JOHN LANT

John is a 35+year veteran in the entertainment industry and has been involved in over five hundred television, film, and theatrical productions as a creative entity and/or production manager. He currently lives in New York, works at Carnegie Hall, and out of producing offices here and LA.

John professionally apprenticed at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, and in New York with the Lincoln Center, Juilliard, Circle Rep, Circle in the Square, WPA, Hudson Guild, LOOM and Ensemble Studio Theatre. National tours include Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Singin' in the Rain, One Mo' Time, Gypsy, The Three Musketeers, Connecticut Ballet, and Aeros. He has worked with such musical touring artists as Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, and The Beach Boys.

An award-winning producer, director, lighting and set designer, his productions at Cal Arts, The Odyssey, Ivy Substation, Ricardo Montalban, Powerhouse, Glendale Center, Hollywood Playhouse, Long Beach Playhouse, the Jewel Box Theatres, and Write Act Repertory, garnered DramaLogue Critics Awards, Diamond Awards, NAACP Awards, LA Weekly Awards, with Garland, ADA, Ethel Casey nominations and LA Weekly and Backstage Picks of the Week/Recommends, including World Premiere LA Times Recommended Pilgrim (Associate Prod).

Other notable ventures include XM Radio’s #1 Rated Radio Theatre Show New Frequency-Theatre of the Mind (Executive Producer – 50 Live Shows), Symphology and Carrot Talk (TV Pilots - Director), Interlochen (Resident Lighting Designer – 2 years), Bakersfield Musical Theatre Camp (Executive / Director – 7 years), 3-time DramaLogue winner Out On a Whim; Best Direction, Actress, and Musical Direction (Producer), DramaLogue winners Hunchback of Notre Dame (Lighting Designer), Modigliani; Choreography (Director), NAACP Winner Reap the Whirlwind and Blues on Central Avenue (Producer), West Coast Premieres of Kafka’s The Trial (Producer of Ovation nominated Set Design), Wallace Shaw’s The Fever, Theresa Rebeck’s Loose Knit (Producer), Picks Penis Monologues (Producer- 6 month sold-out run).

Film and TV work include Army of Darkness, The Hard Way, Year of the Dragon, King of New York, TV Emmy winner  The Washing Machine Man, Sundance Finalist Moment of Gracie (Producer), Upside Down, Rightside Up (Feature Film – Producer), Power Rangers (Coordinator), Renegade, Fallen Angels, Mike Hammer, and the CBS Radford Directing Workshop 2-year program under Howard Storm.

John received the California Service Award from the State Legislature for his Community Outreach and Service to the Arts in 2000 and 2001, additionally the 2008 and 2009 California Legislative Award for Excellence and Recognition in Honor for Dedication to Raising Awareness of Domestic Violence through the Arts for Write Act Repertory.

John lives with writer Joan M. Kessler and their carousel of theatrical house-guests and just finished producing the 150 off-Broadway performance run of Fabulous! The Queen of Musical Comedies, recently contracted for theatrical licensing with Steele Spring Stage Rights.