John Arnone

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John Arnone is an American set designer. He won a Tony Award in 1993 for set designs for the production of The Who's Tommy.

Early career[edit]

John Arnone studied at SMU to become an actor. He then moved to New York with a group of friends that included Garland Wright, Jack Hefner, Powers Boothe and Kathy Bates.[1] In 1976, Arnone started designing sets, primarily for Jack Hefner’s Vanities, which ended up running for five years. He started taking night classes at the Parsons School of Design.[1]

Career highlights[edit]

He has done set designs for Tommy Tune, playwright Edward Albee and choreographer Twyla Tharp. He’s worked at the Guthrie, the Mark Taper Forum and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario.[1]

Arnone is also co-founder of the New York’s Lion Theatre Company, where he has designed numerous productions on and off Broadway.[2]

Arnone has also designed for several television sets and films such as Mondo Beyondo with Bette Midler on HBO in 1982.[3]

Awards[edit]

  • Outstanding Set Design Drama Desk Award - 1993 for production of The Who's Tommy[4][5]
  • Tony Award for Set Design - 1993 for production of The Who's Tommy[4]
  • Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in 1992 for Off-Broadway contributions to the theatrical community[6]

Set Designs[edit]

  • Volpone [Off-Broadway, 2012][7]
  • The Lady from Dubuque [Off-Broadway, 2012][7]
  • Black Tie [Off-Broadway, 2011][7]
  • Nightmare Alley, Geffen Playhouse[8]
  • Oroonoko [Off-Broadway, 2008][7]
  • Whistlin' Dixie, L.A's Geffen Playhouse, 2007[9]
  • Mimi le Duck [Off-Broadway, 2006]
  • Mimi Le Duck [Off-Broadway, 2006]
  • Indian Blood [Off-Broadway, 2006]
  • Lennon [Broadway, 2005]
  • Fortune's Fool[Broadway, 2002]
  • Scenic Designer
  • The Full Monty [West End, 2002]
  • The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? [Broadway, 2002]
  • Dracula[Regional (US), 2001][10]
  • The Full Monty [US Tour, 2001]
  • Tiny Alice [Off-Broadway, 2000]
  • The Full Monty [Broadway, 2000]
  • Gore Vidal's The Best Man [Broadway, 2000]
  • The Full Monty [San Diego, CA (Regional), 2000]
  • Wake Up and Smell the Coffee [Off-Broadway, 2000]
  • Family Week [Off-Broadway, 2000]
  • The Ride Down Mt. Morgan [Broadway, 2000]
  • Waste [Off-Broadway, 2000]
  • The Play About the Baby [Off-Broadway, 2000]
  • Minnelli on Minnelli [Broadway, 1999]
  • Marlene [Broadway, 1999]
  • The Ride Down Mt. Morgan [Off-Broadway, 1998]
  • The Deep Blue Sea [Broadway, 1998]
  • Antony and Cleopatra [Off-Broadway, 1997]
  • Sex and Longing [Broadway, 1996]
  • Sacrilege [Broadway, 1995]
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying [Broadway, 1995][11]
  • The Merchant of Venice [Off-Broadway, 1995]
  • Grease [Broadway, 1994]
  • The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public [Broadway, 1994]
  • Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 [Broadway, 1994]
  • Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 [Off-Broadway, 1994]
  • Pounding Nails in the Floor [Off-Broadway, 1994]
  • The Who's Tommy [Broadway, 1993][5]
  • The End of the Day [Off-Broadway, 1992]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Weeks, Jerome. "News and Features " Afternoon Delight: Animated 'This American Life' Wednesday Morning Roundup " John Arnone: Dallas' Master Set Designer -". Art and Seek. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  2. ^ Tony Winner John Arnone to Design Sets for CCM's THE THREEPENNY OPERA, 2/28-3/10
  3. ^ Bette Midler's Mondo Beyondo - Full Production Credits - NYTimes.com
  4. ^ a b "John Arnone". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  5. ^ a b Rising Projections: Drama Desk's Newest Award | Drama Desk
  6. ^ http://www.obieawards.com/events/1990s/year-92/
  7. ^ a b c d "John Arnone Theatre Credits". Broadway World. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  8. ^ 2010 Awards Nominees :: LA Drama Critics Circle
  9. ^ Whistlin' Dixie: New Musical Atlanta Debuts at L.A's Geffen Playhouse Nov. 20 - Playbill.com
  10. ^ Who's Next: Our Annual Look at Five Young Designers to Watch | News content from Live Design
  11. ^ Critics' Nods Favor Smaller Theaters - Los Angeles Times