Hewes Design Awards

Mimi Lien’s scenic design for Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet
Mimi Lien’s scenic design for Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet
Ann Roth's Costumes for The Nance
Ann Roth's Costumes for The Nance
The artistry and technical skill of designers constitutes a major and not sufficiently recognized contribution to the theatre.
Joseph Maharam, Founder of The Design Awards
Peter Nigrini’s projections for Here Lies Love
Peter Nigrini’s projections for Here Lies Love
Henry Hewes
Henry Hewes

Theatrical Design at its Best

Celebrating the best in New York theatrical design whether on, off or Off-Off-Broadway, the American Theatre Wing’s Henry Hewes Design Awards celebrate the artists who fashion the worlds realized on the city’s stages, for designs originating in the United States.

About Henry Hewes and the Grant

These annual awards, originally known as the Maharam Awards and later simply as the American Theatre Wing Design Awards, were renamed in 1999 for co-founder Henry Hewes. At the Saturday Review, he was the first New York theatre critic to regularly review new plays on Broadway, off Broadway, nationally and internationally with equal emphasis. In 1960 he became editor of the Best Plays series, which he refocused from a book covering Broadway to one also recognizing the best work off Broadway and in the emerging resident theatre movement.

From 1960 to 1984, Mr. Hewes chaired the Margo Jones Awards Committee, which recognized those resident theatres presenting new plays. As Executive Director of the Greater New York Chapter of the American National Theatre and Academy, he helped to bring about the building of the Vivian Beaumont Theatre in Lincoln Center and gave crucial initial support to the early development of the New York Shakespeare Festival. Because of his interest in theatre design, in 1964 Mr. Hewes was named Chair of the new Maharam Design Award Committee; their citations for excellence at any New York theatre evolved into the American Theatre Wing Design Awards.

As president of the Drama Desk from 1967 to 1976, Mr. Hewes initiated the first annual award for achievement whether on or off Broadway. As a board member of the American Theatre Wing, he initiated, along with longtime ATW President Isabelle Stevenson, the Working In The Theatre seminars. He served as a board member of the American Theatre Wing until his death in 2006 at age 89.

Hewes Design Award Recipients

Peter Nigrini

Notable effects (projection design), “Here Lies Love”

Body of work has been developed primarily in New York City, he began working with a group of colleagues in small venues on the lower east side, and it was in this context that he first began experimenting with projection.

He has since worked in a number of disciplines in the theater. His recent projection designs include: Fela!, a broadway musical based on the life of Fela Kuti, the Nigerian pop start and political activist, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, by Kris Diaz, and Wings, by Arthur Kopit, both at Second Stage Theater in New York, Robert Woodruff’s adaptation of Dostoyefsky’s Notes from Underground, first produced at the Yale Repertory Theater and subsequently remounted at the La Jolla Playhouse, and Theatre for a New Audience (New York), and the Grace Jones Hurricane Tour.

In addition to his work as a projection designer he occasionally designs in other media for the theater including, scenery for the Lincoln Center Theater/Lincoln Center Festival Production of Chen Shi-Zheng’s Orphan of Zhao, and The Peter Eötvös Opera of Angels in America for the Fort Worth Opera.

Peter is also a founding member of The Nature Theatre of Oklahoma with directors Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska, for whom he has designed all aspects of The Poetics: A Ballet Brut, No Dice (winner 2008 Obie Award), Romeo and Juliet (commissioned by the Salzburger Festspiele, and winner of the Young Directors Award) and Rambo Solo. The company has now embarked on a 10 year project titled Life and Times. ‘Episodes’ 1-3 have been commissioned by the Burgtheater in Vienna, with the first having it’s premier in 2009, the company will continue to premier another episode each year until all 9 have been produced. This summer Episode 1 and 2 will be presented together at the Festival d’Avignon as part of their European tour.

Peter has also worked on a number of fine art projects including: Local Currencies – Diogenes/Barnum, a series of narrative photo installations, produced with Graham Parker, exhibited at the ICA London, the Dumbo Art Center, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the world premiere of Cosmicomics, a new composition for chamber ensemble and video by Richard Carrick based on the stories by Italo Calvino, and 1969 with Alarm Will Sound, which will premier at Carnegie Hall this spring.

Mr. Nigrini attended Dartmouth College (B.A.), and the Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design’s International Scenography Centre (London), where he received his M.A. in 1999. Study at the centre included project work at DAMU (Prague) and the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Utrecht).

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Jane Cox

Lighting, “The Flick”

Lighting designer for theatre, dance and opera based in New York City, Broadway credits include Dame Edna and Come Back, Little Sheba. Other New York theatre includes many designs for Brooklyn Academy of Music, Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theatre, NYTW and the Public Theatre. Jane has also designed for the Guthrie, McCarter, ACT, Centerstage, Glimmerglass Opera and Minnesota Opera among many others. Jane has long-term collaborations with choreographers Doug Varone and Monica Bill Barnes and teaches at Princeton University.

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Ann Roth

Costume design, “The Nance”

More than one hundred screen credits include The World of Henry Orient, Midnight Cowboy, Klute, Working Girl, Silkwood, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Mambo Kings, The Birdcage, Primary Colors, Cold Mountain, Closer, Freedomland, The Good Shepherd, Margot at the Wedding, and Evening.

Roth's dozens of stage credits include The Odd Couple, The Star-Spangled Girl, Purlie, Seesaw, They're Playing Our Song, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Biloxi Blues, Butley, The Vertical Hour, and Deuce.

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Mimi Lien

Scenic design, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812″

Designer of sets/environments for theater, dance, and opera based in Brooklyn, NY, having arrived at set design from a background in architecture, her work often focuses on the interaction between audience/environment and object/performer. She is an artistic associate with Pig Iron Theatre Company and the Civilians, and resident designer at BalletTech.

Her work includes Elephant Room (Rainpan 43), All Hands (Hoi Polloi), Body Awareness (Wilma Theater), Die Liebe der Danae (Bard Summerscape), Hansel und Gretel (Virginia Opera), Born Bad (Soho Rep), and a building-wide installation for the inaugural Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts in Spring 2011. Her work has been seen in New York at St. Ann’s Warehouse, The Kitchen, Signature Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, the Public Theater, Soho Rep, 13P, Ontological-Hysteric Theatre, and around the country at Berkeley Rep, A.R.T., Wilma Theater, Longwharf Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Alliance Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Kansas City Rep, and Playmakers Rep, among others. Collaborators have included Blanka Zizka, Anne Kauffman, Davis McCallum, Eliot Feld, Kevin Newbury, Dan Rothenberg, Alec Duffy, Lear deBessonet, Lisa d’Amour, Les Waters, Tina Landau, Eric Ting, Steve Cosson, Rebecca Taichman, May Adrales, Lisa Rothe, Kip Fagan, Charles Moulton, Robert Battle, Nicolo Fonte, Brian Mertes, Carla Kihlstedt, and Caitriona McLaughlin. Mimi’s designs for dance have been presented in the Netherlands and Russia, and she was a semifinalist in the Ring Award competition for opera design in Graz, Austria.

Her work has also been recognized by a Barrymore Award (Outrage), four Barrymore nominations, American Theatre Wing Hewes Design Award nomination (Queens Boulevard), Bay Area Critics Circle nomination (Strange Devices from the Distant West). She was a recipient of the 2007-2009 NEA/TCG Career Development Program, and is a 2012 MacDowell Colony fellow. Her design for Love Unpunished (Pig Iron) was exhibited in the 2011 Prague Quadrennial, and her sculptures were featured in the exhibition, LANDSCAPES OF QUARANTINE, at the Storefront for Art and Architecture.

Mimi Lien received an 2012 OBIE for sustained excellence of set design. Her set designs are signature pieces, always capturing the world of a play in an unique interpretation and creating the space for imagination to take place.

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David Korins

Scenic design, “Chinglish”

In the middle of his second decade changing the world one design at a time, he is a New York based scenic and production designer for theater, film, opera, television, concerts, festivals, residential and commercial spaces and immersive experiences. His Broadway credits include Motown, Annie, Bring It On, Chinglish, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, An Evening with Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin, Magic/Bird, Godspell, The Pee-Wee Herman Show, Lombardi, Passing Strange and Bridge and Tunnel. He has also worked extensively both off-Broadway and regionally. David’s opera credits include The Gospel of Mary Magdalene at San Francisco Opera and Oscar and Life is a Dream at the Santa Fe Opera. In 2011, David served as Kanye West’s creative director designing several concerts in the United States and abroad. David has designed installations across the country for festivals including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and The Great Googa Mooga. He has been the production designer for several feature films, television specials and series on NBC, CBS, HBO, Bravo TV, IFC, Comedy Central, Lifetime and the Game Show Network. David has done commercial work for Target, Samsung, World MasterCard, McDonald’s and Friendly’s. He has received a Drama Desk Award, a Lucille Lortel Award, three Henry Hewes Awards and the 2009 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Design.

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Gregg Barnes

Costume design, “Follies”

An American costume designer for stage and film, Barnes is a two-time winner of the Tony Award for Best Costume Design for his work on the Broadway productions of The Drowsy Chaperone (2006) and Follies (2011).

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Brian MacDevitt

Lighting design, “Death of a Salesman”

Worked extensively on Broadway and Off Broadway, as well as touring, Regional theatre, and Industrial productions. A Long Island, New York, native, Brian graduated from SUNY Purchase with a degree in Lighting Design from the Department of Design/Technology of the Division of Theatre Arts & Film. After graduation Brian spent a decade honing his craft with Off Broadway and other productions, and also developed a reputation as a teacher of design. He began teaching at Purchase as a visiting professor in 1986. He continued to balance his teaching career while breaking into Broadway in 1994 with What's Wrong With This Picture? Brian started to achieve notice with the Terrence McNally play Love! Valour! Compassion! in 1995. His success continued through the 1990s, and eventually culminated with a Tony Award for Best Lighting Design in 2002 for the revival of Into the Woods. He won again in 2005 for The Pillowman, in 2007 for The Coast of Utopia, sharing the award with Kenneth Posner and Natasha Katz (The three also won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design for Utopia'.') Brian won the Tony in 2009 for his lighting of the play "Joe Turner's Come and Gone".

In fall of 2009 season, Brian is designed the revival of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound and David Mamet's new play Race. In the 2010 season he designed A Behanding in Spokane, Fences, Armida at The Metropolitan Opera, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. In 2011 he has designed The Book of Mormon, Le Compte Ory at The Metropolitan Opera and The House of Blue Leaves. He is proud to have four former students designing on Broadway this season, Kenneth Posner, Jeff Croiter, Jason Lyons, and Jennifer Schriever.

Brian accepted a position as an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, starting in the fall of 2009.

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Daniel Kluger

Notable effects-sound, “Tribes”

A New York based composer, sound designer, and music director, he creates unique scores and aural environments with a wide variety of collaborators. Work: Nikolai and the Others (Lincoln Center), Somewhere Fun, The North Pool (Vineyard), Tribes, Hit the Wall (Barrow Street Theatre), House For Sale (Transport Group), A (radically condensed and expanded) SUPPOSEDLY FUN THING I’LL NEVER DO AGAIN…After David Foster Wallace (directed by Daniel Fish), The Common Pursuit (Roundabout), A Map of Virtue (13P), Lidless (Page73), The Temperamentals (Daryl Roth), Enjoy! (The Play Co), Jailbait (Cherry Lane), Uncle Vanya, Ivanov, Platonov, The Seagull (Brian Mertes, Lake Lucille)  REGIONAL:  Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Pig Iron, The Arden Theatre Company, Two River Theatre Company, People’s Light & TheatreTheatreWorks Silicon Valley, American Players Theatre.

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John Lee Beatty

Scenic design, “The Whipping Man”

John Lee Beatty has designed sets for more than seventy Broadway productions since 1973 including The Apple Tree, Losing Louie, Heartbreak House, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Rabbit Hole, The Color Purple, Crimes of the Heart, The Odd Couple, Doubt, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Twentieth century, Wonderful Town, Dinner at Eight, Morning's at Seven, Proof, Footloose, Ivanov, The Little Foxes, Once Upon a Mattress, Chicago, A Delicate Balance, The Heiress, Redwood Curtain, A Small Family Business, The Most Happy Fella, Ain't Misbehavin', The Octette Bridge Club, Duet for One, Fifth of July, Talley's Folly, The Innocents, and Knock Knock.

He won the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for The Nance (2013). He has received eleven Tony Award nominations, including for Other Desert Cities (2012), The Royal Family (2010) and The Color Purple (2006). Beatty also has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design four times: Twentieth Century (2004), Dinner at Eight (2003), Fifth of July (1981) and Talley's Folly (1979). He received ten other Drama Desk nominations

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William Ivey Long

Costume design, “The School for Lies”

Won his sixth Tony Award for his designs for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella which is running on Broadway along side Bullets Over Broadway, Cabaret, and Chicago, now in its 18th year! He also currently serves as Chairman of the Board for The American Theatre Wing.

Other Broadway Credits include: Big Fish, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Don't Dress for Dinner, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Catch Me If You Can, Pal Joey, 9 to 5, Young Frankenstein, Curtains, Grey Gardens (Tony Award), The Producers (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), A Streetcar Named Desire, La Cage Aux Folles, The Boy from Oz, Hairspray (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Cabaret, Contact (Hewes Award), The Music Man, Annie Get Your Gun, Swing, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Crazy for You (Tony, Outer Critics Circle Awards); Guys and Dolls (Drama Desk Award), A Christmas Carol, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me a Tenor (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Nine (Tony, Drama Desk, Maharam Awards). Recent Off-Broadway productions include Bunty Berman Presents, Lucky Guy and The School for Lies.

He has also designed for such artists as Mick Jagger, Siegfried and Roy, the Pointer Sisters, Joan Rivers, and for choreographers Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Peter Martins, David Parsons and Susan Stroman.

He serves as Production Designer for North Carolina's oldest running seasonal outdoor drama, The Lost Colony, which was the 2013 recipient of the Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre. He returns in 2014 for his 44th season with the production.

Mr. Long holds honorary degrees from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina at Asheville, and The College of William and Mary. He was the recipient of the Morrison Award (1992), the UNC Chapel Hill Playmakers Award (1994), the National Theatre Conference "Person of the Year" award (2000), the Order of the Long Leaf Pine (2001), the Distinguished Career Award from the Southeastern Theatre Conference (2002), the Raleigh Medal of Arts (2010), and the 2004 North Carolina Award presented by Governor Easley.

Mr. Long earned an undergraduate degree in history from The College of William and Mary, was a Kress Fellow at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in stage design from Yale University School of Drama. Upcoming projects include On the Twentieth Century, The Merry Widow for The Metropolitan Opera, and Little Dancer at the Kennedy Center.

Mr. Long has been nominated for 13 Tony Awards. He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2005, and was elected Chairman of The American Theatre Wing in June, 2012.

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David Rockwell

Notable effects-projections, “The Normal Heart”
Long before turning his attention to architecture, David Rockwell harbored a fascination with immersive environments. Growing up in the United States and Guadalajara, Mexico, David was a child of the theater, and was often cast in community repertory productions by his mother, a vaudeville dancer and choreographer. He has brought his passion for theater and artistic eye for the color and spectacle of Mexico to his practice.David founded Rockwell Group in 1984, a 150-person award winning, cross-disciplinary architecture and design practice based in New York City with satellite offices in Madrid and Shanghai. Inspired by theater, technology, and high-end craft, the firm creates a unique narrative for each project, ranging from restaurants, hotels, airport terminals, and hospitals, to festivals, museum exhibitions, and Broadway sets.David’s honors include the 2008 National Design Award by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum for outstanding achievement in Interior Design; the 2009 Pratt Legends Award; the Presidential Design Award for his renovation of the Grand Central Terminal; induction into the James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America and Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame; inclusion in Architectural Digest’s AD 100; three Tony Award nominations for Best Scenic Design; and four Drama Desk Award nominations for Outstanding Scenic Design of a Musical. Rockwell Group was named by Fast Company as one of the most innovative design practices in their annual World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies issue.

Known for his commitment to charitable organizations, David currently serves as Chair Emeritus of the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) and as a board member of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and Citymeals-on-Wheels.

David was trained in architecture at Syracuse University and the Architectural Association in London.

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Donyale Werle

Scenic design, “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”

A Brooklyn, NY based theatrical set designer who supports & employs sustainable practices in scenic design. She is the Co-Chair (with Bob Usdin) of the Pre/Post Production Committee for the Broadway Green Alliance. The BGA inspires, educates & motivates the entire theater community & it's patrons to implement environmentally responsible practices. Donyale works with salvaged materials to create unique, handcrafted sets & props. She has received a 2011 Obie for Sustained Excellence of Set Design, 2011 Lucille Lortel Award and the 2010 Henry Hewes Design Award for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (The Public Theater). She has also received a 2011 Tony Nomination for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and a 2012 Tony Award for Peter & the Starcatcher on Broadway.

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Martin Pakledinaz

Costume design, “Lend Me A Tenor”

Broadway work includes Lend Me A Tenor, Blithe Spirit, Gypsy, Is He Dead?, Grease, The Pirate Queen, The Pajama Game, The Trip to Bountiful, Wonderful Town, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony), Kiss Me, Kate (Tony), The Boys From Syracuse, The Diary Of Anne Frank, A Year With Frog And Toad, The Life, Anna Christie, The Father, and Golden Child. Off-Broadway work includes Two Gentlemen of Verona, Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, Kimberly Akimbo, Give Me Your Answer, Do, Juvenalia, The Misanthrope, Kevin Kline's Hamlet, Twelve Dreams, Waste, and Troilus and Cressida. He has designed plays for the leading regional theatres of the United States, and the Royal Dramatic Theatre of Sweden. Opera: Rodelinda (Met Opera) Tristan and Isolde and Adriana Mater (Paris Opera/Bastille), L'amour de Loin (Salzburg, Paris/Chatelet, among others). Dance: Mark Morris Dance Group, SF Ballet, Boston Ballet, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet. Awards include two Tonys, Drama Desk, Obie, Lortel, among others.

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Kevin Adams

Lighting design, “American Idiot”

Broadway credits includes American Idiot, Everyday Rapture, The 39 Steps (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Spring Awakening (Tony Award), Hair (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics noms.), Next to Normal (Tony nom.), Passing Strange, Take Me Out. Solo shows for John Leguizamo, Eve Ensler, Anna Deveare Smith, Eric Bogosian and Sandra Bernhard. Off-Broadway includes The Scottsboro Boys, An Almost Holy Picture, Mr. Marmalade, The Mineola Twins (Lucille Lortel Award), Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Peter and Jerry, Some Men, Betty's Summer Vacation. 2002 Obie for Sustained Excellence.

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David M. Barber

Notable Effects – Production Design, Scenery “The Orphans’ Home Cycle”

A scenic and costume designer based in Brooklyn, New York whose work has been seen nationally and internationally for more than a decade.

David’s professional honors include the American Theater Wing's Henry Hewes Design Award and a special Drama Desk Award for excellence for the team of The Orphans' Home Cycle (2010), a Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Set Design for The Orphans' Home Cycle (2010), Westword's "Best of Denver" award for The Taming of the Shrew (2012), a Denver Ovation Award (Richard iii, 2009), the Denver Drama Critics’ Circle Award (Richard II, 1998), Denver Ovation nomination (Othello, 2005), participation in the Prague Quadrennial International Exhibition of Theatre Design (1999). Some of his recent productions include co-scene design for the critically acclaimed off-Broadway and Hartford Stage productions of the 9 play cycle, The Orphans' Home Cycle, the world premiere of the lauded and extended The Vandal at the Flea Theater, scenery and costumes for the hit downtown attraction Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway revival of Women Beware Women and the world premiere of The Best of Enemies, by Mark St. Germain.

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Jeff Crowle

Notable Effects – Production Design, Scenery “The Orphans’ Home Cycle”

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David C. Woolard

Notable Effects – Production Design, Costumes “The Orphans’ Home Cycle”

Broadway: The Smell of the Kill, The Rocky Horror Show (Tony Award nomination), Bells are Ringing, Voices in the Dark with Judith Ivey, Marlene, The Who's Tommy (Tony and Olivier Award nominations), Wait Until Dark with Quentin Tarantino and Marisa Tomei, Horton Foote's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Young Man from Atlanta, Damn Yankees and A Few Good Men. Selected Off-Broadway: The Donkey Show, The Bomb-ity of Errors, The Obie Award-winning Jeffrey, Nicky Silver's The Eros Trilogy, Defying Gravity, Bunny Bunny, Mrs. Klein (with Uta Hagen), Breaking Legs, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Godspell and the Encore production of One Touch of Venus, as well as designs at the Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club and Playwrights Horizons, among others. He has designed for opera companies including Minnesota Opera, The Santa Fe Opera, as well as numerous regional theatres. Current projects include Merrily We Roll Along at the Kennedy Center. With his partner Gary Field, he started Career Gear, a non-profit organization that provides career counseling, interview clothing and follow-up support to low-income men seeking employment.

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Rui Rita

Notable Effects – Production Design, Lighting “The Orphans’ Home Cycle”

Broadway: Old Acquaintance, Enchanted April, The Price, A Thousand Clowns. Off-Broadway premieres: TFANA: Engaged (2005 Obie Award); Manhattan Theatre Club: Moonlight and Magnolias; Lincoln Center Theater: Big Bill, The Carpetbagger's Children, Far East, Ancestral Voices; Primary Stages: The Day Emily Married; Variety Arts: Dinner With Friends (NYC and tour); Endpapers. Additional Off-Broadway: TFANA: All's Well That Ends Well; Second Stage: Crimes of the Heart; NYSF/Public Theater: Anthony and Cleopatra. Regional: Alley Theatre, Alliance Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, Center Stage, Ford's Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Kennedy Center, Williamstown Theatre Festival.

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Jan Hartley

Notable Effects – Production Design, Projections “The Orphans’ Home Cycle”
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John Gromada

Notable Effects – Production Design, Sound “The Orphans’ Home Cycle”
A composer and sound designer for theatre, film, television and dance. Best known for his theatre music for plays,  he has written scores and designed sound for many critically acclaimed, award-winning Broadway productions including The Trip to Bountiful, Gore Vidals The Best Man, Clybourne Park, The Columnist, Seminar, Next Fall, Proof, A Bronx Tale, Rabbit Hole,  Twelve Angry Men, Sight Unseen, Prelude to a Kiss,  and A Few Good Men, among others.
His many off-Broadway and regional theatre scores are distinctive for their blend of original music and abstract sound design, and have been a part of productions at leading theatres in the U.S. and abroad.  His recent work includes scores for the Shakespeare in the Park production of Measure for Measure,  and the acclaimed production of the Horton Foote’s The Orphans’ Home Cycle at the Signature Theatre.  Recordings of both scores are now available on iTunes and Amazon.
His theme and score for the ITV USA television series, The Interrogators, can be heard on the Biography Channel.
Gromada received a Tony nomination for his work on The Trip to Bountiful and has also received three Drama Desk Awards, and the Lucille Lortel, Obie , Henry Hewes, Drama-Logue, EDDY and Connecticut Critics Circle awards.
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David Korins

Scenic design, “Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them”

In the middle of his second decade changing the world one design at a time, he is a New York based scenic and production designer for theater, film, opera, television, concerts, festivals, residential and commercial spaces and immersive experiences. His Broadway credits include Motown, Annie, Bring It On, Chinglish, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, An Evening with Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin, Magic/Bird, Godspell, The Pee-Wee Herman Show, Lombardi, Passing Strange and Bridge and Tunnel. He has also worked extensively both off-Broadway and regionally. David’s opera credits include The Gospel of Mary Magdalene at San Francisco Opera and Oscar and Life is a Dream at the Santa Fe Opera. In 2011, David served as Kanye West’s creative director designing several concerts in the United States and abroad. David has designed installations across the country for festivals including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and The Great Googa Mooga. He has been the production designer for several feature films, television specials and series on NBC, CBS, HBO, Bravo TV, IFC, Comedy Central, Lifetime and the Game Show Network. David has done commercial work for Target, Samsung, World MasterCard, McDonald’s and Friendly’s. He has received a Drama Desk Award, a Lucille Lortel Award, three Henry Hewes Awards and the 2009 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Design.

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Derek McLane

Scenic design, “33 Variations”

is the Set Designer for Lestat, The Threepenny Opera and The Pajama Game. Other New York credits include: Little Women, I Am My Own Wife, The Women, Present Laughter, London Assurance, Holiday, Summer and Smoke, The Three Sisters, Abigail's Party, Aunt Dan and Lemon, Hurlyburly, Saturday Night, etc. Elsewhere: Sondheim Celebration (Kennedy Center) and productions at most major resident theatres and operas. Awards: 1997/2004 Obie Awards, Drama-Logue Award, 2003 Michael Merritt Award, 2004 and 2005 Lucille Lortel Awards and five Drama Desk nominations.

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Louisa Thompson

Scenic design, “Blasted”

NYC credits: Playwrights Horizons; Elevator Repair Service; Soho Repertory Theatre; The Play Company; Target Margin Theater; Clubbed Thumb; Rattlestick Playwrights Theater; Theatreworks USA; The Foundry Theater Company; MCC Theatre. Regional credits: Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Center Theatre Group; Arden Theatre; Bard Summerscape; The McCarter Theatre; The Papermill Playhouse; Shakespeare Santa Cruz; La Jolla Playhouse; The Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis; Philadelphia Theatre Company; Geva Theatre; Triad Stage; The Empty Space Theatre; Yale Repertory Theatre; The Juilliard School. M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama. Associate Professor at Hunter College New York.

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Kevin Adams

Lighting design, “Hair”

Broadway credits includes American Idiot, Everyday Rapture, The 39 Steps (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Spring Awakening (Tony Award), Hair (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics noms.), Next to Normal (Tony nom.), Passing Strange, Take Me Out. Solo shows for John Leguizamo, Eve Ensler, Anna Deveare Smith, Eric Bogosian and Sandra Bernhard. Off-Broadway includes The Scottsboro Boys, An Almost Holy Picture, Mr. Marmalade, The Mineola Twins (Lucille Lortel Award), Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Peter and Jerry, Some Men, Betty's Summer Vacation. 2002 Obie for Sustained Excellence.

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Clint Ramos

Costume design, “Women Beware Women”

Earned a Master of Fine Arts from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Clint Ramos attended the institution on the Gary Kalkin Memorial Scholarship, which provided him full tuition for three years. At the university, Clint Ramos studied design, theater, and film.

As a theater and film set and costume designer, Clint Ramos currently works as an associate artist with Red Bull Theater in New York City and the principal designer for the dance theater troupe Risa Jaroslow & Dancers. Clint Ramos also helped found Knife Inc., a collective of visual, audio, technological, and theater artists who seek a modern, international language of art.

For his distinguished work in theater, Clint Ramos has won several awards and nominations. Ramos received two prestigious Henry Hewes Design Awards from the American Theater Wing for his set designs. In 2010, Clint Ramos won a set design award from the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle’s Craig Noel Awards for Theatrical Excellence. In 2009, the Theater Development Fund rewarded Clint Ramos the Irene Sharaff Young Master Award, recognizing highly skilled early-career designers. Along with praise for Clint Ramos’ set designs, Ramos has earned acclaim for his costume designs. Ramos won a prestigious Lucille Lortel award honoring Off Broadway success in costume design in 2010.

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Tyler Micoleau

Lighting desing, “Blasted”

Designed the lighting for over 300 live productions including plays, opera, dance, movement-theatre, multi-media performance, and puppetry.

He is the recipient of an American Theatre Wing Henry Hewes Design Award, two Lucille Lortel Awards, two Village Voice OBIE awards (including one for Sustained Excellence in 2010), the Connecticut Critics Circle award, four Barrymore award nominations, a Helen Hayes nomination, a Jeff award nomination, the National Endowment for the Arts / Theatre Communications Group Career Development Program and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College.

New York Off-Broadway designs for Lincoln Center Theater, MTC, Atlantic Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Primary Stages, Signature Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, MCC, Vineyard Theatre, Classic Stage Company, Epic Theatre Ensemble, New Georges, Page 73, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Mint Theatre, Naked Angels, Barrow Street Theater, Cherry Lane, Les Freres Corbusier, Foundry Theatre, Theatreworks USA, The Play Company, Rattlestick and Soho Rep.

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Jeff Sugg

Notable effects – projections, “33 Variations”

New York based artist and designer, he is a co-founder of the performance group Accinosco with Cynthia Hopkins and Jim Findlay and co-designed their critically acclaimed trilogy (Accidental Nostalgia, Must Don't Whip 'Um, and The Success of Failure (or, The Failure of Success)). Other theater designs include: 33 Variations (projections: Broadway), Race For Love (projections: China), The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island (co-set & projections: The Vineyard Theater), El Conquistador! (lights: New York Theater Workshop), The Thomashefsky Project & Let Them Eat Cake/Of Thee I Sing (projections: San Francisco Symphony). Multiple designs for theater companies: The Pig Iron Theatre Company (sets & lights), The Collapsable Giraffe (lights), Transmission Projects (co-founder: lights & projections), Daniel Wilkins and some superfriends (lights). Music design: Natalie Cole (lights), and Natalie Merchant (lights). Projects in the works include: The Truth with Cynthia Hopkins, As You Like It at Shakespeare Theatre, Making It with Stew, and a new video/dance collaboration with renowned choreographer Susan Marshall. In addition to his work as a designer, Mr. Sugg is regarded as a premiere technical consultant and system designer. Some credits include: The Wooster Group (technical artist), Laurie Anderson (video system design), Richard Foreman (video system design), Mikel Rouse (video system design), and The Baseball Music Project (video system design). Mr. Sugg has also taught Media and Technology at Swarthmore College. He has led several intensive courses in media technology, system design, and projection at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), Rude Mechanicals Theater Company, and others. For his work on Must Don't Whip 'Um, Mr. Sugg received a 2007 Bessie Award and was nominated for a 2007 Hewes Design Award. He was also nominated for a 2007 Hewes Design Award for his work on El Conquistador!. And in 2008 he received a Lucille Lortel Award, an Obie Award, and a Hewes Design Award for his work with Jim Findlay on The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island.

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Jeff Sugg

Notable effects – projections, “The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island”

New York based artist and designer, he is a co-founder of the performance group Accinosco with Cynthia Hopkins and Jim Findlay and co-designed their critically acclaimed trilogy (Accidental Nostalgia, Must Don't Whip 'Um, and The Success of Failure (or, The Failure of Success)). Other theater designs include: 33 Variations (projections: Broadway), Race For Love (projections: China), The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island (co-set & projections: The Vineyard Theater), El Conquistador! (lights: New York Theater Workshop), The Thomashefsky Project & Let Them Eat Cake/Of Thee I Sing (projections: San Francisco Symphony). Multiple designs for theater companies: The Pig Iron Theatre Company (sets & lights), The Collapsable Giraffe (lights), Transmission Projects (co-founder: lights & projections), Daniel Wilkins and some superfriends (lights). Music design: Natalie Cole (lights), and Natalie Merchant (lights). Projects in the works include: The Truth with Cynthia Hopkins, As You Like It at Shakespeare Theatre, Making It with Stew, and a new video/dance collaboration with renowned choreographer Susan Marshall. In addition to his work as a designer, Mr. Sugg is regarded as a premiere technical consultant and system designer. Some credits include: The Wooster Group (technical artist), Laurie Anderson (video system design), Richard Foreman (video system design), Mikel Rouse (video system design), and The Baseball Music Project (video system design). Mr. Sugg has also taught Media and Technology at Swarthmore College. He has led several intensive courses in media technology, system design, and projection at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), Rude Mechanicals Theater Company, and others. For his work on Must Don't Whip 'Um, Mr. Sugg received a 2007 Bessie Award and was nominated for a 2007 Hewes Design Award. He was also nominated for a 2007 Hewes Design Award for his work on El Conquistador!. And in 2008 he received a Lucille Lortel Award, an Obie Award, and a Hewes Design Award for his work with Jim Findlay on The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island.

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Jim Findlay

Notable effects – projections, “The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island”

Works across boundaries as a director, designer, visual artist and performer.  He was a founding member of the Collapsable Giraffe and Accinosco/Cynthia Hopkins, and is a frequent collaborator with Bang on a Can, Ralph Lemon, and Ridge Theater.  He worked with the Wooster Group as a company member and designer from 1994-2003.  Recent productions include The Whisper Opera (Director and designer), Botanica (writer and director), David Lang’s Love Fail (set and video design), Annie Dorsen’s A Piece of Work (set and video design), and David T. Little/Royce Vavrek’s Dog Days (set and video design).  Meditation, the video installation which he created in collaboration with Ralph Lemon was recently acquired by the Walker Art Center for their permanent collection.  His work has been seen at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, BAM, Arena Stage, A.R.T. and over 50 cities worldwide including Berlin, Istanbul, London, Moscow, and Paris.  He is currently creating a piece for a sleeping audience, Dream of the Red Chamber, which will be presented by PS122 in Spring 2014.  He has received two Obie awards, two Bessie awards, a Lucille Lortel award, and a Henry Hewes award.

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Donald Holder

Lighting design, “Cyrano de Bergerac,” “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” “South Pacific”

Broadway projects include Movin? Out (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), The Lion King (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), After the Fall, All Shook Up, La Cage aux Folles, A Streetcar Named Desire, Gem of The Ocean, La Cage aux Folles, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedley II, Little Shop of Horrors, The Boy From Oz, The Green Bird, Bells Are Ringing, The Violet Hour, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Juan Darien (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Hughie, Eastern Standard and Holiday. Off-Broadway: A Man of No Importance, Observe the Sons of Ulster... (Lortel Award), Jitney, Saturday Night, Three Days of Rain, Chinese Friends, The Last Letter, Strike Up the Band, All My Sons, Communicating Doors, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Drama Desk nomination), Spunk, Jeffrey, Pterodactyls, many others. Opera: The Magic Flute (NYC Metropolitan Opera), Salome (Kirov Opera), The End of the Affair (Houston Grand Opera). Mr. Holder has designed at resident theatres across the U.S.

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Mark Wendland

Scenic design, “Next To Normal,” “Richard III,” “Unconditional”

Designed the Tony-winning revival of Death of a Salesman, Talk Radio and An Almost Holy Picture on Broadway. Other NY work includes Richard III (Classic Stage Company), Unconditional (Labyrinth), Iron (MTC), Henry V and Cymbeline (NYSF), An Almost Holy Picture (Roundabout) and many others at Playwrights Horizons, Vineyard, NYTW, Atlantic and CSC. Regional work includes scenic and costume designs for the Guthrie, Mark Taper, La Jolla, Steppenwolf, Denver Center, Trinity Rep, Alley, San Francisco Opera, Long Beach Opera, McCarter and many others. Recently with Michael Greif: Next To Normal, Boys' Life (Second Stage), Romeo and Juliet, Satellites, Fucking A (NYSF) and Beauty of the Father (MTC).

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Clint Ramos

Costume design, “Madras House”

Earned a Master of Fine Arts from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Clint Ramos attended the institution on the Gary Kalkin Memorial Scholarship, which provided him full tuition for three years. At the university, Clint Ramos studied design, theater, and film.

As a theater and film set and costume designer, Clint Ramos currently works as an associate artist with Red Bull Theater in New York City and the principal designer for the dance theater troupe Risa Jaroslow & Dancers. Clint Ramos also helped found Knife Inc., a collective of visual, audio, technological, and theater artists who seek a modern, international language of art.

For his distinguished work in theater, Clint Ramos has won several awards and nominations. Ramos received two prestigious Henry Hewes Design Awards from the American Theater Wing for his set designs. In 2010, Clint Ramos won a set design award from the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle’s Craig Noel Awards for Theatrical Excellence. In 2009, the Theater Development Fund rewarded Clint Ramos the Irene Sharaff Young Master Award, recognizing highly skilled early-career designers. Along with praise for Clint Ramos’ set designs, Ramos has earned acclaim for his costume designs. Ramos won a prestigious Lucille Lortel award honoring Off Broadway success in costume design in 2010.

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Kevin Adams

Lighting design, “Spring Awakening”

Broadway credits includes American Idiot, Everyday Rapture, The 39 Steps (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Spring Awakening (Tony Award), Hair (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics noms.), Next to Normal (Tony nom.), Passing Strange, Take Me Out. Solo shows for John Leguizamo, Eve Ensler, Anna Deveare Smith, Eric Bogosian and Sandra Bernhard. Off-Broadway includes The Scottsboro Boys, An Almost Holy Picture, Mr. Marmalade, The Mineola Twins (Lucille Lortel Award), Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Peter and Jerry, Some Men, Betty's Summer Vacation. 2002 Obie for Sustained Excellence.

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David Gallo

Scenic design, “Radio Golf”

Broadway: Hughie; Drowning Crow; Gem of the Ocean; Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; Dance of the Vampires; The Smell of the Kill; Thoroughly Modern Millie; King Hedley II; Epic Proportions; Voices in the Dark; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Little Me; The Lion in Winter; A View From the Bridge; More to Love; and Jackie: An American Life (also in London). Off-Broadway: Evil Dead The Musical, Bunny Bunny, The Wild Party, Jitney (also in London), Wonder of the World, Jar the Floor, Machinal and Blue Man Group (NYC, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas). His work represented set design at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial and is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute. Mr. Gallo is the recipient of numerous Drama Desk, American Theatre Wing, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, Ovation, FANY, NAACP, AUDELCO, Barrymore and Eddy Awards and nominations, as well as the Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Set Design.

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Kevin Cunningham

Notable effects – production design, “Losing Something”

Award-winning writer, director, designer, producer, inventor and entrepreneur based in New York City, he is the founder and Executive Artistic Director of 3-Legged Dog Media and Theater Group and led the company's recovery from its destruction in the 9/11/01 attacks and construction, fundraising and development of the 3LD Art & Technology Center, the company's $5.6 million new home in Lower Manhattan. 3LD serves as a home for 3-Legged Dog which produces several new works a year there and hosts approximately 500 international artists a year for 6 week to 3 month residencies focusing on the creation of new large scale, complex experimental artworks of all kinds. He has recently formed an international production consortium providing an extended life, distribution and international resource scale for works created at 3LD. The consortium is the heart of an innovative new international exchange program that allows intimate cross-cultural creative and production opportunities for affiliated artists. In response to the recent economic disaster he founded Lower Manhattan Arts Leaders a group formed to find solutions to the severe problems brought on by the recession. Since 1994 Cunningham has focused on the creation of his own large-scale, live, multimedia performance/installation works and on the development of affordable intuitive technology for multiplexing and seamless multi-media interaction. Works include: House of Bugs (Ontological Theater), The Realism of Simple Machines (La Mama), Automatic Earth (Signature Theater), Kampuchea/Loisaida (3LD Desbrosses Street), Accidental Records (Venice Biennale, 9th Annual Architecture Exhibit), and Degeneracy, Losing Something (2007 Hewes Design Award) and A Line of You at 3LD Art & Technology Center. He just completed designing and directing 3-Legged Dog's hit multi-media performance/installation of Chuck Mee's Fire Island which ran to sold out houses and rave reviews in the spring of 2008 and which was also nomintated for a Hewes Award. The work is scheduled for tour to Sundance and Cena Contemporanea in Brasilia. He is completing work on an exhibition of his large scale video and in teractive work called Why Aren't You Naked? and has begun a new collaboration with Chuck Mee: Fêtes de la Nuit (Paris Orgy), the HD video portion of which will be filmed in Paris. The work will workshp at 3LD in the summer of 2010 and premier there as part of the Performance Media and Technology Festival in 2011.

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Angelina Avallone

Special Achievement in Design, “The Coast of Utopia”

Make-up Designer, Broadway design credits include: The Addams Family, Rock of Ages, West Side Story (Revival), Bye Bye Bye Birdie, Dreamgirls (National Tour); Memphis, Gypsy (with Patti LuPone), 9 to 5 (Mark Taper Forum and Broadway), Young Frankenstein (Broadway and National Tour), The Little Mermaid, The Royal Family, After Miss Julie, Accent on Youth, Guys and Dolls (Revival), 33 Variations, Pal Joey, A Catered Affair, Minsky's (Pre-Broadway/Mark Taper Forum), Curtains, Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (Broadway and National Tour), Sunday In The Park With George, Company, Sweeney Todd, Dangerous Liaisons, The Ritz, Cymbeline, The Country Girl (Frances McDormand), The New Century, The Times They Are A-Changin', Curtains, The Pirate Queen, Company, The Pajama Game, Grey Gardens, 110 In The Shade, Awake and Sing!, Mambo King, Fame Becomes Me, The Light in the Piazza, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Apple Tree, The Odd Couple, The Color Purple (Broadway and National Tour), Lestat, In My Life, See What I Wanna See, The Pillowman, Julius Caesar, Henry IV, The Rivals, Belle Epoque, All Shook Up, Lennon, Sweet Charity, Seascape, Frozen, Bombay Dreams, Sixteen Wounded, Normal Heart, Dracula, Wonderful Town, The Caretaker, Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, Little Shop of Horrors (Broadway and National Tour), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Broadway and National Tour), Enchanted April, Gypsy (with Bernadette Peters), Dance of the Vampires, The Boys from Syracuse, Joe Egg, Tartuffe, Kiss Me Kate (Broadway and National Tour), A Thousand Clowns, High Society, The Sound of Music, Ring Around the Moon, Honor, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Once Upon A Mattress. Other creative credits include designs for Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera House, The New York Pops (25th Birthday Gala Benefit at Carnegie Hall), Camelot and Showboat at Carnegie Hall, ABT, BAM, City Opera, EOS Orchestra, Manhattan Theatre Club, The Roundabout Theatre Company, The Ravinia Festival, National Actors Theatre Company, Theatre for a New Audience, Second Stage Theatre, The Signature Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Hartford Stage, The Papermill Playhouse, Yale Repertory Theatre, Pilobolus, Long Wharf Theatre Company, Rockabolus for Radio City Entertainment. ENCORES at City Center productions include: Damn Yankees, Gypsy, Stairway to Paradise, Follies, The Apple Tree and 70 Girls 70. TV and Commercials: Regis and Kelly, National Visa TV Commercial 2002 Imagination, Coca Cola Productions National Commercial, Tony Awards 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 (Erin Dilley and Jan Maxwell), 2006, CBS, Good Morning America, NBC Today Show, The Rosie Show, Queen Latifah Show, WBTV, Entertainment Tonight with Delta Burke, Drama Desk and Tony Awards with Patti LuPone. TV Commercials for the following Broadway productions, among others: Rock of Ages, 9 to 5, West Side Story, Young Frankenstein, Pajama Game, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Dance of the Vampires with Michael Crawford, Wonderful Town with Donna Murphy and Brooke Shields, Sweet Charity, Mama Mia!, Lestat, Grey Gardens. Print: Vanity Fair, Vogue, People Magazine, Show People, NY Times, Time Magazine, Mew York Magazine, Opera News, Time Out NYC, City Guide, In Theatre, Make-up Artist Magazine, Out Magazine, New Yorker, NY Magazine, Neiman Marcus Catalog, Next Magazine. Fashion: 7th on Sixth. She received her MFA from Yale School of Drama.

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Paul Huntley

Special Achievement in Design, “The Coast of Utopia”

London born, Paul Huntley is a special Tony Award winner as well as a Drama Desk recipient. Paul has worked on hundreds of Broadway projects since arriving in this country in 1972. His projects have included Cats; Amadeus; Kiss Me, Kate; The Producers; and Hairspray. He has also worked with some of the most talented leading ladies of the American cinema. They include Bette Davis, Vivien Leigh, Mae West, Glenn Close, Angela Lansbury and Jessica Lange. Current Broadway shows include A Little Night Music and Lend Me a Tenor. Movies include Christopher Plummer in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and The Last Station and Willem Dafoe in Cirque du Freak.

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Natasha Katz

Special Achievement in Design, “The Coast of Utopia”

Broadway includes Collected Stories at MTC, The Addams Family, Impressionism, Hedda Gabler, The Little Mermaid, The Coast of Utopia: Salvage (Tony), A Chorus Line revival, ...Spelling Bee, Tarzan, Aida (Tony), Sweet Smell of Success, Twelfth Night, Dance of Death, Beauty and the Beast, The Capeman, Gypsy. Other: Sister Act (London), Buried Child (National Theatre, London), Cyrano (Metropolitan Opera), Tryst (Royal Ballet), Carnival of the Animals (NYC Ballet), Don Quixote (American Ballet Theatre). She has designed extensively Off-Broadway and for American regional theatres.

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Scott Pask

Special Achievement in Design, “The Coast of Utopia”

Award winning Scenic Designer, who was raised in Yuma Arizona, he received his Bachelor Of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona, and his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama.

His Broadway credits, designing both scenery and costumes include: The Pillowman , with Billy Crudup and Jeff Goldblum, A Behanding in Spokane, starring Christopher Walken, and A Steady Rain with Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman. He was Awarded his first Tony award for the Scenic design of Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman, which he originally designed for the National Theatre in London.

His Broadway Scenic design credits also include the current hit revival of Neil Simon, Burt Bacharach and Hal David's Promises Promises, starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth, the Tony Award Winning Revival of HAIR (Drama Desk nomination Best Scenic Design), and Pal Joey starring Stockard Channing and Martha Plimpton (Tony nomination, Best Scenic Design of a Musical). His design of Jack O'Brien's production of Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Hewes Awards for Best Scenic Design, and the play received a record 8 Tony awards. He also designed David Mamet's Speed the Plow, Les Liaisons Dangereuses starring Laura Linney and Ben Daniels (Tony nomination,Best Scenic Design of a Play) , 9 to 5 (Backstage Garland Award, Broadway World Theater Fan's Choice Award), Impressionism, David Mamet's November with Nathan Lane, Dylan Baker, and Laurie Metcalf, Cry Baby the musical, Terrence McNally's The Ritz, Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore, David Hare's The Vertical Hour, starring Julianne Moore and Bill Nighy, Richard Greenberg's Take Me Out (Tony Award, Best Play), Nine, starring Antonio Banderas, Chita Rivera, Jane Krakowski, and Mary Stuart Masterson (Tony award, Best Musical Revival), Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Sweet Charity with Christina Applegate, Kiki and Herb: Alive on Broadway, La Cage Aux Folles (2005 Tony award, Best revival) , Little Shop of Horrors, The Wedding Singer, Michel LeGrand's Amour, and Urinetown.

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Catherine Zuber

Special Achievement in Design, “The Coast of Utopia”

Broadway: The Light in the Piazza (Tony Award); Edward Albee's Seascape; Awake and Sing!; A Naked Girl On The Appian Way; In My Life; Doubt; Little Women; Dracula; Frozen; Dinner at Eight (Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nomination); Twelfth Night (Tony and Drama Desk nomination); Ivanov; Triumph of Love (Drama Desk nomination); London Assurance; The Rose Tattoo; Philadelphia, Here I Come!; The Sound of Music; and The Red Shoes. Off-Broadway: Julius Caesar, The Harlequin Studies, Intimate Apparel (Lucille Lortel Award, Ovation Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations), Engaged, Beckett/Albee, The Beard of Avon (Lucille Lortel Award), Far Away, many others. Recipient: 2003 and 2004 Henry Hewes Award for Outstanding Costume Design, 2004 Lucille Lortel Award, 2004 Ovation Award, 1997 and 2005 Obie Award for Sustained Achievement. Regional: Center Stage, Goodman Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, Kennedy Center, Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage Company, Seattle Rep., La Jolla Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum. Opera and dance: ABT, Tribute to George Harrison; Canadian Opera Company; New York City Opera; Glimmerglass Opera; Houston Grand Opera; L.A. Opera. Other: Fête des Vignerons, 1999 Vevey, Switzerland. Graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

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Mark Bennett

Special Achievement in Design, “The Coast of Utopia”
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Bob Crowley

Special Achievement in Design, “The Coast of Utopia”
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Brian MacDevitt

Special Achievement in Design, “The Coast of Utopia”

Worked extensively on Broadway and Off Broadway, as well as touring, Regional theatre, and Industrial productions. A Long Island, New York, native, Brian graduated from SUNY Purchase with a degree in Lighting Design from the Department of Design/Technology of the Division of Theatre Arts & Film. After graduation Brian spent a decade honing his craft with Off Broadway and other productions, and also developed a reputation as a teacher of design. He began teaching at Purchase as a visiting professor in 1986. He continued to balance his teaching career while breaking into Broadway in 1994 with What's Wrong With This Picture? Brian started to achieve notice with the Terrence McNally play Love! Valour! Compassion! in 1995. His success continued through the 1990s, and eventually culminated with a Tony Award for Best Lighting Design in 2002 for the revival of Into the Woods. He won again in 2005 for The Pillowman, in 2007 for The Coast of Utopia, sharing the award with Kenneth Posner and Natasha Katz (The three also won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design for Utopia'.') Brian won the Tony in 2009 for his lighting of the play "Joe Turner's Come and Gone".

In fall of 2009 season, Brian is designed the revival of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound and David Mamet's new play Race. In the 2010 season he designed A Behanding in Spokane, Fences, Armida at The Metropolitan Opera, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. In 2011 he has designed The Book of Mormon, Le Compte Ory at The Metropolitan Opera and The House of Blue Leaves. He is proud to have four former students designing on Broadway this season, Kenneth Posner, Jeff Croiter, Jason Lyons, and Jennifer Schriever.

Brian accepted a position as an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, starting in the fall of 2009.

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Tom Watson

Special Achievement in Design, “The Coast of Utopia”
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Allen Moyer

Scenic design, “Grey Gardens”

Broadway credits include: the musical Grey Gardens (Tony/Drama Desk/ Outer Critic’s Circle nominations and the 2006 Hewes Award from the American Theater Wing), Lysistra Jones, The Lyons, After Miss Julie, Thurgood, Little Dog Laughed, In My Life,  Twelve Angry Men (including the National Tour),  The Constant Wife, Reckless, The Man Who Had All the Luck and A Thousand Clowns  Off  Broadway credits include: Giant (NYSF/ Public Theatre), A Minister's Wife, The New Century (Lincoln Center Theatre), Passion Play (Epic Theatre Company), Mr. Marmalade and The Dazzle (Roundabout Theatre), Landscape of the Body and A Few Stout Individuals (Signature Theater Company), Lobby Hero (Playwrights Horizons), This is Our Youth (New Group/Second Stage), and numerous productions for the Drama Dept., including As Bees in Honey Drown.

Regional theater: Betrayal, Private Lives  (The Huntington) M Butterfly the Guthrie Theatre, and productions for Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf, Steppenwolf, Goodman Theatre, Yale Rep and Baltimore’s Center Stage.

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Anita Yavich

Costume design, “Measure for Pleasure”

Recently designed Anna in the Tropics and Ainadamar composed by Osvaldo Golijov at Tanglewood; Les Troyens at the Metropolitan Opera; Aladdin for Disneyland's Hyperion Theatre; Steve Reich's Three Tales at the Vienna Festival and international tour; Orphan of Chao at Lincoln Center Festival; The Oresteia at Berkeley Rep; Kit Marlowe, The Winter's Tale, Civil Sex and Pericles at the Public; Texts for Nothing directed by and featuring Bill Irwin at CSC; Geography-Tree by Ralph Lemon at BAM; Red at MTC; Mere Mortals and Others at John Houseman Theatre; and The Universe by Richard Foreman at the Ontological Hysterics. Opera credits include Fidelio and Die Walkure at Washington Opera, Arsace II at San Francisco Opera, Madama Butterfly at Houston Grand Opera and Grand Theatre de Geneve, Der Fliegende Hollander at Spoleto Festival and The Silver River at Spoleto Festival.

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Howell Binkley

Lighting design, “Jersey Boys”

Broadway: Steel Magnolias, Dracula, Avenue Q, Golda's Balcony, The Look of Love, Hollywood Arms, The Full Monty, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Minnelli on Minnelli, Parade, Kiss of the Spider Woman, My Thing of Love, Sacrilege, Taking Sides, High Society, How to Succeed..., Grease, Sinatra at Radio City. Off-Broadway: Radiant Baby, Batboy: The Musical, NYSF, Playwrights Horizons, City Center Encores! Regional: La Jolla, Shakespeare Theatre DC, Old Globe, the Guthrie, the Goodman, Hartford Stage, Sondheim Celebration at the Kennedy Center. Dance: ABT, Parsons Dance Company (co-founder), Joffrey Ballet (Billboards), Alvin Ailey, Houston Ballet. Opera: Metropolitan Opera, Dallas Opera. Awards: 1993 Sir Laurence Olivier Award.

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Ruppert Bohle

Notable effects – projections, “Cathay: Three Tales of China”

36 Views (Berkeley Rep./Public Theater), Passion Play (Minetta Lane). Projection consultant: Dogeaters, Diary of One Who Vanished, Judgment at Nuremberg, John Moran's Book of the Dead and Newt. Operator and programmer with Jan Hartley: The Noise of Time, Space, 1933, Dawn Upshaw recital. Batwin & Robin: House Arrest, Harlem Song. Granular Synthesis. Nominated for Drama Desk Award for 36 Views.

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Wang Bo

Notable effects – puppetry, “Cathay: Three Tales of China”
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Stephen Kaplin

Notable effects – puppetry, “Cathay: Three Tales of China”

Credits: Julie Taymor's The Lion King; Juan Darien, The Transposed Heads and Liberties Taken; Chicago Lyric Opera's Amistad; Lee Breuer's Peter and Wendy; Public Theater's The Tempest and Caucasian Chalk Circle (Geroge C. Wolfe, dir.).

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William Ivey Long

Costume design, “La Cage aux Folles”

Won his sixth Tony Award for his designs for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella which is running on Broadway along side Bullets Over Broadway, Cabaret, and Chicago, now in its 18th year! He also currently serves as Chairman of the Board for The American Theatre Wing.

Other Broadway Credits include: Big Fish, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Don't Dress for Dinner, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Catch Me If You Can, Pal Joey, 9 to 5, Young Frankenstein, Curtains, Grey Gardens (Tony Award), The Producers (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), A Streetcar Named Desire, La Cage Aux Folles, The Boy from Oz, Hairspray (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Cabaret, Contact (Hewes Award), The Music Man, Annie Get Your Gun, Swing, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Crazy for You (Tony, Outer Critics Circle Awards); Guys and Dolls (Drama Desk Award), A Christmas Carol, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me a Tenor (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Nine (Tony, Drama Desk, Maharam Awards). Recent Off-Broadway productions include Bunty Berman Presents, Lucky Guy and The School for Lies.

He has also designed for such artists as Mick Jagger, Siegfried and Roy, the Pointer Sisters, Joan Rivers, and for choreographers Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Peter Martins, David Parsons and Susan Stroman.

He serves as Production Designer for North Carolina's oldest running seasonal outdoor drama, The Lost Colony, which was the 2013 recipient of the Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre. He returns in 2014 for his 44th season with the production.

Mr. Long holds honorary degrees from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina at Asheville, and The College of William and Mary. He was the recipient of the Morrison Award (1992), the UNC Chapel Hill Playmakers Award (1994), the National Theatre Conference "Person of the Year" award (2000), the Order of the Long Leaf Pine (2001), the Distinguished Career Award from the Southeastern Theatre Conference (2002), the Raleigh Medal of Arts (2010), and the 2004 North Carolina Award presented by Governor Easley.

Mr. Long earned an undergraduate degree in history from The College of William and Mary, was a Kress Fellow at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in stage design from Yale University School of Drama. Upcoming projects include On the Twentieth Century, The Merry Widow for The Metropolitan Opera, and Little Dancer at the Kennedy Center.

Mr. Long has been nominated for 13 Tony Awards. He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2005, and was elected Chairman of The American Theatre Wing in June, 2012.

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Michael Yeargan

Scenic design, “The Light in the Piazza”

LCT: South Pacific (Tony and Outer Critics Circle Award noms., Drama Desk Award), Cymbeline, Awake and Sing! (Drama Desk Award, Tony nomination), Edward Albee's Seascape, The Light in the Piazza (Tony and Drama Desk Awards, Outer Critics Circle Award nom.). Broadway: The Ritz (original production); Hay Fever with Rosemary Harris; Ah, Wilderness! with Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst; A Lesson From Aloes; as well as many credits Off-Broadway and in regional theatre. London: Becket, Cyrano de Bergerac. Opera: Metropolitan Opera (Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Otello, Ariadne auf Naxos, Cos� fan Tutte, Don Giovanni, Susanna, The Great Gatsby), NY City Opera (Norma, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, La Finta Giardiniera, Central Park) as well as work at major opera companies throughout the United States, Europe and Australia.

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Basil Twist

Notable effects – production design, “Symphonie Fantastique”

A native of San Francisco, Basil Twist is a third generation puppeteer now living in New York. He is the sole American to graduate from the École Supérieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette in Charleville-Mezieres, France. Basil’s work was first spotlighted in New York by The Jim Henson International Festival of Puppetry with his award winning The Araneidae Show. Coupled with the subsequent critically praised and multiple award winning Symphonie Fantastique, Twist was revealed as a singular artist of unlimited imagination. Symphonie has since toured internationally and throughout the United States.

Highlights of Twist’s subsequent work have included Petrushka (commissioned by Lincoln Center) and Dogugaeshi (The Japan Society), Behind the Lid (Silver Whale Gallery) with the legendary Lee Nagrin and Arias with a Twist (HERE) co-created with nightlife icon Joey Arias. His productions have toured throughout the world.

On Broadway he created and staged the puppetry in The Addams Family for which he won a Drama Desk Award and staged the puppetry for the beloved Pee-Wee Herman Show. He made his debut at the Comedie Francaise as designer and co-director of A Streetcar named Desire with Lee Breuer. Basil’s work is deeply musical in nature. He has conceived and directed two successful operas, Ottorini Respighi’s La Bella Dormente Nel Bosco with the Gotham Chamber Opera at the Lincoln Center and Spoleto USA Festivals, and Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel for the Houston and Atlanta Operas. Master peters Puppet Show with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has adapted his Petrushka to concert hall staging with full orchestra for the Fort Worth and Phoenix Symphonies. His maverick Rite of Spring – a ballet without dancers made its world premiere this spring at Memorial Hall commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts.

Addtional collaborative work has included: In dance, Darkness and Light with Pilobolus and Wonderboy with The Joe Goode Dance Company. In drama, Paula Vogel's play The Long Christmas Ride Home (including directing and designing the West Coast Premiere at The Magic Theatre), Red Bead, Peter and Wendy, puppetry for the Oskar Eustis-directed Hamlet for New York’s Shakespeare in the Park and Des Macunuff's Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots at the La Jolla Playhouse

Basil has taught at leading Universities such as Duke, New York University and Brown and as a guest lecturer of the US State Dept in Russia. He has received an Obie, a Drama Desk Award, five UNIMA Awards, two Bessie Awards, a New York Innovative Theatre Award, a Henry Hewes Award, a Guggenheim, a USA Artists fellowship and was most recently awarded a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award. In 2012 Washington D.C. hosted a retrospective of his work, Twist Fest D.C. He is the director of the Dream Music Puppetry Program at HERE in New York. His new site-specific commission for the La Jolla Playhouse will make its world premiere on a beach in San Diego on October 3rd as a part of their WOW Festival.

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Darron L West

Notable effects – sound, “Hot ‘n’ Throbbing”

Sound Designer and company member of Anne Bogart's SITI Company. Broadway and Off-Broadway his work for dance and theater has been heard in over 400 productions all over Manhattan as well as Nationally and Internationally. Among numerous nominations his Accolades for Sound Design include the 2006 Lortel and AUDELCO Awards, 2004 and 2005 Henry Hewes Design Awards, the Princess Grace, The Village Voice OBIE Award, and the Entertainment Design Magazine EDDY Award. Former Resident Sound Designer for Actors Theater of Louisville his directing credits include Kid Simple for the 2004 Humana New Play Festival, Big Love for Austin's Rude Mechs (Austin Critics Table Award Best Director) and SITI's War of the Worlds Radio Play and RadioMacbeth the National Tours.

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David Korins

Scenic design, “Blackbird”

In the middle of his second decade changing the world one design at a time, he is a New York based scenic and production designer for theater, film, opera, television, concerts, festivals, residential and commercial spaces and immersive experiences. His Broadway credits include Motown, Annie, Bring It On, Chinglish, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, An Evening with Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin, Magic/Bird, Godspell, The Pee-Wee Herman Show, Lombardi, Passing Strange and Bridge and Tunnel. He has also worked extensively both off-Broadway and regionally. David’s opera credits include The Gospel of Mary Magdalene at San Francisco Opera and Oscar and Life is a Dream at the Santa Fe Opera. In 2011, David served as Kanye West’s creative director designing several concerts in the United States and abroad. David has designed installations across the country for festivals including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and The Great Googa Mooga. He has been the production designer for several feature films, television specials and series on NBC, CBS, HBO, Bravo TV, IFC, Comedy Central, Lifetime and the Game Show Network. David has done commercial work for Target, Samsung, World MasterCard, McDonald’s and Friendly’s. He has received a Drama Desk Award, a Lucille Lortel Award, three Henry Hewes Awards and the 2009 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Design.

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Catherine Zuber

Costume design, “Intimate Apparel”

Broadway: The Light in the Piazza (Tony Award); Edward Albee's Seascape; Awake and Sing!; A Naked Girl On The Appian Way; In My Life; Doubt; Little Women; Dracula; Frozen; Dinner at Eight (Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nomination); Twelfth Night (Tony and Drama Desk nomination); Ivanov; Triumph of Love (Drama Desk nomination); London Assurance; The Rose Tattoo; Philadelphia, Here I Come!; The Sound of Music; and The Red Shoes. Off-Broadway: Julius Caesar, The Harlequin Studies, Intimate Apparel (Lucille Lortel Award, Ovation Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations), Engaged, Beckett/Albee, The Beard of Avon (Lucille Lortel Award), Far Away, many others. Recipient: 2003 and 2004 Henry Hewes Award for Outstanding Costume Design, 2004 Lucille Lortel Award, 2004 Ovation Award, 1997 and 2005 Obie Award for Sustained Achievement. Regional: Center Stage, Goodman Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, Kennedy Center, Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage Company, Seattle Rep., La Jolla Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum. Opera and dance: ABT, Tribute to George Harrison; Canadian Opera Company; New York City Opera; Glimmerglass Opera; Houston Grand Opera; L.A. Opera. Other: Fête des Vignerons, 1999 Vevey, Switzerland. Graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

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Darron L West

Notable effects – sound, “bobrauschenbergamerica”

Sound Designer and company member of Anne Bogart's SITI Company. Broadway and Off-Broadway his work for dance and theater has been heard in over 400 productions all over Manhattan as well as Nationally and Internationally. Among numerous nominations his Accolades for Sound Design include the 2006 Lortel and AUDELCO Awards, 2004 and 2005 Henry Hewes Design Awards, the Princess Grace, The Village Voice OBIE Award, and the Entertainment Design Magazine EDDY Award. Former Resident Sound Designer for Actors Theater of Louisville his directing credits include Kid Simple for the 2004 Humana New Play Festival, Big Love for Austin's Rude Mechs (Austin Critics Table Award Best Director) and SITI's War of the Worlds Radio Play and RadioMacbeth the National Tours.

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Brian H Scott

Notable effects – lighting, “bobrauschenbergamerica”

A Theatrical Designer working primarily in the medium of Light.  As a SITI Company member and resident Lighting Designer since 1997, he has had the good fortune to focus on the creation of new work and the re-investigation of classic texts through a contemporary, as well as, a physically and visually rigorous lens.  His collaborations as a company member of Rude Mechs in Austin, Texas have offered equally invigorating opportunities to create new work through contemporary eyes, in addition to sweeping adaptations of such literary works as Greil Marcus’ look at the history of counter culture, ‘Lipstick Traces,’ and James Kelman’s book, ‘How Late It Was How Late.’

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Jules Fisher

Lighting design, “Assassins”

Lincoln Center Theater: My Favorite Year, Hello Again, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Two Shakespearean Actors. Broadway: Ragtime. Together with Peggy Eisenhauer, their company, Third Eye, designs lighting for all forms of live entertainment.

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Peggy Eisenhauer

Lighting design, “Assassins”

Partner to world-renowned lighting designer, Jules Fisher, they have been in collaboration for over 21 years. In 2004, they received the Tony Award for Assassins, and in 1996 for Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk. In 1998, she received dual Tony nominations for Ragtime and Cabaret, and in 2000 received a second dual Tony nomination for The Wild Party and Marie Christine, followed by a 2001 nomination for Jane Eyre. They have worked with such esteemed directors as George C. Wolfe, Rob Marshall, Sam Mendes, Graciela Daniele, Jack O'Brien, Tommy Tune, Joe Mantello, and Mike Nichols. Their theatrical lighting designs on the film Chicago, in collaboration with cinematographer Dion Beebe, were honored with a 2003 Academy Award nomination for Cinematography. Their theatrical lighting is featured in the films Marci 'X' and School of Rock, The Producers, and the upcoming Dreamgirls, to be released in December.

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John Lee Beatty

Scenic design, “Book of Days,” “Dinner At Eight,” “My Old Lady,” “Tartuffe”

Designed sets for more than seventy Broadway productions since 1973 including The Apple Tree, Losing Louie, Heartbreak House, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Rabbit Hole, The Color Purple, Crimes of the Heart, The Odd Couple, Doubt, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Twentieth century, Wonderful Town, Dinner at Eight, Morning's at Seven, Proof, Footloose, Ivanov, The Little Foxes, Once Upon a Mattress, Chicago, A Delicate Balance, The Heiress, Redwood Curtain, A Small Family Business, The Most Happy Fella, Ain't Misbehavin', The Octette Bridge Club, Duet for One, Fifth of July, Talley's Folly, The Innocents, and Knock Knock.

He won the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for The Nance (2013). He has received eleven Tony Award nominations, including for Other Desert Cities (2012), The Royal Family (2010) and The Color Purple (2006). Beatty also has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design four times: Twentieth Century (2004), Dinner at Eight (2003), Fifth of July (1981) and Talley's Folly (1979). He received ten other Drama Desk nominations

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Catherine Zuber

Costume design, “Dinner At Eight,” “Far Away”

roadway: The Light in the Piazza (Tony Award); Edward Albee's Seascape; Awake and Sing!; A Naked Girl On The Appian Way; In My Life; Doubt; Little Women; Dracula; Frozen; Dinner at Eight (Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nomination); Twelfth Night (Tony and Drama Desk nomination); Ivanov; Triumph of Love (Drama Desk nomination); London Assurance; The Rose Tattoo; Philadelphia, Here I Come!; The Sound of Music; and The Red Shoes. Off-Broadway: Julius Caesar, The Harlequin Studies, Intimate Apparel (Lucille Lortel Award, Ovation Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations), Engaged, Beckett/Albee, The Beard of Avon (Lucille Lortel Award), Far Away, many others. Recipient: 2003 and 2004 Henry Hewes Award for Outstanding Costume Design, 2004 Lucille Lortel Award, 2004 Ovation Award, 1997 and 2005 Obie Award for Sustained Achievement. Regional: Center Stage, Goodman Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, Kennedy Center, Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage Company, Seattle Rep., La Jolla Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum. Opera and dance: ABT, Tribute to George Harrison; Canadian Opera Company; New York City Opera; Glimmerglass Opera; Houston Grand Opera; L.A. Opera. Other: Fête des Vignerons, 1999 Vevey, Switzerland. Graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

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Brian MacDevitt

Lighting design, “Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune,” “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” “Nine”

Worked extensively on Broadway and Off Broadway, as well as touring, Regional theatre, and Industrial productions. A Long Island, New York, native, Brian graduated from SUNY Purchase with a degree in Lighting Design from the Department of Design/Technology of the Division of Theatre Arts & Film. After graduation Brian spent a decade honing his craft with Off Broadway and other productions, and also developed a reputation as a teacher of design. He began teaching at Purchase as a visiting professor in 1986. He continued to balance his teaching career while breaking into Broadway in 1994 with What's Wrong With This Picture? Brian started to achieve notice with the Terrence McNally play Love! Valour! Compassion! in 1995. His success continued through the 1990s, and eventually culminated with a Tony Award for Best Lighting Design in 2002 for the revival of Into the Woods. He won again in 2005 for The Pillowman, in 2007 for The Coast of Utopia, sharing the award with Kenneth Posner and Natasha Katz (The three also won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design for Utopia'.') Brian won the Tony in 2009 for his lighting of the play "Joe Turner's Come and Gone".

In fall of 2009 season, Brian is designed the revival of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound and David Mamet's new play Race. In the 2010 season he designed A Behanding in Spokane, Fences, Armida at The Metropolitan Opera, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. In 2011 he has designed The Book of Mormon, Le Compte Ory at The Metropolitan Opera and The House of Blue Leaves. He is proud to have four former students designing on Broadway this season, Kenneth Posner, Jeff Croiter, Jason Lyons, and Jennifer Schriever.

Brian accepted a position as an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, starting in the fall of 2009.

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Richard Foreman

Noteworthy / unusual effects, “Panic!”

An American playwright and avant-garde theater pioneer; he is the founder of the Ontological-Hysteric Theater. As of January 12th, 2006, Richard Foreman has written, directed and designed 57 of his own plays both in New York City and abroad. Five of his plays have received Obie Awards for Best Play of the Year- and he has received five other Obies for directing and for "sustained achievement". He has received the annual Literature Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, a "Lifetime Achievement in the Theater" award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the PEN American Center Master American Dramatist Award, a MacArthur Fellowship, and in 2004 was elected officer of the Order of Arts and Letters of France. His archives and work materials have recently been acquired by the Bobst Library at New York University (NYU). His work has been primarily done at the Ontological-Hysteric Theater in New York, though he has gained acclaim as director for such productions as Bertolt Brecht's The Threepenny Opera at Lincoln Center and the premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks's Venus at the Public Theater. In 2004, Foreman established the Bridge Project with Sophie Haviland to promote international art exchange between countries around the world through workshops, symposiums, theater productions, visual art, performance and multimedia events. Starting with Zomboid (2006) Foreman's Ontological-Hysteric productions have incorporated the projection of video footage generated through Bridge workshops as a kind of "film-score" that the live performance is conducted in a relation to. Foreman's plays have been co-produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival, La Mama Theatre, The Wooster Group, the Festival d'Autumn in Paris and the Vienna Festival. He has collaborated (as librettist and stage director) with composer Stanley Silverman on 8 music theater pieces produced by The Music Theater Group and The New York City Opera. He wrote and directed the feature film, Strong Medicine. He has also directed and designed many classical productions with major theaters around the world including, The Threepenny Opera, The Golem and plays by Václav Havel, Botho Strauss, and Suzan-Lori Parks for The New York Shakespeare Festival, Die Fledermaus at the Paris Opera, Don Giovanni at the Opera de Lille, Philip Glass's Fall of the House of Usher at the American Repertory Theater and The Maggio Musicale in Florence, Woyzeck at Hartford Stage Company, Molière's Don Juan at the Guthrie Theater and The New York Shakespeare Festival, Kathy Acker's Birth of the Poet at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the RO theater in Rotterdam, Gertrude Stein's Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights at the Autumn Festivals in Berlin and Paris. Seven collections of his plays have already been published, and books studying his work have been published in New York, Paris, Berlin and Tokyo.

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Louisa Thompson

Scenic design, “[sic]“

NYC credits: Playwrights Horizons; Elevator Repair Service; Soho Repertory Theatre; The Play Company; Target Margin Theater; Clubbed Thumb; Rattlestick Playwrights Theater; Theatreworks USA; The Foundry Theater Company; MCC Theatre. Regional credits: Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Center Theatre Group; Arden Theatre; Bard Summerscape; The McCarter Theatre; The Papermill Playhouse; Shakespeare Santa Cruz; La Jolla Playhouse; The Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis; Philadelphia Theatre Company; Geva Theatre; Triad Stage; The Empty Space Theatre; Yale Repertory Theatre; The Juilliard School. M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama. Associate Professor at Hunter College New York.

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David Gallo

Noteworthy / unusual effects, “Wonder Of The World”

Broadway: Hughie; Drowning Crow; Gem of the Ocean; Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; Dance of the Vampires; The Smell of the Kill; Thoroughly Modern Millie; King Hedley II; Epic Proportions; Voices in the Dark; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Little Me; The Lion in Winter; A View From the Bridge; More to Love; and Jackie: An American Life (also in London). Off-Broadway: Evil Dead The Musical, Bunny Bunny, The Wild Party, Jitney (also in London), Wonder of the World, Jar the Floor, Machinal and Blue Man Group (NYC, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas). His work represented set design at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial and is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute. Mr. Gallo is the recipient of numerous Drama Desk, American Theatre Wing, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, Ovation, FANY, NAACP, AUDELCO, Barrymore and Eddy Awards and nominations, as well as the Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Set Design.

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Susan Hilferty

Costume design, “into The Woods”

Sesigned over 300 productions from Broadway to the Bay area- and internationally including Japan, London, Australia, Germany and South Africa. Recent designs include Wicked (2004 Tony, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk awards and Olivier nomination), Spring Awakening (Tony nomination) August Wilson’s Radio Golf and Jitney, Lestat (Tony nomination) Assassins, Into the Woods (Tony and Drama Desk nominations; Hewes Award), Manon at LA opera and Berlin Staatsoper, Richard Nelson’s Apple Family Plays, Frank Wildhorn's Wonderland. She works with such well-known directors as Joe Mantello, James Lapine, Michael Mayer, Walter Bobbie, Robert Falls, Tony Kushner, Robert Woodruff, JoAnne Akalaitis, the late Garland Wright, James MacDonald, Bart Sher, Mark Lamos, Frank Galati, Des McAnuff, Christopher Ashley, Emily Mann, David Jones, Marion McClinton, Neil Pepe, Rebecca Taichman, Gregory Boyd, Laurie Anderson, Doug Wright, Carole Rothman, Oskar Eustis, Garry Hynes, Richard Nelson and Athol Fugard (the South African writer with whom she works as set and costume designer and often as co-director since 1980). Hilferty also designs for opera, film, and dance, and chairs the Department of Design for Stage and Film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Hilferty's many awards include an OBIE for Sustained Excellence in Design and the Ruth Morley Design Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women.

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Brian MacDevitt

Lighting design, “The Invention of Love”

Worked extensively on Broadway and Off Broadway, as well as touring, Regional theatre, and Industrial productions. A Long Island, New York, native, Brian graduated from SUNY Purchase with a degree in Lighting Design from the Department of Design/Technology of the Division of Theatre Arts & Film. After graduation Brian spent a decade honing his craft with Off Broadway and other productions, and also developed a reputation as a teacher of design. He began teaching at Purchase as a visiting professor in 1986. He continued to balance his teaching career while breaking into Broadway in 1994 with What's Wrong With This Picture? Brian started to achieve notice with the Terrence McNally play Love! Valour! Compassion! in 1995. His success continued through the 1990s, and eventually culminated with a Tony Award for Best Lighting Design in 2002 for the revival of Into the Woods. He won again in 2005 for The Pillowman, in 2007 for The Coast of Utopia, sharing the award with Kenneth Posner and Natasha Katz (The three also won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design for Utopia'.') Brian won the Tony in 2009 for his lighting of the play "Joe Turner's Come and Gone".

In fall of 2009 season, Brian is designed the revival of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound and David Mamet's new play Race. In the 2010 season he designed A Behanding in Spokane, Fences, Armida at The Metropolitan Opera, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. In 2011 he has designed The Book of Mormon, Le Compte Ory at The Metropolitan Opera and The House of Blue Leaves. He is proud to have four former students designing on Broadway this season, Kenneth Posner, Jeff Croiter, Jason Lyons, and Jennifer Schriever.

Brian accepted a position as an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, starting in the fall of 2009.

 

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David C. Woolard

Costume design, “The Rocky Horror Show”

Broadway: The Smell of the Kill, The Rocky Horror Show (Tony Award nomination), Bells are Ringing, Voices in the Dark with Judith Ivey, Marlene, The Who's Tommy (Tony and Olivier Award nominations), Wait Until Dark with Quentin Tarantino and Marisa Tomei, Horton Foote's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Young Man from Atlanta, Damn Yankees and A Few Good Men. Selected Off-Broadway: The Donkey Show, The Bomb-ity of Errors, The Obie Award-winning Jeffrey, Nicky Silver's The Eros Trilogy, Defying Gravity, Bunny Bunny, Mrs. Klein (with Uta Hagen), Breaking Legs, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Godspell and the Encore production of One Touch of Venus, as well as designs at the Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club and Playwrights Horizons, among others. He has designed for opera companies including Minnesota Opera, The Santa Fe Opera, as well as numerous regional theatres. Current projects include Merrily We Roll Along at the Kennedy Center. With his partner Gary Field, he started Career Gear, a non-profit organization that provides career counseling, interview clothing and follow-up support to low-income men seeking employment.

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John Moran

Scenic design, “Book of the Dead (Second Avenue)”
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Rudi Stern

Noteworthy / unusual effects, “Theater Of Light”
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David Gallo

Scenic design, “Jitney,” “The Wild Party”

Broadway: Hughie; Drowning Crow; Gem of the Ocean; Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; Dance of the Vampires; The Smell of the Kill; Thoroughly Modern Millie; King Hedley II; Epic Proportions; Voices in the Dark; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Little Me; The Lion in Winter; A View From the Bridge; More to Love; and Jackie: An American Life (also in London). Off-Broadway: Evil Dead The Musical, Bunny Bunny, The Wild Party, Jitney (also in London), Wonder of the World, Jar the Floor, Machinal and Blue Man Group (NYC, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas). His work represented set design at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial and is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute. Mr. Gallo is the recipient of numerous Drama Desk, American Theatre Wing, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, Ovation, FANY, NAACP, AUDELCO, Barrymore and Eddy Awards and nominations, as well as the Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Set Design.

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William Ivey Long

Costume design, “Contact,” “The Music Man,” “Swing”

Won his sixth Tony Award for his designs for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella which is running on Broadway along side Bullets Over Broadway, Cabaret, and Chicago, now in its 18th year! He also currently serves as Chairman of the Board for The American Theatre Wing.

Other Broadway Credits include: Big Fish, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Don't Dress for Dinner, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Catch Me If You Can, Pal Joey, 9 to 5, Young Frankenstein, Curtains, Grey Gardens (Tony Award), The Producers (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), A Streetcar Named Desire, La Cage Aux Folles, The Boy from Oz, Hairspray (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Cabaret, Contact (Hewes Award), The Music Man, Annie Get Your Gun, Swing, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Crazy for You (Tony, Outer Critics Circle Awards); Guys and Dolls (Drama Desk Award), A Christmas Carol, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me a Tenor (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Nine (Tony, Drama Desk, Maharam Awards). Recent Off-Broadway productions include Bunty Berman Presents, Lucky Guy and The School for Lies.

He has also designed for such artists as Mick Jagger, Siegfried and Roy, the Pointer Sisters, Joan Rivers, and for choreographers Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Peter Martins, David Parsons and Susan Stroman.

He serves as Production Designer for North Carolina's oldest running seasonal outdoor drama, The Lost Colony, which was the 2013 recipient of the Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre. He returns in 2014 for his 44th season with the production.

Mr. Long holds honorary degrees from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina at Asheville, and The College of William and Mary. He was the recipient of the Morrison Award (1992), the UNC Chapel Hill Playmakers Award (1994), the National Theatre Conference "Person of the Year" award (2000), the Order of the Long Leaf Pine (2001), the Distinguished Career Award from the Southeastern Theatre Conference (2002), the Raleigh Medal of Arts (2010), and the 2004 North Carolina Award presented by Governor Easley.

Mr. Long earned an undergraduate degree in history from The College of William and Mary, was a Kress Fellow at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in stage design from Yale University School of Drama. Upcoming projects include On the Twentieth Century, The Merry Widow for The Metropolitan Opera, and Little Dancer at the Kennedy Center.

Mr. Long has been nominated for 13 Tony Awards. He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2005, and was elected Chairman of The American Theatre Wing in June, 2012.

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Peter Kaczorowski

Lighting design, “Contact,” “The Music Man,” “Kiss Me Kate”

Broadway: Over 35 plays and musicals including Is He Dead?, Young Frankenstein, Curtains, Grey Gardens, The Pajama Game, The Producers, Contact, Kiss Me Kate, Steel Pier. Recent Off-Broadway: Ruined, Saturn Returns, Wig Out! Productions for LCT, MTC, NYSF, Playwright's and Encores. Regional: Guthrie, Goodman, La Jolla, Seattle Rep, Long Wharf among others. Opera: the Met, NYCO, San Francisco, LAMCO, Houston, Seattle, St. Louis. Abroad: Royal Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera/North, Maggio Festival Florence, L'Arena di Verona, La Fenice, Cagliari, Bonn and Lisbon. Recipient of Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Hewes design awards. Waiting for Godot is his 18th production for Roundabout.

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Scott Pask

Scenic design, “The Mineola Twins”

Award winning Scenic Designer, who was raised in Yuma Arizona, he received his Bachelor Of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona, and his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama.

His Broadway credits, designing both scenery and costumes include: The Pillowman , with Billy Crudup and Jeff Goldblum, A Behanding in Spokane, starring Christopher Walken, and A Steady Rain with Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman. He was Awarded his first Tony award for the Scenic design of Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman, which he originally designed for the National Theatre in London.

His Broadway Scenic design credits also include the current hit revival of Neil Simon, Burt Bacharach and Hal David's Promises Promises, starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth, the Tony Award Winning Revival of HAIR (Drama Desk nomination Best Scenic Design), and Pal Joey starring Stockard Channing and Martha Plimpton (Tony nomination, Best Scenic Design of a Musical). His design of Jack O'Brien's production of Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Hewes Awards for Best Scenic Design, and the play received a record 8 Tony awards. He also designed David Mamet's Speed the Plow, Les Liaisons Dangereuses starring Laura Linney and Ben Daniels (Tony nomination,Best Scenic Design of a Play) , 9 to 5 (Backstage Garland Award, Broadway World Theater Fan's Choice Award), Impressionism, David Mamet's November with Nathan Lane, Dylan Baker, and Laurie Metcalf, Cry Baby the musical, Terrence McNally's The Ritz, Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore, David Hare's The Vertical Hour, starring Julianne Moore and Bill Nighy, Richard Greenberg's Take Me Out (Tony Award, Best Play), Nine, starring Antonio Banderas, Chita Rivera, Jane Krakowski, and Mary Stuart Masterson (Tony award, Best Musical Revival), Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Sweet Charity with Christina Applegate, Kiki and Herb: Alive on Broadway, La Cage Aux Folles (2005 Tony award, Best revival) , Little Shop of Horrors, The Wedding Singer, Michel LeGrand's Amour, and Urinetown.

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Jess Goldstein

Costume design, “The Mineola Twins”

Costume Designer for Jersey Boys. He received the 2005 Tony Award for Lincoln Center's The Rivals. Other selected New York credits include Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington, Henry IV, Take Me Out, Enchanted April, Proof, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Most Happy Fella, Dinner With Friends, How I Learned to Drive, NYSF?s Much Ado About Nothing, Buried Child and The Mineola Twins (Lortel and Hewes Awards). He will make his Metropolitan Opera debut with Jack O'Brien?s 2007 production of Il Trittico. Designs for film include A Walk on the Moon, Love! Valour! Compassion! and The Substance of Fire. He is an associate professor at the Yale School of Drama.

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Theodora Skipitares

Noteworthy / unusual effects, “A Harlot’s Progress”
A visual artist and theatre director, who has been creating her works for more than 25 years. Born in San Francisco of Greek parents, she moved to New York in 1970. Trained as a sculptor and theater designer, she worked briefly as a designer for groups such as Richard Schechner's THE PERFORMANCE GROUP, and Omar Shapli's SECTION TEN. She began creating personal solo performances in the mid 1970's. Gradually, she moved away from autobiography, and began to examine social and historical themes. Realistic, life-size puppet figures, as well as miniature ones, became the "œperformers" in large-scale works that included live music, film, video, and documentary texts. These works were often collaborations with prominent composers such as Virgil Moorefield, Bobby Previte, Scott Johnson, Pat Irwin, Barry Greenhut, David First, Tim Schellenbaum, Arnold Dreyblatt, and most recently, Sxip Shirey.
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Michael Chybowski

Lighting design, “Cymbeline,” “Wit”

Designed the lighting for a wide range of projects and venues, both in this country and internationally. His work has ranged from the commercial theatre, where he designed the Pulitzer Prize winning production of Wit, to major dance companies such as the Mark Morris Dance Group, to opera productions such as Seattle Opera's Parsifal, to a ten-year collaboration with performance artist Laurie Anderson. In this country, his work has been seen at American Repertory Theatre, where he was the resident designer from 1998-2000, as well as at the Guthrie, Steppenwolf, Long Wharf, McCarter, Center Stage, Seattle Rep, ACT (Seattle), and La Jolla Playhouse, among others. Internationally, his work with the MMDG and with the Squat Theatre has been seen at the Edinburgh, Vienna, Zurich, Theatre de Welt, Hong Kong, and Adelaide Festivals, and he has designed productions on London's West End and at the Theatre de Carouge in Geneva. New York productions have included Wit, many Shakespeare in the Park's in Central Park's Delacorte Theatre, as well as productions at New York Theatre Workshop, The Atlantic, Signature Theatre, MCC, and many others. Michael is the recipient of the 1999 American Theatre Wing design award, as well as the Obie Award for Sustained Excellence and 2 Lucille Lortel Awards for his work Off-Broadway.

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Peggy Eisenhauer

Lighting design, “Ragtime,” “Street Corner Symphony”

Partner to world-renowned lighting designer, Jules Fisher, they have been in collaboration for over 21 years. In 2004, they received the Tony Award for Assassins, and in 1996 for Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk. In 1998, she received dual Tony nominations for Ragtime and Cabaret, and in 2000 received a second dual Tony nomination for The Wild Party and Marie Christine, followed by a 2001 nomination for Jane Eyre. They have worked with such esteemed directors as George C. Wolfe, Rob Marshall, Sam Mendes, Graciela Daniele, Jack O'Brien, Tommy Tune, Joe Mantello, and Mike Nichols. Their theatrical lighting designs on the film Chicago, in collaboration with cinematographer Dion Beebe, were honored with a 2003 Academy Award nomination for Cinematography. Their theatrical lighting is featured in the films Marci 'X' and School of Rock, The Producers, and the upcoming Dreamgirls, to be released in December.

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Jules Fisher

Lighting design, “Ragtime,” “Street Corner Symphony”

Lincoln Center Theater: My Favorite Year, Hello Again, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Two Shakespearean Actors. Broadway: Ragtime. Together with Peggy Eisenhauer, their company, Third Eye, designs lighting for all forms of live entertainment.

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Donald Holder

Lighting design, “The Lion King”

Broadway projects include Movin? Out (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), The Lion King (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), After the Fall, All Shook Up, La Cage aux Folles, A Streetcar Named Desire, Gem of The Ocean, La Cage aux Folles, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedley II, Little Shop of Horrors, The Boy From Oz, The Green Bird, Bells Are Ringing, The Violet Hour, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Juan Darien (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Hughie, Eastern Standard and Holiday. Off-Broadway: A Man of No Importance, Observe the Sons of Ulster... (Lortel Award), Jitney, Saturday Night, Three Days of Rain, Chinese Friends, The Last Letter, Strike Up the Band, All My Sons, Communicating Doors, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Drama Desk nomination), Spunk, Jeffrey, Pterodactyls, many others. Opera: The Magic Flute (NYC Metropolitan Opera), Salome (Kirov Opera), The End of the Affair (Houston Grand Opera). Mr. Holder has designed at resident theatres across the U.S.

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Eugene Lee

Scenic design, “Ragtime”

Broadway: Wicked, You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W Bush, The Homecoming, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Pirate Queen. He has been resident designer at Trinity Repertory since 1967. He holds BFA degrees from the Art Institute of Chicago and Carnegie Mellon, an MFA from Yale and three honorary doctorates. He has been the production designer at Saturday Night Live since 1974. He has received the Tony Award, American Theatre Wing's Design Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Elliot Norton Award and Pell Award. He was recently inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame. An adjunct professor at Brown University, he lives with his wife Brooke in Providence, where they raised their two sons.

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Julie Taymor

Costume design, “The Lion King”

In 1998, she won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical and for Best Costumes for The Lion King. She also won Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League awards for her direction, and myriad awards for her original costume, mask and puppet designs. Ms. Taymor made her Broadway debut in 1996 with Juan Darién: A Carnival Mask (Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater), nominated for five Tony Awards. Other theatre work includes The Green Bird (New Victory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse and the Cort Theatre on Broadway); Titus Andronicus, The Tempest and The Taming of the Shrew (Theatre for a New Audience); Juan Dari�n (Music-Theatre Group); co-adapter and director of The Transposed Heads (Lincoln Center and American Music Theatre Festival) and Liberty's Taken (Castle Hill Festival); designer and choreographer of The King Stag (American Repertory Theatre). Opera direction: Grendel (Los Angeles Opera and the Lincoln Center Festival); The Magic Flute (Maggio Musicale, Florence, now in repertory at the Metropolitan Opera); Oedipus Rex (Saito Kinen Festival, Japan); Salome (Kirov Opera); The Flying Dutchman (Los Angeles Opera). Film direction: Across the Universe (2006); Frida (2002), winner of two Academy Awards, starring Salma Hayek; Titus (1999), starring Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange. Fool's Fire (for American Playhouse) premiered at Sundance and aired on PBS in 1992. Books: Julie Taymor: Playing With Fire, spanning more than 20 years of her work (Abrams); illustrated screenplays for Titus and Frida (Newmarket Press); The Lion King: Pride Rock on Broadway (Hyperion). Ms. Taymor's awards include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Emmy for her film of Oedipus Rex, Obie Awards for Visual Magic and for Juan Darién, the Brandeis Creative Arts Award, the Dorothy Chandler Performing Arts Award and the International Classical Music Award for Best Opera Production (Oedipus Rex).

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Julie Taymor

Noteworthy / unusual effects, “The Lion King”

In 1998, she won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical and for Best Costumes for The Lion King. She also won Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League awards for her direction, and myriad awards for her original costume, mask and puppet designs. Ms. Taymor made her Broadway debut in 1996 with Juan Darién: A Carnival Mask (Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater), nominated for five Tony Awards. Other theatre work includes The Green Bird (New Victory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse and the Cort Theatre on Broadway); Titus Andronicus, The Tempest and The Taming of the Shrew (Theatre for a New Audience); Juan Dari�n (Music-Theatre Group); co-adapter and director of The Transposed Heads (Lincoln Center and American Music Theatre Festival) and Liberty's Taken (Castle Hill Festival); designer and choreographer of The King Stag (American Repertory Theatre). Opera direction: Grendel (Los Angeles Opera and the Lincoln Center Festival); The Magic Flute (Maggio Musicale, Florence, now in repertory at the Metropolitan Opera); Oedipus Rex (Saito Kinen Festival, Japan); Salome (Kirov Opera); The Flying Dutchman (Los Angeles Opera). Film direction: Across the Universe (2006); Frida (2002), winner of two Academy Awards, starring Salma Hayek; Titus (1999), starring Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange. Fool's Fire (for American Playhouse) premiered at Sundance and aired on PBS in 1992. Books: Julie Taymor: Playing With Fire, spanning more than 20 years of her work (Abrams); illustrated screenplays for Titus and Frida (Newmarket Press); The Lion King: Pride Rock on Broadway (Hyperion). Ms. Taymor's awards include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Emmy for her film of Oedipus Rex, Obie Awards for Visual Magic and for Juan Darién, the Brandeis Creative Arts Award, the Dorothy Chandler Performing Arts Award and the International Classical Music Award for Best Opera Production (Oedipus Rex).

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Michael Curry

Noteworthy / unusual effects, “The Lion King”

In twenty-five years, Michael Curry has achieved an international reputation as a master of puppetry and kinetic theatrical design. He creates iconic, exhilarating, profoundly moving performance experiences for such global entertainment brands as The Walt Disney Company, Cirque du Soleil, Universal Studios and The Olympics, as well as many international opera and stage companies. Visualist directors such as Julie Taymor, William Friedkin and Robert LePage and production designers like Mark Fisher seek out Michael to join his vision with theirs to create entertainment events that define art, excellence and imagination for our time.

To realize his extraordinary creations, Michael created Michael Curry Design, a performance and show content producer composed of a core team of approximately fifty artists and technicians that is recognized as among the finest studios in the world. Here, visionary designs meet state-of-the-art performance technologies, many of which are unique to this facility. Michael Curry Design provides a full spectrum creative process - from initial concept, design, fabrication and manufacture to product delivery, installation and performance training.

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Julie Archer

Noteworthy / unusual effects, “Peter And Wendy”

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Beverly Emmons

Lighting design, “Jekyll & Hyde,” “When The World Was Green”

Designed for Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theater, dance and opera both in the US and abroad. Broadway: Amadeus (Tony Award), Annie Get Your Gun, Jekyll & Hyde, The Heiress, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Stephen Sondheim's Passion, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, High Rollers, Stepping Out, The Elephant Man, A Day In Hollywood A Night in the Ukraine, The Dresser, Piaf, and Doonesbury. Off Broadway: Vagina Monologues, and many productions with Joseph Chaikin and Meredith Monk. For Robert Wilson she designed lighting for productions spanning 13 years, including in America, Einstein on the Beach and the CIVIL warS part V. Dance: works for Trisha Brown, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. Seven Tony nominations, the 1976 Lumen award, 1984 and 1986 Bessies, and a 1980 Obie for Distinguished Lighting, and several Maharam/American Theater Wing Design Awards.

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Julie Archer

Noteworthy / unusual effects – puppet, “An Epidog”

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Jules Fisher

Lighting design, “Bring In ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk”

Lincoln Center Theater: My Favorite Year, Hello Again, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Two Shakespearean Actors. Broadway: Ragtime. Together with Peggy Eisenhauer, their company, Third Eye, designs lighting for all forms of live entertainment.

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Christopher H Barreca

Scenic design, “Chronicle of a Death Foretold”

Designed over 200 productions on Broadway and in Theater, Opera, and Dance internationally. His Broadway premiers include the musicals Marie Christine and Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Chronicle of a Death Foretold (American Theater Wing Award) - both for Lincoln Center Theater; The Violet Hour; Our Country's Good (Prague Quadrennial Selection) and Search and Destroy (Drama-League Award).

Off-Broadway: Richard Greenberg's Everett Beekin, Three Days of Rain (Drama Desk Nomination) and the musical Bernarda Alba; Bernard-Marie Koltes's Roberto Zucco; Skarmeta's Burning Patience and Eric Overmeyer’s In Perpetuity Throughout the Universe.

Mr. Barreca has designed at theaters throughout the US including The Gutherie, Hartford Stage, ACT in San Francisco, Baltimore Center Stage, The Ford Theater in Washington, D.C., The Mark Taper Forum, Seattle Repertory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theater, The Dallas Theater Center, The Yale Repertory Theater, The Roundabout and Lincoln Center in NYC.

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Angela Wendt

Costume design, “Rent”

Received a 1996 Drama Desk Award nomination for Rent. Ms. Wendt is from Germany where she studied set and costume design in Berlin at Hochschule der Kunste. Her theater credits include the Off-Broadway and studio productions of Rent (NYTW); the American premiere of Play with Repeats by Martin Grimp; Lysistrata directed by Barry Edelstein; The Autobiography of Aihen Fiction by Kate Moira Ryan (Samuel Beckett Theatre); Twelfth Night (Tennessee Rep); The Great Pretenders (Juilliard); Marisol by Jose Rivera (Public). Feature film: Childhood's End directed by Jeff Lipsky. Dance: Tilliboyo and Regions by Molissa Fenley; Savanna by Peggy Baher. She has also designed numerous music videos in the U.S. and Europe.

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Paul Zaloom

Lighting design, “Bring In ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk”

A comedic puppeteer, political satirist, filmmaker, and performance artist who lives and works in Los Angeles and tours his work all over the world, Zaloom has written, designed and performed 12 full length solo spectacles, including Fruit of Zaloom, Sick But True, his latest, Mother of All Enemies and, with Lynn Jeffries, The Abecedarium.

Zaloom started out with the renowned avant-garde puppet company, the Bread and Puppet Theater, in Vermont and has worked with this seminal company since he was 19. He began making solo shows in 1978 and has since worked with found objects, rod puppets, toy theater, shadow puppets, overhead projections, cantastoria (story telling with pictures), hand puppets, and humanettes.

Zaloom has played the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the Spoleto Festival USA, AND King Tut's Wah-Wah Hut, plus hundreds of other venues in 40 states. Numerous international festivals have featured his work on his 9 tours to Europe, including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scotland; Les Semaines de la Marionette, Paris; and the UNIMA World Congress, Dresden.

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Karen TenEyck

Noteworthy / unusual effects – projections, “An Epidog”

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Beverly Emmons

Lighting design, “The Heiress”

Designed for Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theater, dance and opera both in the US and abroad. Broadway: Amadeus (Tony Award), Annie Get Your Gun, Jekyll & Hyde, The Heiress, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Stephen Sondheim's Passion, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, High Rollers, Stepping Out, The Elephant Man, A Day In Hollywood A Night in the Ukraine, The Dresser, Piaf, and Doonesbury. Off Broadway: Vagina Monologues, and many productions with Joseph Chaikin and Meredith Monk. For Robert Wilson she designed lighting for productions spanning 13 years, including in America, Einstein on the Beach and the CIVIL warS part V. Dance: works for Trisha Brown, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. Seven Tony nominations, the 1976 Lumen award, 1984 and 1986 Bessies, and a 1980 Obie for Distinguished Lighting, and several Maharam/American Theater Wing Design Awards.

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John Lee Beatty

Scenic design, “The Heiress”

Designed sets for more than seventy Broadway productions since 1973 including The Apple Tree, Losing Louie, Heartbreak House, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Rabbit Hole, The Color Purple, Crimes of the Heart, The Odd Couple, Doubt, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Twentieth century, Wonderful Town, Dinner at Eight, Morning's at Seven, Proof, Footloose, Ivanov, The Little Foxes, Once Upon a Mattress, Chicago, A Delicate Balance, The Heiress, Redwood Curtain, A Small Family Business, The Most Happy Fella, Ain't Misbehavin', The Octette Bridge Club, Duet for One, Fifth of July, Talley's Folly, The Innocents, and Knock Knock.

He won the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for The Nance (2013). He has received eleven Tony Award nominations, including for Other Desert Cities (2012), The Royal Family (2010) and The Color Purple (2006). Beatty also has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design four times: Twentieth Century (2004), Dinner at Eight (2003), Fifth of July (1981) and Talley's Folly (1979). He received ten other Drama Desk nominations

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Jane Greenwood

Costume design, “The Heiress,” “Sylvia”

She designed costumes for over 125 productions on Broadway since Ballad of the Sad Cafe in 1963, including Once Upon a Mattress, The Little Foxes, An American Daughter, Psychopathia Sexualis, Master Class, Passion, She Loves Me, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Burton's Hamlet, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Same Time, Next Year, California Suite, Medea, Plenty, Heartbreak House, The Iceman Cometh, Ah, Wilderness!, Long Days Journey Into Night, Our Town. She has also worked extensively at Lincoln Center Theater and the worlds of Opera, Dance and Film. 15 Tony Award nominations, Irene Sharaff Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Helen Hayes Award (Washington) and The Lilly Award. She is a professor at Yale School of Drama.

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Ralph Lee

Noteworthy / unusual effects design, “Heart Of The Earth: A Popul Vuh Story”

First created puppets as a child growing up in Middlebury, Vermont, he graduated from Amherst College in 1957, and studied dance and theater in Europe for two years on a Fulbright Scholarship. Upon returning to the United States, Lee acted on Broadway, off-Broadway, in regional theaters and with the Open Theatre. During that period he started creating masks, unusual props, puppets and larger-than-life figures for theater and dance companies, including the New York Shakespeare Festival, Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre, the Living Theatre, the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, Shari Lewis and Saturday Night Live (he created the Land Shark). In 1974, while teaching at Bennington College, Ralph Lee staged his first outdoor production, which took place all over the college campus, and featured giant puppets and masked creatures. That same year he organized the first Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, which he directed through 1985. For his work on the parade Mr. Lee received a 1975 Village Voice OBIE Award, a 1985 Citation from the Municipal Arts Society, and in 1993 he was inducted into the CityLore People's Hall of Fame. In 1976 Ralph Lee became Artistic Director of the Mettawee River Theatre Company, which has been a center of his creative activity ever since. Mettawee's productions are based on creation myths, trickster tales, Sufi stories, legends and folklore from the world's many cultures. In addition to annual tours to rural communities, Mettawee has presented Ralph Lee's work at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the New York Botanical Garden, Provincetown Playhouse, the Henson Foundation's International Festival of Puppet Theater, LaMama E.T.C., INTAR, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Central Park Summerstage, The Bowery Poetry Club, and many other locations. Ralph Lee is the recipient of a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship in Drama. Two of Ralph Lee's Mettawee productions have been honored with American Theatre Wing Design Awards: The Popol Vuh in 1995 and Wichikapache Goes Walking in 1992. Under Mr. Lee's direction, Mettawee has also received a 1991 Village Voice OBIE Award and two Citations for Excellence from UNIMA, the international puppetry organization. Additional awards to Mr. Lee include a 1996 Dance Theatre Workshop Bessie Award for "sustained achievement as a mask maker and theatre designer without equal" and a 1996 New York State Governor's Arts Award in recognition of his many contributions to the artistic and cultural life of New York State. In 1999 Ralph received an award for "excellence in theater" from the New England Theater Conference. Since 1989 Ralph Lee has made annual trips to San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, to develop plays and a performing ensemble with the Mayan writers group Sna Jtz' Ibajom. He is an artist-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where he has staged special events with masks and giant puppets since 1984. In addition, he has produced parades and pageants featuring his giant figures for celebrations in Central Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Garden, the Ringling Museums in Sarasota, Florida and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven, Connecticut. From February through May, 1998, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center presented a retrospective exhibition of Ralph Lee's work that attracted record-breaking crowds to the gallery. As part of the Henson Foundation's International Festival of Puppet Theater, the Children's Museum of the Arts featured an exhibition entitled "The Masks and Magic of Ralph Lee" in September, 1998. During 2000 there were three exhibits in New York City featuring creations designed by Ralph Lee for Mettawee productions. Masks and puppets from The Woman Who Fell From The Sky were on exhibit in the ambulatory of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; an array of giant figures were display in the Courtyard Gallery of the World Financial Center, and an exhibit of sketches and models were in the gallery of The Kitchen. Mr. Lee has taught at Amherst College, Smith College, Bennington College, Hampshire College, Hamilton College, Colgate University, the University of Rio Grande and the University of North Carolina. He is currently on the faculty of New York University, and teaches puppetry at the Boys and Girls Republic on New York's Lower East Side.

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Beverly Emmons

Lighting design, “Passion”

Designed for Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theater, dance and opera both in the US and abroad. Broadway: Amadeus (Tony Award), Annie Get Your Gun, Jekyll & Hyde, The Heiress, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Stephen Sondheim's Passion, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, High Rollers, Stepping Out, The Elephant Man, A Day In Hollywood A Night in the Ukraine, The Dresser, Piaf, and Doonesbury. Off Broadway: Vagina Monologues, and many productions with Joseph Chaikin and Meredith Monk. For Robert Wilson she designed lighting for productions spanning 13 years, including in America, Einstein on the Beach and the CIVIL warS part V. Dance: works for Trisha Brown, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. Seven Tony nominations, the 1976 Lumen award, 1984 and 1986 Bessies, and a 1980 Obie for Distinguished Lighting, and several Maharam/American Theater Wing Design Awards.

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David Schulder

Noteworthy / unusual effects design, “Movieland”

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Ann Hould-Ward

Costume design, “Beauty and the Beast”

Has won, or been nominated for, virtually every major theatre award in existence, including the Tony, Drama Desk, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, American Theatre Wing, Outer Critics Circle and Olivier awards for her costume design. A Tony winner for Beauty and the Beast and Tony nominee for Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Ms. Hould-Ward’s stage credits also include countless Off-Broadway productions and designs for the most highly regarded regional theatres and the theatre-world’s finest producers and directors. International audiences applaud her work as well, as do audiences for film, television, concerts, dance and opera. Ms. Hould-Ward is the recipient of the inaugural Patricia Zipprodt Award for Innovative Costume Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, and she is a seasoned lecturer on costume design.

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Tony Walton

Scenic design, “She Loves Me”

For the Irish Repertory Theatre he has directed and designed The Importance of Being Earnest, Major Barbara and the U.S. premiere of Noël Coward's After The Ball. His Broadway productions include the recent Well and revivals of Our Town, I'm Not Rappaport, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Uncle Vanya, Annie Get Your Gun, 1776, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, She Loves Me, Guys and Dolls and Anything Goes, Bob Fosse's original productions of Chicago and Pippin; Pinter's Moonlight and Ashes to Ashes; Grand Hotel, The Real Thing, The Will Rogers Follies, and The House of Blue Leaves, Madison Square Garden's A Christmas Carol and Julie Andrews' triumphant revival of The Boy Friend. He also directed and designed the smash hit revival of Where's Charlie? for the Goodspeed Opera House, and other distinguished regional theatres. For the past 50 years he has been designing settings and costumes for film as well. He has designed for films such as Mary Poppins, Murder on the Orient Express, Fahrenheit 451, The Wiz, The Boy Friend, All That Jazz, Death of a Salesman, The Glass Menagerie, Regarding Henry, and Deathtrap. His many awards include the Oscar, the Emmy and 3 Tonys (16 nominations). He was elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame in 1991.

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John Arnone

Scenic design, “Tommy”

Born in Dallas, Texas, he began his theatrical career as an actor and switched to design in 1976. His designs for Broadway include Turgenyev's Fortune's Fool, The Full Monty, Edward Albee's The Goat, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying directed by Des McAnuff, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, Sacrilege with Ellen Burstyn, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Grease! For Tommy Tune, Sex and Longing directed by Garland Wright, The Deep Blue Sea with Blythe Danner, Patio/Porch, Lone Star/Pvt. Wars, Marlene, Minnelli on Minnelli. Gore Vidal's The Best Man and Arthur Miller's The Ride Down Mt. Morgan. He received two Obies for outstanding excellence and sustained achievement in set designs and the Los Angeles Theater Critics, Dora Mavor Moore, Outer Critics Circle, American Theater Wing, Drama Desk and Tony Awards for The Who's Tommy. The Who's Tommy also was nominated for an Olivier award. Arnone's work has been seen at the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Guthrie, ACT, the Globe and La Jolla Playhouse as well as in productions in London, Vienna, Frankfurt, Berlin and Prague. He also designed the recent productions of Albee's The Play About the Baby and Tiny Alice.

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Wendall K. Harrington

Drama Desk, American Theatre Wing Awards, The Who's Tommy. Broadway: In My Life, The Good Body, Amy's View, The Capeman, Civil War, Ragtime, Freak, Racing Demon, The Heidi Chronicles, They're Playing Our Song. Opera: Nixon In China, A View from the Bridge, The Photographer, The Magic Flute, Transatlantic. Ballet: Othello, Ballet Mecanique, Anna Karenina. Off-Broadway: Hapgood, As Thousands Cheer, Merrily We Roll Along. Concerts: Talking Heads, Simon and Garfunkel, Chris Rock, John Fogerty.

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John Arnone

Scenic design, “Pericles”

Born in Dallas, Texas, he began his theatrical career as an actor and switched to design in 1976. His designs for Broadway include Turgenyev's Fortune's Fool, The Full Monty, Edward Albee's The Goat, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying directed by Des McAnuff, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, Sacrilege with Ellen Burstyn, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Grease! For Tommy Tune, Sex and Longing directed by Garland Wright, The Deep Blue Sea with Blythe Danner, Patio/Porch, Lone Star/Pvt. Wars, Marlene, Minnelli on Minnelli. Gore Vidal's The Best Man and Arthur Miller's The Ride Down Mt. Morgan. He received two Obies for outstanding excellence and sustained achievement in set designs and the Los Angeles Theater Critics, Dora Mavor Moore, Outer Critics Circle, American Theater Wing, Drama Desk and Tony Awards for The Who's Tommy. The Who's Tommy also was nominated for an Olivier award. Arnone's work has been seen at the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Guthrie, ACT, the Globe and La Jolla Playhouse as well as in productions in London, Vienna, Frankfurt, Berlin and Prague. He also designed the recent productions of Albee's The Play About the Baby and Tiny Alice.

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Jules Fisher

Lighting design, “Jelly’s Last Jam”

Lincoln Center Theater: My Favorite Year, Hello Again, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Two Shakespearean Actors. Broadway: Ragtime. Together with Peggy Eisenhauer, their company, Third Eye, designs lighting for all forms of live entertainment.

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Ralph Lee

Noteworthy / unusual effects – masks, puppets, costumes, “Wichikapache Goes Walking”

First created puppets as a child growing up in Middlebury, Vermont, he graduated from Amherst College in 1957, and studied dance and theater in Europe for two years on a Fulbright Scholarship. Upon returning to the United States, Lee acted on Broadway, off-Broadway, in regional theaters and with the Open Theatre. During that period he started creating masks, unusual props, puppets and larger-than-life figures for theater and dance companies, including the New York Shakespeare Festival, Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre, the Living Theatre, the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, Shari Lewis and Saturday Night Live (he created the Land Shark). In 1974, while teaching at Bennington College, Ralph Lee staged his first outdoor production, which took place all over the college campus, and featured giant puppets and masked creatures. That same year he organized the first Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, which he directed through 1985. For his work on the parade Mr. Lee received a 1975 Village Voice OBIE Award, a 1985 Citation from the Municipal Arts Society, and in 1993 he was inducted into the CityLore People's Hall of Fame. In 1976 Ralph Lee became Artistic Director of the Mettawee River Theatre Company, which has been a center of his creative activity ever since. Mettawee's productions are based on creation myths, trickster tales, Sufi stories, legends and folklore from the world's many cultures. In addition to annual tours to rural communities, Mettawee has presented Ralph Lee's work at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the New York Botanical Garden, Provincetown Playhouse, the Henson Foundation's International Festival of Puppet Theater, LaMama E.T.C., INTAR, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Central Park Summerstage, The Bowery Poetry Club, and many other locations. Ralph Lee is the recipient of a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship in Drama. Two of Ralph Lee's Mettawee productions have been honored with American Theatre Wing Design Awards: The Popol Vuh in 1995 and Wichikapache Goes Walking in 1992. Under Mr. Lee's direction, Mettawee has also received a 1991 Village Voice OBIE Award and two Citations for Excellence from UNIMA, the international puppetry organization. Additional awards to Mr. Lee include a 1996 Dance Theatre Workshop Bessie Award for "sustained achievement as a mask maker and theatre designer without equal" and a 1996 New York State Governor's Arts Award in recognition of his many contributions to the artistic and cultural life of New York State. In 1999 Ralph received an award for "excellence in theater" from the New England Theater Conference. Since 1989 Ralph Lee has made annual trips to San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, to develop plays and a performing ensemble with the Mayan writers group Sna Jtz' Ibajom. He is an artist-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where he has staged special events with masks and giant puppets since 1984. In addition, he has produced parades and pageants featuring his giant figures for celebrations in Central Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Garden, the Ringling Museums in Sarasota, Florida and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven, Connecticut. From February through May, 1998, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center presented a retrospective exhibition of Ralph Lee's work that attracted record-breaking crowds to the gallery. As part of the Henson Foundation's International Festival of Puppet Theater, the Children's Museum of the Arts featured an exhibition entitled "The Masks and Magic of Ralph Lee" in September, 1998. During 2000 there were three exhibits in New York City featuring creations designed by Ralph Lee for Mettawee productions. Masks and puppets from The Woman Who Fell From The Sky were on exhibit in the ambulatory of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; an array of giant figures were display in the Courtyard Gallery of the World Financial Center, and an exhibit of sketches and models were in the gallery of The Kitchen. Mr. Lee has taught at Amherst College, Smith College, Bennington College, Hampshire College, Hamilton College, Colgate University, the University of Rio Grande and the University of North Carolina. He is currently on the faculty of New York University, and teaches puppetry at the Boys and Girls Republic on New York's Lower East Side.

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Toni-Leslie James

Costume design, “Jelly’s Last Jam”

Broadway: Finian's Rainbow, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life; Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; One Mo' Time; King Hedley II; The Wild Party; Marie Christine; Footloose; The Tempest (Drama Desk nomination); Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; Angels in America; Jelly's Last Jam (Hewes Design Award, Tony and Drama Desk nominations). Also Finian's Rainbow, Juno, Face the Music, Of Thee I Sing, Can-Can, House of Flowers, The Boys From Syracuse, Babes in Arms, Bloomer Girl and A Connecticut Yankee for City Center's Encores! Recipient of the 2009 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Costume Design, the Connecticut Critics Circle Award and the Irene Sharaff Young Masters Award for Costume Design Excellence.

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Casey Compton

Noteworthy / unusual effects – masks, puppets, costumes, “Wichikapache Goes Walking”

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Paul Gallo

Noteworthy / unusual effects – including puppets and found objects, “My Civilization”

In 2010 Mr. Gallo became one of only six lighting designers in the history of Broadway to have designed over 50 Broadway shows. In his 31 years on Broadway his designs for musicals include: Wonderland, Pal Joey, Never Gonna Dance, Man of LaMancha, Dreamgirls, 42nd Street, The Rocky Horror Show, The Civil War, On The Town, The Sound Of Music, Triumph Of Love, Titanic, Big, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Smokey Joe's Café, Guys And Dolls, Crazy For You, City of Angels, Anything Goes, Smile, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood and Tintypes. He has also designed many award winning plays on Broadway which include: November, A Bronx Tale, Mauritius, Losing Louie, Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Three Days of Rain, The Crucible, 45 Seconds From Broadway, The Man Who Came To Dinner, Epic Proportions, Skylight, The Tempest, I Hate Hamlet, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me A Tenor, Spoils of War, The Comedy Of Errors, The Front Page, The House of Blue Leaves, Heartbreak House, Beyond Therapy, Come Back To The Five And Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean, Grown Ups, Kingdoms, Candida, The Little Foxes, John Gabriel Borkman and Passione. Mr. Gallo is the recipient of eight Tony nominations, ten Drama Desk nominations (winning one), six Outer Critics Awards, two Obie Awards and the 1986 Obie for Sustained Excellence of Lighting Design. He is a graduate of Ithaca College and the Yale School Of Drama. And after all that his proudest achievement is being married to his beautiful wife, Jody, for 24 years and of his two wonderful children, Francesca and Nicholas.

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Robert Wierzel

Lighting design, “Hyrogen Jukebox”

As a lighting designer, Mr. Wierzel has worked with artists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds in theatre, dance, new music, museums and opera on stages throughout the country and abroad. Productions with opera companies of Paris (Garnier); Tokyo; Toronto; Glimmerglass; New York City Opera; Seattle; Boston; San Diego; San Francisco; Houston; Washington; Virginia; Chicago (including Lyric Opera and Chicago Opera Theatre); Montreal; Vancouver; Minnesota; Florida Grand; Portland; Wolf Trap; Omaha; among others. Numerous collaborations (22 years) with choreographer Bill T. Jones and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (several Bessie Awards, along with productions at the Lyon Opera Ballet and Berlin Opera Ballet); and Walking The Line (w/Bill T. Jones) at The Lourve Museum, Paris. Robert has collaborated with the composer Philip Glass (American Theatre Wing Lighting Design Award), and the visual artists Peter McGough, Paul Kaiser, Lesley Dill, Robert Longo, Bill Katz, Red Grooms and Gretchen Bender, among others. His extensive regional theatre work includes productions at Center Stage-Baltimore; Arena Stage; Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Shakespeare Theatre DC; A.C.T. San Francisco; Milwaukee Rep; Hartford Stage, Long Wharf Theatre; Goodman Theatre; The Guthrie; Mark Taper Forum; Geva Theatre; Actors Theatre/Louisville; Old Globe/San Diego; Laguna Playhouse; Yale Rep and the Berkley Rep, among many others. Dance collaborations with choreographers Larry Goldhuber and Heidi Latsky, (Worse Case Scenario-Bessie Award); Sean Curran; Molissa Fenely; Doug Varone (Orpheus and Euridice-Obie Award-Special Citation); Donna Uchizono; Alonzo King; Charlie Moulton; Arthur Aviles; Margo Sappington; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and Trisha Brown Dance Company. In New York, his work has been seen on and off Broadway including productions at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theatre; The Signature Theatre; MCC; The Roundabout Theatre; Playwrights Horizons; Mostly Mozart Festival; BAM; the Joyce Theatre; the Lincoln Center Festival; Gotham Chamber Opera and David Copperfield's Dreams and Nightmares on Broadway. The recipient of an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, Mr. Wierzel serves as a faculty member of the Design Department at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

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Jules Fisher

Lighting design, “Grand Hotel”

Lincoln Center Theater: My Favorite Year, Hello Again, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Two Shakespearean Actors. Broadway: Ragtime. Together with Peggy Eisenhauer, their company, Third Eye, designs lighting for all forms of live entertainment.

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Judith Martin

Sustained contribution, “Paper Bag Players”

For over 4 decades, Ms. Martin has been a leading figure in the field of children's theater as co-founder and Artistic Director of America's longest-running children's theater, The Paper Bag Players. A modern dancer, a highly skilled visual artist, and a possessor of an original sense of humor and imagination, Ms. Martin weaves together music, dance, visual arts and contemporary tales into theatrical pieces that affirm life's endless possibility for fun, adventure and surprise. Her plays published independently and incorporated in anthologies of children's literature assure that The Paper Bag Players shows are performed by professionals and amateur theater groups throughout the world. To date over 5 million children have seen The Paper Bag Players perform. In addition to 37 of the United States and Canada, England, Scotland, and Wales, The Paper Bag Players have performed in many non-English speaking countries including Israel, Egypt, Hong Kong, Iran, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Japan. The list of awards received by Judith Martin are unmatched, including: an OBIE for, "raising the level of children's theater through intelligence and imagination," The Sara Spencer Award and Jennie Heiden Award from the American Alliance for Theater and Education, two American Theater Wing Awards for, "sustained contributions to American Theater design" and "consistent commitment to excellence in professional theater,' a PARENTS Magazine 'As They Grow' Award, a New York State Governor's Artists Award and most recently an award for Excellence in Theater and Education from The Broadway Institute.

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Fred Curchack

Noteworthy / unusual effects, “Stuff As Dreams Are Made On”

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Alison Yerxa

Noteworthy / unusual effects, “The Warrior Ant”

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Jennifer Tipton

Lighting design, “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway,” “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” “The Rimers of Eldritch,” “Waiting For Godot”

Born in Columbus, Ohio and attended Cornell University where she majored in English, Tipton came to New York to study dance. Her interest in lighting began with a course in the subject at the American Dance Festival, Connecticut College. She has been awarded two Bessies and a Laurence Olivier Award for lighting dance; her work in that field includes pieces choreographed by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jiri Kylian, Dana Reitz, Jerome Robbins, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, and Dan Wagoner, among many others. Her work in the theatre has garnered a Joseph Jefferson Award, a Kudo, a Drama-Logue Award, two American Theatre Wing Awards, an Obie, two Drama Desk Awards, the first for The Cherry Orchard and For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf; the second for Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Waiting for Godot, and Long Day's Journey into Night, and two Tonys for The Cherry Orchard and Jerome Robbins' Broadway. Her work in opera includes Robert Wilson's production of Parsifal at the Houston Grand Opera and Peter Sellar's production of Tannhauser for the Chicago Light Opera. In the fall of 1991 she directed a production of The Tempest at the Guthrie. She has been an artistic associate with the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge and the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. In 1982, she received the Creative Arts Award in Dance from Brandeis University. She held a Guggenheim Fellowship for the 1986-87 season and received the 1989 Commonwealth Award in Dramatic Arts. In 1991, she received a Dance Magazine Award. She has been a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Theater Program Distinguished Artist Award, and a grant in the National Theatre Artist Residency Program funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Miss Tipton also teaches lighting at the Yale University School of Drama. Tipton's lighting designs have been represented in American Ballet Theatre's repertory since 1971.

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Susan Young

Costume design, “A Tales of Two Cities”

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Jerome Sirlin

Scenic design, “1,000 Airplanes On The Roof”

Designing throughout the US, Canada and Europe, his productions range from avant-garde collaborations with Philip Glass, Allen Ginsberg and Lou Reed to pop concerts for Madonna and Paul Simon; from the classic world of Wagner's Ring Cycle and Verdi's Macbeth to contemporary operas such as John Corigliano's Ghosts of Versailles and Jonathan Dove's Flight; from big budget musicals like Kiss of the Spider Woman, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane and Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame to more intimate theatricals such as Piazzolla's Maria de Buenos Aires and the traveling stage circus Cirque Ingenieux.

In addition to Musical Theater and Opera, he has designed multimedia installations and shows for museums and other cultural institutions. Freedom Rising at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia gives the American Constitution both a historical and contemporary context. The video finale for the Hershey Park's Chocolate World Tour Ride, Hershey, Pennsylvania provides a whimsical ride through a landscape of American iconography.

Projects combining direction and scenic design include the European premiere of John Corigliano's opera The Ghosts of Versailles, Toshiro Mayuzumi's Kinkakuji (from the novel The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Mishima) for New York City Opera, and the world premiere of Marilyn -- an opera by Ezra Laderman based on the last months of Marilyn Monroe's life.

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Julie Taymor

Concept pupperty and masks, “Juan Darien”

In 1998, she won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical and for Best Costumes for The Lion King. She also won Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League awards for her direction, and myriad awards for her original costume, mask and puppet designs. Ms. Taymor made her Broadway debut in 1996 with Juan Darién: A Carnival Mask (Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater), nominated for five Tony Awards. Other theatre work includes The Green Bird (New Victory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse and the Cort Theatre on Broadway); Titus Andronicus, The Tempest and The Taming of the Shrew (Theatre for a New Audience); Juan Dari�n (Music-Theatre Group); co-adapter and director of The Transposed Heads (Lincoln Center and American Music Theatre Festival) and Liberty's Taken (Castle Hill Festival); designer and choreographer of The King Stag (American Repertory Theatre). Opera direction: Grendel (Los Angeles Opera and the Lincoln Center Festival); The Magic Flute (Maggio Musicale, Florence, now in repertory at the Metropolitan Opera); Oedipus Rex (Saito Kinen Festival, Japan); Salome (Kirov Opera); The Flying Dutchman (Los Angeles Opera). Film direction: Across the Universe (2006); Frida (2002), winner of two Academy Awards, starring Salma Hayek; Titus (1999), starring Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange. Fool's Fire (for American Playhouse) premiered at Sundance and aired on PBS in 1992. Books: Julie Taymor: Playing With Fire, spanning more than 20 years of her work (Abrams); illustrated screenplays for Titus and Frida (Newmarket Press); The Lion King: Pride Rock on Broadway (Hyperion). Ms. Taymor's awards include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Emmy for her film of Oedipus Rex, Obie Awards for Visual Magic and for Juan Darién, the Brandeis Creative Arts Award, the Dorothy Chandler Performing Arts Award and the International Classical Music Award for Best Opera Production (Oedipus Rex).

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John Lee Beatty

Scenic design, “Burn This”

Designed sets for more than seventy Broadway productions since 1973 including The Apple Tree, Losing Louie, Heartbreak House, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Rabbit Hole, The Color Purple, Crimes of the Heart, The Odd Couple, Doubt, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Twentieth century, Wonderful Town, Dinner at Eight, Morning's at Seven, Proof, Footloose, Ivanov, The Little Foxes, Once Upon a Mattress, Chicago, A Delicate Balance, The Heiress, Redwood Curtain, A Small Family Business, The Most Happy Fella, Ain't Misbehavin', The Octette Bridge Club, Duet for One, Fifth of July, Talley's Folly, The Innocents, and Knock Knock.

He won the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for The Nance (2013). He has received eleven Tony Award nominations, including for Other Desert Cities (2012), The Royal Family (2010) and The Color Purple (2006). Beatty also has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design four times: Twentieth Century (2004), Dinner at Eight (2003), Fifth of July (1981) and Talley's Folly (1979). He received ten other Drama Desk nominations

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Eiko Ishioka

Costume and scenic design, “M Butterfly”

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Jennifer Tipton

Lighting design, “Worstward Ho”

Born in Columbus, Ohio and attended Cornell University where she majored in English, Tipton came to New York to study dance. Her interest in lighting began with a course in the subject at the American Dance Festival, Connecticut College. She has been awarded two Bessies and a Laurence Olivier Award for lighting dance; her work in that field includes pieces choreographed by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jiri Kylian, Dana Reitz, Jerome Robbins, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, and Dan Wagoner, among many others. Her work in the theatre has garnered a Joseph Jefferson Award, a Kudo, a Drama-Logue Award, two American Theatre Wing Awards, an Obie, two Drama Desk Awards, the first for The Cherry Orchard and For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf; the second for Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Waiting for Godot, and Long Day's Journey into Night, and two Tonys for The Cherry Orchard and Jerome Robbins' Broadway. Her work in opera includes Robert Wilson's production of Parsifal at the Houston Grand Opera and Peter Sellar's production of Tannhauser for the Chicago Light Opera. In the fall of 1991 she directed a production of The Tempest at the Guthrie. She has been an artistic associate with the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge and the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. In 1982, she received the Creative Arts Award in Dance from Brandeis University. She held a Guggenheim Fellowship for the 1986-87 season and received the 1989 Commonwealth Award in Dramatic Arts. In 1991, she received a Dance Magazine Award. She has been a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Theater Program Distinguished Artist Award, and a grant in the National Theatre Artist Residency Program funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Miss Tipton also teaches lighting at the Yale University School of Drama. Tipton's lighting designs have been represented in American Ballet Theatre's repertory since 1971.

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Paul Gallo

Lighting design, “The Hunger Artist”

In 2010 Mr. Gallo became one of only six lighting designers in the history of Broadway to have designed over 50 Broadway shows. In his 31 years on Broadway his designs for musicals include: Wonderland, Pal Joey, Never Gonna Dance, Man of LaMancha, Dreamgirls, 42nd Street, The Rocky Horror Show, The Civil War, On The Town, The Sound Of Music, Triumph Of Love, Titanic, Big, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Smokey Joe's Café, Guys And Dolls, Crazy For You, City of Angels, Anything Goes, Smile, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood and Tintypes. He has also designed many award winning plays on Broadway which include: November, A Bronx Tale, Mauritius, Losing Louie, Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Three Days of Rain, The Crucible, 45 Seconds From Broadway, The Man Who Came To Dinner, Epic Proportions, Skylight, The Tempest, I Hate Hamlet, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me A Tenor, Spoils of War, The Comedy Of Errors, The Front Page, The House of Blue Leaves, Heartbreak House, Beyond Therapy, Come Back To The Five And Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean, Grown Ups, Kingdoms, Candida, The Little Foxes, John Gabriel Borkman and Passione. Mr. Gallo is the recipient of eight Tony nominations, ten Drama Desk nominations (winning one), six Outer Critics Awards, two Obie Awards and the 1986 Obie for Sustained Excellence of Lighting Design. He is a graduate of Ithaca College and the Yale School Of Drama. And after all that his proudest achievement is being married to his beautiful wife, Jody, for 24 years and of his two wonderful children, Francesca and Nicholas.

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John Napier

Costume design, “Starlight Express”

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Robert Wilson

Noteworthy / unusual effects, “The Civil Wars – Act 5, The Trees”

Creates works which integrate a variety of artistic media, including movement, dance, painting, lighting, furniture design, sculpture, music, and text. By the late 1960's he was acknowledged as one of the leading figures in Manhattan's avant-garde theatre world. Working with his Byrd Hoffman School of Byrds, he developed such pieces as Deafman Glance (1970), and The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin (1973). His 1976 opera Einstein on the Beach, written with composer Philip Glass, altered conventional perceptions of opera as an art form. In Europe, Wilson has staged not only original works including Death, Destruction and Detroit I-III (Berlin; 1975, 1987,1999), but has directed and designed productions from the original repertoire, including his 1987 version of Strauss's Salomé at La Scala in Milan; Parsifal (Hamburg, 1991); Lohengrin (Zurich, 1991); Madam Butterfly (1993) at the Opera Bastille; Der Ring des Nibelungen (Zurich, 1999); and Faust (2008) for the Polish National Opera. Wilsons Awards and honors include the German Theatre Critics Award for "Best Production of the Year"; an Obie Award for direction; and the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for lifetime achievement. In 1986 his international epic CIVIL warS was the sole nominee for the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Other notable productions include: Alice (with Tom Waits and Paul Schmidt), 1992; Skin, Meat, Bone (with Alvin Lucier), 1994; Timerocker (with Lou Reed), 1997; Georg Büchner's Woyzeck (with Tom Waits), 2002; Jean de La Fontaine's The Fables, 2005; Ibsen's Peer Gynt, 2005 (in Norway); Brecht's The Threepenny Opera, 2007(in Berlin); Rumi, Polish National Opera, 2008; and scheduled for 2009 Sonnets based on Shakespeare's Sonnets with music by Rufus Wainwright (in Berlin).

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Tom Kamm

Noteworthy / unusual effects, “The Civil Wars – Act 5, The Trees”

An architect and set designer with decades of experience, has designed over fifty sets for theatre, opera, dance, and television. He created sets for stages in Holland, Germany, Italy, France, and Japan; for regional theaters throughout the United States and for new play venues Off-Broadway in New York. Seven of these projects were for internationally acclaimed director Robert Wilson, including The Civil Wars and The Forest, with music composed by Phillip Glass and David Byrne. Mr. Kamm and Robert Wilson received an American Theater Wing Award for The Civil Wars in 1987. Mr. Kamm designed three new dances for choreographer Susan Marshall and designed premieres of new works by playwrights Tony Kushner (Angels in America), Charles Mee (The Investigation of a Murder in El Salvador), and José Rivera (Each Day Dies with Sleep). His set design for Mikel Rouse's The End of Cinematics was published in Live Design Magazine, the nation's leading journal for performing arts design. It was also exhibited as a part of the United States' entry to the 2007 Prague Quadrennial. In addition to his stage work, Tom Kamm is the founding principal of Tom Kamm Architects, PC, based in Washington, DC. The firm specializes in the design of performing arts facilities, educational facilities, commercial interiors and custom residences. Tom Kamm has designed architecture and interiors throughout the United States, including projects in New York, California and the Washington DC metropolitan area. His work has been exhibited in Chicago's I-space Gallery and published in design journals such as Herman Miller's See Magazine. Tom Kamm received his Bachelor of Arts in Drama from University of California, San Diego, and holds a Master of Architecture degree from Yale School of Architecture where he was awarded the prestigious Robert A. Ward honor. He is a member of the faculty at the University of Illinois School of Architecture and lectures extensively, including the series Issues in Contemporary Architecture presented at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.

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Robert Israel

Collaborative design achievements – scenic and costume design, “Vienna Lusthus”

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Paul Gallo

Collaborative design achievements – lighting design, “Vienna Lusthus”

In 2010 Mr. Gallo became one of only six lighting designers in the history of Broadway to have designed over 50 Broadway shows. In his 31 years on Broadway his designs for musicals include: Wonderland, Pal Joey, Never Gonna Dance, Man of LaMancha, Dreamgirls, 42nd Street, The Rocky Horror Show, The Civil War, On The Town, The Sound Of Music, Triumph Of Love, Titanic, Big, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Smokey Joe's Café, Guys And Dolls, Crazy For You, City of Angels, Anything Goes, Smile, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood and Tintypes. He has also designed many award winning plays on Broadway which include: November, A Bronx Tale, Mauritius, Losing Louie, Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Three Days of Rain, The Crucible, 45 Seconds From Broadway, The Man Who Came To Dinner, Epic Proportions, Skylight, The Tempest, I Hate Hamlet, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me A Tenor, Spoils of War, The Comedy Of Errors, The Front Page, The House of Blue Leaves, Heartbreak House, Beyond Therapy, Come Back To The Five And Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean, Grown Ups, Kingdoms, Candida, The Little Foxes, John Gabriel Borkman and Passione. Mr. Gallo is the recipient of eight Tony nominations, ten Drama Desk nominations (winning one), six Outer Critics Awards, two Obie Awards and the 1986 Obie for Sustained Excellence of Lighting Design. He is a graduate of Ithaca College and the Yale School Of Drama. And after all that his proudest achievement is being married to his beautiful wife, Jody, for 24 years and of his two wonderful children, Francesca and Nicholas.

Bio as of June, 2011.

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Tony Walton

Scenic design, “The House Of Blue Leaves”

For the Irish Repertory Theatre he has directed and designed The Importance of Being Earnest, Major Barbara and the U.S. premiere of Noël Coward's After The Ball. His Broadway productions include the recent Well and revivals of Our Town, I'm Not Rappaport, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Uncle Vanya, Annie Get Your Gun, 1776, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, She Loves Me, Guys and Dolls and Anything Goes, Bob Fosse's original productions of Chicago and Pippin; Pinter's Moonlight and Ashes to Ashes; Grand Hotel, The Real Thing, The Will Rogers Follies, and The House of Blue Leaves, Madison Square Garden's A Christmas Carol and Julie Andrews' triumphant revival of The Boy Friend. He also directed and designed the smash hit revival of Where's Charlie? for the Goodspeed Opera House, and other distinguished regional theatres. For the past 50 years he has been designing settings and costumes for film as well. He has designed for films such as Mary Poppins, Murder on the Orient Express, Fahrenheit 451, The Wiz, The Boy Friend, All That Jazz, Death of a Salesman, The Glass Menagerie, Regarding Henry, and Deathtrap. His many awards include the Oscar, the Emmy and 3 Tonys (16 nominations). He was elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame in 1991.

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Kevin Rigdon

Lighting design, “Ghost Stories (Prairie du Chien and The Shawl)”

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Eva Buchmuller

Noteworthy / unusual effects – scenic design, “Dreamland Burns”

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Rudi Stern

Noteworthy / unusual effects – special effects, “Dreamland Burns”
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Everett Quinton

Costume design, “Salambo”

Recently appeared in The Witch of Edmonton at Red Bull Theater, as Florence Wexler in Devil Boys from Beyond at New World Stages, as Dr. Caius in The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., and as Jacob Marley in The McCarter Theatre's A Christmas Carol. Everett is also a member of Cleveland State University's Summer Stages where he appeared as Madam Rosepettle in O Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad. Everett previously appeared at Red Bul Theater in Women Beward Women (2008 Callaway Award, Best Actor). Everett was a member of The Ridiculous Theatrical Company and served as its Artistic Director from 1987-1997. He has appeared in Charles Ludlam's Medea, The Secret Lives of the Sexists, Salammbo, Galas, The Artificial Jungle and the original production of The Mystery of Irma Vep (Obie and Drama Desk Award). He was also seen in Georg Osterman's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Brother Truckers (Bessie Award); Richard and Michael Simon's Murder at Minsing Manor (Drama League Award); as well as in his own plays: Carmen, Linda, Movieland, A Tale of Two Cities (Obie Award), and Call Me Sarah Bernhardt. Everett has directed revivals of Charles Ludlam's Big Hotel, Camille, Der Ring Gott Farblonjet and How to Write a Play. He also directed Brother Truckers (in New York, London and as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Carmen, Sebastian Stewart's Under the Kerosene Moon, as well as The Beaux Stratagem at the Yale Rep and Treasure Island at the Omaha Theatre for Young People. Film and TV credits include Natural Born Killers, Big Business, Deadly Illusion, Forever Lulu, Miami Vice and Law & Order.

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Theo Cremona

Noteworthy / unusual effects – special effects, “Dreamland Burns”

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Everett Quinton

Costume design, “The Mystery of Irma Vep”

Recently appeared in The Witch of Edmonton at Red Bull Theater, as Florence Wexler in Devil Boys from Beyond at New World Stages, as Dr. Caius in The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., and as Jacob Marley in The McCarter Theatre's A Christmas Carol. Everett is also a member of Cleveland State University's Summer Stages where he appeared as Madam Rosepettle in O Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad. Everett previously appeared at Red Bul Theater in Women Beward Women (2008 Callaway Award, Best Actor). Everett was a member of The Ridiculous Theatrical Company and served as its Artistic Director from 1987-1997. He has appeared in Charles Ludlam's Medea, The Secret Lives of the Sexists, Salammbo, Galas, The Artificial Jungle and the original production of The Mystery of Irma Vep (Obie and Drama Desk Award). He was also seen in Georg Osterman's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Brother Truckers (Bessie Award); Richard and Michael Simon's Murder at Minsing Manor (Drama League Award); as well as in his own plays: Carmen, Linda, Movieland, A Tale of Two Cities (Obie Award), and Call Me Sarah Bernhardt. Everett has directed revivals of Charles Ludlam's Big Hotel, Camille, Der Ring Gott Farblonjet and How to Write a Play. He also directed Brother Truckers (in New York, London and as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Carmen, Sebastian Stewart's Under the Kerosene Moon, as well as The Beaux Stratagem at the Yale Rep and Treasure Island at the Omaha Theatre for Young People. Film and TV credits include Natural Born Killers, Big Business, Deadly Illusion, Forever Lulu, Miami Vice and Law & Order.

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Charles Ludlam

Scenic design, “The Mystery of Irma Vep”

Grew up in Queens, New York, just a few subway stops from Greenwich Village, and the heart of Gay America. At twenty-four, he founded the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, where he wrote, directed and performed in almost every production for the next two decades, often with Everett Quinton, his life partner and muse, by his side. Renowned for drag, high comedy, melodrama, satire, precise literary references, gender politics, sexual frolic, and a multitude of acting styles, the Ridiculous Theater guaranteed a kind of biting humor that could both sting and tickle. His many plays included Turds in Hell, Der Ring Gott Farblonjet, a riff on Wagner's Ring Cycle, Bluebeard, and The Mystery of Irma Vep, his most popular play, and a performer's tour-de-force. Ludlam continued working until almost the day he died of PCP pneumonia, just three months after his AIDS diagnosis. He was 44.

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Heidi Landesman-Ettinger

Scenic design, “Big River”

Heidi Ettinger, under her married name Heidi Landesman, made theatrical history when she became the first woman ever awarded a Tony for her set design of the musical Big River. Her work for that show (for which she also received a Tony as co-producer and several other awards, including the Drama Desk and Outer Critcs Circle prizes) was followed by her third Tony as designer of Secret Garden and her fourth nomination for producer. In all, she has been nominated for seven Tonys, won an Obie for Sustained Excellence, and has a mantelful of other prizes and nominations.

Ms. Ettinger’s career on Broadway began with the design for the Pulitzer prize winning ‘Night Mother by Marsha Norman and has continued without interruption (except for the birth of three sons) ever since. Among her favorite designs include the Michael Mayer production of Triumph of Love, the Jerry Zaks production of Smokey Joe’s Cafe, the folk artistry of Tom Sawyer, an enormous abstract elevator for Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame in Berlin, the calamitous but beautiful Red Shoes, and a number of productions at The 2nd Stage, The Public, and several residential theatres. She also served as co-producer for the Sondheim/Lapine hit Into the Woods. Most recently, she designed the set for the new opera by Stephen Schwartz (composer and lyricist of Wicked), Seance on a Wet Afternoon, based on the film of the same title, which will be produced in the spring of 2011 by The New York City Opera Company.

She is a graduate of Occidental College and received her Master’s degree from the Yale School of Drama, on whose Board she now sits as Advisor. She is also a member of the Boards of the Municipal Arts Society and The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Her work was recently featured in the Curtain Call exhibit at The Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts.

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Patricia McGourty

Costume design, “Big River”

She has had the good fortune to experience three art and design careers.

As a costume designer she worked in  stage and film in New York and California for 18 years collaborating with creative teams on productions ranging from Shakespeare Festivals to Broadway musicals. Her costumes have played on stages in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.
As a painter and collage  artist, Patricia spent 12 years in the Middle East developing her personal artwork which she sees as a visual dialogue with  diverse world cultures and communities.

Patricia has also been the artistic director for ArtWorks, an arts and culture consultancy in Dubai.

By exploring theatrical design, public art and cross-cultural art forms she has been able to expand   her collaborative work  into art and design for “The World Stage” of our global community.

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Blu

Lighting design, “Nosferatu”

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Lawrence Eichler

Lighting design, “The Mystery of Irma Vep”

The Mystery of Irma Vep, Ridiculous Theatrical Company (1984-1986), The Enchanged Pig (1979), Women Behind Bars (1975).

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Richard Riddell

Lighting design, “Big River”

After graduating from Knox with a degree in theatre in 1972, Riddell received his doctorate from Stanford University in 1978, and proceeded to have successful careers at the University of California-San Diego, Harvard University, and Duke, respectively. During this time, Riddell also worked as a professional theatre designer, winning a Tony Award for his lighting design in the 1985 Broadway production of Big River. Currently vice president, university secretary, and special assistant to the president of Duke University. Shortly after he joined the president's office at Duke, Riddell joined the Knox College Board of Trustees in 2005.

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Ann Hould-Ward

Costume design, “Sunday In The Park With George”

Has won, or been nominated for, virtually every major theatre award in existence, including the Tony, Drama Desk, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, American Theatre Wing, Outer Critics Circle and Olivier awards for her costume design. A Tony winner for Beauty and the Beast and Tony nominee for Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Ms. Hould-Ward’s stage credits also include countless Off-Broadway productions and designs for the most highly regarded regional theatres and the theatre-world’s finest producers and directors. International audiences applaud her work as well, as do audiences for film, television, concerts, dance and opera. Ms. Hould-Ward is the recipient of the inaugural Patricia Zipprodt Award for Innovative Costume Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, and she is a seasoned lecturer on costume design.

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Paul Gallo

Lighting design, “The Garden of Earthly Delights”

In 2010 Mr. Gallo became one of only six lighting designers in the history of Broadway to have designed over 50 Broadway shows. In his 31 years on Broadway his designs for musicals include: Wonderland, Pal Joey, Never Gonna Dance, Man of LaMancha, Dreamgirls, 42nd Street, The Rocky Horror Show, The Civil War, On The Town, The Sound Of Music, Triumph Of Love, Titanic, Big, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Smokey Joe's Café, Guys And Dolls, Crazy For You, City of Angels, Anything Goes, Smile, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood and Tintypes. He has also designed many award winning plays on Broadway which include: November, A Bronx Tale, Mauritius, Losing Louie, Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Three Days of Rain, The Crucible, 45 Seconds From Broadway, The Man Who Came To Dinner, Epic Proportions, Skylight, The Tempest, I Hate Hamlet, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me A Tenor, Spoils of War, The Comedy Of Errors, The Front Page, The House of Blue Leaves, Heartbreak House, Beyond Therapy, Come Back To The Five And Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean, Grown Ups, Kingdoms, Candida, The Little Foxes, John Gabriel Borkman and Passione. Mr. Gallo is the recipient of eight Tony nominations, ten Drama Desk nominations (winning one), six Outer Critics Awards, two Obie Awards and the 1986 Obie for Sustained Excellence of Lighting Design. He is a graduate of Ithaca College and the Yale School Of Drama. And after all that his proudest achievement is being married to his beautiful wife, Jody, for 24 years and of his two wonderful children, Francesca and Nicholas.

Bio as of June, 2011.

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Bran Ferren

Scenic design, “Sunday in the Park with George”

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Tony Straiges

Scenic design, “Sunday in the Park with George”

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Theoni V. Aldredge

Costume design, “La Cage Aux Folles”

Select Broadway credits: Sweet Bird of Youth, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Anyone Can Whistle, A Chorus Line, The Threepenny Opera, Annie (Tony Award), Barnum (Tony Award), 42nd Street, Dreamgirls, La Cage aux Folles (Tony Award) and Gypsy. Film credits: The Mirror Has Two Faces, The First Wives Club, Addams Family Values, Moonstruck, Network, The Rose and The Great Gatsby (Academy Award). Honors include the NYC Liberty Medal, Costume Guild Career Achievement Award, Theatre Hall of Fame (1986). For more than 20 years, Ms. Aldredge was the principal designer for NYSF.

Bio as of November, 2007.

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Richard Nelson

Lighting design, “Sunday in the Park with George”

Born in Chicago in 1950, while at college in New York State he had several short plays produced and after graduating spent a year in England. Returning to America in 1973, he wrote a series of radio plays, many of which used for their source material current American affairs, notably the Watergate scandal as it unfolded. Richard Nelson's first professional stage production was The Killing of Yablonski. Developing his interest in reportage the play dealt with a journalist's investigation into a recent political assassination. This was followed by two more plays Conjuring An Event and Jungle Coup, both of which also had a reporter at the centre of the action. Over the next five years Nelson consciously experimented with different dramatic forms from the epic Rip Van Winkle or The Works to the mock 30s farce of An American Comedy, the agitprop of The Return of Pinocchio and the expressionism of Bal. Throughout the early 80s Richard Nelson also worked as a dramaturg to the British director, David Jones, the Rumanian Liviu Cliulei and the American Gregory Mosher. During this time, he prepared adaptations of plays from the international repertoire by Beaumarchais, Brecht, Chekhov, Erdman, Fo, Goldoni and Moliére. Working on Chekhov's Three Sisters had a particularly strong effect on his own original writing. These international relationships also developed an interest in cultural differences and rootlessness. This theme was given its first and most obvious expression in the 1983 play Between East and West, where a Czech emigre couple find themselves at a loss in New York City. This play was presented in England at the Hampstead Theatre. On a more popular front, he explored similar themes in his book for the American production of the musical Chess in 1988, where East meets West over the chess board. New England is the sixth play by Richard Nelson to be presented at the RSC. In each he has continued to explore his preoccupation with characters who are alienated from the world in which they find themselves. In Principia Scriptoriae two young writers are imprisoned in Central America and are forced to address their art in the face of tyranny. In Some Americans Abroad a group of American academics look to England for their cultural heritage, while in Two Shakespearean Actors 19th-century English and American actors in New York compete to establish their legitimacy. In Columbus and the Discovery of Japan heroic adventure is ironically explored as accident, while Misha's Party (co-written with Alexander Gelman) has Russian dinner guests failing to recognise the significance of a revolution happening outside their restaurant.

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Ming Cho Lee

Scenic design, “K2″

One of the foremost set designers in America today, his extensive credits include work in opera, theatre, and dance. Born in Shanghai, Mr. Lee attended Occidental College and UCLA. He has worked with many leading American dance companies, including Martha Graham, American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, Eliot Feld Ballet, Jose Limon and Pacific Northwest Ballet. From 1962 through 1973, he was the principal designer for Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival. He has designed sets for opera companies including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera. He has also designed for theatre groups including Arena Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Guthrie Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, and for Broadway. Internationally, Mr. Lee has designed productions for Covent Garden (London), Hamburgische Staatsoper, Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), Royal Danish Ballet, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre (Taipei), the Hong Kong Cultural Center, and Buhnen Graz (Austria). His numerous awards and distinctions include a Tony Award, an Obie for sustained achievement, New York Drama Desk and New York and Los Angeles Outer Circle Critics Awards, three honorary doctorates, awards for long-term achievement from 6 major theatre and opera organizations, membership in the Theatre Hall of Fame, and the Mayor's Award for Arts and Culture from New York City. His work has been shown in two separate retrospectives at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and in Taipei. As an architectural consultant, Mr. Lee designed theatres for Joseph Papp's Public Theatre and the State University of New York at Purchase. He holds the Donald Oenslager Chair in Design and is the co-Chair of the design department at the Yale University School of Drama. Both through his own work in opera, theatre, and dance, and through his teaching at the Yale School of Drama, Ming has had a greater influence on American scenography than any other contemporary designer.

Bio as of June, 2008.

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Allen Lee Hughes

Lighting design, “K2″

A Lighting Designer and Teacher of Lighting Design, Hughes has a BA from Catholic University and a MFA from New York University. Broadway credits include Having Our Say; Mule Bone; and Once On This Island, which earned him a third Tony nomination. The Broadway production of K2 brought his first Tony nomination, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Joseph Maharam Award. Other design work on Broadway includes Strange Interlude, Accidental Death of An Anarchist, and Quilters. New York designs at Roundabout Theatre Company, New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, New York Shakespeare Festival, Lincoln Center Theater and Off-Broadway. He received the USITT Distinguished Achievement Award in Lighting Design for 2003. He is the recipient of the 1997 Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration. Recipient of two Helen Hayes Awards in Washington and nominated eight other times. His work has been seen at major theaters throughout the country, including the McCarter Theatre, Seattle Rep, Long Wharf Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theatre, Hartford Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Steppenwolf, Kennedy Center, Denver Center, and Alliance Theatre. His dance designs include works for American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Ballet Tech, Hartford Ballet, and Pilobolus Dance Theatre. He has served as an associate artist at Arena Stage, where the fellows program has been named in his honor. Allen is an associate arts professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Bio as of January, 2012.

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John Napier

Special citation, “The Life And Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby”

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Beverly Emmons

Special citation, “The Life And Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby”

Designed for Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theater, dance and opera both in the US and abroad. Broadway: Amadeus (Tony Award), Annie Get Your Gun, Jekyll & Hyde, The Heiress, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Stephen Sondheim's Passion, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, High Rollers, Stepping Out, The Elephant Man, A Day In Hollywood A Night in the Ukraine, The Dresser, Piaf, and Doonesbury. Off Broadway: Vagina Monologues, and many productions with Joseph Chaikin and Meredith Monk. For Robert Wilson she designed lighting for productions spanning 13 years, including in America, Einstein on the Beach and the CIVIL warS part V. Dance: works for Trisha Brown, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. Seven Tony nominations, the 1976 Lumen award, 1984 and 1986 Bessies, and a 1980 Obie for Distinguished Lighting, and several Maharam/American Theater Wing Design Awards.

Bio as of July, 2003.

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William Ivey Long

Costume design, “Nine

Won his sixth Tony Award for his designs for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella which is running on Broadway along side Bullets Over Broadway, Cabaret, and Chicago, now in its 18th year! He also currently serves as Chairman of the Board for The American Theatre Wing.

Other Broadway Credits include: Big Fish, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Don't Dress for Dinner, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Catch Me If You Can, Pal Joey, 9 to 5, Young Frankenstein, Curtains, Grey Gardens (Tony Award), The Producers (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), A Streetcar Named Desire, La Cage Aux Folles, The Boy from Oz, Hairspray (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Cabaret, Contact (Hewes Award), The Music Man, Annie Get Your Gun, Swing, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Crazy for You (Tony, Outer Critics Circle Awards); Guys and Dolls (Drama Desk Award), A Christmas Carol, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me a Tenor (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Nine (Tony, Drama Desk, Maharam Awards). Recent Off-Broadway productions include Bunty Berman Presents, Lucky Guy and The School for Lies.

He has also designed for such artists as Mick Jagger, Siegfried and Roy, the Pointer Sisters, Joan Rivers, and for choreographers Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Peter Martins, David Parsons and Susan Stroman.

He serves as Production Designer for North Carolina's oldest running seasonal outdoor drama, The Lost Colony, which was the 2013 recipient of the Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre. He returns in 2014 for his 44th season with the production.

Mr. Long holds honorary degrees from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina at Asheville, and The College of William and Mary. He was the recipient of the Morrison Award (1992), the UNC Chapel Hill Playmakers Award (1994), the National Theatre Conference "Person of the Year" award (2000), the Order of the Long Leaf Pine (2001), the Distinguished Career Award from the Southeastern Theatre Conference (2002), the Raleigh Medal of Arts (2010), and the 2004 North Carolina Award presented by Governor Easley.

Mr. Long earned an undergraduate degree in history from The College of William and Mary, was a Kress Fellow at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in stage design from Yale University School of Drama. Upcoming projects include On the Twentieth Century, The Merry Widow for The Metropolitan Opera, and Little Dancer at the Kennedy Center.

Mr. Long has been nominated for 13 Tony Awards. He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2005, and was elected Chairman of The American Theatre Wing in June, 2012.

Bio as of March, 2014.

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David Chapman

Scenic design, “The First”

David F. Chapman is a director, writer, solo performer and teaching artist. A Chicago native, David has made theatre all over the world, including Vietnam, Hungary, the UK, Canada and around the U.S. He is currently based in New York.

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Robin Wagner

Lighting design, “Dreamgirls”

Broadway designs include the new production of A Chorus Line; Young Frankenstein; The Producers (Tony Award); The Boy From Oz; Kiss Me, Kate; Saturday Night Fever; Side Show; Angels in America; Victor/Victoria; Jelly's Last Jam; City Of Angels (Tony Award); Crazy for You; Jerome Robbins' Broadway; Chess; 42nd Street; Dreamgirls; On the Twentieth Century (Tony Award); A Chorus Line; Jesus Christ Superstar; Lenny; Promises, Promises; The Great White Hope; and Hair. Other work includes operas: the Metropolitan, Swedish Royal, Vienna State, Royal Opera Covent Garden. Honors also include Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and other awards. He is a trustee of the Public Theater and a member of the Theatre Hall of Fame.

Bio as of November, 2010.

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Dermot Hayes

Special citation, “The Life And Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby”

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David Hersey

Special citation, “The Life And Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby”

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John Lee Beatty

Scenic design, “Fifth of July”

Designed sets for more than seventy Broadway productions since 1973 including The Apple Tree, Losing Louie, Heartbreak House, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Rabbit Hole, The Color Purple, Crimes of the Heart, The Odd Couple, Doubt, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Twentieth century, Wonderful Town, Dinner at Eight, Morning's at Seven, Proof, Footloose, Ivanov, The Little Foxes, Once Upon a Mattress, Chicago, A Delicate Balance, The Heiress, Redwood Curtain, A Small Family Business, The Most Happy Fella, Ain't Misbehavin', The Octette Bridge Club, Duet for One, Fifth of July, Talley's Folly, The Innocents, and Knock Knock.

He won the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for The Nance (2013). He has received eleven Tony Award nominations, including for Other Desert Cities (2012), The Royal Family (2010) and The Color Purple (2006). Beatty also has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design four times: Twentieth Century (2004), Dinner at Eight (2003), Fifth of July (1981) and Talley's Folly (1979). He received ten other Drama Desk nominations

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Patricia McGourty

Costume design, “The Pirates of Penzance”

She has had the good fortune to experience three art and design careers.

As a costume designer she worked in  stage and film in New York and California for 18 years collaborating with creative teams on productions ranging from Shakespeare Festivals to Broadway musicals. Her costumes have played on stages in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.
As a painter and collage  artist, Patricia spent 12 years in the Middle East developing her personal artwork which she sees as a visual dialogue with  diverse world cultures and communities.

Patricia has also been the artistic director for ArtWorks, an arts and culture consultancy in Dubai.

By exploring theatrical design, public art and cross-cultural art forms she has been able to expand   her collaborative work  into art and design for “The World Stage” of our global community.

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Julie Taymor

Scenic, costume, and puppet design, “The Haggadah”

In 1998, she won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical and for Best Costumes for The Lion King. She also won Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League awards for her direction, and myriad awards for her original costume, mask and puppet designs. Ms. Taymor made her Broadway debut in 1996 with Juan Darién: A Carnival Mask (Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater), nominated for five Tony Awards. Other theatre work includes The Green Bird (New Victory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse and the Cort Theatre on Broadway); Titus Andronicus, The Tempest and The Taming of the Shrew (Theatre for a New Audience); Juan Dari�n (Music-Theatre Group); co-adapter and director of The Transposed Heads (Lincoln Center and American Music Theatre Festival) and Liberty's Taken (Castle Hill Festival); designer and choreographer of The King Stag (American Repertory Theatre). Opera direction: Grendel (Los Angeles Opera and the Lincoln Center Festival); The Magic Flute (Maggio Musicale, Florence, now in repertory at the Metropolitan Opera); Oedipus Rex (Saito Kinen Festival, Japan); Salome (Kirov Opera); The Flying Dutchman (Los Angeles Opera). Film direction: Across the Universe (2006); Frida (2002), winner of two Academy Awards, starring Salma Hayek; Titus (1999), starring Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange. Fool's Fire (for American Playhouse) premiered at Sundance and aired on PBS in 1992. Books: Julie Taymor: Playing With Fire, spanning more than 20 years of her work (Abrams); illustrated screenplays for Titus and Frida (Newmarket Press); The Lion King: Pride Rock on Broadway (Hyperion). Ms. Taymor's awards include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Emmy for her film of Oedipus Rex, Obie Awards for Visual Magic and for Juan Darién, the Brandeis Creative Arts Award, the Dorothy Chandler Performing Arts Award and the International Classical Music Award for Best Opera Production (Oedipus Rex).

Bio as of July, 2007.

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Beverly Emmons

Lighting design, “The Elephant Man”

Designed for Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theater, dance and opera both in the US and abroad. Broadway: Amadeus (Tony Award), Annie Get Your Gun, Jekyll & Hyde, The Heiress, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Stephen Sondheim's Passion, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, High Rollers, Stepping Out, The Elephant Man, A Day In Hollywood A Night in the Ukraine, The Dresser, Piaf, and Doonesbury. Off Broadway: Vagina Monologues, and many productions with Joseph Chaikin and Meredith Monk. For Robert Wilson she designed lighting for productions spanning 13 years, including in America, Einstein on the Beach and the CIVIL warS part V. Dance: works for Trisha Brown, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. Seven Tony nominations, the 1976 Lumen award, 1984 and 1986 Bessies, and a 1980 Obie for Distinguished Lighting, and several Maharam/American Theater Wing Design Awards.

Bio as of July, 2003.

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Michael Yeargan

Scenic design, “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”

LCT: South Pacific (Tony and Outer Critics Circle Award noms., Drama Desk Award), Cymbeline, Awake and Sing! (Drama Desk Award, Tony nomination), Edward Albee's Seascape, The Light in the Piazza (Tony and Drama Desk Awards, Outer Critics Circle Award nom.). Broadway: The Ritz (original production); Hay Fever with Rosemary Harris; Ah, Wilderness! with Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst; A Lesson From Aloes; as well as many credits Off-Broadway and in regional theatre. London: Becket, Cyrano de Bergerac. Opera: Metropolitan Opera (Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Otello, Ariadne auf Naxos, Cos� fan Tutte, Don Giovanni, Susanna, The Great Gatsby), NY City Opera (Norma, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, La Finta Giardiniera, Central Park) as well as work at major opera companies throughout the United States, Europe and Australia.

Bio as of June, 2008.

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Peter Schumann

Costume design, “Joan of Arc,” “Wolkenstein”

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John Lee Beatty

Scenic design, “A Life in the Theatre”

Designed sets for more than seventy Broadway productions since 1973 including The Apple Tree, Losing Louie, Heartbreak House, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Rabbit Hole, The Color Purple, Crimes of the Heart, The Odd Couple, Doubt, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Twentieth century, Wonderful Town, Dinner at Eight, Morning's at Seven, Proof, Footloose, Ivanov, The Little Foxes, Once Upon a Mattress, Chicago, A Delicate Balance, The Heiress, Redwood Curtain, A Small Family Business, The Most Happy Fella, Ain't Misbehavin', The Octette Bridge Club, Duet for One, Fifth of July, Talley's Folly, The Innocents, and Knock Knock.

He won the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for The Nance (2013). He has received eleven Tony Award nominations, including for Other Desert Cities (2012), The Royal Family (2010) and The Color Purple (2006). Beatty also has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design four times: Twentieth Century (2004), Dinner at Eight (2003), Fifth of July (1981) and Talley's Folly (1979). He received ten other Drama Desk nominations

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Theoni V. Aldredge

Costume design, “On the 20th Century”

Select Broadway credits: Sweet Bird of Youth, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Anyone Can Whistle, A Chorus Line, The Threepenny Opera, Annie (Tony Award), Barnum (Tony Award), 42nd Street, Dreamgirls, La Cage aux Folles (Tony Award) and Gypsy. Film credits: The Mirror Has Two Faces, The First Wives Club, Addams Family Values, Moonstruck, Network, The Rose and The Great Gatsby (Academy Award). Honors include the NYC Liberty Medal, Costume Guild Career Achievement Award, Theatre Hall of Fame (1986). For more than 20 years, Ms. Aldredge was the principal designer for NYSF.

Bio as of November, 2007.

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Jules Fisher

Lighting design, “Dancin’”

Lincoln Center Theater: My Favorite Year, Hello Again, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Two Shakespearean Actors. Broadway: Ragtime. Together with Peggy Eisenhauer, their company, Third Eye, designs lighting for all forms of live entertainment.

Bio as of July, 2007.

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Edward Gorey

Scenic design, “Dracula”

A truly prodigious and original artist, Gorey (1925-2000), gave to the world over one hundred works, including The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Doubtful Guest and The Wuggly Ump; prize-winning set and costume designs for innumerable theater productions from Cape Cod to Broadway; a remarkable number of illustrations in publications such as The New Yorker and The New York Times, and in books by a wide array of authors from Charles Dickens to Edward Lear, Samuel Beckett, John Updike, Virginia Woolf, H.G. Wells, Florence Heide and many others. His well known animated credits for the PBS Mystery series have introduced him to millions of television viewers. Gorey's masterful pen and ink illustrations and his ironic, offbeat humor have brought him critical acclaim and an avid following throughout the world.

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Bio as of December, 2000.

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John Lee Beatty

Scenic design, “Knock Knock”

Designed sets for more than seventy Broadway productions since 1973 including The Apple Tree, Losing Louie, Heartbreak House, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Rabbit Hole, The Color Purple, Crimes of the Heart, The Odd Couple, Doubt, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Twentieth century, Wonderful Town, Dinner at Eight, Morning's at Seven, Proof, Footloose, Ivanov, The Little Foxes, Once Upon a Mattress, Chicago, A Delicate Balance, The Heiress, Redwood Curtain, A Small Family Business, The Most Happy Fella, Ain't Misbehavin', The Octette Bridge Club, Duet for One, Fifth of July, Talley's Folly, The Innocents, and Knock Knock.

He won the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for The Nance (2013). He has received eleven Tony Award nominations, including for Other Desert Cities (2012), The Royal Family (2010) and The Color Purple (2006). Beatty also has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design four times: Twentieth Century (2004), Dinner at Eight (2003), Fifth of July (1981) and Talley's Folly (1979). He received ten other Drama Desk nominations

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Florence Klotz

Costume design, “Pacific Overtures”

Winner of 6 Tony Awards: Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), Pacific Overtures (1976), Grind (1985), Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993) and the 1994 revival of Show Boat. Additional Broadway credits include Take Her, She's Mine, The Owl and the Pussycat and the 1981 revival of Little Foxes starring Elizabeth Taylor and Maureen Stapleton, A Call on Kuprin (1961). Film: A Little Night Music (1977, Academy Award nomination). Born October 28, 1920 in Brooklyn; Died November 1, 2006 of heart failure at age 86. After graduating from Parsons School of Design, Ms. Klotz worked painting fabrics for Brooks Costumes. In 1951, Irene Sharaff asked her to assist on the costume designs for the original production of The King and I.

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Robin Wagner

Scenic design, “A Chorus Line”

Broadway designs include the new production of A Chorus Line; Young Frankenstein; The Producers (Tony Award); The Boy From Oz; Kiss Me, Kate; Saturday Night Fever; Side Show; Angels in America; Victor/Victoria; Jelly's Last Jam; City Of Angels (Tony Award); Crazy for You; Jerome Robbins' Broadway; Chess; 42nd Street; Dreamgirls; On the Twentieth Century (Tony Award); A Chorus Line; Jesus Christ Superstar; Lenny; Promises, Promises; The Great White Hope; and Hair. Other work includes operas: the Metropolitan, Swedish Royal, Vienna State, Royal Opera Covent Garden. Honors also include Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and other awards. He is a trustee of the Public Theater and a member of the Theatre Hall of Fame.

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Robert Wilson

Scenic design, “A Letter For Queen Victoria”

Creates works which integrate a variety of artistic media, including movement, dance, painting, lighting, furniture design, sculpture, music, and text. By the late 1960's he was acknowledged as one of the leading figures in Manhattan's avant-garde theatre world. Working with his Byrd Hoffman School of Byrds, he developed such pieces as Deafman Glance (1970), and The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin (1973). His 1976 opera Einstein on the Beach, written with composer Philip Glass, altered conventional perceptions of opera as an art form. In Europe, Wilson has staged not only original works including Death, Destruction and Detroit I-III (Berlin; 1975, 1987,1999), but has directed and designed productions from the original repertoire, including his 1987 version of Strauss's Salomé at La Scala in Milan; Parsifal (Hamburg, 1991); Lohengrin (Zurich, 1991); Madam Butterfly (1993) at the Opera Bastille; Der Ring des Nibelungen (Zurich, 1999); and Faust (2008) for the Polish National Opera. Wilsons Awards and honors include the German Theatre Critics Award for "Best Production of the Year"; an Obie Award for direction; and the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for lifetime achievement. In 1986 his international epic CIVIL warS was the sole nominee for the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Other notable productions include: Alice (with Tom Waits and Paul Schmidt), 1992; Skin, Meat, Bone (with Alvin Lucier), 1994; Timerocker (with Lou Reed), 1997; Georg Büchner's Woyzeck (with Tom Waits), 2002; Jean de La Fontaine's The Fables, 2005; Ibsen's Peer Gynt, 2005 (in Norway); Brecht's The Threepenny Opera, 2007(in Berlin); Rumi, Polish National Opera, 2008; and scheduled for 2009 Sonnets based on Shakespeare's Sonnets with music by Rufus Wainwright (in Berlin).

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Carrie Robbins

Costume design, “Polly”

Designer Carrie Robbins’ work features 30+ Broadway shows, including Class Act, Grease (original), Agnes of God, Yentl, Octette Bridge Club , Sweet Bird of Youth (Bacall), Frankenstein, Happy End (Streep), Boys of Winter, Cyrano (Langella), & Shadow Box (Ruehl).

Her awards and nominations incl. 2012 recipient of the Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Theatre Development Fund & the tdf/Costume Collection with the support of the Tobin Theatre Arts Fund. 2 Tony (Noms.), 5 Drama Desk, Maharam, USITT/Prague International, L.A. Dramalogue, Henry Hughes, F.I.T-Surface Design, & Audelco, among others.

Robbins’ costumes for the Irving Berlin musical White Christmas have played major cities in the USA, Broadway, & Great Britain. Her regional work includes M. Butterfly and On the Verge, for director Tazewell Thompson (Arena Stage) and the Gershwin musical American in Paris by Ken Ludwig for director Gregory Boyd (Alley Theatre, Houston) as well as The Tempest (Anthony Hopkins as Prospero) & Flea in Her Ear (director Tom Moore at Mark Taper Forum), many productions for the Guthrie (MN), Williamstown, and many others from Alaska to Buffalo.

Robbins is an MFA grad from the Yale School of Drama and was Master Teacher of Costume Design at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts for many years. She is extremely proud of the extraordinary number of award-winning, successful young costume designers and costume teachers across the country who came out of her classes.

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Eugene Lee

Scenic design, “Candide”

Broadway: Wicked, You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W Bush, The Homecoming, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Pirate Queen. He has been resident designer at Trinity Repertory since 1967. He holds BFA degrees from the Art Institute of Chicago and Carnegie Mellon, an MFA from Yale and three honorary doctorates. He has been the production designer at Saturday Night Live since 1974. He has received the Tony Award, American Theatre Wing's Design Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Elliot Norton Award and Pell Award. He was recently inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame. An adjunct professor at Brown University, he lives with his wife Brooke in Providence, where they raised their two sons.

Bio as of March, 2011.

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Franne Lee

Scenic design, “Candide”

A well-known award-winning production and costume designer for theatre and television, and a professor at two universities in Nashville, Tennessee. In the past decade she has also gained a reputation as an artist. On November 10th, 2001, Franne opened a new artists' cooperative in East Nashville, Plowhaus Artists' Co-op. In conjunction with Plowhaus, Franne keeps working on her own art, showing at local galleries, in both group and solo shows. Her show, "The Nature of Things," recently opened at the Family Wash Gallery in East Nashville.

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Franne Lee

Costume design, “Candide”

A well-known award-winning production and costume designer for theatre and television, and a professor at two universities in Nashville, Tennessee. In the past decade she has also gained a reputation as an artist. On November 10th, 2001, Franne opened a new artists' cooperative in East Nashville, Plowhaus Artists' Co-op. In conjunction with Plowhaus, Franne keeps working on her own art, showing at local galleries, in both group and solo shows. Her show, "The Nature of Things," recently opened at the Family Wash Gallery in East Nashville.

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Robin Wagner

Scenic design, “Seesaw”

Broadway designs include the new production of A Chorus Line; Young Frankenstein; The Producers (Tony Award); The Boy From Oz; Kiss Me, Kate; Saturday Night Fever; Side Show; Angels in America; Victor/Victoria; Jelly's Last Jam; City Of Angels (Tony Award); Crazy for You; Jerome Robbins' Broadway; Chess; 42nd Street; Dreamgirls; On the Twentieth Century (Tony Award); A Chorus Line; Jesus Christ Superstar; Lenny; Promises, Promises; The Great White Hope; and Hair. Other work includes operas: the Metropolitan, Swedish Royal, Vienna State, Royal Opera Covent Garden. Honors also include Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and other awards. He is a trustee of the Public Theater and a member of the Theatre Hall of Fame.

Bio as of November, 2010.

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Theoni V. Aldredge

Costume design, “Much Ado About Nothing”

Select Broadway credits: Sweet Bird of Youth, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Anyone Can Whistle, A Chorus Line, The Threepenny Opera, Annie (Tony Award), Barnum (Tony Award), 42nd Street, Dreamgirls, La Cage aux Folles (Tony Award) and Gypsy. Film credits: The Mirror Has Two Faces, The First Wives Club, Addams Family Values, Moonstruck, Network, The Rose and The Great Gatsby (Academy Award). Honors include the NYC Liberty Medal, Costume Guild Career Achievement Award, Theatre Hall of Fame (1986). For more than 20 years, Ms. Aldredge was the principal designer for NYSF.

Bio as of November, 2007.

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Kert F. Lundell

Scenic design, “Ain’t Supposed To Die A Natural Death”

A set designer born in Malmo Sweden, he died on Sept. 11, 2000 in NYC after more than 30 years in theater, film and tv. Working with such legends as Gower Champion, Manny Azenburg, Melvin Van Peebles, Neil Simon, Kurt Dempster and Sam Shepard he designed the sets for many Broadway and Off-Broadway plays and musicals. These include Aint Supposed to Die a Natural Death by Melvin Van Peebles, The Investigation by Peter Weiss and directed by Ulu Groabard, Under the Weather by Saul Bellow, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue which was Leonard Bernsteins last original score and The Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon and directed by Alan Arkin. He was nominated for a Tony Award and won the Drama Desk Award for his design for Aint Supposed to Die... in 1972 and was nominated for a Drama Desk in 1983 for Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo and produced by Circle Reperatory Co. Early in his career he was involved with The American Place Theater and had a long standing relationship with The Ensemble Studio Theater.

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Robert U. Taylor

Scenic design, “Beggar’s Opera”

ROBERT U. TAYLOR (Scenic Designer, Production Designer, VFX Art Director, CGI Art Director) began his career studying classical styles of painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania. He went on to Yale University to study Scenic Design under Donald Oenslager. Since then he has created designs for over one hundred productions in Repertory and Regional Theaters throughout the United States.

He has also designed many Off Broadway and Broadway productions in New York City (where he has had three shows running on Broadway at the same time). He won two Drama Desk Awards, the Maharam Award, and an Obie Award; Raisin, which he designed, won four Tonys. Clive Barnes said of his set for Beggar's Opera, "...it is the best setting I have seen in the New York Theatre all this season." Newsweek said of his work, "Taylor's' set... is perfect. This is one of those rare productions that advances the whole notion of theatre."

Taylor co-founded and designed all the sets for both the Colonnades Theatre Lab in 1976 (across from Joe Papp's Public Theatre on Lafayette St) which ran for several seasons in repertory, and the Greek Theatre of New York, which presented plays for three seasons by classical and modern Greek authors, in NYC.

He has had ten one man shows of his paintings, watercolor and oil, on the east coast and Texas. He has been on the faculty of St Cloud College, at Princeton University, Hunter College in New York, and taught graduate classes in CGI film VFX Design at the Rhode Island School of Design. He also has been a Lecturer on CGI film at Yale University. Several of his designs and models can be seen in various books on set design over the past 20 years, and have been on exhibition at the Smithsonian, the International Theater Institute, and at the San Antonio McNay museum's permanent collection of scenic art.

He has worked extensively in film and television, and has designed over seven hundred commercials, many of which have won Clios. His sets for these commercials included onstage Jungles, Forests, the North Pole with glacial ice, full scale rockets, Shakespearean heaths and moors, entire cities in model scale, distant planetary terrain, along with an enormous collection of house interiors of varying styles.

In 1989, Taylor was called by Doug Trumbull to design the production of the "Back to the Future" ride for Universal Studios' Florida and Hollywood theme parks. Using advanced motion control photographic techniques and detailed miniature sets, the simulated chase through time for the ride was filmed in the 180 IMAX Dome format. Acclaimed by critics and the ticket-buying public alike as the most exciting movie ride in the world, Back to the Future has been described by Premiere as "the attraction that even Disney folk regard with awe," and by the Los Angeles Times as "unlike any other motion picture format . . . the effect is unbelievably intense."

He then was Production Designer on another technologically advanced film and environment project for Steven Spielberg; "Cliffhanger". He designed a video simulator film for Sega, and a number of film projects using advanced projection systems for Doug Trumbull (one using the Biosphere Project in Arizona, remarkably similar to Trumbull's ground-breaking film - "Silent Running").

In 1992, Taylor began production and environment design on three large-scale attractions, directed by Douglas Trumbull for Luxor Las Vegas, a $350 million casino resort built by Circus Circus Enterprises, Inc. The technologically cutting edge production of three films designed by Taylor, involved the process of integrating computer previsualization, live action and motion control miniature photography, computer graphic imagery, and digital image compositing in a manner never before attempted.

The resulting trilogy, entitled "Secrets of the Luxor Pyramid", opened in November 1993 and broke further ground in its innovative use of immersive technologies, receiving the annual Digital Hollywood Award for best virtual reality experience in the world. Variety noted that the attractions "... Set new standards for the film industry... has taken participatory films to a new level; The New York Times observed "... it's like being inside, not just at, the movies," and Hugh Downs of ABC News 20/20 told his television audience "you've never seen a movie like this one before... The seats are part of the action, giving new meaning to the term motion pictures!"

Mr. Taylor then was Visual Effects Art Director with Mass.Illusion for the feature film "Judge Dredd", designing a vast city of model and computer built futuristic architecture and graphics. Also for Mass.Illusion, he was VFX Art Director for a number of feature films: "Eraser" with Arnold Schwarzenegger; "Event Horizon", and effects for "Shadow Conspiracy", and the "painted" location effects for "What Dreams May Come" with Robin Williams. He designed "Starship Troopers", and shot planning and visualization for "Evita", "First Wife's Club" and the effects in "The Matrix", for John Gaeta, which V FX won an Oscar in 2000.

He then returned to work as VFX Art Director and Production Designer for Doug Trumbull, designing for Entertainment Design Workshop an unfinished CG project based on the book "Dinotopia".

His next project, which was "The Book of Pooh", was directed and produced by Mitchell Kriegman for Disney Productions. He designed and for the first and second season of BOP, for a total of 120 programs, on the Disney channel.

He subsequently designed several short 3D films and ridefilms for Powderkeg Productions (one of which won Best New Production at the IAPPA convention in Orlando, FL. 2002). He designed a Santa Claus theme park building for "Santa Claus Village" in Vermont - a themed 200' long Santa Claus Workshop several stories high, with accompanying interior themed entertainment; and several other US Theme Park 3D film projects.

In 2008/09, he designed for Adirondack Scenic an amusement park ride for Universal Studios Dubailand in Dubai. In 2010-11 he acted again as Production Designer for Doug Trumbull, designing several space station sets for a projected motion picture from the book "Ender's Game", and a Burger King commercial based on Doug's VFX for the film "Tree of Life". He recently completed a group of 34 paintings for a one-man show at the Welles Gallery, Lenox, MA in June 2010. He is engaged in providing detailed Concept Boards for various Independent film makers, and local architects. He completed a large interior design project for the Make A Wish Foundation: the 20,000 sq.ft. Wishing Castle in Monroe, NJ; a Sesame Street Darkride project for Resorts World, Universal Studios, Singapore, and three extensive show environment designs for Wuhan Movie Themepark in Wuhan, China.

Bio as of January, 2013.

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Clark Dunham

Special citation, “The Me Nobody Knows”

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Theoni V. Aldredge

Costume design, “Peer Gynt”

Select Broadway credits: Sweet Bird of Youth, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Anyone Can Whistle, A Chorus Line, The Threepenny Opera, Annie (Tony Award), Barnum (Tony Award), 42nd Street, Dreamgirls, La Cage aux Folles (Tony Award) and Gypsy. Film credits: The Mirror Has Two Faces, The First Wives Club, Addams Family Values, Moonstruck, Network, The Rose and The Great Gatsby (Academy Award). Honors include the NYC Liberty Medal, Costume Guild Career Achievement Award, Theatre Hall of Fame (1986). For more than 20 years, Ms. Aldredge was the principal designer for NYSF.

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Ming Cho Lee

Scenic design, “Ergo”

One of the foremost set designers in America today, his extensive credits include work in opera, theatre, and dance. Born in Shanghai, Mr. Lee attended Occidental College and UCLA. He has worked with many leading American dance companies, including Martha Graham, American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, Eliot Feld Ballet, Jose Limon and Pacific Northwest Ballet. From 1962 through 1973, he was the principal designer for Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival. He has designed sets for opera companies including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera. He has also designed for theatre groups including Arena Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Guthrie Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, and for Broadway. Internationally, Mr. Lee has designed productions for Covent Garden (London), Hamburgische Staatsoper, Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), Royal Danish Ballet, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre (Taipei), the Hong Kong Cultural Center, and Buhnen Graz (Austria). His numerous awards and distinctions include a Tony Award, an Obie for sustained achievement, New York Drama Desk and New York and Los Angeles Outer Circle Critics Awards, three honorary doctorates, awards for long-term achievement from 6 major theatre and opera organizations, membership in the Theatre Hall of Fame, and the Mayor's Award for Arts and Culture from New York City. His work has been shown in two separate retrospectives at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and in Taipei. As an architectural consultant, Mr. Lee designed theatres for Joseph Papp's Public Theatre and the State University of New York at Purchase. He holds the Donald Oenslager Chair in Design and is the co-Chair of the design department at the Yale University School of Drama. Both through his own work in opera, theatre, and dance, and through his teaching at the Yale School of Drama, Ming has had a greater influence on American scenography than any other contemporary designer.

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Peter Wexler

Scenic design, “The Happy Time”

He has been working for six decades in performance art, as a designer of scenery, costumes, lighting, concerts, performance space, and outdoor facilities, as well as a producer and as a studio artist. His credits include designs for Broadway (The Happy Time); off-Broadway (War and Peace); The Metropolitan Opera (Les Troyens); The New York Philharmonic (The Rugs Concerts, The Promenades Concerts); The Boston Symphony (Pops); The Los Angeles Symphony (Hollywood Bowl); and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He helped found regional theatres (the Mark Taper Forum and the Pittsburgh Public Theatre) and consulted on TV design (The Merv Griffin Show, The ABC World News with Peter Jennings). He has produced large outdoor music festivals featuring artists such as the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson, Van Cliburn and Mstislav Rostropovich. He has also produced large exhibitions (The Smithsonian Institution) and has consulted on the design of theatres and concert performance spaces including the Carlos Moseley Music Pavilion in Central Park, NY, which he conceived.

The Library at Furman University in Greenville, SC is currently digitizing all of his projects for online availability as THE PETER WEXLER DIGITAL MUSEUM AT FURMAN UNIVERSITY.

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Nancy Potts

Costume design, “Hair,” “Pantagleize”

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Jeanne Button

Costume design, “Macbird”

One of the earliest female professional costume designers, she's costumed hundreds of shows, including fifteen on Broadway (Equus, Wings) ; designed costumes for opera, film, television and dance; taught at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and the Yale University Drama School ; and co-authored the definitive teachers' reference, A History of Costume in Slides, Notes and Commentaries with Stephen Sbarge, 1978.

Bio as of August, 2007.

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Howard Bay

Scenic design, “Man Of La Mancha”

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Noel Taylor

Costume design, “Gnadige Fraulein,” “Slapstick Tragedy”

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Jane Greenwood

Costume design, “Tartuffe”

She designed costumes for over 125 productions on Broadway since Ballad of the Sad Cafe in 1963, including Once Upon a Mattress, The Little Foxes, An American Daughter, Psychopathia Sexualis, Master Class, Passion, She Loves Me, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Burton's Hamlet, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Same Time, Next Year, California Suite, Medea, Plenty, Heartbreak House, The Iceman Cometh, Ah, Wilderness!, Long Days Journey Into Night, Our Town. She has also worked extensively at Lincoln Center Theater and the worlds of Opera, Dance and Film. 15 Tony Award nominations, Irene Sharaff Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Helen Hayes Award (Washington) and The Lilly Award. She is a professor at Yale School of Drama.

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Ming Cho Lee

Scenic design, “Electra”

One of the foremost set designers in America today, his extensive credits include work in opera, theatre, and dance. Born in Shanghai, Mr. Lee attended Occidental College and UCLA. He has worked with many leading American dance companies, including Martha Graham, American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, Eliot Feld Ballet, Jose Limon and Pacific Northwest Ballet. From 1962 through 1973, he was the principal designer for Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival. He has designed sets for opera companies including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera. He has also designed for theatre groups including Arena Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Guthrie Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, and for Broadway. Internationally, Mr. Lee has designed productions for Covent Garden (London), Hamburgische Staatsoper, Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), Royal Danish Ballet, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre (Taipei), the Hong Kong Cultural Center, and Buhnen Graz (Austria). His numerous awards and distinctions include a Tony Award, an Obie for sustained achievement, New York Drama Desk and New York and Los Angeles Outer Circle Critics Awards, three honorary doctorates, awards for long-term achievement from 6 major theatre and opera organizations, membership in the Theatre Hall of Fame, and the Mayor's Award for Arts and Culture from New York City. His work has been shown in two separate retrospectives at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and in Taipei. As an architectural consultant, Mr. Lee designed theatres for Joseph Papp's Public Theatre and the State University of New York at Purchase. He holds the Donald Oenslager Chair in Design and is the co-Chair of the design department at the Yale University School of Drama. Both through his own work in opera, theatre, and dance, and through his teaching at the Yale School of Drama, Ming has had a greater influence on American scenography than any other contemporary designer.

Bio as of June, 2008.

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