Jake DeGroot is a freelance lighting designer based in New York City. Jake has collaborated with theaters, companies, directors, designers, and artists all over the US and the world. He is a Drama Desk Nominee and an LA Drama Critics Circle Award Recipient. Originally from Massachusetts, Jake became heavily involved with the theatre scene in the greater Boston area from a very young age, including two seasons as Co-Lighting Supervisor at the Tony-Award-Winning Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Today, Jake works primarily as a lighting designer for live theatre, along with work in architectural lighting, television, and special events. He made his Broadway design debut with Oh, Hello on Broadway. Jake holds a BFA in Lighting Design from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. He is also a proud member of the United Scenic Artists Local 829.