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Making her HGO debut, Manu Halligan is a certified makeup artist who began working for Robert Wilson on such productions as Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Peter Pan (Berliner Ensemble, 2009 and 2013), and the restaging of Einstein on the Beach (Asia Culture Center, Kwangju, 2015). She has been creating the makeup design for his productions ever since. Among their collaborations are Pushkin's Fairy Tales (Theater of Nations, Moscow, 2015), Edda (Det Norske Teatret, Oslo, 2017), The Sandman (Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, 2017), and La Livre de la Jungle in French and German (Grand Théatre de la Ville, Luxemburg and Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, 2019). Their most recent collaboration was The Messiah (Haus für Mozart, Salzburg, 2020). She also serves as the makeup artist for shows in which Wilson performs. Other projects include creating the makeup and wig designs for Peter Stein’s staging of Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape (2013) starring Klaus Maria Brandauer. Her portfolio includes Hollywood films such as The Hunger Games, Point Break, and Anonymous, television series including The Queen’s Gambit, and various video productions, including for the band Rammstein, award ceremonies such as The Golden Camera and Echo, events such as Bread&Butter in Berlin, and advertising billboards and campaigns in collaboration with photographers such as Jim Rakete and Stefan Maria Rother.

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