Thomas Lynch

Thomas Lynch

Scenic Design


Professor in Scenic Design, received his MFA from Yale and has previously taught at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Mr. Lynch's designs for Broadway, Off-Broadway, international Opera, national tours, and London West End have most recently included the Metropolitan Opera's highly praised productions of Handel's Rodelinda with Renee Fleming and Gluck’s Iphigenie en Tauride with Placido Domingo in co-production with the Seattle Opera. His Broadway work includes the revival of A Raisin In The Sun, Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles (Tony Nomination), The Music Man (Tony nomination), Susan Stroman's Contact,  Lincoln Center’s Ah, Wilderness!,  the dance musical Swing!,   and Tintypes. Recent premieres include Arthur Miller's last play Finishing The Picture and Edward Albee’s  Me, Myself & I. He is the scenic designer for the current production of  The Ring Cycle at Seattle Opera, for which he won an EDDY (Entertainment Design Award). He has produced over two hundred fifty designs in major American theatres, including Arena Stage, Goodman Theater, A.C.T. (San Francisco), The Intiman,  The Guthrie Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, The Mark Taper Forum, The Public Theater, Manhattan Theater Club, Second Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Seattle Rep, McCarter Theatre, Old Globe, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Playwright’s Horizons,  Steppenwolf Theatre and Yale Rep.

Lynch has worked with directors and choreographers such as Daniel Sullivan, Susan Stroman, Stephen Wadsworth, Emily Mann, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Richard Nelson, George C. Scott, Nicholas Martin, Ann Reinking,  Mark Morris, Will Frears, and Harold Prince.

Lynch’s other awards include an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence in 1999,  the OBIE for the 2005 production of Woman before a Glass, and two Joseph Jefferson Awards of Chicago. He was twice participant in the Prix d’Or of the Quadrennial Exhibition of Scenography in Prague.

Additional Information:

Watch Tom Lynch talk about his design for the world premiere of Amelia at Seattle Opera in May 2010.

Seattle Opera Press Release:
"Lawrence Brownlee and Thomas Lynch Named Seattle Opera
Artists of the Year"

University Week article
Design for (stage) living: Broadway set designer comes to UW

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