Actor, physical performer, puppeteer.
Jonothon Lyons is an interdisciplinary theatre artist living in New York City and has worked as a performer in mask, puppetry, and physical theatre. He has performed as a Blueman in Blue Man Group and is currently a principal cast member in the off-broadway show Sleep No More. As a puppeteer his work includes Moisés Kaufman’s El Gato con Botas at the New Victory Theatre, Basil Twist’s Petrushka and Dogugaeshi, and Anthony Minghella’s Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera. He was a performing company member with Imago Theatre in Portland, Oregon from 2006 to 2010 and has toured internationally with Imago’s signature mask productions Frogz and Biglittlethings.
Jonothon has also developed original work of his own. In September 2009 he collaborated with projection designer Daniel Brodie on an original mask theater piece titled The Tenement which ran at HERE Arts Center as part of the 2009 Autumn Artist Lodge. The Tenement was nominated for eight 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Awards including Outstanding Production of a Play and Jonothon won the award for Outstanding Original Short Script. In 2013 Arizona State University commissioned a new production of The Tenement which was produced as part of their main stage season.