Wilson Chin is an award-winning set designer based in New York City from Redwood City, CA.
Wilson designed the critically-acclaimed Broadway production of Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts directed by Sheryl Kaller, nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Play. He made his debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago with Lucia di Lammermoor and Canadian Opera Company with A Florentine Tragedy and Gianni Schicchi (Dora Award winner, Outstanding Set Design), both directed by Catherine Malfitano.
In New York, Wilson has designed at Ars Nova, Atlantic Theater Company, Avery Fisher Hall, Manhattan Theatre Club, Naked Angels, Playwrights Realm, Primary Stages, The Public Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, and Second Stage Theatre. Regional credits include designs for Alliance Theatre, Arena Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Denver Center Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, Goodspeed Musicals, Guthrie Theatre, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, The Old Globe, Signature Theatre, Steppenwolf, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Yale Repertory Theatre.
His many collaborations with contemporary writers and composers include premiere productions by Robert Aguirre-Sacasa, Nick Blaemire, Sam Carner and Derek Gregor, Julia Cho, Joe DiPietro, Ricardo Pérez González, Samuel D. Hunter, Elizabeth Irwin, Rolin Jones, Hansol Jung, Meghan Kennedy, Jason, Kim, Mike Lew, Kenneth Lin, Andrew Lippa, Martyna Majok, Terrence McNally, Conor McPherson, Carly Mensch, Geoffrey Nauffts, Antoinette Nwandu, Dan O'Brien, Sharyn Rothstein, Mat Smart, Victoria Stewart, Jeff Talbott, Lucy Teitler and Martín Zimmerman.
Wilson was an adjunct assistant professor at Pace University, and has been a guest at Barnard College, The New School, Northwestern University, Rutgers University, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz and Yale University. He is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and Wingspace Design Collective. Wilson received his BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley and MFA from Yale School of Drama.
Awards & nominations
LA Stage Raw Theatre Award winner // Anna Christie // Odyssey Theatre
Sage Award winner // Anna Christie // Odyssey Theatre
Broadway World Award winner // Angel Street // Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
St. Louis Theater Circle Award winner // Angel Street // Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
Dora Award winner // A Florentine Tragedy / Gianni Schicchi // Canadian Opera Company
Barrymore Award nomination // The Rainmaker // People's Light & Theatre
Connecticut Critics Circle Award nomination // Next to Normal // Hartford TheaterWorks
Connecticut Critics Circle Award nomination // Abundance // Hartford Stage Company
Connecticut Critics Circle Award nomination // Tartuffe // Westport Country Playhouse
Craig Noel Award nomination // Anna Christie // The Old Globe