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Mimi Lien is a designer of sets/environments for theater, dance, and opera. Arriving at set design from a background in architecture, her work often focuses on the interaction between audience/environment and object/performer. She is an artistic associate with Pig Iron Theatre Company, and ... (read complete bio)

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Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Set Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Scenic Designer
Scenic Design [Replacement]
 
[Boston, 2019]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2018] [Replacement]
Set Design[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Set Designer
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Set Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Scenic Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Scenic Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Set Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Set Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Set Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Set Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Set Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Assistant Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Scenic Designer

Mimi Lien Biography

Mimi Lien is a designer of sets/environments for theater, dance, and opera. Arriving at set design from a background in architecture, her work often focuses on the interaction between audience/environment and object/performer. She is an artistic associate with Pig Iron Theatre Company, and co-founder of JACK, a performance/art space in Brooklyn. Recent work includes Signature Plays, John (Signature Theatre), War, Preludes (LCT3), The Oldest Boy (Lincoln Center), Black Mountain Songs (BAM/Brooklyn Youth Chorus), Appropriate (Mark Taper Forum), and An Octoroon (Soho Rep/TFANA). Mimi's designs for dance have been presented in the Netherlands, Russia, and Taiwan, and her stage designs have been exhibited in the Prague Quadrennial. Lien is a recipient of the Joan and Joseph F. Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity at Lincoln Center, Lucille Lortel Award, American Theatre Wing Hewes Design Award, LA Drama Critics Circle Award, Barrymore Award, OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence, and a 2015 MacArthur Fellowship.

Mimi Lien Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Set Design of a Play
Mimi Lien, Fairview
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2017 - Best Scenic Design Gold Star
Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Set Design for a Musical Gold Star
Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) Gold Star
Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
 
The Lortels - 2017 - Outstanding Scenic Design
Mimi Lien, Signature Plays: Edward Albee's The Sandbox, María Irene Fornés' Drowning, and Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Scenic Design of a Musical Gold Star
Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Set Design for a Play
Mimi LienJohn
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Scenic Design (Play or Musical)
Mimi Lien, John
 
The Lortels - 2016 - Outstanding Scenic Design
Mimi Lien, John
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Set Design
Mimi Lien, An Octoroon
 
The Lortels - 2014 - Outstanding Scenic Design Gold Star
Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Set Design
Mimi Lien, The Whale
 
The Hewes Awards - 2013 - Hewes Design Award Gold Star
Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
 
Obie Awards - 2012 - Sustained Excellence of Set Design Gold Star
Mimi Lien
 
Obie Awards - 2012 - Sustained Excellence of Set Design Gold Star
Mimi Lien

Mimi Lien News

Live Arts Presents Shamel Pitts I TRIBE's TOUCH OF RED Photo Live Arts Presents Shamel Pitts I TRIBE's TOUCH OF RED
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2023

New York Live Arts (Live Arts) presents the New York premiere of¬†Touch of RED,¬†a new work by the award-winning movement artist¬†Shamel Pitts,¬†co-created and performed by his Brooklyn-based arts collective¬†TRIBE. Drawing inspiration from two distinct arts requiring rapid-fire footwork ‚Ästboxing and the African-American jazz dance style Lindy Hop ‚Ästthis ten-round duet is performed by Pitts and¬†Tushrik Fredericks¬†who debuted with the Afrofuturistic collective in the critically-acclaimed 2022 show¬†BLACK HOLE: Trilogy and Triathlon.¬†

Video: SWEENEY TODD's 26-Piece Orchestra Comes To Life! Get A First Look! Photo Video: SWEENEY TODD's 26-Piece Orchestra Comes To Life! Get A First Look!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2023

The Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Tony and Grammy-nominated multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford is on the way! Below, get a first peek at the show's astounding 26-piece orchestra conducted by Tony Award-winner Alex Lacamoire! See the video here!

World Premiere of THE COTILLION by Colette Robert to be Presented at A.R.T./New York  Photo World Premiere of THE COTILLION by Colette Robert to be Presented at A.R.T./New York in May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2023

New Georges and The Movement Theatre Company will present The Harriet Holland Social Club Presents The 84th Annual Star-Burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of The Renaissance Hotel (aka The Cotillion) written and directed by Colette Robert.

Pamela Sneed to Lead Celebration Of The Juke Joint In Park Avenue Armory's Making Spa Photo Pamela Sneed to Lead Celebration Of The Juke Joint In Park Avenue Armory's Making Space Public Programming Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2023

Park Avenue Armory's Making Space public programming series will present the second program it its 2023 season, Juke Joint, Friday, March 31st and Saturday, April 1st.

SWEENEY TODD Announces Digital Lottery Photo SWEENEY TODD Announces Digital Lottery
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2023

A digital lottery has been announced for the Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Learn more about the show and how to enter the lottery and win a ticket!

Making Space At The Armory Releases Full Schedule Of Public Events For SYMPOSIUM: SOU Photo Making Space At The Armory Releases Full Schedule Of Public Events For SYMPOSIUM: SOUND & COLOR ‚Ä" THE FUTURE OF RACE IN DESIGN
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 5, 2023

Park Avenue Armory announces the full schedule of public events Symposium: Sound & Color - The Future of Race in Design, an interdisciplinary forum exploring how race matters in creative design for live performance, especially in the current moment of creative, technological, and cultural unrest.

Full Cast Announced For SWEENEY TODD Starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford Photo Full Cast Announced For SWEENEY TODD Starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford
by Stephi Wild - Jan 5, 2023

The full cast has been announced for the upcoming Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Tony and Grammy-nominated multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford (Sunday in the Park with George).

Final Standings Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards Photo Final Standings Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards
by BWW Awards - Dec 27, 2022

The final standings have been announced as of Tuesday, December 27th for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Park Avenue Armory Announces Six Micro-Commissions For Symposium: Sound & Color ‚Ä" T Photo Park Avenue Armory Announces Six Micro-Commissions For Symposium: Sound & Color ‚Ä" The Future Of Race In Design
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 15, 2022

Park Avenue Armory has announced six micro-commissions to be presented on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15, 2023 as part of Symposium: Sound & Color - The Future of Race in Design.

Jordan Fisher, Ruthie Ann Miles, Gaten Matarazzo, and More Join SWEENEY TODD; Full Pr Photo Jordan Fisher, Ruthie Ann Miles, Gaten Matarazzo, and More Join SWEENEY TODD; Full Principal Casting Announced!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2022

Attend the tale! Full principal casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford. Find out who will be starring in this new revival here!

Mimi Lien Videos

VIDEO: Claudia Rankine  Talks HELP at The Shed Videoplay
VIDEO: Claudia Rankine Talks HELP at The Shed

by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2022

After closing during previews two years ago due to the pandemic, this March¬†The Shed¬†presents the world premiere of¬†Help, a new play by acclaimed author and poet¬†Claudia Rankine¬†(Just Us,¬†Citizen:¬†An American Lyric), directed by Obie Award‚Äďwinner¬†Taibi Magar¬†(Twilight: Los Angeles,¬†1992,¬†Signature Theater; Is God Is,¬†Soho Rep).¬†

VIDEO: Dave Malloy Announces NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Will Make W Videoplay
VIDEO: Dave Malloy Announces NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Will Make West Coast Premiere With the Shotgun Players

by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2020

Dave Malloy made an exciting announcement on Shotgun Players' 2020 Sassafras Virtual Gala! He announced that Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 will have its West Coast premiere as part of Shotgun's spring 2021 season.

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For MOBY-DICK at ART! Videoplay
VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For MOBY-DICK at ART!

by Stage Tube - Dec 3, 2019

Moby-Dick begins previews tonight, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA. It opens Wednesday, December 11, and plays through Sunday, January 12, 2020. Tickets on sale now: online at AmericanRepertoryTheater.org, by phone at 617.547.8300, and in person at the Loeb Drama Center Ticket Services Offices (64 Brattle Street, Cambridge).

VIDEO: Choreographer Chanel DaSilva Discusses the Choreography of MOBY-DICK at A.R.T. Videoplay
VIDEO: Choreographer Chanel DaSilva Discusses the Choreography of MOBY-DICK at A.R.T.

by Stage Tube - Nov 21, 2019

Moby-Dick is coming soon to American Repertory Theater. Choreographer Chanel DaSilva shares the how the choreography of Moby-Dick comes to life in an all new video.

VIDEO: Watch Anatole's Entrance at the Opera and 'The Abduction' From THE GREAT COMET Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Anatole's Entrance at the Opera and 'The Abduction' From THE GREAT COMET in Brazil

by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2018

New clips have been released from THE GREAT COMET in Sao Paolo, Brazil! Check out the videos below to see Anatole's entrance in The Opera, as well as The Abduction, from the production!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At GREAT COMET in Brazil Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At GREAT COMET in Brazil

by Alan Henry - Aug 27, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at THE GREAT COMET in Sao Paolo, Brazil! Check out video highlights from the production below!

BWW TV: Hangin' Backstage with the Winners of the 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards! Videoplay
BWW TV: Hangin' Backstage with the Winners of the 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 4, 2018

Winners for the 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced just last night at The Town Hall. In keeping with Drama Desk's mission, nominators considered shows that opened on Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway during the 2017-2018 New York Theater season in the same competitive categories.

VIDEO: All My Revels Here Are Over: GREAT COMET's Lucas Steele Takes One Last Look at Videoplay
VIDEO: All My Revels Here Are Over: GREAT COMET's Lucas Steele Takes One Last Look at the Imperial

by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2017

Lucas Steele received a 2017 Tony Award nomination for his performance as the dastardly Anatole in the Broadway spectacle Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. In the wake of the show's closing, the young star has released a short film titled, 'One Last Time' depicting one final trip to Broadway's Imperial Theater.

VIDEO: 'Keep Supporting New Work' Rachel Chavkin Gives Final GREAT COMET Curtain Call Videoplay
VIDEO: 'Keep Supporting New Work' Rachel Chavkin Gives Final GREAT COMET Curtain Call Speech

by Stage Tube - Sep 3, 2017

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 played its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, September 3rd at the Imperial Theatre. The company has kissed their last gypsy lovers and Andrey is finally here, the only thing left is to say goodbye. Director Rachel Chavkin took the stage at the final curtain call and gave a heartfelt speech of thanks and farewell, watch below.

VIDEO: Goodbye My Gypsy Lovers! Kiss GREAT COMET One Last Time in 360 Videoplay
VIDEO: Goodbye My Gypsy Lovers! Kiss GREAT COMET One Last Time in 360

by Julie Musbach - Sep 3, 2017

The New York Times' newest Daily 360 video bids farewell to NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. Join the fray as the camera takes you inside 'The Abduction' below! 


Mimi Lien Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Mimi Lien been nominated for?
Outstanding Set Design of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Fairview , Best Scenic Design (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 , Outstanding Set Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 , Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 , Outstanding Scenic Design (The Lortels) for Signature Plays: Edward Albee's The Sandbox, María Irene Fornés' Drowning, and Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro , Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 , Outstanding Set Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for John , Outstanding Scenic Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for John , Outstanding Scenic Design (The Lortels) for John , Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for An Octoroon , Outstanding Scenic Design (The Lortels) for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 , Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Whale , Hewes Design Award (The Hewes Awards) for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 Sustained Excellence of Set Design (Obie Awards) and Sustained Excellence of Set Design (Obie Awards) .

What awards has Mimi Lien won?
Best Scenic Design (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Outstanding Set Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Outstanding Scenic Design (The Lortels) for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, Hewes Design Award (The Hewes Awards) for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 Sustained Excellence of Set Design (Obie Awards)and Sustained Excellence of Set Design (Obie Awards).