Andi Lyons

Professor of Lighting Design and Technology, Theatre Program Director

Phone: (518) 442-4200 or (518) 442-4210

Campus office: PAC 262/352

Areas of Expertise: Lighting Design, Production and Lighting Technology, Stage and Production Management

Affiliated Faculty, Womens Studies


Andi Lyons is Professor of Theatre Design and Technology, and the Resident Lighting Designer for the University at Albany's Theatre Program.  She has designed lighting or scenery for more than a hundred University productions, and served as the Department’s Technical Director and Production Supervisor until 1992.  Professor Lyons teaches courses in Lighting Design, Lighting Technology, Scenic Technology, Technical Design, Theatrical Drafting, and Stage Management.  She has received both the Chancellor's Award and the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University at Albany.

Andi is a long-term, active member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), the association for design, production, and technology professionals in the performing arts.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Caucus on Human Issues.  She is also the Leader for the Women’s Networking Project.  At the University at Albany, Professor Lyons has also received both the SUNY Chancellor's Award and the President's Award for Excellence in Academic Service.

Beyond designing the major productions on campus each year, Andi has been involved in freelance activities with many companies.  Some of her favorites include Capital Repertory Theatre, Tri-Cities Opera, Stageworks/Hudson, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Shakespeare in the Park, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, LaMaMa E.T.C., and Des Moines Metro Opera.  Andi earned her MFA at the Yale University School of Drama.