James Noone has been a Scenic Designer in NYC since 1983 and a member of USA local 829 since 1986. During this time he has worked for some of NYC’s most prestigious theatre companies including Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company and numerous others. Off Broadway he has designed the original productions of Terrance McNally’s FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DELUNE, Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize winning play THREE TALL WOMEN, the long running solo shows FULL GALLOP and FULLY COMMITTED. Other long running Off-Broadway shows include COWGIRLS and BREAKING LEGS, The original production of A BRONX TALE, the first revival of BOYS IN THE BAND and the musical RUTHLESS. Broadway productions include SUNSET BOULEVARD (revival) LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL, the long running JEKYLL AND HYDE, Tony nominated best Musical A CLASS ACT, many productions for Tony Randall’s NATIONAL ACTORS THEATRE including THE PERSIANS, JUDGEMENT AT NUREMNBERG, NIGHT MUST FALL, THE SUNSHINE BOYS and THE GIN GAME and the recent revivals of A BRONX TALE and COME BACK LITTLE SHEBA.
Outside of NYC he has designed at many of the leading regional Theatres in America as well as many national tours. His work in Opera has been seen at GLIMMERGLASS, NYC OPERA, LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO, HOUSTON GRAND OPERA, LA OPERA, WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA, ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA and CANADIAN OPERA CO.
For Television he has designed for Live from Lincoln Center, Great Performances, and The HBO production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL
Currently he is head of The Scenic Design department at Boston University, a position held since 2001.
Awards include THE DRAMA DESK (and multiple nominations), AMERICAN THEATRE WING DESIGN AWARD, 2 HELEN HAYES AWARDS (DC) The LA OVATION AWARD. AND 2 NAACP THEATRE DESIGN AWARDS.