If you’ve seen even a handful of Off-Broadway shows in the past 15 years…chances are you’ve seen the great work of this week’s guest, lighting designer Tyler Micoleau. Tyler has a ton of insight into the non-profit world having worked at essentially every major Off-Bway company and many of the regional theatres around the country. Cory and Tyler chat about his work in shows like ‘The Invisible Hand’ and ‘The Wayside Motor Inn’ and how he has become a master at lighting box sets with limited lighting positions. He also gives us a window into his process for ‘Be More Chill’ at Two River Theatre, how he uses limited resources to his advantage, and the kinds of conversations he has with directors and scenic designers. And finally the topic you’ve been waiting for…we do a deep dive into the world and usage of LED tape!
Tyler Micoleau’s New York designs includes shows with Lincoln Center Theater, the Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Manhattan Theater Club, Atlantic Theater, Signature, Second Stage, Classic Stage Company, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Vineyard Theatre, MCC, New Georges, 13P, Women’s Project, Epic Theatre Ensemble, Page 73, Primary Stages, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Mint Theatre, Rattlestick, Naked Angels, Barrow Street Theater, Cherry Lane, Les Freres Corbusier, Foundry Theatre, Theatreworks USA, The Play Company and Soho Rep. Notable Off-Bway designs include The Invisible Hand, The World of Extreme Happiness, Fortress of Solitude, The Wayside Motor Inn, Good Person of Szechwan, Luce, Disgraced, When The Rain Stops Falling, and Bug.
Regional designs for the Huntington Theater, Alley Theatre, Goodman Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, the Old Globe, Trinity Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare Theater, Kansas City Rep, Dallas Opera, Spoleto Festival USA, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Wilma Theater, Two River, Pig Iron, Chautauqua Theater, Hangar Theatre, the Folger, Long Wharf Theater and many others.
He is the recipient of an American Theatre Wing Henry Hewes Design Award, two Off-Broadway Lucille Lortel Awards, two Village Voice OBIE awards including one for Sustained Excellence, the Connecticut Critics Circle award, a Helen Hayes award nomination, four Barrymore award nominations, a Jeff award nomination, the National Endowment for the Arts / Theatre Communications Group Career Development Program and a Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College.