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Rick Lyon

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

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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

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 Biography

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.




Rick Lyon News

Young People's Theatre Of Chicago to Present Chicago Premiere Of DON'T LET THE PIGEON Photo Young People's Theatre Of Chicago to Present Chicago Premiere Of DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 25, 2022

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 Photo Tony-Winning Musical AVENUE Q Comes To Axelrod PAC
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 26, 2022

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 Photo Axelrod PAC Announces 2022/2023 Season Lineup, Including Revival of RAISIN
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2022

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 Photo BWW Interview: The Groundings' Chris Guerra Finds Laughs In Everything
by Gil Kaan - May 20, 2022

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 A Photo BWW Review: THE NEW YORK POPS 39TH BIRTHDAY GALA at Carnegie Hall by Guest Reviewer Andrew Poretz
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 29, 2022

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 Photo 'For the First Time in Forever: The Songs of Kristen and Bobby Lopez at Carnegie Hall' - More Photos & Info!
by James Blinken - Apr 28, 2022

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 Photo Photos: On The Red Carpet with the New York Pops Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 26, 2022

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  Photo Photos: Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells, Caissie Levy & More Sing the Music of Kristen and Bobby Lopez with the New York Pops
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 26, 2022

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  Photo Photos: Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble Rehearses for New York Pops 39th Annual Birthday Gala
by Team BWW - Apr 25, 2022

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  Photo Samantha Barks, Josh Gad, Maggie Lakis, Rob McClure and Andrew Rannells Join The New York Pops For Kristen and Bobby Lopez Concert
by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2022

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.

Rick Lyon Videos

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Says Goodbye to AVENUE Q Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Says Goodbye to AVENUE Q

by Ben Cameron - Jun 18, 2019

Broadway Sessions bid farewell to Avenue Q recently. Current cast members as well as Q alumni joined together to celebrate the Tony winning musicals 16 year run in NYC. And yes, there was plenty of puppet action! Enjoy these highlights featuring Rick Lyon, Jennifer Barnhart, Ben Durocher, Lisa Helmi Johanson, Maggie Lakis, Erin Quill, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Sharon Wheatley, Joshua Holden, Imari Hardon, Jed Resnick as well as our Rising Star Cassandra Giovinne.

VIDEO: The Cast of AVENUE Q Celebrates Their 15th Anniversary with a Special TODAY SH Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast of AVENUE Q Celebrates Their 15th Anniversary with a Special TODAY SHOW Performance

by Macon Prickett - Jul 18, 2018

In celebration of the Broadway musical's 15th anniversary, the cast of "Avenue Q" hits the plaza to sing a special a capella song they prepared just for TODAY.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Jonah Broscow, Andrew Lippa and More in THE MAN IN THE CEILING at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Bay Street Theater presents THE MAN IN THE CEILING, with book by Jules Feiffer, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, directed by Jeffrey Seller, producer of Hamilton, running now through June 25. Check out highlights from the show in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: AVENUE Q's Lucy the Slut Poses for a Good Cause in 2017 NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2016

New couple alert! Taxi hunk, Joe Kritz of Queens NY, and Lucy, the sexy provocateur puppet from the Tony Award winning musical AVENUE Q, are starring together for the month of June in the 2017 NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar. Scroll down for a photo and click below to watch a teaser video!

STAGE TUBE: Stars Bring Laughter, Learning & Love in 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS - All the Performances!
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2016

For over 60 years, the Muppets have been entertaining the world through laughter, learning, love - and lots of music. For one night only, some of Broadway and comedy's brightest stars came together in a celebration of the songs they've brought us and the stories they've told us - those most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational Muppets. Click below to watch the performances from the sold-out 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS, hosted by Griffin Newman (HBO's Vinyl, Amazon's The Tick)!

STAGE TUBE: Cast of AVENUE Q Reads Show-Score Reviews
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2016

The actors (and puppets) of Off-Broadway's Avenue Q took a break from the stage to find out what audiences have to say about their hit show by visiting Show-Score.com and reading a handful of reviews. Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: MYTHBUSTERS' Adam Savage Joins AVENUE Q Puppet Creator Rick Lyon for a New Project
by Stage Tube - Jan 29, 2016

MYTHBUSTERS' Adam Savage recently visited the shop of Rick Lyon, who created the puppets of Avenue Q, and made his very own puppet, Finn. Check out videos from their visit below!

STAGE TUBE: AVENUE Q's Rod Lip-Syncs to Adele's 'Hello'
by Stage Tube - Dec 7, 2015

Have you ever wondered what was going through Rod's mind after Nicky moved out? Well, AVENUE Q is pretty sure it could be set to Adele's hit song 'Hello'. Watch Rod lip-sync to the tune below!

STAGE TUBE: AVENUE Q Ladies Join Producer Robyn Goodman in Important Reminder
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2015

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, breast cancer survivor and Tony® Award Winning Producer of Avenue Q Robyn Goodman, along with the women of the cast and crew of Avenue Q, want you to know to NEVER miss your annual breast exam. Check out the video below!

STAGE TUBE: AVENUE Q Responds to AT&T's Ad - It Was the Bad Idea Bears!
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2015

AVENUE Q just released a hilarious promo that sheds some light as to why some audience members and AT&T ad executives have had such bad ideas about theatre etiquette... The Bad Idea Bears seem to be behind it all! Check it out below!


Rick Lyon Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Rick Lyon been in?
Rick Lyon has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Rick Lyon been in?
Rick Lyon has not appeared in the West End