Wilson Chin is an award-winning New York-based set designer, born and raised in Redwood City, California.
Wilson designed the critically-acclaimed Broadway play Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts directed by Sheryl Kaller, which was 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, HERE, Manhattan Theatre Club, Naked Angels, New World Stages, Playwrights Realm, The Public Theater, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, Second Stage Theatre and TACT.
Regional credits include designs for ACT, Asolo Rep, Barrington Stage, Central City Opera, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cleveland Playhouse, Geffen Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Guthrie Theatre, Hartford Stage, Indiana Rep, The Old Globe, San Francisco Opera's Merola Program, The Shakespeare Theatre, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre, TheatreWorks, Trinity Rep, Westport Country Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Yale Rep.
His many collaborations with playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa include the premieres of Abigail/1702, King of Shadows, Dark Matters, Bloody Mary, Rough Magic, Golden Age, Say You Love Satan, and The Muckle Man. Wilson has also designed new works by Tim Acito, Nick Blaemire, Sam Carner and Derek Gregor, Samuel D. Hunter, Rolin Jones, Meghan Kennedy, Kenneth Lin, Andrew Lippa, Terrence McNally, Conor McPherson, Carly Mensch, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, Geoffrey Nauffts, Dan O'Brien, Sharyn Rothstein, Victoria Stewart, and Martín Zimmerman.
From 2003-2007, Wilson served as an associate/assistant designer to Santo Loquasto on nineteen productions including Broadway productions of Glengarry Glen Ross (Tony Award nomination and Drama Desk Award), Three Days of Rain (Tony Award nomination), Shining City, and The Times They Are A-Changin', and Faust at the Metropolitan Opera. Wilson was also an associate designer on the Broadway production of Fela! (Tony Award nomination).
He has been a guest at Barnard College, The New School, Rutgers University, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz and Yale University. He received his BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley, and his MFA from the Yale School of Drama.