Award winning designer Zachary Borovay is a visual storyteller whose work has been seen all over the globe. He has designed projections for Broadway, Las Vegas spectaculars, circuses, concerts, theme parks, operas, museums, corporate events and art installations. Zak is also a classically trained bassist, having attended the New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music.
Zak’s recent Broadway credits include the long-running hit musical ROCK OF AGES (also West End, National Tour, Las Vegas, Toronto, Australia and Norwegian Cruise Line), HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, WAITING FOR GODOT & NO MAN’S LAND with Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen (also Berkeley Rep), ANN (also Kennedy Center DC, Chicago), EVITA (also National Tour), ELF, LOMBARDI (Drama Desk nomination), A CATERED AFFAIR (Drama Desk nomination) and XANADU (also National Tour and Japan).
Selected Off Broadway and Regional credits include SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (Huntington Theatre), SMART PEOPLE (Second Stage, Hewes Design Award Nom.), THE COLORED MUSEUM directed by Billy Porter (Huntington Theatre, IRNE Award), CHIMERICA (Studio Theatre, DC), LET ME DOWN EASY (Second Stage, Arena Stage, National Tour, PBS Television), NOT THAT JEWISH (New World Stages), NERDS (Philadelphia Theater Co.) and the world premiere of 13 (Center Theater Group, LA).
Other projects of note include projections and special effects for the multimedia circus spectacular VOYAGE DE LA VIE at RWS Resorts in Sentosa, Singapore, PEEPSHOW at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nickelodeon’s STORYTIME LIVE National Tour and the RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR. He also designed projections for THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Zak has worked with many award-winning directors and choreographers including Casey Nicholaw, Kenny Leon, Michael Grandage, Rob Ashford, Chris Ashley, Warren Carlyle, John Doyle, Kristin Hanggi, Wayne Cilento, Tommy Kail, Phil McKinley and Jerry Mitchell. He has collaborated with designers including Natasha Katz, Beowulf Boritt, Clint Ramos, Mark Fisher, Ray Winkler, Peter Hylenski, David Gallo, Ken Billington, Mike Baldassari, Anna Louizos, Neil Austin, Brian MacDevitt, John Shivers, Wendall K. Harrington, Christopher Oram, Peter Kaczorowski, Jules Fisher, David Rockwell and producers such as Michael Cohl, Hal Lustig, Bob Boyett, Cameron Macintosh, Jordan Roth, Scott Sanders and Joop van den Ende.
In addition to his work as a visual artist, Zachary is also a formally trained musician, having studied jazz bass at both Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music. He has been a member of the International Society of Bassists for almost three decades. He performed in ROCK OF AGES with the house band ARSENAL in Las Vegas and on the Norwegian Breakaway.
Zachary is an artist-in-residence at Emerson College in Boston, MA and has been a guest lecturer on Projection Design at the Yale School of Drama, SUNY Purchase, Long Island University, NYU and many major trade shows. He is widely recognized as an expert in the field of digital theatrical technology and design and is the creative consultant for LiveDesign Magazine’s New York Master Classes and LDI Master Classes. Zachary is a former board member of United Scenic Artists Local 829, the union that represents theatrical crafts such as scenic, lighting and costume design, with whom he worked to create a new category for projection designers.
Zak works with many of the industry’s leading media servers and video software applications. He has worked as a consultant for manufacturers such as Dataton, Green Hippo, Coolux, UVA, Medialon, Christie, Barco and Panasonic on the development and advancement of their products. He is also an accomplished photographer working in both digital and film.