Japhy Weideman, is a New York based designer that creates lighting environments for theater, opera, and other live events. His designs have been presented extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Broadway credits include: Dear Evan Hansen (The Music Box), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (The Lunt-Fontainne), Significant Other (The Booth), Bright Star (The Court), The Nance (Lyceum) with Nathan Lane, Of Mice and Men with James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, The Heidi Chronicles (The Music Box) with Elizabeth Moss, Macbeth (Beaumont) with Ethan Hawke, Old Times (American Airlines) with Clive Owen, Sylvia (The Court) with Matthew Broderick, The Snow Geese (Friedman) with Mary Louise Parker, Marvin’s Room (American Airlines), Cyrano de Bergerac (American Airlines) with Douglas Hodge, Airline Highway (Friedman), and The Visit (Lyceum) with Chita Rivera and Roger Rees.
Off Broadway work has been designed at Lincoln Center Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Co, New York Theatre Workshop, The Public Theater, LAByrinth Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Primary Stages, NY City Center, Juilliard Opera Center, Manhattan School of Music, Ma-Yi Theatre Co, and Soho Rep. Dance includes Chase Brock Experience and Tami Stronach.
Internationally, Japhy has designed on The West End-London, The Royal Shakespeare Company (Stratford upon Avon), Teatro alla Scala (Milan), The Nederlandse Opera (Amsterdam), The Edinburgh International Festival (Scotland), Opera de Lyon (France), The National Theater of Greece (Athens), and The National Theatre of Korea (Seoul). He has also worked on productions in Tokyo (NHK and Bunka Kai Kan), New Israeli Opera (Tel Aviv), Theater an der Wien (Vienna), Theater del Liceu (Barcelona), Festspielhaus (Baden Baden), and Saito Kinen Festival (Matsumoto, Japan).
U.S Regional Theatre credits include American Conservatory Theatre-San Francisco, Alley Theatre-Houston, Arena Stage-DC, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Group, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Huntington Theatre-Boston, La Jolla Playhouse, Kansas City Rep, Kansas City Opera, Arkansas Rep, Minnesota Opera, The Old Globe-San Diego, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, San Jose Rep, Santa Fe Opera, Signature Theatre, Westport Playhouse, and Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Originally from Asheville, North Carolina, Japhy studied lighting design at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque under his mentor John Malolepsy.
-2017 TONY Nom, Dear Evan Hansen, The Music Box Theatre Broadway
-2015 TONY and Outer Critics Nom, The Visit, The Lyceum Theatre Broadway
-2015 TONY Nom, Airline Highway, The Friedman Theatre Broadway, MTC
-2014 TONY Nom, Of Mice and Men, The Longacre Theatre Broadway
-2013 TONY Nom, The Nance, The Lyceum Theatre Broadway, LCT
-2018 Hewes Design Nom, Mary Jane, New York Theatre Workshop
-2017 Hewes Design Nom, The Layover, Second Stage
-2017 Ovation Award Nom, Barcelona, The Geffen, Los Angeles
-2015 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design
-2015 Lucille Lortel Nom, PUNK ROCK, MCC
-2014 Drama Desk Nom, Macbeth, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, LCT Broadway
-2014 Lucille Lortel Nom, What's It All About?, New York Theatre Workshop
-2014 San Diego Critics Circle Nom, Bright Star, The Old Globe
-2013 Hewes Design Nom, The Nance, The Lyceum Theatre Broadway, LCT
-2013 Hewes Design Nom, Cyrano de Bergerac, American Airlines Theatre Broadway, RTC
-2012 Hewes Design Nom, 4000 Miles, Lincoln Center Theatre
-2012 San Diego Critics Circle Nom, August Osage County, The Old Globe
-2011 Bay Area Critics Circle Nom, Girlfriend, Berkeley Repertory Theatre
-2009 San Diego Critics Circle Award, Creditors, La Jolla Playhouse
-2009 Bay Area Critics Circle Award, Curse of the Starving Class, American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco
-2008 Korean Musical Award Nom, Fiddler on the Roof, The National Theater of Korea, Seoul
-2007 Drama Desk Nom, Jack Goes Boating, The Public Theater/LAByrinth Theatre Co.
-2007 Lucille Lortel Nom, Jack Goes Boating, The Public Theater/LAByrinth Theatre Co.
-2007 Hewes Design Nom, Jack Goes Boating, The Public Theater/LAByrinth Theatre Co.
-2005 Drama Desk Nom, Frankenstein, Soho Rep/The Flying Machine