Catherine Zuber

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Catherine Zuber is a costume designer for the Broadway theater and opera, among other venues. She is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, and has been referred to as "one of theater's most sought-after costume designers on both coasts."[1]

Life and early career[edit]

Zuber was born in England, and came with her family to New York City when she was 9 years old. Her first choice of career was photography, but she switched to costume design because she found photography to be "a lonely art form". In addition, she enjoyed the collaborative nature of working in the theatre.[1]

Broadway[edit]

Zuber's Broadway credits include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Tony nomination), Born Yesterday (Tony nomination), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, South Pacific (Tony Award), The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), The Light in the Piazza (Tony Award), Edward Albee's Seascape (Tony nomination), Awake and Sing! (Tony Award), Joe Turner's Come and Gone (Outer Critics Circle nomination), The Royal Family (Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle nomination), Oleanna, A Man for All Seasons, Cry-Baby, Mauritius, Doubt, Little Women, Dracula, Frozen, Dinner at Eight (Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations), Twelfth Night (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Ivanov, Triumph of Love (Drama Desk nomination), The Sound of Music and The Red Shoes among others.

Opera[edit]

Zuber's opera credits include Le comte Ory, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Doctor Atomic, The 125th Anniversary Gala, Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Metropolitan Opera), Two Boys, Carmen (ENO), Roméo et Juliette (Salzburger Festspiele), and Der Ring des Nibelungen (Washington National Opera and San Francisco Opera).

Off-Broadway[edit]

Zuber's Off-Broadway credits include BAM/Old Vic's, The Bridge Project consisting of The Cherry Orchard (2009), The Winter's Tale (2009), As You Like It (2010), The Tempest (2010)[2] and Richard III (2012),[3]

She has designed costumes for some 57 Off-Broadway plays and musicals, recently including Oslo in 2016 at Lincoln Center Theater[4] and Incognito in 2016 at the Manhattan Theatre Club New York City Center-Stage I.[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Zuber has been nominated 14 times for a Tony Award, and has won seven times.[6] In addition, she received the 2003 and 2004 Henry Hewes Award for Outstanding Costume Design.

Year Award Category Work Result
1997 Obie Award Sustained Excellence of Costume Design Honoree
1998 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design Ivanov Nominated
Triumph of Love Nominated
1999 Tony Award Best Costume Design Twelfth Night Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design Nominated
2003 Tony Award Best Costume Design Dinner at Eight Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Costume Design Nominated
Lucille Lortel Award Outstanding Costume Design Far Away Nominated
2004 The Beard of Avon Won
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design Intimate Apparel Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Costume Design Nominated
Ovation Award Costume Design (Larger Theatre) Won
2005 Lucille Lortel Award Outstanding Costume Design Won
Tony Award Best Costume Design in a Musical The Light in the Piazza Won
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Costume Design Nominated
Obie Award Costume Design Engaged Won
2006 Tony Award Best Costume Design in a Play Awake and Sing! Won
Edward Albee's Seascape Nominated
2007 The Coast of Utopia Won
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design Won
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Costume Design Won
2008 Tony Award Best Costume Design in a Musical South Pacific Won
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Costume Design Nominated
2009 Joe Turner's Come and Gone Nominated
2010 Tony Award Best Costume Design in a Play The Royal Family Won
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Costume Design Nominated
2011 Tony Award Best Costume Design in a Play Born Yesterday Nominated
Best Costume Design in a Musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Nominated
2012 Olivier Award Best Costume Design South Pacific Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design Death Takes a Holiday Nominated
Lucille Lortel Award Outstanding Costume Design Nominated
2013 Tony Award Best Costume Design in a Play Golden Boy Nominated
2014 Lucille Lortel Award Outstanding Costume Design Far from Heaven Nominated
2015 Tony Award Best Costume Design in a Musical The King and I Won
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Costume Design Won
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design Gigi Won
2017 Tony Award Best Costume Design in a Musical War Paint Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design of a Musical Won
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Costume Design Won
2018 Tony Award Best Costume Design in a Musical My Fair Lady Won
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design of a Musical Won
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Costume Design Won
2019 Olivier Award Best Costume Design The King and I Won
IRNE Award Best Costume Design Moulin Rouge! Won
2020 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design of a Musical Won
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Costume Design Honoree

Other[edit]

Her other work includes Fête des Vignerons (1999 Vevey, Switzerland).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hefflet, Lynne. "A costumer's fitting versatility", Los Angeles Times (December 5, 2004)
  2. ^ Hetrick, Adam. "Bridge Project's 'The Tempest' Begins BAM Run Feb. 14" Playbill, February 14, 2010
  3. ^ Hetrick, Adam. "The Bridge Project Concludes March 4 With 'Richard III', Starring Kevin Spacey, at BAM" Playbill, March 4, 2012
  4. ^ Oslo lortel.org, retrieved April 29, 2018
  5. ^ Incognito lortel.org, retrieved April 29, 2018
  6. ^ "Catherine Zuber Broadway Credits and Awards" IBDB, retrieved July 25, 2019

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