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John Sullivan

Professor John Sullivan

Professor of Theatre



Office: Lyman Center B339
Phone: (203) 392-6110



About John Sullivan

Professor John Carver Sullivan has been the resident designer at SCSU since 1997 and has rendered over 40 productions for the department.

Professor Sullivan’s professional years in NYC garnered him Broadway credits – most notably Moose Murders with Eve Arden – and Off-Broadway credits including Musical of Musicals, Dr. Sex, The Jelly is Always Red, The Guardsman, and Casualties. Professor Sullivan was also Design Associate for Peter Harvey-Balanchine’s The Jewels at the New York City Ballet. Other New York credits include The Julliard School and the Manhattan School of Music and Project Manager for The Lion King at Parsons-Meares Limited.

As a Costume Designer, Professor Sullivan has many regional credits: Alley Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Folger Library Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, GeVa Theatre, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Repertory Theatre of Saint Louis, Stagewest in Springfield MA and Studio Arena Theatre of Buffalo, NY. At the Tony Award winning Goodspeed Musicals he designed Lady Be Good, Leave it to Jane, Wonderful Town, Shennadoah, Paint Your Wagon, George M, Brigadoon, and Babes in Arms.

Professor Sullivan’s work in opera includes Opera Theatre of St. Louis, where he designed The Woodlanders, Rigoletto, Gianni Schicchi, La Belle Helene, King Arthur, The Beggar's Opera and the world premiere of The Postman Always Rings Twice. Additionally, Professor Sullivan was the Design Associate for Louise Nevelson on their production of Orfeo. Most recently he has been the Costume Designer at Yale Opera where his work included La Boheme at the Schubert Theatre.

Professor Sullivan has been a Professor of Design with Webster University of Saint Louis, Cornell University, and Hunter College in New York City. Mr. Sullivan holds a BFA and MFA from Carnegie-Mellon University and is a member of United Scenic Artist, Local #829.