Lee Bryan, "That Puppet Guy"
Alpharetta Rec and Parks Art Place Inc. Butts County Parks and Rec City of Sandy Springs/Rec and Athletics City of Woodstock Clayton County Parks and Rec Conyers-Rockdale Arts Council Creative Arts Guild Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville Dalton Parks and Rec Decatur Parks and Rec Douglasville Cultural Arts Center Emanuel Arts Council Harris Arts Center Hinesville Area Arts Council Kennesaw Parks and Rec Kennesaw Parks and Rec Oconee State Bank Rockdale County Parks and Rec The Art Place The Arts Council, Inc. Thomaston-Upson Arts Council Thomasville Center for the Arts Albany Museum of Art Atlanta Botanical Garden Callaway Gardens Chattahoochee Nature Center Fernbank Museum of Natural History Flint RiverQuarium Georgia Museum of Art Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center Morris Museum of Art Northeast Georgia History Center The Columbus Museum ART Station, Inc. Aurora Theatre Center for Puppetry Arts City of Roswell / RCAC Dallas Theater and Civic Center Dunwoody Stage Door Players Main Street Theatre Red Clay Theatre
About the artist
Atlanta-based solo puppeteer, Lee Bryan or “That Puppet Guy” is a nationally recognized touring artist who combines live vocal characterizations and songs with innovative puppet designs for wholesome family entertainment. Since 1994, he has toured his 12 solo puppet productions across the Southeast helping to educate audiences in the art of puppetry, Lee’s original stories and clever adaptations of classic tales often incorporate multiple styles of puppets which are demonstrated following each performance. That Puppet Guy is a proud member of UNIMA, (Union Internationale de la Marionnette, UNIMA-USA, Puppeteers of America and is past president of the Atlanta Puppetry Guild. He also performed as Co-Director for the National Puppetry Festivals held in Atlanta, 2009 and 2011. He is also a two time grant recipient of the prestigious Jim Henson Foundation…one of which helped produce his solo version of PINOCCHIO, the other will help fund a brand new SUITCASE CIRCUS. Lee’s professional film credits include work with the Muppets® on the feature film, “The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland.” More recently, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored Lee with an Emmy® nomination for his work with Public Broadcasting on the award winning Spanish language series, ¡SALSA! In addition, Lee’s solo performances are often featured at the internationally acclaimed Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta.