Broadway / Broadway Lighting Designer
Tyler has designed the lighting for hundreds of live productions including plays, opera, dance, movement-theatre, multi-media performance and puppetry. He is a native of Portland, Maine but has resided in Brooklyn for the last twenty five years. He is the recipient of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical (The Band’s Visit), two American Theatre Wing Henry Hewes Design Awards, two Off-Broadway Lucille Lortel Awards, two Village Voice OBIE awards including one for Sustained Excellence, two Connecticut Critics Circle awards, a Drama Desk nomination, 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.
New York designs for Broadway, Lincoln Center Theater, the Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Manhattan Theater Club, Atlantic Theater, Signature, Second Stage and many others. Regional designs for the Huntington Theater, Alley Theatre, Goodman Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, the Old Globe, La Jolla, Trinity Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theater, Kansas City Rep, Dallas Opera, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Wilma Theater, Two River, Pig Iron, Chautauqua Theater, Hangar Theatre, the Folger, Long Wharf Theater and many others.
Opera designs for Dallas Opera, Spoleto Festival USA, PORTopera, Curtis Opera, Manhattan School of Music, and Connecticut Grand Opera. Dance design for Eliot Feld’s Mandance Project at The Joyce Theater, Neil Greenberg and The Chase Brock Experience. Fine art installation projects include 2×4 Tree (PIFA Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts), Åhus Sommaren 1974 (Bellwether Galleries, Chelsea NYC), Beneath the Floorboards (Ohio Theater Gallery, Soho NYC). For six years Tyler was adjunct faculty in the Sarah Lawrence College Department of Dance, and has been a frequent visiting artist at Dartmouth College, Yale University, Bates College and Bowdoin College.