Scandobean Productions LLC

About Lily

 Lily M. Fan is a Tony®-nominated and Olivier-nominated theatre and documentary film producer.

Lily M. Fan is a Tony®-nominated and Olivier-nominated theatre and 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.

This season, Lily is represented on Broadway in Network starring Bryan Cranston (opening in December 2018). She is supporting the Broadway productions of The Band's Visit (winner of ten 2018 Tony Awards), Beautiful (winner of two 2014 Tony Awards), To Kill A Mockingbird (opening in December 2018), The Waverly Gallery (opened in October 2018), and Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations (opening in March 2019).

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 Pulitzer-winner Sweat,  Tony-winner Indecent, Tony-winner The MountaintopTony-winner Three Tall WomenIceman Cometh, box office smash hit Boys In The Band, 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.