Douglas Lyons

Writer • Actor • Teacher


Douglas Lyons is an actor, writer, director, composer-lyricist and playwright. He served as a writer & composer on Apple TV’s 2022 series Fraggle Rock. Douglas received a GLAAD nomination for his Broadway playwriting debut, Chicken and Biscuits. His music and lyrics have been featured on BET Plus, CBS's Sunday Morning Show, Carnegie Hall's Voices of Hope Festival and Lincoln Center’s Broadway Songbook Series. As an actor he's appeared on Broadway in The Book of Mormon and Beautiful (Original Cast), as well as the tours of Rent and Dreamgirls. Other theater writing credits include: Polkadots (Off Broadway Alliance Winner Best Family Show, Atlantic Theater Company). Beau (Adirondack Theatre Festival) and Five Points currently in development with Hamilton's Andy Blankenbuehler. With musical writing partner Ethan D. Pakchar, Douglas is a 2020 Jonathan Larson Grant finalist.

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Latest News

Big Apple Film Festival

Lyons and Pakchar's musical film Beau to screen at the Big Apple Film Festival!

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Douglas and Courtnee Carter from PARADE Perform at the Future of Everything Festival.

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Douglas is currently playing Riley in the Broadway revival of Parade opening March 16th, 2023.

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Beau: The Musical

Lyons and Pakchar's Beau: The Musical film won the Industry Choice Award for Best Film at Dances With Films. Best of Show, Best LGBTQIA+ and Best Ensemble awards for IndieFest Film Awards and is a 2022 nominee for Montreal independent Film Awards.

Beau: The Musical

A film version of Lyons and Pakchar's Beau: The Musical will make its world premiere in NYC, Dec 1st, 2022 as the opener for Dances With Films at Regal Cinemas Union Square.


Douglas has opened Parade at NY City Center!
"Sung with liveliness by Courtnee Carter and Douglas Lyons..." - The NY Times

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Douglas will play Riley in New York City Center's Gala production of Parade, November 1-6th, 2022.

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Five Points

Five Points, now in development with Papermill Playhouse, was selected for a  Discovering Broadway workshop residency.

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American Theatre

Douglas’ Chicken & Biscuits is the 2nd most produced play around the country in the 2022-23 Season - making him one of the top 20 produced playwrights of next season!

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Douglas is a 2022 GLAAD nominee for Chicken and Biscuits, nominated Outstanding Broadway Production.

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Chicken and Biscuits

Douglas' Broadway play Chicken and Biscuits is now available for licensing

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Storytelling School

Listen to Douglas talk about bringing Black stories to Broadway and beyond.

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Fraggle Rock

Douglas served as a writer and composer on Fraggle Rock, which premieres Jan 21, 2022 on Apple TV.

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New York Times

Douglas speaks to the New York Times about Chicken & Biscuits and Broadway's re-opening.

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Broadway Direct

Douglas, Michael Urie, and Norm Lewis sat down with Broadway Direct to discuss Chicken & Biscuits.

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Chicken & Biscuits On Broadway

Douglas' play Chicken & Biscuits, will Open this October at Braodway's Circle in the Square.

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Sunflower at Flint Rep

Sunflower, Douglas's new audio play, recently premiered at Flint Rep.

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Breathe Premiere

'Breathe' will premiere this weekend during a special Saturday matinee on iHeartRadio Broadway.

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Charity Angél Dawson, Carly Hughes, Joey Contreras, More Set for Virtual Broadway's Future Concert

Lyons and Pakchar’s “Together We Can” will premiere as part of Carnegie Hall’s Voices of Hope Festival in collaboration with the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center on April 26th.

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The new musical Breathe, featuring songs by Lyons & Pakchar, will premiere virtually on Overture+ on May 14th. A cast album will be released simultaneously through Broadway Records. The show will also be licensed by MTI.

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Get In Touch!

For Theater/TV/Film inquiries:

Michael Finkle | WME

For Music Publishing & Licensing Inquires:

Carter Armstrong


Gabrielle Lewis
(323) 297-3440

For Acting Inquiries:

CLA Partners
Cyd Levin and Harold Lewter

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