Scandobean Productions LLC

About Lily

Lily M Fan is a Tony-winning and Olivier-nominated theater producer and a Sundance-winning documentary film producer.

Lily M Fan is a Tony-winning and Olivier-nominated theater producer and a Sundance-winning documentary film producer.


Lily founded Scandobean Productions LLC in 2010 because of her belief that the entertainment sphere is the best medium to inspire thinking, educate and forge differences by changing the way people understand the world and view one another.

In the 2018-9 season, Lily won her first Tony Award for Best New Musical as a Co-Producer on Hadestown. Hadestown also received Tony's in 7 other categories for a total of 8 awards. Lily was also represented on Broadway in Network starring Bryan Cranston (who received a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play). She has also proudly supported the Broadway productions of box office smash hit The Boys in the Band (2019 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Play), To Kill A Mockingbird (2019 Tony Award winner), Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations (2019 Tony Award winner), and The Waverly Gallery (2019 Tony Award winner).

Coming up in the Fall of 2019, Lily is excited to participate in the production of Sisters In Law, an adaptation of the NYTimes best selling book about the friendship between Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The show will begin performances at the Wallis Annenberg Center for The Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California.

Lily was previously represented on Broadway in 2015 by the Tony-nominated dark comedy Hand To God, which transferred to the West End in 2016.  The play was nominated for 4 Tonys and an Olivier Award and is the most produced new play in the U.S. in the 2016-17 season.  Lily's other Broadway credits include: the Tony-nominated revival of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish on Broadway and its first international tour, and the 2014 revival of the timeless romantic play Love Letters by A.R. Gurney.  Her Off-Broadway credits include The Other Josh Cohen (NYTimes Critics' Pick), Here Lies Love (NYTimes Critics' Pick), and Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating and Mating.   She has also proudly supported the productions of 10 Tony-winner The Band's Visit, 2 Tony-winner Beautiful, Pulitzer Prize winner Sweat,  Tony-winner Indecent, Tony-winner The MountaintopTony-winner Three Tall WomenIceman Cometh, box office smash hit The Addams Family (The National and International Tour)Something Rotten (Broadway & National Tour), An American In Paris (National Tour & West End)If/ThenThe Last ShipAnn1984, and many more.

Lily is an Executive Producer of Weiner, a documentary feature about Anthony Weiner's 2013 campaign for New York City Mayor, which received the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.  Weiner, distributed by IFC, hit theaters in more than 80 worldwide cities in 2016 and received 3 Critics' Choice Documentary Awards nominations.  Working with the same directing team at Edgeline Films, Lily's next docu-series Couples Therapy will debut on Showtime in 2019 and her next film The Fight, which “chronicles the ACLU’s advocacy efforts as it works furiously to beat back the administration’s controversial policies” is due in 2020.

Lily is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Television Academy.


Lily is deeply committed to public service and is constantly looking for opportunities to give back.

On June 20, 2018, Lily was confirmed by the New York State Senate as Commissioner to the New York State Liquor Authority.  Lily is a Member of the Board of Advisors to the Yale School of Drama.  Lily was a member of Community Board 4 in Manhattan from 2015 to 2018 and served as the Board's Co-Secretary from 2016 to 2017.  She serves as Secretary to the Board of Trustees of the Lark Play Development Center, an organization which supports playwrights in developing their work in this world in progress.  She is Treasurer to the Board of Directors of The Lillys, an advocacy organization intended to increase and support the presence of women in the theatre industry.  She is a member of the New York City Bar Association Alternate Land Use Planning & Zoning Committee.  She is also a member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations.  Perhaps most importantly, Lily serves as a trustee to both her parents' charitable foundations, both of which contribute to educational and social causes.

She is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.   She was born in Hong Kong and speaks fluent Cantonese.  Besides producing, Lily also has a real estate business and mediates family, entertainment, and other contract disputes.  Lily was previously a lawyer at the law firms of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Morrison & Foerster LLP; specializing in white collar criminal litigation and securities class actions.  In 2010, she served as Legislative Counsel in the New York State Senate.