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Originally from Rochester, NY, and now based in the New York City area, Mr. Lyon studied theatre at Penn State University, and puppetry at the Institute of Professional Puppetry Arts in Connecticut and the Institut Internationale de la Marionnette in France. While he was studying in Connecticut in 1986 he met the late Jim Henson, which later led to him working for Mr. Henson as a puppeteer with the Muppets, and with Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Mr. Lyon has also worked in television and film for Columbia Pictures, New Line Cinema, ABC, CBS, PBS, The Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, VH1, and Fox.
In addition to performing, Mr. Lyon also designs and builds custom puppets with his company, The Lyon Puppets, including the puppets for the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q on Broadway, in London, and on tour nationally. Other projects have included puppets for Comedy Central's Crank Yankers, puppets and props for Nickelodeon's Stick Stickly, television pilots for VH1, Nickelodeon, PBS, numerous industrials and home videos, and the live national tour of PBS's The Magic Schoolbus.

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Rick Lyon STAGE CREDITS

[Las Vegas]
Las Vegas Production, 2005
Nicky, Trekkie Monster, Bear & others

[Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2003
Nicky

Trekkie Monster

Bear

Other Characters

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Nicky

Trekkie Monster

Bear

Nicky/Trekkie Monster/Bear

[New York]
Reading, 2000
Performer

Rick Lyon Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Puppet Designer
Puppet Conceiver
 
[US Tour, 2007]
Puppets
 
[West End, 2006]
Puppet Designer
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Puppet Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Puppets
Puppet Designer

Rick Lyon Movies

[1994]The NeverEnding Story III puppetry

[2004]Corn Puppeteer


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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Marv, MO-MO

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Photos: The Gasp Collection

After four years at Broadway World Cabaret, quite a collection of photos has been amassed. These are the gasp-worthy pics.

Video: Celebrate 20 Years of AVENUE Q

20 years ago, Avenue Q opened on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre, where it ran for over six years and 2534 performances. Watch videos from throughout the show's Broadway journey!

Photos: Vineyard Theater Honors Tony-Winner Billy Crudup At 40th Anniversary Gala!

See photos from inside the Vineyard Theatre's 40th Anniversary gala honoring Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup!

Young People's Theatre Of Chicago's DON'T LET THE PIGEON RIDE THE BUS Adds Performances

The Young People's Theatre of Chicago has announced three additional performances of Mo Willems' high-spirited and hilarious new TYA musical, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.

Young People's Theatre Of Chicago to Present Chicago Premiere Of DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS!

The Young People's Theatre of Chicago's inaugural 3-Play 2022-23 season will continue with the Chicago premiere of Mo Willems' high-spirited and hilarious Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Tony-Winning Musical AVENUE Q Comes To Axelrod PAC

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) opens its 2022-2023 season with a most unexpected choice! A zany, unconventional, laugh-out-loud musical with grown-up puppets, AVENUE Q begins performances November 4 and runs through November 20.

Axelrod PAC Announces 2022/2023 Season Lineup, Including Revival of RAISIN

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center has announced its 2022/2023 season, which includes Raisin, presented with the approval of the Hansberry Estate in association with production consultant Phylicia Rashad.

BWW Interview: The Groundings' Chris Guerra Finds Laughs In Everything

The Groundlings’ Chris Guerra shares the process he went through to become a Main Company member, as well as the inspiration he finds in everyday life and his two kids.

BWW Review: THE NEW YORK POPS 39TH BIRTHDAY GALA at Carnegie Hall by Guest Reviewer Andrew Poretz

A true star-studded evening recently played Carnegie Hall as the New York Pops celebrates 39 years with a gala featuring the works of Kristen & Bobby Lopez,

'For the First Time in Forever: The Songs of Kristen and Bobby Lopez at Carnegie Hall' - More Photos & Info!

On April 25, 2022, The New York Pops celebrated their 39th Birthday with their yearly gala (the first since 2019), honoring Broadway legends Kristen and Bobby Lopez in: 'For The First Time In Forever: The Songs Of Kristen And Bobby Lopez!' The EGOT winning duo is known for their works on Broadway for the long-running smash hit 'The Book of Mormon' and modern Disney classics such as 'Frozen.' They recently won an Emmy for their song 'Agatha All Along' from Marvel Studios' 'Wandavison.'

Photos: On The Red Carpet with the New York Pops Gala

Last night, the best of Broadway gathered at Carnegie Hall to join The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, for its 39th Birthday Gala, For the First Time In Forever: The Songs of Kristen and Bobby Lopez.

Photos: Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells, Caissie Levy & More Sing the Music of Kristen and Bobby Lopez with the New York Pops

The best of Broadway gathered at Carnegie Hall to join The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, for its 39th Birthday Gala, For the First Time In Forever: The Songs of Kristen and Bobby Lopez. View photos!

Photos: Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble Rehearses for New York Pops 39th Annual Birthday Gala

The Broadway Education Alliance Inc., has just announced that the Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble will mark its first live appearance with a 28- member cast at The New York Pops 39th annual Birthday Gala at Carnegie Hall on April 25, 2022.

Samantha Barks, Josh Gad, Maggie Lakis, Rob McClure and Andrew Rannells Join The New York Pops For Kristen and Bobby Lopez Concert

Samantha Barks, Josh Gad, Maggie Lakis, Rob McClure, and Andrew Rannells will join The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, for its 39th Birthday Gala, For the First Time In Forever: The Songs of Kristen and Bobby Lopez, honoring the Academy and Grammy Award winning songwriting duo Kristen and Bobby Lopez.

PopsEd Students Featured In The New York Pops 39th Birthday Gala Concert At Carnegie Hall, April 25

The New York Pops 39th Birthday Gala concert, For the First Time In Forever: The Songs of Kristen and Bobby Lopez, on Monday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall will feature 27 participants from the orchestra's Kids on Stage program.

Billy Porter, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth & More to Join STARS IN THE HOUSE Telethon

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that their Stars in the House series will host a 10-hour telethon to raise money and awareness for those affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine. Donations of the event will benefit the International Rescue Committee and their humanitarian efforts for those affected by the war in Ukraine.  

Kristen Bell, Caissie Levy & Betsy Wolfe to Join New York Pops for 39th Birthday Gala

Kristen Bell (Film and Television star; voice of Anna in Disney’s Frozen), Caissie Levy (original Elsa in Frozen on Broadway) and Betsy Wolfe (originated leading role in world premiere of the Lopezes’ musical Up Here) will join The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, for its 39th Birthday Gala.

BWW Review: 10 YEARS OF REUNION CONCERTS at Feinstein's/54 Below Brings Artists and Fans to the Party

The reunion concert has been a big hit for Feinstein's all these years and last night a new concert series looked back at some of the reunion shows that have been hits for the club.

Amy Spanger, Lee Roy Reams, 54 SINGS SARA BAREILLES and More Coming Up This Month At Feinstein's/54 Below

Next month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Jaime Camil, Santino Fontana, Patti Murin & More to Star in New York Pops Gala

 The New York Pops today announced an initial line-up of guest artists for its 39th Birthday Gala, For the First Time In Forever: The Songs of Kristen and Bobby Lopez, honoring the Academy and Grammy Award winning songwriting duo Kristen and Bobby Lopez on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.

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