Artist Bio

T.J. Gerckens

(Bio as of January 2022)

T.J. Gerckens (Lighting Designer) returns to the Goodman, where his designs include The Music Man, Wonderful Town, White Snake, Jungle Book, Candide, Pericles, The Odyssey (Jeff Award), Galileo Galilei, Journey to the West and The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. Chicago credits include Blood Wedding, Treasure Island, The Old Curiosity Shop (Jeff nomination), Metamorphoses (two Jeff Awards, Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award) and The Arabian Nights (Lookingglass Theater). New York credits include the award-winning Metamorphoses (Circle in the Square, SecondStage); The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (SecondStage, Drama Desk nomination); Eurydice, Rusalka, La Sonnambula and Lucia di Lammermoor (Metropolitan Opera). Regional and international designs include LaScala Opera House, La Jolla Playhouse, Guthrie Theater, LA Opera, Arena Stage, The Mark Taper Forum, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Barbican, Melbourne Theatre Company, Delacorte Theatre and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. T.J. is on the faculty at Otterbein University. T.J. is a member of USA 829.