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Beatty, John Lee 1948–

Beatty, John Lee 1948–

PERSONAL

Surname rhymes with "Katie"; born April 4, 1948, in Palo Alto, CA; son of Shelton R. E. Lee (a college dean) and Caroline Dorothea (an educator; maiden name, Burtis) Beatty. Education: Brown University, B.A., 1970; Yale University, M.F.A., 1973. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Congregationalist. Avocational Interests: Travel.

Addresses:

Office—107 West 86th St., New York, NY 10024. Agent—Writers and Artists Agency, 19 West 44th St., Suite 1000, New York, NY 10036-6095; The Gersh Agency, 232 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career:

Set designer. Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee, WI, guest designer, 1978-79; Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, guest designer, 1980-81; Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, guest designer, 1981-82; Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, guest designer, 1984-85; also guest designer at Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Civic Light Opera, and Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT. Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, lecturer in design, 1979-80; North Carolina School of the Arts, lecturer 1984-87; New York University, lecturer, 1986-87.

Member:

United Scenic Artists (Local 829).

Awards, Honors:

Obie Award, best design, Village Voice, 1975, for Battle of Angels, Down by the River Where Waterlilies Are Disfigured Every Day, and The Mound Builders; Henry Hewes Design Award, scenic design, American Theatre Wing, 1976, for Knock Knock; Henry Hewes Design Award, scenic design, 1978, for A Life in the Theatre; Joseph Maharam Awards, American Theatre Wing, 1976 and 1978; Drama Desk awards, best set design, 1979 and 1980; Antoinette Perry Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Los Angeles Drama Critics Award, and Joseph Jefferson Award, all best set design, 1980, for Talley's Folly; Drama Desk Award and Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best set design, 1981, for The Fifth of July; Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, best set, costume, and lighting design, 1992, for Song of Singapore; Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, outstanding scenic design, 1999, for The Mystery of Irma Vep; Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, outstanding scenic design, 2000, for An Experiment with an Air Pump; Lucille Lortel Award nomination, outstanding scenic design, 2001, for Proof; Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding set design of a play, 2001, for Comic Potential; Lucille Lortel Award nomination, outstanding scenic design, Henry Hewes Design Award, scenic design, 2003, for My Old Lady; Henry Hewes Design Award, scenic design, 2003, for Book of Days; Obie Award, scenic design, 2005, for Engaged.

CREDITS

Stage Work; Set Designer:

Baal, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1974.

Battle of Angels, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1974.

Some People, Some Other People, and What They Finally Do, Stage 73, New York City, 1974.

The Mound Builders, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1975.

Down by the River Where Waterlilies Are Disfigured Every Day, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1975.

Knock, Knock, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1976.

The Innocents, Morosco Theatre, New York, City, 1976.

Rebel Women, New York Shakespeare Festival, Newman Theatre, New York City, 1976.

Tribute to Lili Lamont, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1976.

Mrs. Murray's Farm, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1976.

Serenading Louie, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1976.

Ashes, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1977.

A Life in the Theatre, Theatre de Lys, New York City, 1977.

The Water Engine, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, then New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, later Plymouth Theatre, New York City, all 1978.

Catsplay, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1978.

The Rear Column, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1978.

Ulysses in Traction, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1978.

Lulu, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1978.

The Middle Ages, Hartman Theatre, Stamford, CT, 1978.

Lone Canoe, or the Explorer, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1979.

(And costume designer) No Time for Comedy, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1979.

Faith Healer, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Whoopee!, American National Theatre and Academy Theatre, New York City, 1979.

The Woods, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1979.

The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1979.

Ain't Misbehavin', Manhattan Theatre Club, then Longacre Theatre, New York City, later London, all 1979.

Cyrano de Bergerac, Goodman Theatre, 1979.

Reunion, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1979.

Talley's Folly, Circle Repertory Theatre, and Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, both 1979, then Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1980, later Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1980.

The Fifth of July, Circle Repertory Company, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, 1980, then New Apollo Theatre, New York City, 1980-82.

The Diviners, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1980.

Holiday, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, 1980.

The Lady and the Clarinet, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, 1980.

Broadway, The Acting Company, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1980.

Biography, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1980.

Johnny on a Spot, Theatre at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, 1980.

Hide and Seek, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Crimes of the Heart, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1980, then Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1980, and John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1981, later Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, 1982.

Close of Play, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1981.

The Five O'Clock Girl, Helen Hayes Theatre, 1981.

The Wild Duck, Theatre at Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1981.

Fools, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Duet for One, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1982.

The Curse of an Aching Heart, Little Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Is There Life after High School?, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Livin' Dolls, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1982.

Monday after the Miracle, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 1982.

Alice in Wonderland, Virginia Theatre, New York City, 1982-83.

What I Did Last Summer, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1982.

Angels Fall, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1982.

The Sea Gull, Circle Repertory Company, American Place Theatre, 1983.

The Fifth of July, Longacre Theatre, 1983.

Passion, Longacre Theatre, 1983.

The Middle Ages, Theatre at St. Peter's Church, New York City, 1983.

Baby, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1983-84.

After the Fall, Playhouse 91, New York City, 1984.

In Celebration, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1984.

Park Your Car in Harvard Yard, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1984.

Other Places, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1984.

The Miss Firecracker Contest, Manhattan Theatre Club, then Westside Arts Theatre, New York City, both 1984.

Hamlet, Folger Theatre, Washington, DC, 1985.

The Octette Bridge Club, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Angelo's Wedding, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1985.

Penn and Teller, Westside Arts Theatre, 1985, then Ritz Theatre, New York City, 1987-88, later Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 1991.

It's Only a Play, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1986.

Principia Scriptoriae, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1986.

Loot, Manhattan Theatre Club, then Music Box Theatre, both 1986.

The Philadelphia Story, Hartman Theatre, 1986.

Ain't Misbehavin', GeVa Theatre, Rochester, NY, then Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, later Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY, all 1986.

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B, Virginia Stage Company, Norfolk, VA, 1986.

Talley and Son, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1986.

Tomorrow's Monday, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1986.

Caligula, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1986.

The Mound Builders, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1986.

Quiet in the Land, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1986.

The Nerd, Helen Hayes Theatre, 1987.

Burn This, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1987-88.

Men Should Weep, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1988.

Ain't Misbehavin', Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1988-89.

Brilliant Traces, Circle Repertory Company, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1989.

What the Butler Saw, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1989.

Aristocrats, Stage 1, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1989.

Eleemosynary, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1989.

The Rover, Goodman Theatre, 1989.

Rebel Armies Deep into Chad, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1989.

Look Homeward, Angel, Syracuse Stage, 1989.

Beside Herself, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1989.

Oh, Hell, Lincoln Center Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Twelfth Night, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1989.

A Flea in Her Ear, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1989.

Road to Mecca, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1990.

Bad Habits, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1990.

The Cemetary Club, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 1990.

Love Letters, Canon Theatre, Los Angeles, 1990.

RE: Joyce, Long Wharf Theatre, 1990.

The Taming of the Shrew, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, 1990.

The Voysey Inheritance, Long Wharf Theatre, 1990.

The Sum of Us, Cherry Lane Theatre, 1990-91.

Mr. Gogol and Mr. Preen, Lincoln Center Theatre, New York City, 1991.

Absent Friends, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1991.

Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1991.

Song of Singapore, Theatre at 17 Irving Place, 1991.

The Substance of Fire, Lincoln Center Theatre, 1991, then Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Children, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1991.

Penn and Teller: The Refrigerator Tour, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 1991.

It's Only a Play, James A. Doolittle Theatre, University of California, Los Angeles, 1992.

The Most Happy Fella, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1992.

A Small Family Business, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1992.

The Real Inspector Hound [and] The Fifteen Minute Hamlet, Criterion Theatre, 1992.

The Price, Criterion Theatre, 1992.

The Destiny of Me, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1992-93.

Black Comedy/White Liars: Two Plays of the 60s, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Anna Christie, Criterion Theatre, 1993.

The Sisters Rosensweig, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1993-94.

Redwood Curtain, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 1993.

White Lairs and Black Comedy, Criterion Theatre, 1993.

Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1993-94.

Fiorello!, City Center Theatre, 1994.

Allegro, City Center Theatre, 1994.

Lady in the Dark, City Center Theatre, 1994.

Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Criterion Theatre, 1994.

They Call Me Madam, City Center Theatre, 1995.

The Heiress, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1995.

Out of This World, City Center Theatre, 1995.

Pal Joey, City Center Theatre, 1995.

My Thing of Love, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1995.

The Father, Criterion Theatre, 1996.

DuBarry Was a Lady, City Center Theatre, 1996.

One Touch of Venus, City Center Theatre, 1996.

A Delicate Balance, Plymouth Theatre, 1996.

Chicago, City Center Theatre, 1996, then Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York City, 1996-97, later Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1997—.

Once Upon a Mattress, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1996-97.

An American Daughter, Cort Theatre, 1997.

The Little Foxes, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1997.

Strike up the Band, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1997-98.

The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Helen Hayes Theatre, 1997-98.

Proposals, Broadhurst Theatre, 1997-98.

Ivanov, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1997-98.

The Mystery of Irma Vep, 1998.

Footloose, Richard Rodgers Theatre, 1998-2000.

Babes in Arms, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1998-99.

Ring 'round the Moon, Belasco Theatre, 1999.

Do Re Mi, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1999.

An Experiment with an Air Pump, Stage 1, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1999.

The Dinner Party, Music Box Theatre, 2000.

Proof, Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Man of La Mancha, Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT, 2000.

Comic Potential, Stage 1, Manhattan Theatre Club, 2000.

Who's on First?, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 2000.

Spinning Into Butter, Lincoln Center Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Garden, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 2000.

Major Barbara, American Airlines Theatre, New York City, 2001.

45 Seconds From Broadway, Richard Rodgers Theatre, 2001-2002.

Morning's at Seven, Lyceum Theatre, San Diego, CA, 2002.

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Belasco Theatre, 2002-2003.

Say Goodnight, Gracie, Helen Hayes Theatre, 2002-2003.

Dinner at Eight, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 2002-2003.

House, Manhattan Theatre Club, 2002.

My Old Lady, Center Theatre Group, 2002.

In Real Life, Manhattan Theatre Club, 2002.

Book of Days, Signature Theatre Company, New York City, 2002.

Tartuffe, American Airlines Theatre, 2003.

"Master Harold" … and the Boys, Royale Theatre, 2003.

The Retreat From Moscow, Booth Theatre, 2003-2004.

The Caretaker, American Airlines Theatre, 2003-2004.

Wonderful Town, Al Hirschfeld Theatre, New York City, 2003-2005.

Twentieth Century, American Airlines Theatre, 2004.

The Rivals, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 2004-2005.

Big Bill, Lincoln Center Theatre, 2004.

Engaged, Theatre for a New Audience, New York City, 2004.

Doubt, Manhattan Theatre Club, 2004-2005.

The Paris Letter, Manhattan Theatre Club, 2005.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Longacre Theatre, 2005.

Doubt, Walter Kerr Theatre, 2005-2006.

After the Night and the Music, Biltmore Theatre, 2005.

A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, American Airlines Theatre, 2005.

Absurd Person Singular, Biltmore Theatre, 2005.

The Odd Couple, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 2005-2006.

The Color Purple, Broadway Theatre, New York City, 2005-2008.

Rabbit Hole, Biltmore Theatre, 2006.

The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, New York City, 2006.

Heartbreak House, American Airlines Theatre, 2006.

Losing Louie, Biltmore Theatre, 2006.

The Apple Tree, Studio 54, New York City, 2006-2007.

Defiance, Manhattan Theatre Club, 2006.

The House in Town, Lincoln Center Theatre, 2006.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Hilton Theatre, New York City, 2006-2007, then at St. James Theatre, New York City, 2007-2008.

The Jew of Malta, Theatre for a New Audience, 2007.

The Merchant of Venice, Theatre for a New Audience, 2007.

Crazy Mary, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 2007.

Mauritius, Biltmore Theatre, 2007.

Also set designer for Sylvia, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City; The Heiress and The Sisters Rosensweig, both Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles; Burn This, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, The Lady and the Clarinet, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Loot, The Substance of Fire, and A Tale Told, all Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles; for off-Broadway productions of The Cryptogram, Dog Opera, and The Playboy of the West Indies; and for regional productions of The Most Happy Fella, Picnic, and Summer and Smoke.

Major Tours; Set Designer:

Ain't Misbehavin', U.S. cities, 1979.

Crimes of the Heart, U.S. cities, 1984.

Film Work; Production Designer:

The Substance of Fire, 1996.

Television Set Designer; Specials:

The Mound Builders, PBS, 1975.

Out of Our Father's House, PBS, 1979.

Alice in Wonderland, 1983.

Picnic, 1986.

Peter, Paul & Mary: Lifelines, 1996.

Thomas Hampson: I Hear America Singing, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Broadway '97: Launching the Tonys, 1997.

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