On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
William Ivey Long
Hewes Design Awards - 1982
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.