Llewellyn Harrison

From his NY Times Obituary, November 18, 1984

Llewellyn Charles Harrison Jr., a designer who worked in theater, television and film, died on Monday at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital in Richmond. He was 47 and lived in Richmond.

The cause was cardiac arrest, said his sister, Grace Lee Harrison.

Mr. Harrison was the production manager for the New Federal Theater for eight years and the stage manager of the National Black Touring Circuit. He was also the set designer for the long-running Off Broadway show “Mama, I Want to Sing” and for numerous productions of the New Federal Theater and the Negro Ensemble Company.

He served as art director for the independent Films “Fly by Night” and “Rain Without Thunder” and for the television special “Tribute to Coretta Scott King.” He was associate art director for the “American Playhouse” production of Anna Deveare Smith’s “Fires in the Mirror” on public television, and was the chief scenic artist for the ABC television series “Twin Peaks” and the Warner Brothers film “House Party 2.” He also taught stagecraft and lighting at the University of the District of Columbia.

(often credited as “Lew Harrison”)

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
Set Designer The World of Ben Caldwell 1981-82 Season
Set Designer Black People’s Party 1981-82 Season
Set Designer Steal Away 1981-82 Season
Set Designer Adam 1982-83 Season
Set Designer Hospice 1983-84 Season
Set Designer Incandescent Tones 1983-84 Season
Set Designer The Hooch 1983-84 Season
Set Designer In the House of Blues 1985-86 Season
Set Designer God’s Trombones 1989-90 Season
Lighting Designer Incandescent Tones 1983-84 Season
Lighting Designer Parting 1983-84 Season
Technical Director Upper Depths 1982-83 Season