Paul  Tazewell

Costume Designer (United States)

HGO Appearances: Houston Grand Opera Debut

About the Artist: Award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell has designed costumes for opera, Broadway and off-Broadway shows. He has won three Helen Hayes awards, as well as Lucille Lortel, Jefferson, Princess Grace, and Irene Sharaff awards. Broadway credits include Memphis,In the Heights,The Color Purple, and Bring in 'da Noise, all of which received Tony nominations; A Streetcar Named Desire; Magic/Bird; Jesus Christ Superstar; Lombardi; Guys and Dolls; Hot Feet; Caroline, or Change; A Raisin in the Sun; Drowning Crow; Elaine Stritch at Liberty; On the Town; Fascinating Rhythm; and Def Poetry Jam. Off-Broadway, he designed costumes for Ruined, McReele, Flesh and Blood, Fame, Boston Marriage, and Harlem Song. His work in opera includes Faust for the Metropolitan Opera and English National Opera; Porgy and Bess for Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, and San Francisco Opera; Little Women for New York City Opera; and Margaret Garner for Michigan Opera Theatre.

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