On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Edward Pierce operates a NYC-based design studio specializing in the production design of Broadway, touring, and international stage productions.
Notable Broadway collaborations include: the TONY Award winning scenic design for the hit musicalWicked with Eugene Lee [additional adaptations for both National Tours, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Japan, Germany and Holland, Australia, UK Tour, Korea, Mexico, Universal Studios Japan]; national and international creative and design supervision for Billy Elliot; design supervision for the Best Musical Revival of Pippin; the scenic design for 9 to 5 – The Musical; the scenic design for Boublil & Schonberg’s The Pirate Queen; Chaplin; Glengarry Glen Ross; Dead Accounts; The Homecoming; Youore Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush; the TONY Award winning lighting design for Disney’s Aida; the lighting design for Ragtime with Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (TONY nomination); the lighting design for Cabaret (TONY nomination); the designs for Bring in ‘da Noise / Bring in ‘da Funk and The Tempest.
Select designs include: Broadway scenic design for The Other Place (MTC); lighting design for the recent Broadway revival of A Streetcar Named Desire; the Broadway presentation of Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It; the national tour of The Gazillion Bubble Show; Pope Benedict XVI Pastoral Visit to New York – the Mass at Yankee Stadium; lighting designs for The Long Red Road(Goodman Theatre, dir. Philip Seymour Hoffman), The Lark A Number with Sam Shepard (NYTW), and Hughie with Brian Dennehy (Trinity Rep); Tell Me on a Sunday with Alice Ripley (Kennedy Center); The Who’s Tommy (national tour).
Edward represents designers as a trustee on the Executive Board of the United Scenic Artists Local 829 Union and supports the industry as a member on the Advisory Board of the American Theatre Wing. Edward balances his professional life with the joy of raising three children with his wife in New Jersey.