Michael McDonald (born c. 1963) is an American costume designer who was nominated for both a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award in 2009 for his work on the Broadway revival of the musical Hair.
McDonald was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania in the United States. He is a 1981 graduate of William Allen High School. In 1984, he became involved in theatre at Allentown's Civic Theatre. While attending Muhlenberg College, he took his first costume design course and subsequently worked on several of the school's theatrical productions. In the early 1990s, he relocated to New York City, where he worked on productions including The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (Broadway, 2000), The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (Broadway, 2002) and Take Me Out (Broadway, 2003). In 2009, his work on the Broadway revival of Hair earned him nominations for both the Tony Award for Best Costume Design and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design.
- ^ a b c d e f Lauer-Williams, Kathy (June 7, 2009), "Designs on a Tony: Allentown Native Michael McDonald is Nominated for Broadway's Top Honor for Costumes for 'Hair'", The Morning Call