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Japhy Weideman, is a Five Time TONY Nominated Lighting 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 includes 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.