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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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.
Douglas has opened Parade at NY City Center!
"Sung with liveliness by Courtnee Carter and Douglas Lyons..." - The NY Times
Douglas will play Riley in New York City Center's Gala production of Parade, November 1-6th, 2022.Learn more
Five Points, now in development with Papermill Playhouse, was selected for a Discovering Broadway workshop residency.Learn more
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!Learn more
Douglas is a 2022 GLAAD nominee for Chicken and Biscuits, nominated Outstanding Broadway Production.Learn more
Douglas' Broadway play Chicken and Biscuits is now available for licensingLEarn More
Listen to Douglas talk about bringing Black stories to Broadway and beyond.Listen Now
Douglas served as a writer and composer on Fraggle Rock, which premieres Jan 21, 2022 on Apple TV.See More
Douglas speaks to the New York Times about Chicken & Biscuits and Broadway's re-opening.See More
Douglas, Michael Urie, and Norm Lewis sat down with Broadway Direct to discuss Chicken & Biscuits.See More
Douglas' play Chicken & Biscuits, will Open this October at Braodway's Circle in the Square.See More
Sunflower, Douglas's new audio play, recently premiered at Flint Rep.See More
'Breathe' will premiere this weekend during a special Saturday matinee on iHeartRadio Broadway.See More
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.See More
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.See More