John Lee Beatty

Personal Information
John Lee Beatty has been represented on Broadway by Frankie and Johnny..., Morning's at Seven, Proof, The Dinner Party, Chicago, Major Barbara, Footloose, A Delicate Balance, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Heiress, The Sister's Rosensweig, Redwood Curtain, Penn and Teller (twice), The Most Happy Fella, Burn This, Ain't Misbehavin' (twice), Talley's Folly, Fifth of July, Crimes of the Heart and many more. Off-Broadway: House; Garden; Comic Potential; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Sylvia; Song of Singapore; The Substance of Fire; A Life in the Theater; 27 seasons at Manhattan Theatre Club; also Circle Rep and City Center Encores! A recipient of Tony, Obie, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, he is a graduate of Brown University and the Yale School of Drama.
 
External Links: Primary Stages Oral History Project
Credits

Designer
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 A Child's Christmas in Wales Irish Repertory Theatre 12/08/2022 Set Designer
2 Chester Bailey Irish Repertory Theatre 10/19/2022 Set Designer
3 Everything's Fine DR2 Theatre 10/13/2022 Set Designer
4 Epiphany Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 06/23/2022 Set Designer
5 Bella Bella New York City Center/ Stage I 10/22/2019 Set Designer
6 Long Lost New York City Center/ Stage I 06/04/2019 Set Designer
7 The Cake New York City Center/ Stage I 03/05/2019 Set Designer
8 Mother of the Maid Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Anspacher Theater 10/17/2018 Set Designer
9 Dan Cody's Yacht New York City Center/ Stage I 06/06/2018 Set Designer
10 The Portuguese Kid New York City Center/ Stage I 10/24/2017 Set Designer
11 Sweat Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall 11/03/2016 Set Designer
12 Dada Woof Papa Hot Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 11/09/2015 Set Designer
13 Shows for Days Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 06/29/2015 Set Designer
14 King Lear Delacorte Theater 08/05/2014 Set Designer
15 The City of Conversation Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 05/05/2014 Set Designer
16 The Heir Apparent East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 04/09/2014 Set Designer
17 Tales From Red Vienna New York City Center/ Stage I 03/18/2014 Set Designer
18 The Landing Vineyard Theatre 10/23/2013 Set Designer
19 Love's Labour's Lost Delacorte Theater 07/23/2013 Set Designer
20 The Comedy of Errors Delacorte Theater 06/18/2013 Set Designer
21 Into the Woods Delacorte Theater 08/09/2012 Set Designer
22 As You Like It Delacorte Theater 06/21/2012 Set Designer
23 We Live Here New York City Center/ Stage I 10/12/2011 Set Designer
24 The School For Lies East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 05/01/2011 Set Designer
25 The Whipping Man New York City Center/ Stage I 02/01/2011 Set Designer
26 Other Desert Cities Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 01/13/2011 Set Designer
27 Venus in Fur East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 01/26/2010 Set Designer
28 Twelfth Night Delacorte Theater 06/25/2009 Set Designer
29 Humor Abuse New York City Center/ Stage II 03/10/2009 Scenic Consultant
30 The Savannah Disputation Playwrights Horizons 03/03/2009 Set Designer
31 New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656 East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 01/13/2008 Set Designer
32 Crazy Mary Playwrights Horizons 06/03/2007 Set Designer
33 The Merchant of Venice The Duke on 42nd Street 02/04/2007 Set Designer
34 The Jew of Malta The Duke on 42nd Street 02/04/2007 Set Designer
35 The House in Town Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 06/19/2006 Set Designer
36 Defiance New York City Center/ Stage I 02/28/2006 Set Designer
37 The Paris Letter Laura Pels Theatre (Current) 06/12/2005 Set Designer
38 Doubt New York City Center/ Stage I 11/23/2004 Set Designer
39 Engaged Lucille Lortel Theatre 04/29/2004 Set Designer
40 Big Bill Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 02/22/2004 Set Designer
41 Book of Days Peter Norton Space 11/03/2002 Set Designer
42 In Real Life New York City Center/ Stage II 10/08/2002 Set Designer
43 My Old Lady Promenade Theatre 10/03/2002 Set Designer
44 House New York City Center/ Stage I 05/21/2002 Set Designer
45 Garden New York City Center/ Stage II 05/21/2002 Set Designer
46 Comic Potential New York City Center/ Stage I 10/24/2000 Set Designer
47 Spinning Into Butter Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 06/29/2000 Set Designer
48 Proof New York City Center/ Stage II 05/23/2000 Designer
49 An Experiment with an Air Pump New York City Center/ Stage I 10/31/1999 Set Designer
50 James Naughton: Street of Dreams Promenade Theatre 02/04/1999 Set Designer
51 The Mystery of Irma Vep Westside Theatre/ Downstairs 10/01/1998 Set Designer
52 Manhattan Music: A Performance Festival New York City Center/ Stage II 05/19/1998 Designer
53 Sympathetic Magic Second Stage Theatre 04/16/1997 Set Designer
54 One Touch of Venus New York City Center/ Mainstage 03/28/1996 Set Designer
55 Overtime New York City Center/ Stage II 02/13/1996 Set Designer
56 Northeast Local Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 10/05/1995 Set Designer
57 Sylvia New York City Center/ Stage I 05/02/1995 Set Designer
58 Dog Opera Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall 04/11/1995 Set Designer
59 The Cryptogram Westside Theatre/ Upstairs 03/28/1995 Set Designer
60 London Suite Union Square Theatre 03/28/1995 Set Designer
61 A Cheever Evening Playwrights Horizons 09/16/1994 Set Designer
62 The Merry Wives of Windsor Delacorte Theater 06/23/1994 Set Designer
63 Kindertransport New York City Center/ Stage I 04/26/1994 Set Designer
64 Moonshot and Cosmos Circle Repertory Theatre 04/20/1994 Set Designer
65 Measure for Measure Delacorte Theater 07/01/1993 Set Designer
66 Playboy of the West Indies Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 04/08/1993 Set Designer
67 The Last Yankee New York City Center/ Stage II 01/05/1993 Set Designer
68 The Sisters Rosensweig Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 10/22/1992 Set Designer
69 The Destiny of Me Lucille Lortel Theatre 10/11/1992 Set Designer
70 Empty Hearts Circle Repertory Theatre 04/22/1992 Set Designer
71 The Substance of Fire Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 01/31/1992 Set Designer
72 Penn & Teller Rot in Hell John Houseman Theatre 07/30/1991 Set Designer
73 Lips Together, Teeth Apart New York City Center/ Stage I 05/28/1991 Set Designer
74 Song of Singapore Song of Singapore Theatre 05/23/1991 Set Designer
75 Mr. Gogol and Mr. Preen Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 05/10/1991 Set Designer
76 The Substance of Fire Playwrights Horizons 03/01/1991 Set Designer
77 Absent Friends New York City Center/ Stage I 01/29/1991 Set Designer
78 The Sum of Us Cherry Lane Theatre 10/16/1990 Set Designer
79 The Taming of the Shrew Delacorte Theater 06/22/1990 Set Designer
80 Prin New York City Center/ Stage I 05/22/1990 Set Designer
81 Bad Habits New York City Center/ Stage I 02/27/1990 Set Designer
82 The Devil and Billy Markham Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 11/07/1989 Set Designer
83 Beside Herself Circle Repertory Theatre 10/04/1989 Set Designer
84 Titus Andronicus Delacorte Theater 08/04/1989 Set Designer
85 Twelfth Night or What You Will Delacorte Theater 06/23/1989 Set Designer
86 Florida Crackers Circle Repertory Theatre 05/17/1989 Set Designer
87 Eleemosynary New York City Center/ Stage II 04/25/1989 Set Designer
88 Aristocrats Theater Four 04/11/1989 Set Designer
89 What the Butler Saw New York City Center/ Stage I 02/15/1989 Set Designer
90 V & V Only Circle Repertory Theatre 05/25/1988 Set Designer
91 The Road to Mecca Promenade Theatre 04/12/1988 Set Designer
92 Woman in Mind New York City Center/ Stage I 02/02/1988 Set Designer
93 Only You Circle Repertory Theatre 12/10/1987 Set Designer
94 The Lucky Spot New York City Center/ Stage I 04/28/1987 Set Designer
95 Burn This Theater 890 02/18/1987 Set Designer
96 Bloody Poetry New York City Center/ Stage I 01/06/1987 Set Designer
97 The Hands of Its Enemy New York City Center/ Stage I 11/28/1986 Set Designer
98 The Early Girl Circle Repertory Theatre 10/30/1986 Set Designer
99 Principia Scriptoriae New York City Center/ Stage I 04/10/1986 Set Designer
100 Quiet in the Land Triplex Theater 03/16/1986 Set Designer
101 Loot New York City Center/ Stage I 02/18/1986 Set Designer
102 Caligula Triplex Theater 02/02/1986 Set Designer
103 The Mound Builders Triplex Theater 01/30/1986 Set Designer
104 It's Only a Play New York City Center/ Stage I 01/12/1986 Set Designer
105 Tomorrow's Monday Circle Repertory Theatre 10/04/1985 Set Designer
106 Talley & Son Circle Repertory Theatre 09/24/1985 Set Designer
107 Penn & Teller Westside Theatre/ Downstairs 04/18/1985 Set Designer
108 In Celebration New York City Center/ Stage I 10/30/1984 Set Designer
109 After the Fall Playhouse 91 10/04/1984 Set Designer
110 The Miss Firecracker Contest Stage 73 05/01/1984 Set Designer
111 Other Places Stage 73 04/10/1984 Set Designer
112 The Seagull American Place Theatre 11/24/1983 Set Designer
113 The Middle Ages Parish Hall at the Church of Heavenly Rest 03/23/1983 Set Designer
114 What I Did Last Summer Circle Repertory Theatre 02/06/1983 Set Designer
115 Angels Fall Circle Repertory Theatre 10/17/1982 Set Designer
116 Young Playwrights Festival (1982) Circle Repertory Theatre 04/27/1982 Set Designer
117 The Diviners Circle Theatre 08/04/1981 Set Designer
118 A Tale Told Circle Theatre 06/11/1981 Set Designer
119 Crimes of the Heart Stage 73 12/09/1980 Set Designer
120 The Diviners Circle Theatre 10/16/1980 Set Designer
121 Biography Stage 73 02/26/1980 Set Designer
122 The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs Stage 73 11/06/1979 Set Designer
123 Reunion Circle Theatre 10/18/1979 Set Designer
124 Talley's Folly Circle Theatre 05/01/1979 Set Designer
125 The Woods Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Newman Theater 04/25/1979 Set Designer
126 The Rear Column Stage 73 11/07/1978 Set Designer
127 Catsplay Promenade Theatre 05/31/1978 Set Designer
128 Fifth of July Circle Theatre 04/27/1978 Set Designer
129 Duck Variations American Place Theatre 04/16/1978 Set Designer
130 Catsplay Stage 73 04/05/1978 Set Designer
131 Lulu Circle Theatre 02/09/1978 Set Designer
132 The Water Engine Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall 12/20/1977 Set Designer
133 Ulysses in Traction Circle Theatre 12/08/1977 Set Designer
134 A Life in the Theatre Lucille Lortel Theatre 10/20/1977 Set Designer
135 Ashes Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Anspacher Theater 01/25/1977 Set Designer
136 A Tribute to Lili Lamont Circle Theatre 11/28/1976 Set Designer
137 The Farm Circle Theatre 10/10/1976 Set Designer
138 Mrs. Murray's Farm Circle Theatre 06/30/1976 Set Designer
139 Rebel Women Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Newman Theater 05/06/1976 Set Designer
140 Serenading Louie Circle Theatre 05/02/1976 Set Designer
141 Knock Knock Circle Theatre 01/18/1976 Set Designer
142 The Elephant in the House Circle Theatre 10/28/1975 Set Designer
143 The Mound Builders Circle Theatre 02/02/1975 Set Designer
144 Battle of Angels Circle Theatre 11/03/1974 Set Designer
145 Some People, Some Other People and What They Finally Do Stage 73 06/05/1974 Set Designer
Awards
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2018 Hewes Design Award, Scenic Design The Portuguese Kid Set Designer
2 NOMINATED 2014 Hewes Design Award, Scenic Design Love's Labour's Lost Set Designer
3 NOMINATED 2014 Hewes Design Award, Scenic Design The Heir Apparent Set Designer
4 NOMINATED 2011 Hewes Design Award, Scenic Design Other Desert Cities Set Designer
5 WON 2011 Hewes Design Award, Scenic Design The Whipping Man Set Designer
6 NOMINATED 2010 Hewes Design Award, Scenic Design Twelfth Night Set Designer
7 NOMINATED 2007 Hewes Design Award, Scenic Design The House in Town Set Designer
8 WON 2005 Obie Award, Design Engaged Set Designer
9 WON 2005 Obie Award, Set Design Engaged Set Designer
10 NOMINATED 2003 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Scenic Design My Old Lady Set Designer
11 NOMINATED 2003 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Set Design of a Play My Old Lady Set Designer
12 WON 2003 Hewes Design Award, Scenic Design My Old Lady Set Designer
13 WON 2003 Hewes Design Award, Scenic Design Book of Days Set Designer
14 NOMINATED 2001 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Scenic Design Proof Designer
15 NOMINATED 2001 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Set Design of a Play Comic Potential Set Designer
16 NOMINATED 2000 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Set Design An Experiment with an Air Pump Set Designer
17 NOMINATED 1992 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Set Design Song of Singapore Set Designer
18 NOMINATED 1992 Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Set, Costume and Lighting Design Song of Singapore Set Designer
19 WON 1988 Hewes Design Award, Scenic Design Burn This Set Designer
20 WON 1980 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Set Design Talley's Folly Set Designer
21 WON 1979 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Set Design Talley's Folly Set Designer
22 WON 1978 Hewes Design Award, Scenic Design A Life in the Theatre Set Designer
23 WON 1976 Hewes Design Award, Scenic Design Knock Knock Set Designer