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RYAN J. O’GARA (Lighting Designer) Broadway- Thoughts of a Colored Man. 

US Tour-  The Wiz, On Your Feet, Million Dollar Quartet- Christmas, A Night with Janis Joplin, Blippi, Vocalocity, The Walking Dead Experience, The Little Prince.  Cirque Du Soleil's Paramour in Germany. CLUE- Paper Mill and Cleveland Play House.  Out of Shadowland Disney Tokyo Sea.  NY- NBCU upfront at Radio City Music Hall, Santuary, Tail! Spin!, Useless, Lady Day at the Little Shubert Theatre, The Mysterious Hat, Brazil Brazil, Knuckle Heads Zoo and Black Violin at the New Victory Theatre, Michael Count’s- Moses in Egypt for New York City Opera, play/date at Fat Baby plus THE RIDE, Andrea Thome’s- Pinkolandia, Lourds Lane’s- Chix 6/ Super You, John Maran’s- A Raw Space and A Strange and Separate People, Stephen Stahl’s- Straight to Hell and Norman Doesmen, David Straussman’s- Dummy plus various designs for The Sonnet Repertory Company, Lincoln Center Festival, NYU/Playwrights Horizons and Westbeth Theatre Center.  Regional- TUTS, Paper Mill Playhouse, Walnut Street Theatre, Drury Lane- Chicago (2019 Jefferson Nomination) Cleveland Play House, Syracuse Stage, Baltimore Center Stage,  Signature Theatre DC, Capital Repertory Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, North Carolina Theatre, 15 productions at the Bristol Riverside Theatre most recently Man of LaMancha (Barrymore Award).  O’Gara has designed extensively in the dance world for: American Ballet Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, MOMIX, gloATL, Ballet Hispanico, Ron DeJesus Dance, Cedar Lake Ensemble, Dance Works- Chicago, Ballet Augsburg, Gauthier Dance, Neos Dance Theatre, Giordano Jazz Dance, Luna Negra Dance Theatre, Revolution at the Joyce Theatre and the Nike Rockstar Workout with Jamie King.  On Broadway he has served as the Associate Lighting Designer for: POTUS, Ain't too Proud, Summer, Prince of Broadway, Come From Away, Bronx Tale, Paramour, Hamilton, Dr. Zhivago, Honeymoon in Vegas,  Bronx Bombers, After Midnight, A Christmas Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Magic/Bird, How to Succeed..., Baby It’s You,  Long Story Short,  Lombardi, Million Dollar Quartet, All About Me, West Side Story, To Be or Not To Be, Cry Baby, Gypsy, In the Heights, Xanadu, Love Musik and Avenue Q.  O’Gara is a graduate of the School of Design and Production from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.


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