George Tsypin Biography

Gender: Male

George Tsypin is a sculptor, architect and designer of opera, film and video. He won an International Competition of "New and Spontaneous Ideas for the Theater for Future Generations" some twenty years ago. Since then his opera designs have been seen all over the world, including the Salzburg Festival, Opera de Bastille in Paris, Covent Garden in London, La Scala in Milan and Metropolitan Opera in New York. The first private gallery show of his sculpture took place in 1991 at Twining Gallery in New York. George exhibited his work at Venice Biennale in 2002.

He has worked with director Julie Taymor on many projects including Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), Grendel and Oedipus Rex. He designed The Little Mermaid on Broadway. His book George Tsypin Opera Factory: Building in the Black Void was published by Princeton Architectural Press in October of 2005 (Golden Pen Award).

George Tsypin Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical)
George Tsypin, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Scenic Design of a Musical
George Tsypin, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Set Design of a Musical
George Tsypin, The Little Mermaid
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Set Design
George Tsypin, In the Summer House
Obie Awards - 1990 - Sustained excellence of set design
George Tsypin
Helen Hayes Awards - 1987 - Outstanding Set Design, Resident Production
George TsypinIdiot's Delight
Helen Hayes Awards - 1986 - Outstanding Set Design, Resident Production
George TsypinThe Count of Monte Cristo