards for Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" and "A View from the Bridge." They also won the Best Scenic Design of a Play award at the Tony Awards for "A View from the Bridge." Versweyveld's other nominations include Best Lighting Design at the Olivier Awards for "A View From The Bridge," Best Set Design at the Olivier Awards for "A View From The Bridge," Outstanding Scenic Design at The Lortels for "Scenes from a Marriage" and "The Little Foxes." They also won the Set Design award at the Obie Awards for "Hedda Gabler."

Jan Versweyveld, a renowned scenic and set designer, has won several awards for his outstanding work in the theater industry. He has received a Special Citation from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for his exceptional scenic design in Scenes from a Marriage. Additionally, he has won an Obie Award for his impressive set design in Hedda Gabler. These accolades are a testament to Versweyveld's talent and contribution to the world of Broadway.

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